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Food X Frame: Swingers / Pancakes In The Age Of Enlightenment

Food X Frame: Swingers / Pancakes In The Age Of Enlightenment

You love Los Angeles. You love movies. You love food. Every first Wednesday of the month, Food X Frame will discuss a movie that was shot or set in LA and provide a corresponding recipe. BYOB.

Warning: If you ever google “Swingers”, please tack on the word “movie”, especially if you’re doing a google image search. Learn from my mistakes.

Swingersthe beloved tale of love, loss, and Pink Dot– is Jon Favreau’s convoluted lettre d’amore to Los Angeles. The city plays a central role in the film, one from which the entire plot revolves, not only for what it holds– the bars, the booze, the beautiful babies– but for what it promises. Mike (Jon Favreau) is trying to get over his nasty breakup and start a relationship with someone new: LA.

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Food X Frame: Troop Beverly Hills / Homemade Samoas

Food X Frame: Troop Beverly Hills / Homemade Samoas

You love Los Angeles. You love movies. You love food. Every first Wednesday of the month, Food X Frame will discuss a movie that was shot or set in LA and provide a corresponding recipe. BYOB.

Grocery shopping in Los Angeles can be stressful. For one, parking can be a nightmare. If you’re at Trader Joe’s, it’s practically impossible, because that fucking traitor, Joe, has decided to make his parking lots the size of three car garages. Finding a spot turns into a dangerous game of car Tetris, where hipsters in hybrids and moms in minivans become kamikaze pilots.

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Food X Frame: Chinatown / Egg Drop Soup

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You love Los Angeles. You love movies. You love food. Every first Wednesday of the month, Food X Frame will discuss a movie that was shot or set in LA and provide a corresponding recipe. BYOB.

In early May of last year, my roommate and I dropped off the face of the earth. Calls rolled to voicemail. Mail collected in a heaping pile. Facebook wall posts went unliked. Days went by without any sighting of us. Finally, like two tired war worn veterans, we emerged from the depths of our apartment, in a plume of cigarette haze, smelling of cheap bourbon and petty crime. No, we hadn’t been on some epic bender… we had finally beaten the video game L.A. Noire.

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Food X Frame: The Big Lebowski / White Russian Tiramisu

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You love Los Angeles. You love movies. You love food. Every first Wednesday of the month, Food X Frame will discuss a movie that was shot or set in LA and provide a corresponding recipe. BYOB.

Los Angeles during the holiday season can be a weird place. The city of transplants grinds to a halt as everyone flocks back to the clapboard farm house, regal brownstone, or suburban cookie cutter from whence they came. The people left– the ones who couldn’t be bothered to go back, couldn’t get off work, or by some freak accident are actually from LA– are left trying to piece together some sort of civilized potluck gathering, that usually just drunkenly devolves in the food fight from Hook.

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Food X Frame: Halloween / Pumpkin and Spinach Boogie Man-icotti with Bloody Bolognese

Film X Frame: Halloween / Pumpkin and Spinach Boogie Man-icotti with Bloody Bolognese

You love Los Angeles. You love movies. You love food. Every first Wednesday of the month, Food X Frame will discuss a movie that was shot or set in LA and provide a corresponding recipe. BYOB.

It’s that time of year again: time to half ass a costume together (one accessory does not equal a costume), get way too drunk (Jell-O shots weren’t even a good idea in college), and make questionable decisions (no one needs to see your rendition of “Single Ladies”—especially not the entire bar). Yes my friends, Halloween has arrived. It’s the one holiday that starts off all fun and games, and ends next to the toilet, somewhere near or around the vicinity of an empty bottle of malt liquor—if you are from my family, this may also be easily confused with Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.

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Haunted Screens German Cinema Los Angeles LACMA

LACMA is welcoming a show about German cinema and Expressionism called Haunted Screens. It’s on view from September 21 through January 4.

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