Taqueando Festival
May22

Taqueando Festival

Save the date! On Saturday, June 15, Bill Esparza’s Taqueando – an all-you-can-eat taco festival – will bring together top traditional and contemporary taquerias from Southern California, Mexico, and beyond at ROW DTLA from 1–5PM. One of the country’s leading experts on Mexican food, Esparza is the author of L.A. Mexicano, has won a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award for his coverage of Los Angeles’ taco scene, and has appeared...

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2nd Annual Big Bear Lake Maifest
May17

2nd Annual Big Bear Lake Maifest

Oktoberfest in May? YEP! Well sort of…the 2nd Annual Big Bear Lake Maifest is the little sister to Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest. The organizers of Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest conceived this novel idea when they learned about numerous celebrations that occur every spring throughout Germany called Maifest. These traditional German festivals date back to the 18th century when villagers and townspeople celebrated the end of winter and...

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Cracking New Cocktail Bar
May14

Cracking New Cocktail Bar

With their first anniversary just around the corner, DTLA’s HATCH Yakitori + Bar raises their glass and kicks-off the celebration by introducing a cracking new Cocktail Bar! Centrally located in DTLA’s The Bloc, a vibrant, open-air metropolitan center with its own access to the 7th Street Metro Station, HATCH Yakitori + Bar is the vision of Owner-Partners Akarad “AK” Tachavatcharapa, Nara Latip, and Executive Chef Daniel Shemtob....

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Best Cheesecake Spots in SoCal
May07

Best Cheesecake Spots in SoCal

By Jessi Soporito   Despite what you may believe, good cheesecake does extend the Cheesecake Factory in your local mall. Don’t play it safe and instead hit up one of your local bakeries for some of the best slices of heaven you can find. Here are some of the best cheesecake spots to settle your sweet tooth in SoCal.   Hidden in Inglewood, Harriet’s Cheesecakes Unlimited offers over 60 different flavors of cheesecake, like...

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SoCal’s Quick Costa Rican Getaway: El Mangroove
May05

SoCal’s Quick Costa Rican Getaway: El Mangroove

It’s been called the “land of art in nature” and for those who love spectacular landscapes, Costa Rican is a travel-must. If black sand beaches and vibrant colored sunsets are your idea of a tropical getaway, El Mangroove in Northwest Costa Rica should rank at on the top of your proverbial bucket list. With an unhurried vibe and hammocks placed in each guest room, this is where visitors come to unwind and indulge in...

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Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Makes Los Angeles Sweeter
Apr26

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Makes Los Angeles Sweeter

Last month, D.C.-born Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken opens its latest location on Main Street in Santa Monica. The opening day celebration includes a free doughnut for each guest and one “Golden Doughnut,” offered every hour of the day, redeemable for free doughnuts for an entire year. The Golden Doughnut will be filled with edible gold filing and mixed in with the rest of the free doughnuts. Golden Doughnut winners will be...

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