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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.

Visit This Pasadena Hidden Gem for “Cocina Mexiquense”

Tucked away inside the Hotel Dena, an art-driven Pasadena hotel, you’ll find Agents Only, a restaurant and bar with a unique look thanks to its wall of speakers and vintage TVs. The space’s allure goes deeper than visuals, however, thanks … Continue reading

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How to Get a Legendary Italian Sandwich Free on Friday, March 29

All’Antico Vinaio has been praised as “the home of the world’s best sandwiches” by no less an authority than Saveur. Started in Florence, Italy in 1991, All’Antico Vinaio has earned accolades by locals and tourists alike for its superior merging … Continue reading

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Masters of Taste Returns to the Rose Bowl on April 7

Regarded by many as one of LA’s best food events, Masters of Taste returns to the field at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Sunday, April 7.  Attend Masters of Taste and you’ll help raise major funds for Union Station Homeless Services … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 2024: A Food & Drink Guide

Valentine’s Day is mere days away, and whether you’re craving a decadently luxurious meal or seeking more affordable price points, we’ve got you covered.  1.  ALK (acronym for “About Last Knife”) is the chic, lobby-level restaurant at The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Magazine Celebrates 2024 Best New Restaurants

Savor delicious tastes from Los Angeles’ most acclaimed new eateries when Los Angeles Magazine celebrates its 11th annual Best New Restaurants on Thursday, February 8, at California Market Center in DTLA. In addition to enjoying tastings from best new restaurants … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner in Los Angeles: A Last-Minute Guide

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If your favorite thing to make for dinner is reservations, see below for our list of 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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The Haunted Hayride: Back Nightly through Halloween!

Get into the Halloween Spirit at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. The hayride and its accompanying attractions have creeped out Angelenos for 15 years and will continue nightly in Griffith Park through Halloween night. Located in Griffith Park, the hayride … Continue reading

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Capri Brings the Amalfi Coast to Eataly LA

It’s always a pleasure to savor what Eataly has to offer, whether that’s artisanal pasta and Neapolitan-style pizza at La Pizza and La Pasta, coffee and pastry at Caffe Vergnano, a creamy treat at Il Gelato, or one of the … Continue reading

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8th Annual P-22 Day Festival Returns to Griffith Park on Sunday

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Why the Hotel Figueroa is a Dining & Drinking Destination

Though currently celebrating its 97th birthday, the Hotel Figueroa is as newsworthy as ever. Earlier this year, Food & Wine bestowed high praise on this DTLA boutique hotel when it appeared on two of their Global Tastemakers lists: The 10 Best … Continue reading

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