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The Weekend Go Go: Not-So-Usual Music in Not-So-Usual Places

The Weekend Go Go: Not-So-Usual Music in Not-So-Usual Places

Come September 1st, you may have some plans. An epic barbecue.  (The Argentinean gauchos are on speed dial.) An inspired road trip.  (Official spirit guide: Senor Hunter S. Thompson.) A three day sesh of surf and sun worship.  (Let’s just say your mermaid auditions have been very, very thorough.) That doesn’t mean your penultimate summer days [...]

Street Food, Tunes & An Open Bar

Street Food, Tunes & An Open Bar

There’s no denying that street food is some of the best in the world. Something about being outside just makes it taste better. But unless you’re willing to sacrifice your reputation by carrying a bottle in a brown paper bag, you can’t enjoy your meal with a cocktail, a beer, or a glass of wine…or [...]

Cora’s Coffee Shoppe

Cora’s Coffee Shoppe

WHY Surprise: Aging starlet gets a good facelift and comes out of it lovelier than ever. WHAT High-end restaurateur Bruce Marder runs this miniature and adorable restored diner, where a funky-chic bougainvillea-shaded patio is furnished with marble tables and bistro chairs. It’s a lovely place to linger over a burrata caprese omelet or organic rotisserie [...]

Mo-Chica

Mo-Chica

WHY Because you’ve never had Peruvian comfort food before—at least not like this. WHAT Mo-chica is Ricardo Zarate’s take on Peruvian comfort food, once in a nonprofit food court but now served in a modern setting that transports you to the streets of South America. Tables are always filled, so make a reservation. Once you [...]

Pop-up Restaurants, Tasty Goat, and Pricey Lobster

Pop-up Restaurants, Tasty Goat, and Pricey Lobster

This week on KPCC’s Off-Ramp, EAT: Los Angeles publisher Colleen Dunn Bates spoke about pop-up restaurants, goat meat goodness, and the still-high price of lobster in Los Angeles. Goat cheese is a foodie favorite, but most Americans are wary of goat meat. Eat LA’s Linda Burum talks about how it’s big in India, Pakistan, Korea, Vietnam, [...]

Vinh Loi Tofu

Vinh Loi Tofu

WHY Fresh tofu made on-site, as well as some vegan grocery essentials, including soy milk, tofu pudding and packaged vegan foods. WHAT Kevin Tran is L.A.’s king of fresh tofu. Come here to buy the good stuff, and allow time to eat in his amazing vegan Vietnamese café while you’re there. WHO A steady stream [...]

The Weekend Go Go: L.A. Food & Wine, Grand Hula, Mr. Twister, and Tasty Words

The Weekend Go Go: L.A. Food & Wine, Grand Hula, Mr. Twister, and Tasty Words

It’s August and BOOM, triple digit heat is here. Not to mention earthquakes. Do not give in to the temptation to lie around like a limp noodle, Go Go’ers.  This is the season for hot summer fun. To review: limp noodleness out; hot summer fun in. Get it?  Got it?  Good.  Now go go. If You Happen [...]

Dog Haus

Dog Haus

WHY Serious dogs served on grilled King’s Hawaiian bread. WHAT These are solid, substantial hot dogs, often topped with bacon and/or chili. Skip the heavy, bland El Mariachi, but consider the BLAST dog, with bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato and serrano chili, and by all means try the tater tots. The addition of a beer garden [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Tiki Luau, Australian Wagons and Spirit of the Times

The Weekend Go Go: Tiki Luau, Australian Wagons and Spirit of the Times

Ms. Go Go is tres desolee at the lateness of The Weekend Go Go due to deadlines and  birthdays (not mine!) And such a fun weekend, too! Let’s Go Go now! Tiki-ti One On Go Go’ers, is there anything more festive than  Tiki?  Indulge your love of all things South Seas balmy and carved at American Cinematheque‘s Luau Night at the Egyptian [...]

L.A. Food & Wine Festival

L.A. Food & Wine Festival

We checked out the kickoff party for the upcoming Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, where details of the upcoming August 9-12 event were revealed. The gathering at Downtown Marriott’s Inon Bar and Lounge included name chefs and assorted media folks who munched their way through soft tacos, passed apps, and mini desserts fashioned by pastry [...]