Summer Fun Guide: Outdoor Cinema with Entertainment, Food and Fun

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BY KAREN YOUNG Moviegoing  takes on a whole new vibe at these summer viewing venues that combine a party atmosphere with eating and entertainment. Movies on the Green :   Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills is the locale for this … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Great Deals and Sales, Plus What’s Happening Around Town

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BY KAREN YOUNG DEALS COOK LA Cooking School: 10% off any class of your choice.  Classes for all ages and tastes, including an upcoming camp for ages 9-17! 10938 Ventura Blvd.  Studio City (818) 760-5157. Mention My Daily Find to … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What’s Happening in the 818 and Beyond

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Music in the Zoo     Photo: Hugh Stegman

BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY Free Starbucks Refresher:  Stop by today between noon and  3 p.m. and get a free Refreshers™ handcrafted beverage. These low-calorie drinks are made with real ingredients like whole blackberries, lime slices and … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Artisan Market, Art Walk, Estate Sale, Pet Adoption, Consignment Sale and Farmers Markets

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Find unique gifts and food at your local farmer's market.

BY KAREN YOUNG Artisan Market & Food Truck Frolic :  It’s a monthly event at the Hidden Gardens and Chateau. Check out local water color, acrylic and Mosaic artists, eclectic gift Items, hand-made jewelry, glass art, clothing, Nelson's … [Read more...]

This Weekend and Beyond: Festivals, Food, Fundraising and Fashion

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS: It's USC over UCLA for this year's annual festival.  Make a trip to Trojan Land on Saturday and Sunday. For or all age lovers of books, this one is for you —140,000 attendees, 450+ … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Food Truck Fest, Tomatomania, Rising Lotus, A Film Festival and More

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG Tomatomania! is happening today through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tapia Brothers Farm Stand.  Tomatomania! is an heirloom tomato seedling sale featuring almost 300 tomato varieties. Wear your Tomatomania! T-shirt … [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...]

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...]

This Weekend: L.A. Flea Market/Food Trucks, Free Movies Concerts & Art, Silent Films, Stargazing and Festival Fun

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BY KAREN YOUNG Don't know what to do this weekend?  (Well, besides bathing in a tub of ice...)  Here's a handful of suggestions a bit out of the realm  of the ordinary. GRAND OPENING! L.A. FLEA MARKET AT DODGER STADIUM It’s the grand … [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...]