Category Archives: Cocktails, Beer & Wine

Smoke ’em if You’ve Got ’em: LA Times Food Bowl All-Star BBQ at Night Market

Enjoying a rib bone from APL at LA Times Food Bowl All Star BBQ. All photos by Elise Thompson for The LA Beat. Here in L.A., when we invite someone over for a barbecue, what we are really doing is … Continue reading

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Things we Loved this Week 5/9/18

Theatrical Trailer for “Simon, King of the Witches” Sensory-overload promo for the Fanfare Corporation’s 1971 hippie witchcraft thriller, starring the astonishingly prolific Andrew Prine in the Manson-esque title role. Chock full of outrageous ballyhoo (“A man who curses the whole … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the L.A. Times’ Night Market this Week!

As part of the LA Times’ Food Bowl May takeover, they will be bringing together dozens of food vendors, pop-ups, chef collaborations, art installations and live music at a free Night Market in Grand Park downtown. Starting tonight and culminating on … Continue reading

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BeachLife: Day One Recap & Day Two Preview

The first day of the inaugural BeachLife festival in Redondo Beach is on the books, and day two is here. If the organizers had any opening day jitters, it didn’t show in the event they put on; the vibe was … Continue reading

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Simply diVine was Exactly That!

It may sound like hyperbole when I say that Saturday night’s fundraiser, Simply diVine, was magical, but it really was. There were probably more restaurants participating than any food event I have ever experienced. And as faithful readers know, this … Continue reading

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Highlights of the Upcoming LA Times’ Food Bowl

The L.A. Times Food Bowl takes over the entire month of May with 31 days of food. The Food Bowl is a fundraiser for the L.A. Regional Food Bank, Food Forward, and the Midnight Mission. With over 100 events spread throughout … Continue reading

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Things we Loved this Week 4/26/19

Day Goth at Akbar On every second Sunday of the month you can walk into Silver Lake’s Akbar to spend a relaxing afternoon, have a dee-lish cocktail or two, and enjoy the moody tunes of Day Goth, a monthly afternoon … Continue reading

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Taste of the Nation LA Returns May 4th to Raise Funds for No Kid Hungry

The 30th Anniversary of Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry will take place on May 4, 2019 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Culver City’s Media Park. With lots of shade trees and grassy hills, … Continue reading

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The BeachLife Festival Brings Music to the Surf and Sand of Redondo Beach for Three Days in May

On the first week of May a massive music festival, the first of its kind, will be rocking my hometown of Redondo Beach. Set to take place at The Seaside Lagoon, a man-made saltwater plunge with a huge parking lot, … Continue reading

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Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Simply diVine Returns to Hollywood Forever on April 27th – LA Beat Readers Get $25 Off!

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 14th annual Simply diVine event will be happening on Saturday, April 27, from 6–9 p.m. This night is always a big bash and will definitely be shaking the tombstones at Hollywood Forever, the historic cemetery … Continue reading

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