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Luggage Room, The

Luggage Room, The

WHY La Grande Orange’s casual sibling is a busy pizza specialist in the same historic Pasadena train station. WHAT Gourmet toppings like fig and blue cheese or sausage with shaved fennel top chewy sourdough crusts from a wood-burning oven. Crab legs, salads like the Green Day and a few other appetizers complete the menu; plenty [...]

Food Fare 2012 Benefiting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

Food Fare 2012 Benefiting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

You have to think Julia Child would be proud. Food Fare 2012, which began in 1979 with a cooking demonstration by the legendary Child, is now in its 33rd year of benefiting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and celebrating new innovators in food like 2012 Chef of the Year Suzanne Goin: chef and owner of AOC, [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Lust & Murder, Pony Up, Tour de Taste + Bonus Happy Hour Week

The Weekend Go Go: Lust & Murder, Pony Up, Tour de Taste + Bonus Happy Hour Week

Go Go’ers, February was so packed with fun and frivolity that Ms. Go Go is just now pausing for breath. Good thing we had that extra Leap Year day to stave off boredom. March is already proving to be no slouch in the Get Up and Go Go department. Ms. Go Go knows you will [...]

Leap Year Here, Los Angeles

Leap Year Here, Los Angeles

Go Go’ers of the femme persuasion, hold on to your fishnets. You’ll be excited to learn that according to Leap Year tradition, you can ask your special fella — or really, just ANY guy walking down the street — to marry you today.  And if he refuses, he has to buy you 12 pairs of [...]

My Weekend with Oscar

My Weekend with Oscar

Movies.   You’re a fan. And with a certain Big Night coming up, you just might want to: a) Cram for your Oscar pool b) Buff up your Awards ceremony commentary c) Find a like-minded crowd to watch the glitterati bash with. They’ll like you, they’ll really like you. Clothes Make the Star Fashion Institute [...]

Hope for Cottage Food Producers

Hope for Cottage Food Producers

This weekend on KPCC’s Off-Ramp, I talked to breadmaker Mark Stambler and California Assembly Member Mike Gatto about the in-the-works legislation to legalize “cottage food” businesses—breadmakers, nut roasters, and other creators of non-dangerous food items for sale. The whole issue first came to head when Stambler appeared on Off-Ramp; then Eat LA contributor Jenn Garbee [...]

Cheese Store of Pasadena

Cheese Store of Pasadena

WHY L.A.’s passion for cheese spreads eastward, into a spacious gourmet shop facing Shopper’s Lane. WHAT A solid collection of imported and domestic cheese is kept in a temperature-controlled cold room, so shoppers tell the counterfolk what they’re in the mood to sample or choose from the cheese menu. Wine and cheese tastings are held [...]

Fung Brothers Love for the 626

Fung Brothers Love for the 626

Three cheers for SGV entertainers and video makers the Fung Brothers for this terrific music-video shout-out to the joys of the 626. Sorry, Altadena, they don’t mean you: This love goes out to the south end, where the good food and late-night café action live: Alhambra, San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Rosemead and even El Monte. [...]

Jin Patisserie

Jin Patisserie

WHY For delicate, sculpturally gorgeous chocolates and pastries that taste as good as they look. WHAT After conquering Abbot Kinney with what may be L.A.’s most refined and serene chocolate shop and tea garden, Kristy Choo has branched out with this white-and-Lucite gallery-style shop in the Intercontinental. Same incredible chocolates and quality tea and coffee [...]

Sexo y Violencia, Decadent Fairies, and Exquisite Edwardians

Sexo y Violencia, Decadent Fairies, and Exquisite Edwardians

Go Go’ers, if you have plans for this week, cancel them immediately.  If you were heading out of town, unpack now.  And Ms. Go Go will wait while you set the DVR to record a week’s worth of every TV show you watch. You won’t be sorry. Simply put, there is more high-octane entertainment in [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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