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Karin E. Baker

About Karin E. Baker

Karin E. Baker is a native Angeleno who loves the eateries, history, nature, architecture, and art of her hometown. When not exploring poke shacks in Kona, tascas in Córdoba, and konditoris in Malmö, she writes about food, culture, lifestyle and travel. She obsesses over comma usage and classic films and is always happy to find an excuse to open a bottle of champagne.

This Weekend is a Great Time to Adopt a Dog

Have you been thinking about adopting a dog? This Saturday and Sunday – January 7th and 8th – Ventura County Animal Services is waiving the usual adoption fees for canines! Thousands of dogs are currently in need of rescue in … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Christmas Dining in LA, 2022 Edition

Christmas is just days away. Whether you’re a procrastinator, your plans changed, or you just haven’t made a decision yet on where to dine in LA on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, you’ll find great options, from decadent luxury feasts … Continue reading

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Explore Wayfarer DTLA – Rooftop to Basement Bar – During “Meet the Maker” Whiskey Dinner

Experience all three of The Wayfarer DTLA’s restaurants/bars while savoring a three-course meal – plus Garrison Brothers whiskey pairings – on Thursday, December 1. During this “Meet the Maker” dinner, legendary Texas whiskey purveyor Charlie Garrison and bourbon evangelist Ryan … Continue reading

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Where to Get Thanksgiving Dinner in Los Angeles 2022

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If your favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations, check out the list below for some of our favorite places for autumnal feasting in LA, with no cleanup required. Whether you’d like to … Continue reading

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A Burlesque Dinner, $1 Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Scoops, & More Food News

Enjoy a scoop of premium Van Leeuwen ice cream for just $1 this Saturday, November 19 at the renowned ice cream company’s new Studio City location. To celebrate the new shop, its sixth in Los Angeles, the Studio City location … Continue reading

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Get Complimentary Brunch at HBO MAX’s “The Big Brunch” Pop-Up This Sunday

Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”) has a new, brunch-oriented cooking competition on HBO Max. To celebrate the new show, titled “The Big Brunch,” a one-day pop-up experience is coming to Westfield Century City on Sunday, November 13.  The network bought out … Continue reading

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7 Reasons You Need to Go to El Granjero Cantina

Opened in 2021, El Granjero Cantina is a vibrant Mexican restaurant located at The Original Farmers Market. Well-situated on the edge of Market Plaza, right next to The Grove, El Granjero Cantina, particularly its patio, offers lots of opportunities for … Continue reading

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Tocca Ferro Brings Italian Sophistication to Anaheim

Tocca Ferro, an elegant new Italian chophouse, is just a short walk from Disneyland and California Adventure. Located at the JW Marriott Anaheim Resort, which opened in 2020, Tocca Ferro made its debut in July. Though the resort is family-friendly, … Continue reading

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One of LA’s Best New Dinner Series Takes Place at a Farm in Long Beach

Long Beach’s Heritage Farm celebrates its recent opening with an ongoing dinner series in collaboration with acclaimed local chefs.  A charming urban farm and event space, Heritage Farm is owned by Chef Philip Pretty and his sister Lauren. The duo also … Continue reading

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