This Weekend: Eat, Drink and Be Merry (Free Vodka/Free Starbucks); Shop and Recycle

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY Starbucks Free Treat: Starbucks is celebrating forty years by offering a complimentary Starbucks Petites when you order any handcrafted beverage (while supplies last). Petites are little sweet treats … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Festivals and More from the Valley to Downtown to the Westside

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG Lots of choices await this weekend with food trucks occupying a few events — a premiere food truck and artisan fest downtown, a $10 cut-a-thon at Paul Mitchell Sherman Oaks, flea markets in Tarzana, a laughter fest in … [Read more...]

This Weekend and More: Dtox Day Spa Special, Rachel Pally Sale, Abundance Sale, Chinese New Year, Cupcakes and Lemonade, Wild Wings

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BY KAREN YOUNG Jump in your car or take the metro downtown this weekend for a two day Chinese New Year celebration of dragons, crafts, food, entertainment and more — or get a new wardrobe at the Rachel Pally Warehouse Sale.  Homebound in the … [Read more...]

Lobsta Truck: Rolling a taste of the eastern seaboard to the streets

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Fresh lobster tails and claws with melted butter. Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG One of the newest gourmet food trucks to roll out is the Lobsta Truck. That’s right, hook on to that New England accent — lob-stah. I’d heard the lines were long, so I was prepared to wait. Fortunately, the day I caught up … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Food and Fashion Warehouse Sales, Food Truck Frenzy, Trunk Shows, Kids Comedy and a Holiday Sing-a-long

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Take a shopping break for some free festive sing-a-long cheer at Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion tonight!  Photo: John McCoy

COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG It's the countdown until Christmas and the shopping frenzy continues for many.  Check out this list for some alternative warehouse sales and trunk shows,  plus make room for some entertainment along the way. TONIGHT! … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Food Truck Madness, Jason Bateman, Shane's Inspiration, Book Sale, Guru Fever, Music for Good

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG More food truck madness, Jason Bateman, holiday shopping from home, used books, guru guidance and some good music for a cause wraps up this weekend in the 818. AGOURA MUNCH MADNESS: Got the Munchies? Get ready for Agoura … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Food Truck Frenzy, Halloween Fairs, LAPD Open House,Health Fair, Arts & Food Festivals and more!

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The Pumpkin Fair at Dixie Canyon

BY KAREN YOUNG There is no excuse to stay home this weekend. The problem is what to choose to do — food truck festival in Encino, Halloween festivals from the east to the west valley, artisan and food fests downtown and Santa Monica, a health fair … [Read more...]

Takosher: The Chosen Taco food truck rolls into the 818

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Takosher co-owner and originator of the idea, Lowell Bernstein.   Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG New food trucks seem to be hitting the street daily as the revolution continues.  The latest truck to roll in just last week is the first glatt kosher truck in the Los Angeles — Takosher  (Taco + Kosher) which serves up five tacos … [Read more...]

The Fry Girl: Mini-Doughnuts and more at your door

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MY DAILY FIND STAFF   This past Tuesday morning a pink van pulled up in front of Jennifer Evans Gardner's Little Feet in the Kitchen cooking school in Studio City, bringing with it a very welcome "guest chef" to eight students ages 10 to 13 … [Read more...]

Worth the Drive: Outdoor Cinema Food Fest, Cinespia and Bastille Day Festival

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BY KAREN YOUNG Film buffs, foodies and Francophiles — this one's for you. It's an eclectic weekend "over the hill" with outdoor movie screenings, food trucks and a celebration of French culture. The Outdoor Cinema Food Fest is a new summer event … [Read more...]