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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, [...]

Abricott

Abricott

WHY Because you can’t decide if you want Asian or European or American. WHAT At this French-Vietnamese-American fusion bistro in Pasadena, regulars return for the yellow curry, the croque monsieur, the mussels provençale, the sesame steak salad, and the American breakfasts. Brought to you by the talented young couple who own Daisy Mint, this place [...]

Los Angeles Times the Taste – Boozing it up with Foodie Celebs at a Hollywood Studio

Los Angeles Times the Taste – Boozing it up with Foodie Celebs at a Hollywood Studio

Go Go’ers, consider this an early intervention for your Labor Day weekend. You’ve planned out your non-Labor days: sailing, surfing, sunning, sipping adult beverages, and chatting up celebs and/or especially attractive wannabes. Do you really want to waste that carefully cultivated glow on a backyard BBQ with shriveled weenies and some pickle relish potato salad? [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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