Category Archives: Food

The Rundown: This Week in Brief 10/01/20

Burritos La Palma Opens Third Location in Boyle Heights According to L.A. Taco, my favorite burrito in L.A., Burritos La Palma’s birria de res will be coming to “Taco Row,” a stretch of Olympic Boulevard, between Soto and Mirasol Streets in Boyle … Continue reading

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Celebrate Oktoberfest This Weekend at Market Tavern at The Original Farmers Market

Oktoberfest will be a different experience this year, with COVID an ongoing issue. LA’s large festivities have been canceled, but for a taste of Oktoberfest without the teeming crowds, why not try a smaller, safer outing – and one with … Continue reading

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Get Your Kicks on Route 666: Drive-up Haunted Attractions 2020

This year Halloween is going to be very different – but its spirit lives on, just in a safer way. Drive-up attractions around Los Angeles vary from family-friendly to terrifying;  this list will help you select the one that’s right … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Kinds of Icons 2 – Kid Heroes Edition

“Gamera: The Complete Collection” (1965-2006, Arrow Video) Arrow’s eight-disc Blu-ray set compiles all 12 films featuring the giant, firebreathing turtle Gamera, who vied with Godzilla for global adoration from the kaiju faithful for more than a half-century, and bundles them … Continue reading

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Minority-Owned Chado Tea Room Turns 30

The story behind Chado Tea Room is a great example of the American Dream. Fostered by minority immigrants passionate about their trade, this groundbreaking endeavor proved influential to Los Angeles (and, eventually, the entire country). Chado began in 1990 with … Continue reading

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How to Get a FREE Beyond Meatball Meal on Wednesday, Sept. 16

Whether you’re a vegan or an omnivore, chances are good you’ve savored a Beyond Burger. These plant-based meatless burgers revolutionized the veggie burger game with patties that “bleed” (thanks to beet juice), flavor that resembles real beef more than other … Continue reading

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief 08/28/20

Alpine Village near Torrance may be Designated a Historic Landmark Anyone who grew up in the South Bay will remember Christmas shopping trips to Alpine Village, the largest, drunkenest Oktoberfest in California, their huge weekend swap meets, and 80s punk … Continue reading

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief 8/21/2020

Saving a Piece of Art History from Demolition The unassuming Sun Cleaners building on Franklin Ave in Los Feliz was once the art studio for Sister Mary Corita, or Corita Kent, from 1960 to 1968. Kent, celebrated as part of … Continue reading

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief 8/14/2020

Pink’s is Open for Business Pink’s Hot Dogs will begin serving the hungry in Hollywood again. Eater Los Angeles reported that the venerable stand, which has been closed since March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic, announced via social media … Continue reading

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ROW DTLA Reopens: Great Dining in Expansive Outdoor Spaces

Delicious food in spacious, walkable surroundings is needed now more than ever, thanks to COVID-19’s continuing limitations. Happily, ROW DTLA recently reopened several of its eateries. Encompassing 30 expansive acres near the Arts District and Little Tokyo, ROW DTLA offers … Continue reading

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