Category Archives: Food

LUCKYRICE Brought Heritage Recipes to Life at Vibiana

Contributions by Elise Thompson. The theme at last week’s LUCKYRICE: Breaking Bao at the gorgeous Vibiana Cathedral was Family Dinners, and they encouraged the chefs to serve their favorite family dishes. Chef Vanda Asapahu of Ayura Thai told The LA … Continue reading

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Massive ‘Surf’ Descends This Weekend To Keep So Cal Cool: Surf Guitar 101 Returns

“Do you have a love for traditional surf music played on a Fender Jaguar, straight through a 1963 Fender Reverb tank, then blasted through a blonde Fender Showman? So do the members of Surf Guitar 101!” UPDATED 8-1-2018 5 p.m. … Continue reading

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L.A. Becomes the ‘City of Gold’ in Tribute to ‘Times’ Food Writer Jonathan Gold

A citywide participation in a “City of Gold” tribute to Jonathan Gold took place on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Various government, art, entertainment, and other landmark buildings splashed their walls and fountains or gilded their crowns with gold light in honor … Continue reading

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The Concern Foundation’s 44th Annual Block Party Lit up Paramount Studios with Superheroes

On Saturday evening, July 14, 2018 the “Concern Foundation hosted their 44th Annual Block Party,” honoring Dr Jay and Kris Calvert and family on the backlot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This year’s theme was “Cancer Crusaders,” with Batman, the … Continue reading

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Jonathan Gold, LA’s Most Celebrated Writer and Ardent Fan Gone at 57

Today we lost Pulitzer Prize and James Beard Award-winning food critic Jonathan Gold to Pancreatic Cancer. He was 57. I am not a professional journalist. I am not able to put my own feelings aside and write an article about … Continue reading

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The 38th Annual Lotus Festival Returns to Echo Park Lake This Weekend

Saturday, Echo Park’s Lotus Festival, a free 2-day celebration of Asian-American heritage kicks off at noon. Every year the event features a different country, and the country for 2018 is the People’s Republic of China. Enjoy dances, live music, and demonstrations … Continue reading

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French Fry Flashback Friday

As social media fake holidays go, none are more fun than the food-related ones. National French Fry Day is no exception. Whether with a burger, your favorite chicken sandwich, a hoagie, a steak, as a side, or as part of … Continue reading

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‘Stu and the Kids’ Brings its Thai-flavored Fundraiser to Vibiana August 5th

Once again, it’s time for one of my favorite food events! On August 5, 2018, from 4:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m., “Stu and the Kids” will return to the gorgeous Vibiana downtown. I love this Thai-flavored fundraiser because it isn’t too … Continue reading

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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks 2018

Some people have been saying that they don’t feel patriotic this year. But I don’t see this holiday being about politics. it’s a day for barbecuing with your family, going to parades and blowing shit up. My only real problem … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach Landmark Las Brisas Introduces New Patio Menu

Situated on the cliffs of Laguna Beach, venerable Mexican seafood restaurant Las Brisas has a new patio menu worthy of a drive down PCH.  With starter choices like guacamole, seafood cocktail, skillet nachos and charred asparagus, you can’t go wrong … Continue reading

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