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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 Cafe Gratitude Venice’s 10-Year Anniversary on 9/18

Celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Cafe Gratitude’s Venice location when Jason Mraz hosts an afternoon party on Sunday, September 18. Starting at noon, guests can enjoy live music, a photo booth, raffle prizes, and samples from pop-ups including Nomadica wine, … Continue reading

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Free Margarita & Taco at Los Feliz’s Encanto Tonight!

  Encanto celebrates its grand opening tonight, Thursday, September 8, from 8 to 10 p.m. Come dine at Encanto in Los Feliz and enjoy a complimentary welcome drink – a classic margarita – from beverage Director Taylor Barton, along with a … Continue reading

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$3 Movie Tickets, Vegan Ice Cream Showdown, Halloween Movies, & Other Fun Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is about to begin. Due to the heatwave, my weekend will be primarily oriented around ice cream, central air, and a swimming pool, but if you need to get out, here are a few suggestions for a … Continue reading

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You Still Have Time to Savor Van Leeuwen’s Summer Ice Cream Flavors

“A life without anything good is bad” is the slogan of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream. I can’t disagree with the sentiment, particularly after visiting a Van Leeuwen scoop shop to try all four of their limited-edition summer flavors.  Incredibly fresh and … Continue reading

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Haunted Hayride Tickets Go on Sale Today & We Have the Details

One of LA’s most iconic Halloween attractions, Griffith Park’s famous Haunted Hayride is back, with fan-favorite attractions, a variety of mazes, trick or treating, and more! 2022’s Haunted Hayride includes a visit to Midnight Falls, an eerie town where it’s Halloween year-round. … Continue reading

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818 Day: A San Fernando Valley Celebration Starts on 8/18

818 Day is a festive, interactive, and FREE celebration of the San Fernando Valley that features a vintage video game arcade, a mini version of the Valley Relics Pop Culture Museum, a beer garden, and much more!  Starting August 18 … Continue reading

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Four Top LA Chefs Will Bring Their Best Dishes to LA Times Food Bowl Opening Night

A solid month of unique culinary adventures, the LA Times Food Bowl returns with an exciting opening night event on September 1. Grandmaster Recorders is the site of the Food Bowl Launch Party. This celebration will feature special tastings from four … Continue reading

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East LA Meets Napa 2022 Was a Night to Remember

Delectable scents emanated from gourmet dishes offered by 15 top Latino-owned Los Angeles-area restaurants while wine from 15 acclaimed Napa Valley vintners flowed. Joined with live music from LA’s own Ozomatli, the return of East LA Meets Napa made for … Continue reading

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FYC Fest: Free Food, Mini Golf & More This Weekend

Immerse yourself in a festive world inspired by Prime Video’s best original TV shows when FYC Fest brings three days of free experiences to three Los Angeles locations from Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14. You can play games … Continue reading

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Street Art Battle: Secret Walls’ “Support Your Local Artist” Tour Coming to LA

Watch local street artists compete to create the most exciting mural while a vibrant throng of onlookers cheers them on. You can join this lively milieu when Secret Walls’ 35-city “Support Your Local Artist” tour stops in LA on August … Continue reading

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