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.

Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley at The Greek 08/12/18

Bob Lee contributed to this post. Whenever Alice Cooper comes around with a new tour, like this summer’s “A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper,” you never know what kind of stage show he might have dreamed up. His 2000 Brutal … Continue reading

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LAFW, LA’s Most Glamorous Food Event Lights up the City August 22 – 26, 2018

It’s that time again! Los Angeles Food and Wine will be bringing us a five-day culinary extravaganza starting Wednesday, August 22, 2018, and culminating Sunday, August 26, 2018, with the Grand Tasting at The Barker Hanger. Now in its eighth … Continue reading

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Feed Your Frankenstein for Under 20 Bucks at The Greek with Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley Sunday

Believe it or not, tickets for the Alice Cooper/Ace Frehley concert at The Greek Theater Sunday night are going for as low as $19.50. You might want to upgrade to $33 to get into the B Section, but you will … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 10th Annual Tanabata Festival in Little Tokyo

As part of Nisei Week, The three-day Tanabata Festival will be taking place over the weekend in Little Tokyo. The plaza in front of in front of JANM and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will be filled with streamers from the … Continue reading

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Stu and the Kids Brought the Vibrant Colors and Tastes of Thailand to DTLA

Once again, Chef Stuart Skversky has outdone himself with his annual fundraiser, Stu and the Kids, which raises money to educate Hill Tribe children in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The event always features an exciting mixture of traditional Thai dishes and … Continue reading

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Fans Still Remember Marilyn 56 Years After her Death

Marilyn Monroe was officially pronounced dead at her home in Brentwood 56 years ago on this date at the age of 36. Although the official date is August 5th, many people believe she actually died on the 4th. Today fans … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Quentin Tarantino Turns Back Time In Hollywood

All photos by Brian Donnelly, Tom Holland, Bruce Duff, Mike Guerena, Howie Pyro and Simone Snaith. Used with permission. Angelenos are pretty jaded about movie making. We grew up with fake chase scenes and lighting crews blocking the streets. Most … Continue reading

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Jonathan Gold, LA’s Most Celebrated Writer and Ardent Fan Gone at 57

Today we lost Pulitzer Prize and James Beard Award-winning food critic Jonathan Gold to Pancreatic Cancer. He was 57. I am not a professional journalist. I am not able to put my own feelings aside and write an article about … Continue reading

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Tour the Lost and Long-Gone Graveyards of Los Angeles with Atlas Obscura this Sunday

If you love to explore the unusual, hidden and mysterious, you might already be familiar with the Atlas Obscura website, which contains articles about fascinating foods as well as travel guides for international attractions like strange public art, abandoned amusement … Continue reading

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The 38th Annual Lotus Festival Returns to Echo Park Lake This Weekend

Saturday, Echo Park’s Lotus Festival, a free 2-day celebration of Asian-American heritage kicks off at noon. Every year the event features a different country, and the country for 2018 is the People’s Republic of China. Enjoy dances, live music, and demonstrations … Continue reading

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