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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.

Fellow Reopens with an Updated Dining Experience

Westwood fine-dining restaurant Fellow recently reopened with a brand-new experience for diners. Angelenos seem to be enjoying this updated dining experience, as there was a palpable sense of excitement in the air during my visit. Fellow is located in a historic … Continue reading

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Pop-up Alert: Get Free Tacos at “El Rey’s Taco Tuesdays” Through July 22

Savor free tacos at El Rey’s Taco Tuesday, a new food pop-up in West Hollywood. A collaboration between taco fanatic LeBron and the makers of the hugely popular video game Fortnite, El Rey’s Taco Tuesday was created in honor of … Continue reading

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$3 Falafel, The Return of Tiki Ti, Delicious Little Tokyo & More Food & Drink News

$3 falafel sandwiches and $4 falafel bowls? No, that’s not a typo. Washington DC-based chain Falafel Inc. has just opened its first LA location. Everything is vegan or vegetarian, fresh, all-natural, and locally sourced, and nothing costs more than $4. … Continue reading

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West Hollywood Restaurant The Henry is Back & Even Better

Lounging in a beautiful room or on a greenery-lined patio, brunch cocktail in hand, while waiting for the servers at The Henry to bring a tasty dish to your table next is a highly relaxing way to begin a Saturday … Continue reading

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‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’ is a Moving Tribute to a True Iconoclast

Though Anthony Bourdain’s history of depression and substance abuse was well-documented, his talent for joyfully sucking all the marrow out of life made his 2018 suicide a shock. The globetrotting iconoclast’s sharp wit, incisive writing style, and authenticity made him … Continue reading

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This 100% Organic Flavored Vodka Was Inspired by Wellness Shots

Merging natural living with a bit of indulgence, Frankly Organic Vodka bears little resemblance to the vodkas you’ve sipped before. With flavored varieties inspired by wellness shots, this Austin-made corn vodka is 100% organic, non-GMO, made with all-natural ingredients, and … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Food Truck Day & Week This Weekend

Today is National Food Truck Day! Food trucks across LA (and the entire US) are celebrating with promotions, discounts, and BOGO deals. The deals continue throughout National Food Truck Week, concluding this Sunday, June 27. As LA continues to reopen, … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Guide: 15 Father’s Day Food & Drink Specials Around LA

After a low-key, stay-at-home Father’s Day last June, restaurants are reopening their doors and filling up again. Why not show Dad how much you appreciate him this Sunday, June 20, with a special meal, or maybe some gourmet cookies, special … Continue reading

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Help Save LA’s Last Chili Bowl-Shaped Restaurant

Businesses shaped like cameras, tamales, coffee pots, a stockinged leg, animals, hats, and more emerged in the 1920s through the 1940s as a quintessentially Los Angeles art form, with a novel charm that attracted customers and gawkers alike. Sadly, most … Continue reading

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Gracias Madre’s New Agave-Based, Japanese-Style Highball Program is the First of its Kind

Gracias Madre is known for being ahead of the curve. The plant-based Mexican restaurant opened in West Hollywood in 2009 with a menu of elevated vegan dishes and a cocktail menu that is “all agave, all the time.” Every cocktail … Continue reading

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