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El Pique Taco Truck

El Pique Taco Truck

WHY Meltingly tender al pastor and savory chorizo tacos and burritos, served late into the night. WHAT One of L.A.’s finest taco trucks lives in the parking lot of the car wash at the corner of York and Avenue 53, and it has a devoted following. The al pastor is smoky and richly spicy, the […]

Cat & Fiddle

Cat & Fiddle

WHY English-pub warmth mixed with California style, with excellent house-made bangers, crisp pasties, hilariously decadent Scotch eggs and a sherry trifle with fresh sweet cream. WHAT Founded in 1982 by the late British rocker Kim Gardner and his wife, Paula, a fashion retailer, this landmark Sunset pub has been a music- and movie-industry hangout since […]

The Weekend Go Go: Memorialize This, L.A.: Degenerate Prom, Sunset Jubilee, and Free Art

The Weekend Go Go: Memorialize This, L.A.: Degenerate Prom, Sunset Jubilee, and Free Art

Here’s a conundrum: it’s officially still spring but somehow this weekend has been dubbed the start of summer.  Which makes Memorial Day weekend the brunch of the season. So far, so good. Perhaps you were planning to celebrate the usual way with flags, barbecues and/or parades but Ms. Go Go has a few suggestions to […]

Lares

Lares

WHY Chiles rellenos, lengua en mole and good margaritas, all at low prices. WHAT Manny Lares seems to be the main man at this family restaurant, but then there’s his brother, his two sisters, his niece…. We all cook, we all wash dishes, we all go to the bank, he says. Downstairs is a quiet […]

Eating Our Words: – RSVP Deadline is Monday, May 21st!!!!

Eating Our Words:  – RSVP Deadline is Monday, May 21st!!!!

Sure, everyone eats and drinks but if you’re the kind of person who also lives, breathes, and reads all things gustatory, you’ll want to make note of the first (and subsequent) summer session of Eating Our Words: A Sustainable Evening with Kevin West and Alejandro Artigas Poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi and gallerist Heather Taylor started the reading series, […]

Cookbooks Plus

Cookbooks Plus

WHY To score that near-mint copy of The Silver Spoon, or another highly collectible cookbook. WHAT Not enough foodies know about the treasure-trove of cookbooks tucked away in Santa Clarita, just a half-hour north of L.A. This is one of the last of an endangered species: the bricks-and-mortar cookbook shop. Mimi Hiller’s store offers some […]

The Weekend Go Go: PoP Patty, Pirate Fest, and The Big Parade

The Weekend Go Go: PoP Patty, Pirate Fest, and The Big Parade

It’s just the perfect weekend: a pop happening, a hike over hill, dale, and staircase, and the chance to yell yo-ho-ho over a bottle of rum and not look feel like an idiot. Could life get any better? Pop Princesses Who doesn’t remember Patty “Stockholm Syndrome” Hearst and Patty “They Walk Alike, They Talk Alike” Duke? […]

Beachcomber Café

Beachcomber Café

WHY Because it’s on the Malibu Pier and the food doesn’t suck. WHAT The folks behind the restored 1940s Beachcomber at Crystal Cove run this place on Malibu Pier, and the look is identical to its parent: green leather booths, warm wood paneling and plenty of windows to bring in the Pacific. There’s a large […]

The Weekend Go Go: Artistic Theater, Decadent Tea, and Comic Catharsis

The Weekend Go Go: Artistic Theater, Decadent Tea, and Comic Catharsis

Mom’s the word this weekend, Go Go’ers, and the weekend starts tonight.   Whether Mother’s Day evokes a desire for cotton candy or confession, Ms. Go Go has you covered with plenty of events through the magical day of motherly love. This weekend, Favored Child status will be yours. If Mom Only Knew… Ms. Go […]

Tacos Baja

Tacos Baja

WHY A top contender for L.A.’s best fish tacos. WHAT Still called by its former name, Tacos Baja Ensenada, this stylish lime-green former burger stand turns out seemingly weightless battered fish tacos whose textural contrasts of crunchy cabbage, crackly battered, moist fish and tart, rich crema are an epiphany. A tiny ceviche bar serves blends […]