Exploring East Los Angeles on the LA Latin Spice Tour


In March my wife and I ventured out in one of those rare southern California downpours to participate in the Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour run by Melting Pot Tours. Despite the rain, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and looked forward to participating in another tour hosted by the same company. Little did I know an opportunity would present itself so soon.

Woodspoon Before Lucha VaVoom


After several friends and I purchased tickets to see Lucha VaVoom’s Valentine’s Day show at the Mayan Theater (read my review here), we decided it made sense to start the evening with an early dinner. The question was, where to eat? As I considered various options, I had two primary objectives. First, to find someplace with good food that none of us had tried before and second, to select a restaurant that’s walking distance to the theater so we wouldn’t have to move our car. As you’ll see, I accomplished both objectives.

Cirque Berzerk – An imaginative, twisted, post gothic punk extravaganza

When I found out several months ago that my wife would be going out of town for a weeklong business trip starting on January 9th, I thought we should do something fun the night before her departure. In the hunt for just the right activity, I discovered that Cirque Berzerk, LA’s own circus troupe, was opening its 2011 Los Angeles engagement at Club Nokia on the same weekend. I’d wanted to see them for several years, so I bought two tickets for the Saturday, January 8th show.

Good Eats in LA 2010

Although from time to time I may write up a restaurant that I enjoy, this site is not about food. That said, I do plan on sharing information concerning the local restaurant scene as critiqued by others whose opinions I value. One such local authority is Jonathan Gold, who writes for the LA Weekly. Recently, […]