Southern California Archive

May Mix Off Competition

A stately glass structure rising above LA Live, the JW Marriott watches over all the hottest events downtown. The JW, if I may deign to be so familiar, is home to many world class dining establishments, including Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 & Nest, Ford’s Filing ...Read More

What are you doing for Repeal Day?

If Drinking had a high holiday, that holiday would be Repeal Day. On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment was fully ratified in our Constitution which effectively repealed the 18th Amendment, the very malefactor that had brought about Prohibition in the first place. Thus, drinking ...Read More

Breakfast for Dinner at Yuca’s Hollywood

I love breakfast. I’m one of those people who wants eggs at dinner and is perennially pissed when I miss the customary 11am cut off at most establishments. Thank goodness for Dora Herrera. Dora and her mother have been serving up James Beard award ...Read More

LA Dance Project at the Ace Hotel

I am a dance fan. I am proud to say it. It is exciting to see that dance is making its way West, coming into its own long-awaited time here in Los Angeles. I am pleased to introduce guest author, Ashley Fauset, one of ...Read More

Valentine’s Day 2014

Love is in the air. Whether you are committed, undecided, or going stag, here are 2 Proms, 1 Wrestling Match, & 1 Rebel Dinner to Celebrate this Day of Love. Big Bar Prom Big Bar is back with the annual Valentines Day Prom. Proms ...Read More

Golden State of Cocktails

New Orleans has Tales of the Cocktail & Portland has Portland Cocktail Week, so it is about time that Los Angeles had a few days to showcase the fine art of bartending and continue to put LA on the map as a destination for ...Read More

New Year’s 2014

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Procrastinating, obviously. Well in case you still need last minute plans, here are a couple different options to ring in the New Year in the City of Angels. Family Friendly Grand Park Downtown has a fun ...Read More

Kimchee Sriracha Peanut Butter Cookies

The origin story of The Deluscious Kimchee Sriracha Peanut Butter Cookie Once upon a time, I was having a hankering for kimchee — on EVERYTHING. So much so, that I chose to announce it to the world. …then out from the ether of the ...Read More

Fraggle Rock

Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock turns THIRTY. Yes. 3-0 — how old does that make you feel?  Thankfully, the folks at Fraggle want you to “Dance your cares away” all year long with fun events celebrating all things Fraggle: http://fragglerock30.com/ One of the fun filled ...Read More

SHOREbar St Patty’s Day Cocktail

Around St Patrick’s Day, it’s alway so difficult to find a green drink that doesn’t involve putting artificial food coloring into your beer and pretending that that’s perfectly normal.  There are plenty of naturally occurring green things in the world, so why is this ...Read More