Author Archives: Elise Thompson

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.

Disgusting Christmas Gifts for Kids

I blame the poop emoji. It made all of the toy manufacturers and retailers realize that kids LOVE gross stuff! Here is a small sampling of the toys that has been befouling my Amazon feed this week: FLUSHIN’ FRENZY GAME–POP … Continue reading

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AMEX and The Infatuation Wined and Dined us at Dama

Last week American Express threw a party for their new AMEX Gold Card holders. The Gold Card will offer more points for travel and dining, similar to Chase Sapphire, although AMEX also includes points for groceries. The celebration was held in conjunction … Continue reading

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NAIC Pow Wow Tomorrow at Grand Park!

If you have never been to a Pow Wow, you have a treat in store for you! Come celebrate the 3rd Annual LACCNAIC Pow Wow at Grand Park. Enjoy the elaborate feather costumes of the Fancy Dancers, a dance which developed … Continue reading

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Celebrate National French Dip Day this Monday at Cole’s!

Every city has its own local restaurant debate. Gino’s vs. Pat’s cheesesteaks, The Anchor Bar vs. Duff’s hot wings and Patsy’s vs. Lombardi’s pizza. Here in LA, Cole’s and Phillipe’s have long vied for the title of originator of the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sorry to Bother You

At first glance, “Sorry to Bother You” appears to be a fast-moving sendup of telemarketing with a message about social justice. Coming out of left field from rapper and activist Boots Riley, this film is all that and more. Green’s … Continue reading

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Quick! You’re Missing Phranc and The Horseheads and the Linda Linda’s Today at All star Jazz Club

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Urban Voices Project to Headline LA Made at Los Angeles Central Library this Sunday November 4th

Tomorrow, November 4, 2018, at 2 p.m., the Urban Voices Project will perform a one-hour program at the LA Public Library’s performance series, LA Made. The LAPL community artist series taps into the artistic talents of Los Angeles in order to uplift and inspire … Continue reading

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The Food Event Once Again Created a Perfect Day

Somehow, for 13 years in a row, Los Angeles magazine has managed to bring all of the best elements together to make a perfect day that can stand up to a simple name like “The Food Event.” That’s all they really … Continue reading

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Where the Cool Kids will be on Halloween Night

Halloween may be on a Wednesday this year, but there are still a lot of fun events happening. Once again, we have sifted though the night’s party action and discarded all of the douchy events redolent with Axe Body Spray; you know–the … Continue reading

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All the Cool Halloween Events this Weekend and None that Suck

Monique A. LeBleu contributed to this post Every year The LA Beat gets so excited about Halloween! Once again, we offer a hand-selected list of fantastic events, and have weeded out the douchey ones. Friday 10/26 The Cramps Halloween Party … Continue reading

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