Category Archives: Cocktails, Beer & Wine

LA Food & Wine 2019 ‘LA’s Faves & Craves’

Saturday afternoon, LA Food and Wine presented “LA Faves & Craves,” hosted by Chef Jet Tila at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The fantastic food represented the diversity of the city, with Korean, Indian, French, Italian, and especially Mexican food … Continue reading

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The Formosa Cafe reopens, and it’s BEAUTIFUL

Have you been to the newly remodeled Formosa Cafe yet? Reopened at the end of June after extensive work by the 1933 Group (responsible for such venues as the Highland Park Bowl, Tail o’ the Pup and Idle Hour), the … Continue reading

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Day Goth: A Carnival of Living Souls in Silver Lake

Neither daytime, sunshine, heat or Echo Park Rising shall keep these Day Goth faithful from partaking in this monthly party at Akbar. Beautiful creatures and the vaguely human swoon and imbibe to their hearts’ content until called home, surely to … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis: Poolside on Sunday

Sunday at Tiki Oasis was a lazy one. The early afternoon was spent lounging and cruising the marketplace where we sampled another one of Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice’s treats with a shot of rum. I ran into Lee Joseph at … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis 19: Saturday Night Rockin’ and the Tiki-Stardust Party

After a short recharging session, Pete and I met up with his sister, Liz H., at the pool as the early part of the concert had just begun. We grabbed some alcohol and soaked up the atmosphere. The sun was … Continue reading

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L.A. Times’ “The Taste” Food Festival is Coming!!!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Labor Day weekend is coming, and for us, that means the picturesque Paramount backlot will once again be a celebration of Los Angeles’ exciting food scene, from classics to cutting-edge restaurants that … Continue reading

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Herbie Hancock, John C. Reilly with LA Phil Highlight Next Week at the Bowl

Two of the most intriguing shows of Los Angeles Philharmonic’s summer season at the Hollywood Bowl are coming up next week. On Tuesday night, August 20th, the orchestra will be presenting a program of Russian music highlighted by a staging … Continue reading

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LA Food and Wine Brings the Country’s Best Chefs Together for a Four-Day Feast!

August is always the peak of the Food Event season, and perhaps the biggest event of all is LA Food and Wine’s 4-day culinary extravaganza. On Thursday, August 22, a series of intimate dinners with the theme “Epic Collaborations,” will be … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the Long Beach Crawfish Festival this Weekend!

It’s that time of year again! The Long Beach Crawfish Festival is something we look forward to all year. Gigantic pots bubble with crawfish, potatoes, corn on the cob, and a remoulade dipping sauce. Zydeco music fills the air and revelers … Continue reading

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Get Wined and Dined at Peterson Automotive to Help Family Farms

Magnums for Agriculture, with the catchy nickname Mags for Ag, will be holding a fundraiser on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the Peterson Automotive Museum, one of the coolest event spaces in town. The idea is to sustain family farms, … Continue reading

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