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The O’Go Go: Your Shamrock Day Cheat Sheet

The O’Go Go: Your Shamrock Day Cheat Sheet

O’Go Go’ers, your St. Patrick’s Day plans probably revolve around Shamrocking and Riverdancing. Yes, you’re a spritely one. But in case you get thirsty or your leprechaun shoes get tight, here are a few alternatives: BIG IRISH BASHES Tom Bergin‘s 3 days!  Four outdoor bars!  1 beer truck!  Whisky girls!  Shamrocks on the ceiling!   Sat 3/15 [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Circus Va Voom, Free Francophonic Films, Passion Church + More

The Weekend Go Go: Circus Va Voom, Free Francophonic Films, Passion Church + More

Go Go’ers, the weather is heating up and so is the weekend. Actually, the weather is pretty much the same as it has been for months. One out of two isn’t bad. Three Ring Rock ‘n Roll Go Go’ers, it’s not every day that Dave Stewart  (yes, the Eurhythmics co-founder) plays an “all ages” show with luchadore Dirty [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Circus Va Voom, Free Francophonic Films, Passion Church + More

The Weekend Go Go: Circus Va Voom, Free Francophonic Films, Passion Church + More

Go Go’ers, the weather is heating up and so is the weekend. Actually, the weather is pretty much the same as it has been for months. One out of two isn’t bad. Three Ring Rock ‘n Roll Go Go’ers, it’s not every day that Dave Stewart  (yes, the Eurhythmics co-founder) plays an “all ages” show with luchadore Dirty [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Pop-up Carmen, Animation Breakdown, Shout-out for Bukowski

The Weekend Go Go: Pop-up Carmen,  Animation Breakdown, Shout-out for Bukowski

Valentine’s Day.  The Oscars.  Mardi Gras.   It’s been an emotional roller coaster. Luckily, this weekend promises to be a little more low-key. Jealous rage.   Alcoholic poets.   A “Lynchian descent into madness.” Happy weekend! Opera’s “Amoral Seductress” It has been said that “French opera never produced another femme as fatale as Carmen.” Weigh [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Pop-up Carmen, Animation Breakdown, Shout-out for Bukowski

The Weekend Go Go: Pop-up Carmen,  Animation Breakdown, Shout-out for Bukowski

Valentine’s Day.  The Oscars.  Mardi Gras.   It’s been an emotional roller coaster. Luckily, this weekend promises to be a little more low-key. Jealous rage.   Alcoholic poets.   A “Lynchian descent into madness.” Happy weekend! Opera’s “Amoral Seductress” It has been said that “French opera never produced another femme as fatale as Carmen.” Weigh [...]

The Very-Last-Minute Oscar Go Go: Ocean View Oscars, Million Dollar Oscars, Oscar Interruptus

The Very-Last-Minute Oscar Go Go: Ocean View Oscars, Million Dollar Oscars, Oscar Interruptus

The Academy did not recognize the genius of your groundbreaking sci-fi/inter-species romance about kittens and puppies in space. Your  invitations to the Vanity Fair party and the Governor’s Ball have, apparently, gotten lost in the mail. Despite the criminal oversight of your creativity and the incompetence of the U.S. mail, you’re still looking for a good [...]

The Very-Last-Minute Oscar Go Go: Ocean View Oscars, Million Dollar Oscars, Oscar Interruptus

The Very-Last-Minute Oscar Go Go: Ocean View Oscars, Million Dollar Oscars, Oscar Interruptus

The Academy did not recognize the genius of your groundbreaking sci-fi/inter-species romance about kittens and puppies in space. Your  invitations to the Vanity Fair party and the Governor’s Ball have, apparently, gotten lost in the mail. Despite the criminal oversight of your creativity and the incompetence of the U.S. mail, you’re still looking for a good [...]

Mutiara Food & Market

Mutiara Food & Market

WHY An LAX-adjacent taste of Burmese and Malaysian cuisines. WHAT Owner Myo Aung honed his simple, satisfying Burmese cooking at Jasmine Market, and here, he’s added a number of Malaysian specialties. It’s all halal, with standouts like the crèpe-esque murtabak loaded with ground chicken, finely spiced lamb biryani and daging lembu, a Malaysian stew of [...]

Mendocino Farms

Mendocino Farms

WHY Never the same old brown-bag lunch. WHAT When a former Lucques line cook moves to the sandwich line, quality ingredients follow. The roast chicken with herb-marinated goat cheese and ancho-cranberry chutney on Dolce Forno wheat is as good as it sounds; the albacore with citrus aioli and green apples on buckwheat you’ll want to [...]

Gorbals, The

Gorbals, The

WHY An eccentric Jewish-Scottish hipster spot that’s surprisingly affordable given the celebrity status of the chef—the most expensive dish is $15. WHAT Helmed by Top Chef winner Ilan Hall, the Gorbals is anything but flashy—an almost-barren candlelit room tucked into the aging Alexandria Hotel, now used for affordable housing. The small menu draws inspiration from [...]