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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.

Live Nation Brings You $25 Concert Week

May 4, 2022 – May 10, 2022 Live Nation is encouraging everyone to get back into their venues with the “All In” concert week with $25 tickets for select shows. “Select” may sound like they are terrible artists that can’t … Continue reading

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Simpsons Murals in Springfield, Oregon

In 2012, after years of being intentionally vague about which Springfield was the hometown of the Simpsons, Matt Groening revealed that it was Springfield, Oregon. Groening is also from Oregon. The town has paid tribute to its honorary citizens with … Continue reading

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Favorites at Masters of Taste 2022

Masters of Taste 2022 recently brought together more than 100 “Culinary Masters” “Sweet Masters,” and top Beverage Masters at the Rose Bowl. The event featured the best of Los Angeles, including the best local restaurants of its host city, Pasadena. It always features … Continue reading

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Opening Night of Aloha OA! at Oceanic Arts Makes us Want them to Stay Forever

Last Saturday was the opening night for a month of celebrations at Oceanic Arts in Whittier. Bob Van Oosting and LeRoy Schmaltz, the “Godfathers of Tiki” are retiring after 65 years of creating carved wood buildings, bamboo thatched huts, enormous … Continue reading

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More Events Added to Aloha OA! Celebration of Oceanic Arts

Throughout the month of April, Aloha, OA! celebrates 65 years of Oceanic Arts, the world’s leading supplier of tropical and Polynesian decor. Since they started OCEANIC ARTS in 1956, Bob Van Oosting and Leroy Schmaltz have set the tone and … Continue reading

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April 1st Lawndale, Saccharine Trust Rock the D. Day Jamboree at The Sardine in Pedro

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Cirque du Soleil’s OVO Brings Magic and Thrills to the Microsoft Theater

I attended the Cirque du Soleil in Santa Monica in 1987 when it first came to the United States. It was a revolutionary idea–a circus that combined acrobatics, dance, music and mime to create a spellbinding story. It was also … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day is Happening Again! Here’s Where

It’s been a bummer not being able to celebrate St Paddy’s Day. Here are some events happening around LA on March 17, 2022. There is everything from tiki parties, to German festivals, to Funk Fests. Everyone is Irish! BARS AND … Continue reading

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Perfect Corned Beef and Cabbage

Many people do not find corned beef and cabbage very appealing. That’s because most people (and most bars) boil the corned beef and vegetables together, resulting in a greasy, unappealing mess. Remember, it is still a brisket, so you want … Continue reading

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Get Your Masters of Taste Tickets with our Discount Code Before they Sell Out!

Have you been lost without your annual food events? We certainly have! What better way to return to the world than with the biggest and best luxury food event in LA? You will also be helping Union Station Homeless Services … Continue reading

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