Author Archives: Karin E. Baker

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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Legendary L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele Now Serving Breakfast Pizza & Much More in Their Hollywood Courtyard

Serving up Sicilian-style pizza in a beautiful Hollywood courtyard dotted with trees, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele was already a pizza-lovers’ destination prior to its May opening. The original pizzeria, still located in Naples and dating back to 1870, was legendary … Continue reading

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15 Highlights From LA Times’ The Taste in Costa Mesa

Los Angeles Times’ The Taste made its second appearance in Costa Mesa on October 18-19, offering up a lively gastronomic event for Orange County denizens who didn’t make it to The Taste at Paramount Studios over Labor Day Weekend. 90 … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Opening of Smashed with Free Burgers, Live Music & More

Owned by the same guys who made Mexican eatery/bar Te’kila such a success, Smashed, a new burger bar located in a bustling section of Hollywood, is opening its doors on Friday, October 11. In honor of its public unveiling, Smashed … Continue reading

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