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Faith Healing, Crafting with Cocktails, and a Watery Wonderland

Faith Healing, Crafting with Cocktails, and a Watery Wonderland

You’re SO in the swing of the season, Go Go’ers. You’ve draped a little tinsel on your sleigh-riding boots.  (Red and green, natch.) You’ve refined your Merry Martini. (The secret ingredient?  Definitely naughty.) Your rendition of Rockin’ Around the Xmas Tree rules. (Two words: more cowbell.) So this weekend?  A little giving, a little gallivanting, a little [...]

Eat My Blog 4.0: Sweet, Sweet Charity!

Eat My Blog 4.0: Sweet, Sweet Charity!

Does the following holiday season scenario sound familiar? You’ve volunteered to bring sweet treats to an office party/holiday dinner/book group/school potluck/wrapping party/caroling evening/ [your event here].  And yet you barely have time to get dressed much less whip up a decadent dessert. Food bloggers to the rescue!  This Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., stop by [...]

Fuego

Fuego

WHY Upscale Mexican cuisine with a beautiful Long Beach view. WHAT A centerpiece of the redesigned and rebranded Hotel Maya, Fuego delivers a Mexican menu focused on coastal cooking. That translates to dishes like citric ceviches of shrimp and lobster scooped up with plantain chips, Yucat‡n-style pork two ways (presented as an achiote-glazed fillet and [...]

Eagle Rock Brewery

Eagle Rock Brewery

WHY A place to taste made-in-L.A. beer right at the source. WHAT Actually in adjacent Glassell Park, Eagle Rock Brewery is a friendly spot to quaff the brews that are pioneers in L.A.’s craft-beer scene. Manifesto Eagle Rock Wit (wheat beer), Solidarity black mild (a dark beer with a light taste) and Revolution XPA pale [...]

Don’t Wear a Reindeer Sweater to These Events

Don’t Wear a Reindeer Sweater to These Events

If you’ve anxiously awaited the return of Xmas-ornament- cufflink -’n-earring-season, Ms. Go Go advises that you take two aspirin and call when you’ve come to your senses. The first weekend of December is all about the twinkletoes and the ho ho ho(ooch). Light it up, Go Go’ers…light it up. Don’t Forget Your Mistletoe Corsage Basically, [...]

Laugh, Out-Of-Town Relatives, Laugh!

Laugh, Out-Of-Town Relatives, Laugh!

If only certain relatives were in the Foreign Legion…. Let’s face it, Go Go’ers. When it comes to holidays, even the happiest families can crack under pressure like a wishbone in the hands of kids high on pumpkin nog and whipped cream. Sad but true. Luckily, the following forays into death, comedy, and familial dysfunction [...]

Delphine

Delphine

WHY South of France—inspired dining morning, noon or night in a pretty Côte d’Azur setting. WHAT Hollywood’s glitzy W Hotel may seem an improbable place to find a bright brasserie seemingly transplanted from Cannes, but this bustling, white-tiled, marble-floored spot is good for business meetings, visitors touring Hollywood and post-clubbing late meals. The menu is [...]

LAUGH, OUT-OF-TOWN RELATIVES, LAUGH

LAUGH, OUT-OF-TOWN RELATIVES, LAUGH

If only certain relatives were in the Foreign Legion…. Let’s face it, Go Go’ers. When it comes to holidays, even the happiest families can crack under pressure like a wishbone in the hands of kids high on pumpkin nog and whipped cream. Sad but true. Luckily, the following forays into death, comedy, and familial dysfunction [...]

Papaya King

Papaya King

WHY Small, juicy hot dogs, just like the New York original. WHAT Pink’s has competition in the line-up-for-hot-dogs department with the arrival of this New York hot dog icon, which draws huge crowds at night. Pass on the beefier but soggier jumbo dog in favor of the small, juicy, peppery original. The curly fries are [...]

La Frite Cafe

La Frite Cafe

WHY Satisfying French bistro fare without having to go over the hill. WHAT Chef Gordon Ramsay’s stem-to-stern redo of this Sherman Oaks mainstay (39 years!) resulted in a trimmer, more modern menu that focuses on what the kitchen does best: simple French bistro food and savory and sweet crèpes. Don’t miss the onion soup, the [...]