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.

Yoko One Celebrates her Golden Wedding Anniversary with a Reissue of “The Wedding Album.”

Yesterday, the 22nd of March, Yoko Ono released a special reissue of Wedding Album with Chimera Music and Secretly Canadian to mark the 50th anniversary of her wedding to John Lennon. On March 20, 1969, John and Yoko were married … Continue reading

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The First Teaser Trailer for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Dropped Today

The first teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” possibly the most heavily anticipated movie of this coming summer dropped today. It focuses on the relationship between TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double … Continue reading

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Our First Look at ‘Pikunico’ at The Row DTLA

We’ve have had our eye on Chef Kuniko Yagi since 2010 when we met her at a Star Chefs event where she was being honored as a Rising Star for her work at David Meyer’s restaurant, Sona. She served a … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Without so Much Green Beer and Vomit

Written with Monique A. LeBleu. Would you like to enjoy St Patrick’s Day with a family-friendly event, or at least get through the holiday without anyone throwing up on your shoes? We have sought out events where the main event … Continue reading

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Where to Find Your Car Monday Morning: An Updated Map to All of the Pubs in LA (2019)

In honor of St Paddy’s Day, here is our updated map of the pubs of Los Angeles. Scottish pubs are Blue, English pubs are red, and Irish pubs are naturally green The map is set up to be updated by … Continue reading

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Local Artist Alex “Ali” Gonzalez Creates a Tribute to Lost Icons at Hollywood and Highland

Alex “Ali” Gonzalez is a photographer, illustrator and muralist who hails from Granada Hills in the San Fernando Valley. His first mural, John F. Kennedy, was created as a gift to his alma mater, John F. Kennedy High School. Since … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras 2019: Where to Laissez Lais Bon Temps Rouler

Mardi Gras is a Catholic tradition, a last chance to enjoy all of the foods that are forbidden during four-week ritual fasting of Lent. It is also your last chance to really kick up your heels before the somber Lenten … Continue reading

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Celebrate Mardi Gras on the Venice Boardwalk Saturday!

Venice Beach first celebrated Mardi Gras over three days of (somewhat unseasonal) revelry in August of 1935. For the past 17 years, the locals have kept the good times rolling with an annual parade and after party. We will never … Continue reading

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Bob Baker Day Comes to the Los Angeles State Historic Park this Saturday, February 23, 2019

Although the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre has found new Digs, the 5th annual Bob Baker Day is still scheduled to celebrate what would be Bob Baker’s 95th birthday on  February 23, 2019 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. The 5th … Continue reading

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40 Years of Alien: 40th-Anniversary Exhibit and Film Screenings at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative and organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts, an exclusive exhibit celebrating 40 years of Alien will be on display at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex … Continue reading

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