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The Digest: The Oinkster Hollywood

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As of yesterday, Eagle Rock culinary destination and cult classic The Oinkster has arrived in Hollywood. The piggy Northeastern LA eatery’s mid-city move is a long time coming and a necessary expansion of the burger and pastrami place we all know and love. This means many things. Old school, affordable burgers are going mainstream. An otherwise quiet corridor of South Hollywood and North Larchmont is getting some love. A very far away foodie destination for some has been moved more central. These are all good things.

The biggest question: were the old school burger bros able to carry over the formula for classics with inventive twists over to a new location? Would something be lost in translation? Guys: they basically nailed the landing and the extension of the brand couldn’t have been done any other way. Pencil this in as a glowing addition just South of The Burger District

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A Taste Of Artisanal LA, I: Outpost Cold Brew Coffee & Socha Tea

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This weekend—April 26 and April 27—Artisanal LA returns for their Spring showing. The seasonal foodie fair brings small batch makers from all over the city to share their goods in one mega culinary destination. If you haven’t been before, you have to go. It’s delicious fun! To get you excited for it and to get to know some of the makers sharing work, we did a series of interviews with local artisans to find out more about them—and what they’ll be bringing to A.L.A.

To kick off the series, we hear from java junkies Outpost Cold Brew Coffee and similarly caffeinated Socha Tea. Ogle this as you sip your morning drinks!

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Los Angeles In Cakes

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Have you ever seen those cake shows where normal bakers are tasked with wild challenges like making a replica of something only with desserts? You know those shows! There are a ton of them and they all have their own charms.

Last weekend, there was a rare happening that borrowed from those cake shows that took place in the bottom floor of the Beverly Hills Neiman Marcus. The store featured what felt like an endless amount of cakes made in the form of Los Angeles landmarks. They were not only a testament to local culinary, cake talents but were wonderful representations of some of Los Angeles’ most well known architecture. It was a delicious happening.

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DTW LAX CB1 Anna Breininger Erica Mahinay Lauren Satlowski

CB1 is welcoming a trio of artists from Detroit that came from their Cranbrook Acadamy of Art MFA Painting program. It’s running May 4 through June 8.

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This Crazy Life Patrick Martinez Michael Vasquez Gregory Bojorquez New Image Art

New Image Art is having a trio of artists for the show This Crazy Life. It features Gregory Bojorquez, Patrick Martinez, and Michael Vasquez and opens April 26 and is on view through May 23.

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Fred Wilson Hammer Lectures Take It Or Leave It

Two upcoming, back-to-back Hammer Lectures of note: artist Fred Wilson will be speaking on May 6 and Art History professor Miwon Kwon will be speaking with Allan McCollum on May 7. Both are a part of the currently on view Take It Or Leave It.

A Delicate Balance Odyssey Theatre

Odyssey Theatre is welcoming Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance starting April 26 through June 15. The show features a stacked cast and is one of Albee’s most memorable works.

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