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Monday, September 24, 2018

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The Great American Food & Music Festival this past weekend at Shoreline Amphitheater was a total disaster, due primarily to the fact that its main organizer and supposed food visionary Ed Levine did a terrible job of organizing the event. 100's (maybe even thousands) of people left in disgust, due to no food, long lines and a plethora of other problems. Many demanded refunds and got them. It's amazing that a riot did not take place. Never in my entire life have I ever encountered such a fiasco, and I've been to a lot of these types of festivals. Most of them are quite well-run and very professional.... Read More

On the corner of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Boulevard stands a large imposing edifice housing an Italian restaurant named Trastevere Ristorante Italiano. The place is decorated in a fashion befitting a good old, authentic Italian restaurant. It has the plaster walls complete with cracks to give it that “Old World” feel. Included in the restaurant is an al fresco dining area and large front windows that fold open like old fire station doors that open the place up to make for a great dining experience.The food is prepared as one might expect. I had a standby: pepperoni... Read More

We went to Alive! the other day and to say that I was reticent is putting it mildly. I must admit, I am not exactly what you’d call a disciple of this raw food movement. I am still very comfortable and quite used to food that has been cooked. I will take a boiled carrot (al dente, of course—I gotta have that crunch) over a raw one every time. I like sushi and steak tartare, but I’ll opt for the cooked versions over the raw ones if given the choice.

But, when we visited Alive! recently, we were more than pleasantly surprised. Described on their menu as a “serene... Read More

This past weekend, The Funny Indian, Rajiv Satyal (see my previous article for this) was auditioning for a gig at the prestigious Montreal Comedy festival. It was taking place at the Unknown theatre in Los Angeles.

As usual, my boyfriend and I arrived early and were to meet some other friends as well. We met one and while waiting for our other friends, we were looking to find something to drink and pass the time away. Anyone who knows this area of Santa Monica Blvd, knows there’s not much happening there, but on the corner of SM, a block down from Seward, we popped into a little café... Read More

I'm a vegetarian with "meat envy".No, this is not the tale of an average sized male nor the story of a mfm sex addict on Craigslist. I am a vegetarian who still craves meat but refuses to indulge my longings; in much the same way Brad Pitt refused to feast on blood in Interview With A Vampire. So, when "you know who" (from my Fellini review) and his son arrived into town, I thought, "Who better to dine with than two other people suffering from vegetarian denial? In my case, I deny myself meat. In their case, they deny loving meat."Now that we have so much in common I took them to Symphonie.Mandalay... Read More

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One of my favorite scenes from The Simpsons is when Bart is asked to say grace before dinner and he quite eloquently proclaims, "Dear god, we paid for all of this stuff ourselves, so thanks for nothing."

Of course Bart wasn't wrong. His family did work hard for the money and so they in fact provided their own damn groceries, didn't they? Well, what Bart was missing, and most folks in America these days, is that none of us could be who we are and where we are without the contributions of so many others.

Who planted and... Read More

I have a lot of vegetarian friends and relatives and I was vegetarian for a couple of years in college myself. However, I was never one of those vegetarians who forgot what meat tasted like, and I never ate tofu and believed it was meat.I have a loved one who was often times guilty of this trick of the mind. Once we went to a vegan chinese restaurant in so cal, and we had vegan sweet and sour pork, vegan tin foil duck, and vegan mongolian beef. It was bad enough that it wasn't anything real chinese people would actually order, but made metaphorical by the fact that it wasn't even real meat. My... Read More

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