Category Archives: Food

Epic PB&J at Hollywood & Highland on April 2


On National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day, Pop-Tarts is throwing a larger-than-life PB&J-filled celebration for teens at Hollywood & Highland from 3pm to 7pm to celebrate the arrival of its newest, most requested flavor – Frosted PB&J Strawberry. With the help of actress Janel Parrish, Pop-Tarts will create an epic experience with peanut buttery obstacle course racing, slip-n-sliding and more.     


175px-Robin_Wong_Photography_Bratz_024Pretty Little Liars star Janel Parrish will help LA teens celebrate Pop-Tarts’ newest Frosted PB&J Strawberry flavor on Thursday, April 2, from 3-7 p.m. at Hollywood & Highland                 


             Hollywood and Highland Center

6801 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

         Thursday, April 2

Event begins at 3 p.m. PT, ends at 7 p.m. PT

**Janel Parrish arrives at 4 p.m. PT

For additional event information on the April 2 event and to learn more about the new Frosted PB&J Strawberry flavor, visit Please note that all individuals under the age of 18 participating on the obstacle course must have a parent or guardian present.

Three Irish Bands Headline Queen Mary’s Shamrock ‘N’ Roll – Tuesday, March 17

The Queen Mary trades her traditional Red and Black Cunard livery for Celtic Green – as Shamrock ‘N’ Roll returns to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.


Foot-stomping Irish tunes, cold pints of the black stuff and pub fare to rival Donegal’s best will be showcased by Irish bands The Fenians, Green Ashes and CP03.

The Queen’s Salon and Royal Salon will come alive with sounds of Irish folk, Celtic rock, fiddle rock, dance and world music, Irish drinking songs and more. A two-stage concert will feature non-stop music from 5PM-11PM.

shamrockThe Queen’s stage will feature Green Ashes, dubbed “best bets for live music on St. Patrick’s Day” by KCBS followed by The Fenians, winners of the “Best World Music” category at the Orange County Music Awards. These five local lads are as comfortable with a mandolin, pennywhistle, uilleann pipes, accordion, saxophone, bass, electric guitar and drums as a leprechaun is with a pot of gold. Local favorite CPO3 will perform favorite hits from the 60s to today in the Royal Salon.

Festivities include friendly trivia competitions with Shamrock Yer Noggin’ and the Luck O’ the Irish contests.

Shamrock ‘N’ Roll is a 21+ event on Tuesday, March 17th from 5PM-11PM. Tickets are $15 online/$20 at the door. Parking is $5. 

Grab ‘n’ Go stations and Observation Bar’s special menu will feature bangers ‘n’ mash, corned beef sandwiches and other traditional Irish food. “Take the elevator home” package includes a stateroom aboard, two tickets to Shamrock ‘N’ Roll & a souvenir cup.  

Details and hotel packages can be found at:

About the Queen Mary    

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary ( features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 346 staterooms.

Find the Queen Mary on:




Holy Cow! Get Ready To Eat On Monday #SantaMonica!

We are waaaaaaaaay excited about this!

We just got the word that one of our favorite Westside BBQ eateries, Holy Cow,  will be launching a new Holy Lunch menu on Monday March 9 featuring classics and new items each with a choice of one side.  All of the custom combos on one plate.  Here’s the rundown:
Brentwood Club (smoked chicken, applewood bacon, avocado, baby greens, garlic aioli on Texas Toast) $11
Smokestack (smoked tavern ham, Vermont cheddar, 1000 dressing, pickles, slaw on Texas Toast) $10
The Miner (Pulled pork, tri tip or brisket on Texas Toast) $10               
 BBQ Pulled Chicken (Pulled BBQ Chicken, crispy onion, Vermont cheddar, picked red onion; Brioche Bun) $10:
The Standard (USDA choice ground beef, lettuce, tomato, B&B Pickles, 1000 dressing on Brioche Bun) $10
Prairie Dog (Louisiana hot link, ale mustard, pickles, crispy onions on Toasted Roll) $9
The Hog (Pulled pork, Carolina sauce, Slaw, Crispy onion, B&B Pickles on Brioche bun) $10
Holy Fries; House Slaw; Idaho Potato Salad; Kettle Beans; Collards
Smokey Corn Chowder & Cornbread $8
Turkey Chili & Cornbread $8
Note:  Mon-Fri 11:30 – 4 pm, dine in only.  Regular menu items also available.
Desserts – Giant Cookies and more
No one can resist their grab one and go giant $2 Chocolate Chip cookies.  For those who like to linger over dessert, the Chocolate Bread Pudding (brioche, vanilla bean cream, chocolate, spices, fresh whip cream) served warm will keep you in your seat till the last drop.  Prefer a fruit dessert, order thePeach Crumb peaches, brown sugar and oat crumb. Or the classic  Banana Cream in a Jar (vanilla bean cream, banana brulee, whip cream and toasted almonds).  Dessert $7.
264 26th Street  (opposite the Brentwood Country Mart)
Santa Monica CA 90402
The Cow van now delivers to hungry Westsiders

Red Is For Lovers and Goats


Dollarphotoclub_76031691With Valentine’s Day wrapping up, we’ll soon find ourselves celebrating love and peace yet again as we usher in the year of the goat. Chinese New Year is just around the corner, (Thurs. Feb. 19) and it’s a great excuse to keep your red on for a little bit longer. The Abbi Agency compiled some fun DIY ideas to honor some forgotten traditions and give you another go at a fresh start.

Chinese girl in traditional costume.

Wear red. In Chinese culture, red is a symbol of good luck. If you want to go the extra mile, dress in traditional Chinese clothing, or wish your relatives good luck with money-filled red envelopes.



Chinese-New-YearEat in eights. Set out a “tray of togetherness”. The number eight is considered lucky in Chinese culture, and there are eight compartments in the tray full of sweets like candies, nuts and small cakes. Pastries symbolize a rise in abundance for the coming new year while those with a round shape brings family reunion. Available at your local Costco, the famous California pastry company Donsuemor released a limited supply of French Almond Cakes in honor of Chinese New Year.


Make some noise. Firecrackers and fireworks aren’t just for the Western New Years. In China, the loud noises are believed to scare away bad spirits and fend off bad luck. They are featured in Chinese parades along with special costumed lion and dragon dances, activities and music. These parades can be viewed on the national China Central Television broadcaster (CCTV).

teaTake some tea. Dragonwell Green is perhaps China’s most famous tea, and for good reason. Often served to visiting heads of states, the tea is known for its sweet and nutty taste. Grown high in the mountains near Hangzhou, it is handpicked and processed with delicate care just as it was 1,500 years ago. In spring, the top two leaves of the plant are harvested and then pan-fried and folded into its distinctive sword-like shape. Dragonwell Green tea brews into a jade green color, gives off a sweet aroma, and has a toasted chestnut-like aftertaste. This distinct tea can be enjoyed as a pick-me-up in the morning or as a refresher throughout the day. 



“My Gorey Valentine!” The Edwardian Ball® Returns To The Fonda Theatre L.A.

TThe Edwardian Ball® “My Gorey Valentine!” presents Edward Gorey’s “The Beastly Baby”

The Edwardian Ball Los Angeles


Paradox Media and Vau de Vire present The Edwardian Ball® on Saturday, February 14th, 2014 at the historic 1920’s Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.  The award-winning Edwardian Ball® founders Rosin Coven and co-hosts Vau de Vire Society bring a featured Edward Gorey story to life on stage with original music, theatrical choreography and narration…this year presenting ‘The Beastly Baby’ which is described “a calmly horrific tale about a most unpleasant infant everyone is trying to get rid of…”It’s where literary fans are as welcome as Goth clubgoers and where the high-flying trapeze and steam-powered machines create the backdrop for elegantly dressed ballgoers waltzing their way from absinthe to the dance floor.

Edwardian Ball

Step into a uniquely immersive world, where turn-of-the-century meets world-to-be in a fantastic blend of performance and audience, of sights, sounds, and magic – an irreverently elegant blend of theatre, circus, live music, DJs, ballroom dancing, parlour games, steam machinery, aerial performances, obscure props, period technology, games, fashion shows and an Edwardian inspired Vendor Bazaar.

Edwardian Ball

All in attendance are invited to return to a time of well-dressed gentility by creating characters and costumes for the occasion – instilling a madhouse slapdashery of costumery by nearly every single attendee.

Edwardian Ball

Featuring Rosin Coven, Vau de Vire Society, TRAPEZE DJs Delachaux & The Klown, The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles, Gorey-inspired Fashion Show & Living Statues by Dark Garden Unique Corsetry and Bridal Couture, The John Brothers Piano Company, Owl Tree Tarot & Tinctures, Our Famous Portrait Booth, Ballroom Dancing, Rooftop Vendor Bazaar, Midway Gaming and many more TBA.  Also, attendees can enjoy absinthe cocktails, full food menu and ample parking.

Edwardian Ball

Saturday, February 14, 2015 – Doors and Show at 8:00pm – All Ages Welcome

The Fonda Theatre – 6126 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-0808 or visit

Tickets: Purchase:

General Admission Tickets: $50
Includes main floor and rooftop Carnival, limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

VIP Tickets: $85
Includes all GA access plus admission to seated balcony with cocktail service and prime view of stage.

VIP Private Booth: $400 for 4 people, $600 for 6 people on Balcony or Main Floor
Includes private booth with table service, great visibility of stage and dance floor. One ticket is good for the entire booth – the best seats in the house!

Edwardian Ball

Hungry for a Great Story? EAT YOUR WORDS

Eat Your WordsEat your words is back on February 5th!  If you haven’t participated in this mashup of stories, chefs, bartenders and urban foodies, this week’s event will make you salivate with stories inspired by a food politics.  It’ll be the best meal and food memory you ever ate!
 A Live Storytelling Event hosted by Greg Walloch Eat Your Words will be an intimate intimate evening of storytelling in the tradition of: 
The Moth and
This American Life
Each show features a rotating cast of the city’s most
outstanding storytellers and comedians with special guest appearances.
“L.A. audiences don’t seem to actually eat very much food, so they might as well come to a show where they can hear all about it.” 

Greg Walloch on Eat Your Words at The Standard, Hollywood

The Standard Hollywood
Cactus Lounge 8300 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
February 5th 2015 ongoing the first Thursday of each month.


TICKET INFO: The event is free. RSVP is strongly encouraged:

This month’s storytellers include:

Steven Brydle
@midnight, FunnyorDie

Lex Vaughn
films, Maddy, Short Bus
Greg Cope White
On the Menu, memoir The Pink MarineChris Gorham and Anel Lopez Gorham
Covert Affairs, PopularAlec Mapa
Ugly Betty, The Tonight Show

Hosted by GREG WALLOCH – 

The Moth, The Howard Stern Show
Produced by Greg Walloch + Zachary Foster + Adam Gould + Dave Srock 

The Ultimate Super Bowl Pulled Pork

BO LogoOh dude!  We got this in the mail and had to share it immediately so that you could do some quick shopping and get online with this better-than-nosh Super Bowl Sunday man-chow!

Skip your typical M.O. – chips and a jar of salsa.  Boulder Organic! ( has you covered with a kick-ass, three ingredients only, recipe for the kick-off: Souper Easy Super Bowl Pulled Pork!  Bonus: In three easy steps, this slow cooker recipe can be thrown in the crockpot in the morning and will be hot and ready by game time.

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