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Java Spice

Java Spice

WHY The nasi bungkus at Java Spice is a magnificent Indonesian meal, a picnic banquet swathed in fresh-cut banana leaf that looks something like a pregnant shoe box. Inside are generous chunks of coconut-infused chicken, smoldering chile-laced beef rendang, brightly spiced jackfruit curry, chunky fish cake, tofu nuggets and a blazing scarlet sambal-topped egg, all [...]

The Weekend Go Go: So Much Beer,Laff Riot, Donut-a-thon, and John Lennon’s Typewriter

The Weekend Go Go: So Much Beer,Laff Riot, Donut-a-thon, and John Lennon’s Typewriter

You wouldn’t know it from the weather but the end of summer is nigh. How to tell? There are enough upcoming food and  drink events to sustain a platoon of party-hearty squirrels.  (Winter. Coming.   Must. Eat. Food.) Don’t worry, Go Go’ers:  there’s a whole lot more here than nuts. Beer Wonderful Beer Here’s your [...]

Domaine LA

Domaine LA

WHY Because you’re tired of the same old, same old. WHAT Wine enthusiast Jill Bernheimer started selling wine online, then dove into retailing with this small shop, which has become a cult favorite. Her low-key friendliness has endeared her to many who find wine shopping intimidating, and she loves to seek out esoterica; on a [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Mad MacBeth, Fat Bikes, Fightin’ Zombies and Mumbo Gumbo

The Weekend Go Go: Mad MacBeth, Fat Bikes, Fightin’ Zombies and Mumbo Gumbo

Go Go’ers, autumn is almost here and it’s looking swell. (Stay tuned for Ms. Go Go’s 411 on the best fall  fun.) Still, this last-gasp-of-summer weekend will not disappoint: blood, bikes, zombies, and zydeco All you have to do is breathe deep and go. Bloody MacBeth and Twisted Sister(s) Feeling guilty because you neglected summer [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Free Pie, Extended Lingerie, and Sunday Night Funnies

The Weekend Go Go: Free Pie, Extended Lingerie, and Sunday Night Funnies

Important news flash: summer did not end at Labor Day. First, you’re welcome. Second, since the mercury is still kickin’ it in the upper 80′s, it’s a good thing you have another two weeks to officially wear white shorts not to mention at least one outside weekend event to wear them to. Yes, Go Go’ers, the [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Classic Movies, New Music, and Last Chance Art

The Weekend Go Go: Classic Movies, New Music, and Last Chance Art

It’s going to be three days of hella hot this weekend.  What’s a Go Go’er to do? a) Go to the beach!  Surely no one else will have this idea. b) Go to a county fair!  Furry animals are at their fragrant best in 80+ degree weather. c)  Get out of town!  You’ll have earned that one-day getaway after hours [...]

Los Angeles Times: the Taste – 3 Days to Get Your Food On

Los Angeles Times: the Taste – 3 Days to Get Your Food On

Los Angeles seems to have a major food event at least twice a week but it shouldn’t surprise that The Taste, our homegrown, hometown event, is the ultimate dine-and-drink destination for foodies.  Sponsored by the Los Angeles Times, this Labor Day weekend eating extravaganza is the perfect transition from beach to back-to-school. Nothing like a weekend of wall-to-wall eats to make you happy that [...]

Mar Vista Certified Farmers’ Market

Mar Vista Certified Farmers’ Market

WHY A great Sunday vibe at a serious market. WHAT Since opening in 2006, this market has become an important westside gathering place (Councilman Bill Rosendahl held his swearing in here) and resource for quality ingredients. Chefs Mary Sue Milliken, Hans Rockenwagner and Raphael Lunetta shop here for their families, and local eateries like Curious [...]

Andrew’s Cheese Shop

Andrew’s Cheese Shop

WHY Individual cheeses and party platters from one of L.A.’s most passionate cheeseheads. WHAT This handsome cheese shop is the work of Andrew Steiner, ex of Patina. ‘This Place Stinks’ is the store’s tagline, a clue to its lighthearted approach to what is, in fact, a very serious resource for high-quality cheese. Wine, beer and [...]

Scarpetta

Scarpetta

WHY The pampering, the prestige and the people-watching. Also the spaghetti with tomato and basil, which is as good as its $24 price tag would suggest. WHAT Scott Conant’s unfussy Mediterranean fare appeals both to the conservative older crowd and the moneyed young bucks who frequent this deluxe hotel restaurant. The kitchen shines at pasta, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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