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26 Feb 17:00

Blind Items Revealed #1

by Enty
Kristen

welp

bh

March 19, 2013

This American League West player is on a new team this season. All-Star caliber for sure but he is going to need to reduce his partying. The first night in town he found a strip club and has been juggling two dancers who don’t know about each other. Every night he goes out with one of them and brings them back to his hotel. Not sure what he will do if his wife decides to visit.

Josh Hamilton

23 Feb 22:36

House Calls: Touring a 272-Square-Foot, Cleverly DIYed Apartment in Palms

by Adrian Glick Kudler
Kristen

this girl is overpaying big time.

Welcome to a special Micro Week edition of House Calls, a new feature in which Curbed tours the lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes of regular Angelenos. Think your space should be featured next? Drop us a line with a few photos and details about your place.
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Photos by Wonho Frank Lee

Who lives here?
Natasia, (26) Filmmaker, Arts Administrator and Fashion Assistant

What're the stats?
272 sq. ft which includes the main living space, a bathroom, and a small hallway with a closet. Not included in the footage is the small outdoor seating area.

What's the rent?
$728/ month

How long have you been here?
Since 2010

How'd you end up here?
I was in college living in an off-campus apartment with three roommates and decided to find a place of my own.

Was it hard moving into such a small space? Did you have to do anything to cut back or accommodate less?
I was in school living in a dorm-like situation, so I didn't have much. I moved in with only my clothes, books and an air mattress. I thought I was going to be moving to a larger, nicer apartment after I graduated, so I didn't do much in terms of decorating. When I finally did leave school, I realized that due to the state of the economy it was better for me to stay here for the long-term. I decided to make the apartment more comfortable, homely and reflective of my personal style.

Since I was underemployed at the time, I had to stretch the money I had. I got most of my big furniture pieces from Ikea and Craigslist, and dismantled free curbside furniture to build shelves, the rolling coffee table, and the couch bed (Yes, I built my couch bed myself). I also saved money by re-purposing old containers and boxes for storage, made most of the artwork myself, and used leftover props from friend's film sets as decor.

What's the best feature of your place?
The bathroom. It is a good size for such a small living space. I also love how responsive the apartment super is. Whenever there is a problem, he usually comes by to fix it right away, sometimes even on the same day.

What's the worst feature?
There is no kitchen. I had to "build" my own, so to speak. Luckily I don't cook much. I also don't get much natural light as I live in the back of the building on the bottom floor.

What are the upsides and downsides of having such a small place?
The biggest upside and downside is cleaning. On one hand, the space is so small that cleaning takes no time at all. On the other hand, I have to constantly be mindful of clutter or else it will overwhelm the place. I throw out/donate things constantly. It's especially hard since I work in the Film, Art and Fashion industries and get a lot of really cool stuff for free. It's tough trying to decide what to keep and what to throw out!

What's your approach to decorating?
When you basically live in one room, all you have are four walls. I dedicated each wall to be a certain space one would typically find in a house. One wall is my office, another my bedroom/living room, another my Kitchen/Entertainment center, and another my entryway.

This actually makes the apartment feel less cluttered since it forces me to keep certain things in specific areas and not randomly scattered. Before I had my microwave next to my bed, my computer next to the refrigerator, etc. and it just looked and felt chaotic.

I also try to use the entire wall up to the ceiling. When your eyes are drawn upwards, it makes a small space seem even larger.

Any crazy/interesting stories about your place or living here?
Apparently a woman was murdered by her jealous boyfriend in this building a few decades ago. He shot her in front of her children and barricaded himself in the apartment. The LAPD had to evacuate all the units surrounding the one he was in. I was told a particularly large woman lived in my apartment and the police had a difficult time extracting her through the window. I haven't found any written evidence to validate the story, but its crazy interesting nonetheless.

How's your landlord?
My landlords are brother and sister and they are really awesome. The neighborhood is rapidly gentrifying and they have been very reasonable and accommodating when raising the rent on my unit.

If you could have any living situation in LA, what would it be?
A larger space by the beach with room to entertain would be wonderful.


· House Calls [Curbed LA]
· Micro Week 2015 [Curbed LA]

19 Feb 22:59

Traffic, Botox, Yoga: How the New York Times Gets Los Angeles Hilariously Wrong: the Bingo Game

by Adrian Glick Kudler
Kristen

I know some of you love New York Times articles about LA

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[Freeways and smog via Sergio Ruiz]

The New York Times did our favorite thing last week: it published stories about Los Angeles. New York Times stories about Los Angeles are amazing because they're like seeing the city through the eyes of a dorky time traveler from 1992. This guy's been reading about these scary riots and it reminds him of that old science fiction movie, Blade Runner. He's pretty sure there's no rail transit in LA and doesn't think those NWA fellows are a very good influence on young people. Everyone he talks to has a screenplay, he's noticed! He loves to quote Harris Telemacher and Alvy Singer and snort-laugh about it.

The New York Times is still the best daily newspaper in the US, publishing important and deeply reported journalism every day—about New York, about Liberia, about the internet—but on Los Angeles, it's comically clueless. Willfully clueless, we have to guess.

Because the New York Times needs Los Angeles to be a mirage in the desert, looking far too good to possibly be true. "Sure, you're pressed up against 17 other humans every second of the day, soggy from snow or sticky from heat," says the New York Times to its well-off New York audience, "and yes, there's this whole city far away, full of real people enjoying beautiful weather, cheaper rents, less pressure, a little space, but it's not that great. You wouldn't really want to live there. Here, we'll show you." (Definitely more of a power move than the LA Times approach to New York, which is basically "Never heard of it.")

Unfortunately for that plan, many Los Angeles residents are actually literate and do read publications that aren't Variety (some of them even work in non-showbusiness industries and take the bus!). Inspired by last week's cringey piece on visiting Koreatown, we've created this bingo board so we can at least quantify our scorn for this condescending shit:

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Let's try it out with that Ktown article:
LA Riots: "It's hard to imagine that two decades ago, K-Town, as it is known in local parlance, was a flash point for the Los Angeles riots: a low-rent district engulfed in flames."
Cluelessness about transit system: "a new subway traversing its Wilshire Boulevard hub" (referring to the 15-year-old Red/Purple Line)
Blade Runner: "a picturesque and prosperous 'Blade Runner'-ish warren of ethnic culinary hot spots imbued with an East-meets-West sense of fun."
Actually cool thing: Aroma Spa & Sports
Out of place showbiz mention: "The antidote to Hollywood's seasonal Academy Awards fever is just a few blocks away, in Koreatown."
Casual racism: "K-Town never sleeps, given its strong Asian and Latin work ethic and its clubs."
Palm trees: "palm-lined boulevards"
Gangsta rap: "everything from Philippine love ballads to Korean gangsta hip-hop to Coldplay"

A solid outing, but not a bingo. Try it yourself with old stories on how everyone in LA loves Uber or how "East LA is all French now," according to Natalie Portman, or on any story, really. Or go outside; it's really nice out there.
· "East LA is All French Now" and Other Idiotic Recent Observations From the New York Times [Curbed LA]
· Eight Crazy Quotes From the New York Times Story About How LA Totally Loves Uber [Curbed LA]

17 Feb 18:00

Happy Lunar New Year! Celebrate With Good Eats at Disney California Adventure Park, February 19-22

by Pam Brandon
Kristen

should we get pork buns on saturday?

Thursday, February 19, is officially Lunar New Year, the turn of the Chinese calendar. At Disney California Adventure park, celebrate with these little tastes of Asian goodies during the Happy Lunar New Year Celebration!

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At Bayside Brews, you can sip a cold Tsing Tao Beer and bite into a soft, pillowy steamed bao filled with pork, served with sweet chili sauce. These steamed buns, considered grab ‘n go street food in China, are a perfect snack for strolling the park. If you prefer dessert, try a ginger milk tea with almond cookies.

The pork bao and almond cookies also will be available on the Lunar New Year food cart, along with the popular Boudin Bakery sourdough bread (this one baked with a wood ram insignia – it’s the “Year of the Sheep”), so take home a loaf for your own celebration.

Happy Lunar New Year! Celebrate With Good Eats at Disney California Adventure Park, February 19-22 by Pam Brandon: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog

18 Feb 02:32

New to Market: Ranch House Trapped in 1955 Asking $1.9MM in Beverly Crest

by Bianca Barragan
Kristen

this house is awesome.


Like a mosquito preserved in amber, this 1955 Ranch-style house in Beverly Hills Post Office has been kept exactly as it was ages ago. Wallpaper on the kitchen ceiling, what looks like pink marble in the bathroom, a (possibly unpermitted) pool house with pendant lights and bar—even the landscaping looks like a blast from the past, dotted by the occasional volcanic rock.The pool out back is positioned for maximum time in the sun, and the property is encompassed by tall, thick trees. With five bathrooms, three bedrooms, a kitchen with an adjacent laundry room and pantry, and a formal dining room, there's a lot of potential in the roomy, 3,318-square-foot residence. It's asking $1.879 million.

· 1949 Coldwater Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA [Estately]

18 Feb 06:21

Photo

Kristen

i think greg is trolling me



16 Feb 18:00

17 Presidents' Favorite Foods for Presidents' Day

by Rémy Robert
Kristen

I am sharing because I think this is interesting. Also, there is a restaurant near my dad's house that was frequented by Nixon and they have a combination plate named after him. I have never been hungry enough to order it, but it is chile relleno, beef taco, enchilada, rice and beans.

Since we published this post last year, Barack Obama got a little too friendly with the food at a Chipotle and Bill Clinton went from the most famous vegan to possibly cheating on his diet at times. Favorite foods are forever, so this Presidents' Day we revisit this post in honor of our presidents and their beloved meals.

For most of us, Presidents' Day means little more than a long weekend. This year, that's going to change. For all their starched suits, staged handshakes, and scandals, presidents are people, too -- with pet grizzly bears and proclivities for skinny-dipping. Which is to say, after all their grandiose galas and diplomatic dinners, they like to tuck into their favorite snacks as much as the rest of us.

In that spirit, we've rounded up some of their most beloved foods, courtesy of The Food Timeline -- because what better time is there to take on a new cooking project while also brushing up on your trivia? Once you've finished binge-watching "House of Cards" and shoveling out your driveway, that is. Read on to find out what FDR fed British royalty (the nerve! the awesomeness!), what comfort food made Nixon weak in the knees, and how George Bush likes his brunch (it is exactly what you would expect).

 George H.W. BushPerfect Popcorn 
"Some longtime Bush friends... insist that his true love is popcorn."

 

Jimmy CarterGoat Cheese Grits with Red Eye Gravy, Country Ham, and a Fried Egg
"Even before they had settled into the White House, reports in the press began to highlight the Carters' Southern style of life. The public was forewarned that the White House would soon serve grits to guests."

 

 Thomas JeffersonAretha Frankenstein's Waffles of Insane Greatness 
"In Holland he sampled waffles for the first time and was so pleased he immediately bought a waffle iron."

 

Bill ClintonSuzanne Goin's Grilled Pork Burgers 
"Clinton prefers the stuff with fat in it: jalapeño cheeseburgers, chicken enchiladas, barbecue, cinnamon rolls and pies."

 

George WashingtonJamie Oliver's Roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Smashed Vegetables and Greens 
"A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always welcome." - George Washington

 

 

Zachary TaylorPuffy Pillow Beignets 
"His familiarity with Louisiana gave him firsthand knowledge of Creole cooking, and he became enamored of its variety and richness."

 

George W. BushHuevos Rancheros (Country-Style Eggs Topped with Pork and Green Chile) 
"On most Sundays, if the Bushes weren't at Camp David...the President wanted the same thing for lunch: A post-church meal of huevos rancheros."

 

Woodrow WilsonGrandma's White Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting 
"I am very fond of country hams, peach cobblers, butter and buttermilk, fresh eggs, hot biscuits, homemade ice cream and plain white cake." -Woodrow Wilson

 

Barack ObamaJust Good Chili
"I’ve been using this chili recipe since college and would bring it to any potluck. I can’t reveal all the secrets, but if you make it right, it’s just got the right amount of bite, the right amount of oomph in it and it will clear your sinuses." -Barack Obama

 

 Franklin Delano RooseveltYum Dogs 
"Fact: The King and Queen of England were served hot dogs at FDR's Summer White House on June 11, 1939."

 

Ulysses S. GrantNineteenth Century: Roman Punch 
"Many of the state dinners consisted of twenty-nine courses with a break after the entrée for Roman punch to fortify the guests."

 

Abraham LincolnAlsatian Gingerbread 
"Once in a while my mother used to get some sorghum and ginger and make some gingerbread. It wasn't often, and it was our biggest treat." - Abraham Lincoln

 

John F. KennedyBay Scallop Chowder 
"Soup was a dish close to the heart of President Kennedy, since it gave him an opportunity to be served the fish for which his New England background had given him a special appreciation."

  

Richard NixonFatted Calf's Meatloaf 
"President Nixon was quite fond of his wife's meat loaf, and meat loaf appeared about once a month on the family dinner menus."

 

Ronald ReaganChai Spiced Monkey Bread 
"Monkey Bread is a heavy, sweet loaf that serves as a Reagan family tradition."

 

Dwight D. EisenhowerSecret Ingredient Beef Stew 
"Beef soup was one of his specialties, and he would leave the soup simmering on the stove in the kitchen for hours, causing much mouth-watering among the kitchen staff."

 

Theodore RooseveltChicken Fried Steak with Sage Gravy
"The only way to serve fried chicken is with white gravy soaked into the meat." -Theodore Roosevelt

28 Jan 18:58

mapsontheweb: Here’s How Much You Have To Earn To Be In The 1...

Kristen

brb moving to hawaii so I can be middle class. wait...



mapsontheweb:

Here’s How Much You Have To Earn To Be In The 1 Percent In Each US State.

13 Feb 19:34

mapsontheweb:Where is same-sex marriage being refused in...

Kristen

nooope



mapsontheweb:

Where is same-sex marriage being refused in Alabama?

29 Jan 22:51

まるです。

by mugumogu
Kristen

action shots!


いつものように、ソファ下から上へ逃げるはなと、追うまる。
Maru&Hana do tag play around the sofa as always.

はな:「またしつこく追われてるの。」
Hana:[He is persistent again.]


まる:「とったどー!!」


のはずが――

まる:「すってんころりん!」
Maru:[Ouch!]




02 Feb 22:52

Dig Into Organic Falafel Sandwiches at Dune in Atwater Village

by Farley Elliott
Kristen

it would feel weird to go more than 200 yards from home for falafel, but maybe we should give it a shot.

The small storefront lacks amenities but is big on sandwiches.

Tongues are wagging about Atwater Village’s latest causal dining offering. Known as Dune, the falafel spot on Glendale Blvd. arrives by way of Scott Zwiezen of Elf Cafe. The popular chef is known for hewing raw and vegan when possible, though Dune does not appear to be strictly either.

Soft open since mid-January, Dune is instead a simplified take on Middle Eastern food. What does that really mean? Don’t expect much, for one: only three sandwiches are currently available with a couple of drinks to ride alongside. Eventually, the plan is to add in meat and fish, but for now, there’s the deep-fried falafel balls (made gluten-free, naturally) and a few unexpected options like a full-on beet sandwich.

For now, the soft open situation means that Dune doesn’t have real seating (it’s like Gjusta, only smaller and cheaper and less of a wait), except a few stools in the window. There are metal tables outside that are free for the entire community to use, though. Daily hours run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dune
3143 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

29 Jan 04:23

‘Disneyland Forever’ Fireworks Spectacular Announced for Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

by Shawn Slater
Kristen

aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Wrapping up tonight’s big entertainment news for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, Tom Staggs and Steve Davison have revealed a completely new kind of fireworks spectacular for Disneyland park, debuting May 22, 2015.

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“Disneyland Forever” shows just how magical the Magic Kingdom can be, in a sky-high celebration featuring sparkling pyrotechnics, immersive projections, and other effects that transform Disneyland park right before your eyes!

“Disneyland Forever” envelops you in an enthralling, breathtaking journey like never before, leveraging the largest installation of projection mapping technology in a Disney park and surprising special effects. Main Street, U.S.A., and several other Disneyland park locations become a magical canvas taking us into a world of dreams, from flying above the London skyline from “Peter Pan” to a dance with King Louie in “The Jungle Book.”

“Disneyland Forever” also features two original songs, the theme “Live the Magic” and the inspiring closing song “Kiss Goodnight,” written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman.

Walt Disney once said, “Disneyland will never be completed, as long as there is imagination left in the world.” As “Disneyland Forever” caps off each evening of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration, we discover Walt’s inspiring words still hold true today. Disneyland will continue to be home to all our dreams and adventures … forever!

Tonight, we’ve announced the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will include a special edition of the popular “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure park, plus an impressive new nighttime parade and a fully-immersive fireworks spectacular at Disneyland park.

Stay tuned, because Erin has one more exciting thing to share with you! And keep reading Disney Parks Blog over the next few months, as we share more details about these stunning new nighttime spectaculars and other surprises planned for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration – all kicking off May 22, 2015!

‘Disneyland Forever’ Fireworks Spectacular Announced for Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration by Shawn Slater: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog

27 Jan 20:42

Car Culture: East Hollywood Has California's Most Expensive Car Insurance

by Bianca Barragan
Kristen

woooo! No longer number 1

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[A car fire for a TV show via Sterling Davis / Curbed LA flickr pool]

Glendale, previously California's reigning champ for most expensive car insurance, has been unseated, according to a survey done by the quote comparison website CarInsurance.com, via the LA Times. In this latest survey, they didn't even make the top four. While there are many factors that affect car insurance rates, where a driver lives is usually the first thing taken into account, so zip codes where lots of drivers have filed severe claims are seen as higher risk areas and command higher insurance rates. The number one most expensive zip code, according to the site, is 90029, which covers a large part of East Hollywood, where the average premium was a pocket-emptying $2,416. That's high enough to put the neighborhood sixth in the nation.

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90029 (Mostly East Hollywood): $2,416

All calculations were made based on insurance for a 40-year-old man driving a 2014 Honda Accord. According to information found on CarInsurance.com, the top four most expensive zip codes in California are all in Los Angeles. Besides East Hollywood, there are three other central zip codes at the top of the state list.

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90020 (A strip of the city stretching though parts of Koreatown, Larchmont, and Hancock Park between Third and Sixth Streets): $2,403

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90010 (A weird little row centered along Wilshire between Highland and Hoover): $2,402

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90005 (A chunk of neighborhoods running through Ktown and Mid-Wilshire): $2,388
· The 10 worst ZIP Codes if you're buying car insurance [LAT]
· California's 10 Most Expensive Cities For Car Insurance All in LA [Curbed LA]

26 Jan 22:24

Seven Cent Martinis Shaken (or Stirred) Up at Little Dom’s on January 28

by Crystal Coser
Kristen

!!!!!

That’s right, that means you can get fully loaded for well under a buck.

Popular Los Feliz hot spot Little Dom's is celebrating it's 7th anniversary in a heavily boozy way. On Wednesday, January 28, the restaurant is serving $.07 mini Russian Standard vodka martinis.

The special begins at 5:30 pm and goes until they run out. A very happy anniversary it is indeed.

Little Dom's
2129 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

23 Jan 16:55

fairwind: "Sure, Jan." "Sure, Sansa." Cersei has never heard...

Kristen

We thought this was my friend Greg's tumblr and when we told him how much we liked it he was like "Uh, what tumblr?" It turns out it is his tumblr but it was a whole "who's on first" situation.



fairwind:

"Sure, Jan."

"Sure, Sansa."

Cersei has never heard of Ser George of House Glass before. Nice try, Jan.

16 Jan 23:43

New to Market: Marlon Brando's Old Castle in the Hills Up For Sale at $3.5MM

by Bianca Barragan
Kristen

so I'm guessing this is NOT the house where a murder most foul was committed?


The dramatic, winding staircase and the wrought iron details (especially on that balcony) give this house in the Hills more than a bit of Old Hollywood glamour, so it's not surprising, then, that big names of that era, like Marlon Brando and starlet Ann Miller, have both called this place home, according to LA Home & Style. The 4,363-square-foot house has flying buttresses, a red-tile roof, vaulted ceilings, curved hallways, and an enormous limestone fireplace. Above the master suite is a "cylindrical castle like art studio," where inspiration cannot help but strike. Designed by AF Leicht—once dubbed "L.A.'s quirkiest dead architect" by Los Angeles megazine—the three-bedroom property is asking $3.495 million.

· Tour a 1926 Spanish-Moorish Revival Steeped in Old Hollywood History [LAHS]
· Laurel View Drive [Official Site]

14 Jan 07:57

stripetee: Muji Rice Cooker by Naoto Fukasawa

Kristen

I want a rice cooker than talks to me.











stripetee:

Muji Rice Cooker by Naoto Fukasawa

13 Jan 23:45

The 21 Best Places To Eat In Eagle Rock

by Valentina Silva
Kristen

They put another burger place where the bucket used to be! Max City BBQ is missing though.

The 21 Best Places To Eat In Eagle Rock From legit French restaurants and old-fashioned pizza parlors to gourmet cheese shops and sleek brewpubs, here's a list of our favorites from the charming northeast L.A. neighborhood. [ more › ]






14 Jan 22:00

Wildlife Wednesday: Adopt a Retired Horse Through the Disney Equine Adoption Program

by Mark Beatty
Kristen

!!!!!!!!!!

Did you know The Walt Disney Company maintains 200 horses worldwide at the Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in Paris? These horses provide opportunities for guests to ride in horse-drawn street cars, arrive at their wedding in Cinderella’s Carriage, delight in a child’s first pony ride, watch the Wild West come to life or enjoy a quiet wagon, carriage or trail ride.

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On average, our horses live with us at Disney for about 7-10 years. Their time as a member of the Disney team is based on many factors including their age when they arrive, their ability to acclimate to their surroundings and their overall health. Just like other animals at the Disney Parks, horses receive top-notch care while they are a member of our family, but did you ever wonder what life for a horse is like after Disney?

It gives me great pride to share that life after Disney is just as green on the other side of the fence. For decades, the Disney Equine Adoption Program has paired our retired horses with new adoptive families. This program has proven that our horses and ponies have plenty of magic to share even after their Disney career.

In order to identify the best potential adoptive families, the Disney Equine Adoption Program has various guidelines and policies in place. These guidelines help ensure we find people who are committed to a lifetime of care and enjoyment with our animals.

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For more information and to receive a brochure or application for the Disney Equine Adoption Program, please e-mail twdc.equine.adoptions@disney.com.

Wildlife Wednesday: Adopt a Retired Horse Through the Disney Equine Adoption Program by Mark Beatty: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog

14 Jan 02:25

Bottomless Boozy Brunch at Link, Vintage Enoteca Unleashes Mac and Cheese Wine Pairings, More!

by Crystal Coser
Kristen

bottomless mimosa brunch with artisanal sausage

And Latin Food Fest bringing ample tequila tastings to Santa Monica.

BEVERLY GROVE— Link, the artisanal sausage specialist in the old 3rd Street Station just launched brunch. Theirs is extra boozy with bottomless mimosas for $15, Tito's Bloody Marys for $20, and sangria for $20. Soak it all up with a San Diego burrito with scrambled eggs, crumbled pork sausage, roasted poblanos, and French fries; or a Golden Gate Sandwich, with fried eggs and bacon sausage patties.

WEST HOLLYWOOD— Mac and cheese lovers (which is everyone?!) can get excited for Vintage Enoteca's twist on wine and cheese pairings. For $30 per person, sample three half glasses of wine paired with mac and cheeses like goat cheese and fresh herb, lobster and saffron, and bacon and fontina.

SANTA MONICA— Molecular mixologist Rob Floyd will be bringing his Cocktail Theatre to Sonoma Wine Garden on the Dining Deck at Santa Monica Place. The educational performance teaches the history of mixology and comes with a few cocktails along the way. Talk about experiential learning.

SANTA MONICA— Latin Food Fest will hit Santa Monica Beach Park on March 20-21, with thematic tasting tents spread throughout its signature event, Grande Tasting Los Angeles. Expect culinary showdowns, plenty of bites, and plenty of boozy tastings.

14 Jan 21:30

Rosa Mexicano Will Deliver A Mountain of Guacamole to Your Super Bowl Party

by Farley Elliott
Kristen

$5 per person for guacamole? This is some kind of utter horseshit.

The popular high-end Mexican chain doles out the guac for Super Bowl Sunday.

Well here’s a new take on Super Bowl Sunday menus. Rather than enticing sports fans out from their flat screen TV hovels for the day with reduced price drinks and wing deals, Rosa Mexicano is going to let customers stay right at home — they’ll be delivering the big ass bowl of guacamole straight to the house.

That’s right: Rosa Mexicano, the pink-hued Mexican party restaurant with locations across the United States (except one in West Hollywood), is willing to basically back up a bucket truck full of guacamole and dump in on your doorstep in anticipation of the big game.

Casually called the Guac-to-Go Party Pack (with a lot of allusions to their own super "bowl"), this game day delivery option is available for parties of basically any size. Sure, the largest option they actually list is the Guac for 20 which, at $5 a head, will set partiers back a cool hundred bucks. But what’s to stop someone from ordering two Guac for 20 deals? Or four or six or ten thousand? Hypothetically, there’s no end to the guacability of your next Super Bowl party.

If you’re worried, at this very moment, that there may not be enough tortilla chips in the entire world to satiate your desire for all that guac, rest assured: Rosa Mexicano is even providing the chips and tortillas (house-made, natch). So now there’s really no excuse.

04 Jan 11:02

Bunday Morning Comix

by Brinke
Kristen

CATS

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(Spotted on Pinterest; a drawing from Cat vs. Human.)


Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Bunday Morning Comix
05 Jan 16:46

The Amazing Couch Magnets™!

by Not That Mike The Other Mike
Kristen

ahhhhhh!!!

Have you run out of space on your refrigerator door, and you still have important receipts to organize and children’s artwork to display? Then put your sofa to work with new Couch Magnets! (CAUTION: May cause shredding and/or shedding. Do not attempt to sit on couch while in use.)

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Via Adam Rifkin.


Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Kittens
09 Jan 04:20

Mom Taxi XXXVIII: Built Ram Tough

by Brinke
Kristen

video delivers

[Listen, Cat; I know you need to hang on, and I am indeed sorry I don’t come with seat belts. But if you dig those claws into my back again, you and I are gonna have a problem.]

Vajda B. found this on The FB but YouTube clips work better.


Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Mom Taxi
12 Jan 02:06

Know Your Obscure Horse Breeds!

by Not That Mike The Other Mike
Kristen

good idea.

Horse aficionados are familiar with the Shetland Pony, affectionately nicknamed the “Sheltie.” Less well-known, however, is the “Shelter” pony, which instinctively stands over smaller animals in snow and rain.

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“That’s what friends are for,” says Redditor CityCaption.


Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Farm Animals, Goats, Horses
14 Jan 05:54

Photo

Kristen

just watching the world go by



12 Jan 22:41

The West LA Taco Scene Is Getting A Major Boost From Sonoritas Prime Tacos

by Keyla Vasconcellos
Kristen

I need Pete to go here and report back

In a couple of months, you'll find filet mignon and rib eye tacos from Sonora coming to Sawtelle Blvd.

With so many Asian restaurants on Sawtelle, the arrival of a taco shop named Sonoritas Prime Tacos will add an alternative and unique addition in a few months. The eatery's mission is to create authentic tacos, synonymous with ones in Sonora, Mexico. This means a mesquite charcoal grill and high-quality meats and cuts like filet mignon, rib eye, skirt steak and shaved rib.

Fresh, sustainable ingredients and handmade organic corn or flour tortillas will be something to look forward to, which is somewhere that's hard to find on the Westside. Also, Sonoritas will feature all-natural al pastor and chicken tacos, or vegetarian options like nopal (cactus) tacos. With family recipes perfected over generations, Sonoritas Prime Tacos will be a delicious new contender to the area.

Sonoritas Prime Tacos
2004 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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