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Granada

Granada
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For months and months we looked through the storefront window and saw the renovation in progress. Then for weeks we were shut out by columns of brown paper taped to the inside. Suddenly last week, we saw tables and chairs being brought out onto the sidewalk and umbrellas being opened, and the door to Granada […]

Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

L. A. and magic realism. “A place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined souls, and everyone is searching for the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.” Francesca Lia Block‘s Weetzie Bat series has been called a “sophisticated, slinkster-cool love song to L. A., the book that […]

Magnolia House Dinner-for-Two

Magnolia House Dinner-for-Two

The 2009 print edition of Hometown Pasadena (Prospect Park Books) describes Magnolia House (previously Magnolia Lounge) in these terms… The red flocked wallpaper, crystal light fixtures and low velvet couches pay tribute to the speakeasy (Pasadena’s first) that purportedly thrived here during Prohibition. In this more licentious age, patrons freely enter the candlelit walkway that […]

Favorite Go -To Comfort Food

Favorite Go -To Comfort Food

Gale Kohl of Gale’s Restaurant and Peg Rahn, founder of “Fresh: Celebrating the Table” will be joined by Peggy Dark, co-author of the Fabulous Parties books, for “Cooking at the Arboretum.” This month’s topic: Favorite go-to comfort food. The menu: —50 wonderful soups —Chicken stock “from scratch” —Homemade hearth bread —Baked cheesy pasta casserole with […]

Whisky & Poetry Salon: Erotic 2

Whisky & Poetry Salon: Erotic 2

  Four fine (French) cognacs to warm your tongue and kiss your lips. A light repast to sate some of your hunger. Four erotic poets to curl your toes and make your knees quiver… ~Jackie Bang ~Jennifer Bradpiece ~Conney Williams ~Alexis Rhone Fancher         Zahra Bates, Courvoisier National Brand Ambassador, will create […]

Ancient Roots to Chinatown & Art of Fresh Pasta

Ancient Roots to Chinatown & Art of Fresh Pasta

Victuals and libations, history and knowledge is a combination that is truly tailored to our interests. The Huntington and Urban Kitchen present two classes, which we believe will satisfy on all counts: Art Bites’ Taste of Art: From Ancient Roots to Chinatown Art of Fresh Pasta Maite Gomez-Rejón of Art Bites connects with the current […]

Wanna Cheeseburger?

Wanna Cheeseburger?

Once again the year begins with burger meat. And a slice of…what? Emmentaler? Wisconsin cheddar? Or maybe crumbles of Berkshire Blue? Shall it be a bare bones classic burger or one topped with anything from fried eggs and french fries to pineapple rings and carrot strings? January 10-15 is the 4th Annual Cheeseburger Week, where […]

Wine & Song

Wine & Song

  Text by Wine & Song with host singer/songwriter Brad Colerick. Alice Wallace and JC & Laney will be our featured artists for the final 2015 Wine & Song  show. I’ve been eager to see Alice for months since hearing about her as an official showcase artist at the FAR-West Folk Alliance conference.       […]

Seed Bakery

Seed Bakery

It all started with Joseph who was born in a barn. Next to a wheat field. Who grew up to mill whole grains, Ferment, And bake bread.   Though inexpertly poetic, the above intro is not entirely true¹, but it’s humorous, and we like funny. And we like good, lovingly made homemade bread. We actually […]

Tamales with Mama

Tamales with Mama

Sandy Romero is Mama for the day as she shares her knowledge of tamales. On December 5th, Sandy will lead a free, one hour class at the Santa Catalina Branch Library to illustrate the art of tamale-making and students will taste “the love and flavor of the traditional Tamalada.” “Tamalada” is a custom passed down […]

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Louis Jane Studios

Louis Jane Studios

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