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.

The Cat and Fiddle Offers Afternoon Tea

When you think of the Cat and Fiddle you might think of late nights throwing back pints of Guinness, or maybe their Sunday roasts. Now you can also enjoy a civilized afternoon tea with three tiers of traditional treats. We … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss LA Times’ Food Bowl this Weekend!

After seriously missing the L.A. Times Food Bowl for the last few years, we are so excited that they are bringing back Night Market this weekend!  Presented by City National Bank, the L.A. Times Food Bowl’s Night Market is back at … Continue reading

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Pedro’s RIG Reunites for 2-Day Friends of Fleps Benefit this Weekend with Rosemary’s Billygoat and Toys that Kill!

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Flipper in Long Beach! Tonight!

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L.A. Cookbooks Every Angeleno Will Love

Are you getting tired of the same old recipes you have been cooking since the pandemic began? Looking for some cool gift ideas? Here is a list of LA-based cookbooks that have become indispensable to me as a home cook, … Continue reading

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Tail o’ the Pup Grand Opening Tonight!

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Toys that Kill, Lawndale and Carnage Asada Rock the Sardine this Saturday to Celebrate Steve Reed’s Birthday!

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Meals on Wheels Wowed us with their Glamorous ‘Hollywood Under the Stars’ Gala

The LA Beat recently enjoyed “Hollywood Under the Stars” on the Paramount Studios lot. The charity’s first event in two years offered delicacies from over a dozen local chefs and patisseries, plus live music from the 10-piece De Bois All-Star Band. The … Continue reading

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Where to Celebrate the 4th Safely in 2022

Lancaster, Palmdale, Lynwood and La Puente won’t be having fireworks this weekend, because the pyrotechnics company they hired is under investigation! And this year, So Cal’s already dry conditions have been exacerbated by the drought, so it’s a tinderbox out … Continue reading

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Punk Rock BBQ Returns to Harvelle’s July 10th!

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