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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.

Celebrate National Absinthe Day with This Classic Cocktail Recipe

Oscar Wilde famously declared, “A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?” In that spirit, why not celebrate National Absinthe Day today with a … Continue reading

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10 Great dineL.A. Restaurant Week Deals to Enjoy Through March 14

dineL.A. is back! This two-week event featuring well-priced prix-fixe meals from more than 250 Los Angeles restaurants was postponed from January, as restaurant patios were then closed. Now, savor special outdoor dining or takeout meals while supporting our local restaurants … Continue reading

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Despite the Pandemic, Esotouric Still Brings Cultural Vitality to Los Angeles

  Esotouric has escorted lovers of Los Angeles history on off-the-beaten-path sightseeing tours since 2007. Focusing on such topics as Charles Bukowski, the Black Dahlia, and other true crime stories, the crime novelists that inspired film noir, sundry grifters, underappreciated … Continue reading

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The Mysteries and Bonuses of Lent: Fish on Fridays

Most people have heard of Mardi Gras, the last big bash before Lent, but not everybody knows what Lent is really about. Lent is a period of 40 days before Easter when Catholics do penance to purify themselves for the … Continue reading

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Black Artists Honoring Black Icons — A Free Virtual Art Roundtable

Celebrate Black History Month during a free Zoom event focused on black artists paying homage to black icons on Thursday, February 25. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Muhammad Ali, Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hustle are just a few of the legendary figures honored … Continue reading

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Recipe: A DIY Valentine’s Cocktail Courtesy of The Sofitel Los Angeles

Valentine’s Day is two days away. If you’re celebrating at home, why not enhance this romantic day with a drink created by one of Los Angele’s premier cocktailians, Aidan Demarest? LA Director of Nightlife for the elegant Sofitel Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 2021: Where to Dine & Get Takeout

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and we have some dining suggestions for you! Though many Los Angeles restaurants have opened for outdoor dining again, not everyone is ready to return to restaurants at this point. On that note, we’ve provided … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Weekend At-Home Sipping Events

Valentine’s Day is next Sunday, and for those of us who want to celebrate safely at home while doing something a little different, a number of virtual tasting events are happening on Valentine’s weekend. Buy a ticket and your chosen … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Super Bowl Food Specials Around LA

Super Bowl LV is on Sunday, February 7. Though Los Angeles reopened outdoor restaurants on January 29, there was a pandemic proviso: no big-screen TVs. The festivities may be smaller than usual, but that doesn’t mean the usual indulgences shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Free Food Friday

Are you or someone you know suffering from food insecurity? Then you should know that the Hollywood Bowl will be home to a drive-through food giveaway on Friday, February 5. As so many Angelenos are struggling during this pandemic and … Continue reading

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