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The Weekend Go Go: Outrageous F-Bombs, Drive By Theater, L.A. Zine Fest

The Weekend Go Go: Outrageous F-Bombs, Drive By Theater, L.A. Zine Fest

For Presidents Weekend, perhaps you’ve planned an exciting, three-day trip to Mt. Rushmore to gaze at Prez Heads. If not, Ms. Go Go has a few suggestions for the weekend. None of them set in stone. Best Val-Day Event Ever Ms. Go Go firmly believes that Fun is not just the provenance of the weekend, which [...]

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Sprinkles Cupcakes

WHY For rich and beautiful (if sometimes too sweet) cupcakes; try the dark chocolate, lemon and cinnamon. If you call your order in ahead, you won’t have to wait in line. WHAT We don’t get the cupcake frenzy, but if you’re among the obsessed, you will make a pilgrimage here, if you haven’t already. What [...]

York, The

York, The

WHY Local microbrews, good wine by the glass and tasty, affordable modern pub chow. Try the quick-fried garbanzo beans, the soups, the shrimp bruschetta and the fish ‘n chips. WHAT A high-ceilinged old brick building in gentrifying Highland Park is home to this simple but stylish pub, a pioneer in L.A.’s gastropub movement. Order your [...]

Take Me to the Mardi Gras

Take Me to the Mardi Gras

On Fat Tuesday, you may be stuck by the beach in L.A. instead of cruisin’ the canals and bayous of LA but that doesn’t mean you can’t shake your tail feathers, cher. Laissez les bon temps rouler and hope you get the baby in the King cake! Second Line on Sunset Ms. Go Go knows [...]

Mediterranean Cafe

Mediterranean Cafe

WHY For a stomach-stuffing, tasty and affordable Mediterranean plate, prepared at mach speed. WHAT Their pita wraps are a nice and compact treat, but its the massive plates loaded with heaps of chicken scharwma, or gloriously grilled lamb, beef, kefta, and chicken kebabs (lamb pictured above) that are tremendous value for less than $9. Each is served [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Cheeky Circus, Ladies of Lust & Love, Classical Wild Boys

The Weekend Go Go: Cheeky Circus, Ladies of Lust & Love, Classical Wild Boys

In a weird quirk of the calendar, Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day will be duking it out for dominance next week. Whether next week’s plans include sweetheart, sinner, or a little of both (you devil you) there’s no reason to sit home this weekend and count dust bunnies. Not that you would, party person, not [...]

JR Bistro

JR Bistro

WHY Chinatown restaurants can seem all too similar, but JR stands out for hot pots, lobster specials and well-prepared standards. WHAT The same owners’ JR Restaurant was one of the westside’s top Chinese restaurants, and faithful customers will find many of the same favorites at this slightly slicker updated spot with white tablecloths, beer and [...]

Cha Cha Chicken

Cha Cha Chicken

WHY Chicken roasted and coated with an addictive sweet-fiery jerk sauce and served with all the trimmings, for less than it costs to park at the neighboring Casa del Mar hotel. WHAT This cheap, lively, riotously colorful outdoor joint does a brisk phone-ahead takeout business and is also popular for its party packages for 15 [...]

Annapurna Cuisine

Annapurna Cuisine

WHY Dosas and southern-style curries in a tech-savvy setting complete with Bollywood offerings on plasma screens. WHAT Annapurna showcases classic southern Indian cooking in an urbane setting (complete with WiFi). Try the ultra-thin paper dosa or a curry accompanied by pickles, chutneys and sambars. 10200 Venice Blvd., Culver City, 310.204.5500, annapurnacuisine.com. L & D daily. [...]

Piccolo

Piccolo

WHY Seductive charm, a setting right out of Venice, Italy, and superb Italian food make it ideal for a memorable date or celebration. Just be prepared to pay for the experience. WHAT This beachside trattoria is so warm and intimate that you’ll feel like you’ve been invited to a friend’s house for dinner—a friend who [...]

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