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Don’t Miss Dine LA Restaurant Week, Jan 20-31

Don’t Miss Dine LA Restaurant Week, Jan 20-31
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It’s that time of year again: Dine LA Restaurant Week, the 12-day dining extravaganza, kicks off on January 20 and will include over 300 restaurants around Los Angeles, each offering specially-priced prix fixe menus for lunch ($15 – $25) and/or dinner ($25 – $85). No tickets or passes are required; just eat out at a […]

The Weekend Go Go: Brainy Dessert, A Weekend of Art, Year of the Horse

The Weekend Go Go: Brainy Dessert, A Weekend of Art, Year of the Horse

Go Go’ers, if January is any indication, 2014 is going to be a hellzapoppin’ year and the second half of the month continues the poppin’ with a vengeance. How to prepare for this extended, action-packed weekend of non-stop fun? Call in sick. Go back to bed.. Wake up at cocktail hour. Go. Go. Go. LET […]

The Weekend Go Go: Comedy Riot, No Pants Subway, a Drinking Theater + more

The Weekend Go Go: Comedy Riot, No Pants Subway, a Drinking Theater + more

Whether you’ve just escaped from the polar vortex — minus-50 wind chill in Chicago! — or have merely been braving L.A.’s 70 degree temps, the new year gets off to a wild start this weekend. Riots. Bombs. Cocktails. (Not Molotov) And if your New Year’s resolutions include not wearing pants in public, read on. Luckily, you don’t […]

Grow

Grow

WHY For produce as good as at the better farmers’ markets, and not just produce: quality meats and poultry and great local-producer items like baby food, coffee and cookies. And did we mention the free delivery? WHAT If every neighborhood had a market like this, life would be perfect. Grow carries local produce, as organic […]

La Adelita

La Adelita

WHY Fluffy, ethereal tres leches cakes. WHAT An excellent Mexican and pan-Latin operation that bakes soft bolillos, pretty fruit tarts, tortillas and delicious cakes, most notably the tres leches cakes. Next door is a worthwhile café offering dishes from all the Central American countries. It also has a small shop in the Grand Central Market […]

N’Ice Cream

N’Ice Cream

WHY Excellent gelati and sorbets, made fresh daily by a Danish couple. WHAT The Nielsens use organic milk and fresh fruit in their melty, sticky ice creams, which are creative without being twee and richly flavorful without being too sugary. Try the sour cherry or mint chocolate chip gelato or the fruit punch. Good lattes […]

The Go Go New Year: Speakeasy at Union Station, Tribal Disco, Global Drinking and more

The Go Go New Year: Speakeasy at Union Station, Tribal Disco, Global Drinking and more

New Year’s Eve. You know you want to. Whether you prefer a fancy bash, dinner with a little pizzazz, or come and go options, read on for Ms. Go Go’s picks for L.A.’s best end-of-the-year options in every category. Whatever you do, 2014 is gonna be the best year ever. NO COMMITMENT Big  Bar – Every dedicated […]

Otafuku

Otafuku

WHY The best soba noodles in the South Bay. Great izakaya, too. WHAT Noodles made by hand in small batches are the draw at this dinky, hard-to-find noodle and izakaya spot (hint: enter from the back parking lot). While it makes fine eel tempura, grilled steak and wild mushrooms over rice, the reason to drive […]

Taco Plus

Taco Plus

WHY Good soft tacos and burritos big enough to feed a small family. WHAT This tiny taqueria sells a to-go, too-good lunch for less than $2.50: fresh, doughy corn tortillas wrapped around grilled beef or chicken and sautéed onions, giant burritos, ceviche. WHO Dads picking up takeout, construction workers on break, teenagers hungry for a […]

The Weekend Go Go: World Music, Horror Shorts, Vintage Glad Rags

The Weekend Go Go: World Music, Horror Shorts, Vintage Glad Rags

Happy day after the merry melee, Go Go’ers. No eggnog overdose or evergreen allergy? Good. 2013 has plenty of fun in it yet. World Stage, World Celebration When it comes to winter festivals of light, Kwanzaa has the best soundtrack by far. Perfect example? The World Stage Kwanzaa Music Festival: five nights of  culture, music […]