Author Archives: Karin E. Baker

How to Get a FREE Beyond Meatball Meal on Wednesday, Sept. 16

Whether you’re a vegan or an omnivore, chances are good you’ve savored a Beyond Burger. These plant-based meatless burgers revolutionized the veggie burger game with patties that “bleed” (thanks to beet juice), flavor that resembles real beef more than other … Continue reading

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Kraftwerk, Blondie, St. Vincent & Other Hollywood Bowl Shows to Stream Live Starting Sunday

For 98 years, countless Angelenos enjoyed leisurely evenings at the Hollywood Bowl. COVID-19 brought these beloved summer outings to a screeching halt, and it’s been a serious sonic loss. Starting this Sunday, and every Sunday evening through October 11, assuage … Continue reading

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ROW DTLA Reopens: Great Dining in Expansive Outdoor Spaces

Delicious food in spacious, walkable surroundings is needed now more than ever, thanks to COVID-19’s continuing limitations. Happily, ROW DTLA recently reopened several of its eateries. Encompassing 30 expansive acres near the Arts District and Little Tokyo, ROW DTLA offers … Continue reading

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Vegan-Friendly Chicas Tacos Continues Taco Takeover at Second Location

Though L.A. abounds with tasty street tacos, Downtown taqueria Chicas Tacos became an instant hit after opening its doors on Olive Street 3 ½ years ago. The success of Chicas is due in no small part to Chef Eduardo Ruiz, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Chinese New Year at WP24 in DTLA

Celebrate an elegant Chinese New Year at a stunning elevated space above Downtown Los Angeles when WP24 hosts Chinese New Year 2020 on Friday, February 7. In case you’re not familiar with WP24, this Wolgang Puck restaurant is known for … Continue reading

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Pop-up Alert: Chicago Obsession Honey Butter Fried Chicken Coming to Los Angeles for One Day Only

Chicagoans have been obsessing over Honey Butter Fried Chicken for the last few years, with the esteemed eatery earning accolades from legions of fried-chicken aficionados. Now Angelenos can try three of Honey Butter’s award-winning sandwiches for one day only during … Continue reading

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Inko Nito: Unconventional Japanese Eatery in the Arts District

Located in the heart of Downtown’s Arts District, Inko Nito serves what’s billed as “unconventional Japanese,” with a few Korean influences thrown in.  Come to this tucked-away, laid-back restaurant for sashimi, robatayaki, grilled vegetables, skewered meats and seafood, the nine-course … Continue reading

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Bibigo Kitchen Brings Korean Cuisine to the Westside

Craving Korean food but K-Town’s too far away? Bibigo Kitchen, a new Bibigo concept billed as “fine-casual modern Korean,” recently opened inside Westfield Century City. Don’t get this mixed up with Bibigo, whose to-go locations include one in this mall’s … Continue reading

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Last Minute Gift Guide for Foodies & Skincare Lovers

I love giving (and getting) culinary items and skincare as gifts. Making meals and entertaining more exciting… protecting the body’s largest organ from the dry winter weather… what more can you want? Here are a few great consumable gifts that … Continue reading

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Learn the Art of Seafood Paired with Sake at This 3-Day DTLA Pop-up

Oysters and white wine are a classic pairing. After attending a preview dinner for the “Escape the Ordinary” sake and seafood pop-up at Rappahannock Oyster Bar in DTLA last night, I found that drinking sake with oysters and other types … Continue reading

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