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A Taste Of Artisanal LA, II: Awesome Bars & Almond Kulture

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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.

Our next batch of interviews sees the snack making sisters of Awesome Bars and the no dairy, all fabulous team behind Almond Kulture sharing the story behind their brands.

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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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Chris Burden Made Commercials

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When artists make crossovers into the world of “entertainment,” I always find it intriguing. This is especially important when it happens by an LA artist within LA. This overlapping and experimenting referred to isn’t any Gaga-eque art pandering but instead refers to organic, intentional, and brilliant means to get greater America, non-art persons to see something different and to think differently through a platform that is otherwise used to entertain.

Iconic, prolific LA artist Chris Burden dabbled in this genre throughout the seventies. Did you know this? We had no idea and, while I don’t remember how this discovery came about, his means of entering the atmosphere of entertainment has to be one of the most remarkable of his contemporaries: he (with the help of others) bought advertising space that was played on LA area televisions. Yes, he made art commercials.

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Death & Bikram Yoga

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It’s been a while since I’ve been to Bikram Yoga. I couldn’t tell you the last time I attended a class but my guess would be that I was here over a year ago. Maybe even a few years ago. I haven’t let myself go or anything but going to Bikram became a chore. Getting to the “Silverlake” location was difficult since it is actually in Atwater/Glendale biking there is hard. Continued practice can be pricey, too. Excuses mounted and I opted to take a break.

But my body needed to return. I had to go back in order to fight the arrival of “Suburban Dad Body”, a figure that I could easily see my figure skipping towards if unattended (and perhaps caused by too much fried chicken). I also needed peace of mind, to extinguish young adult anxieties and squash career related creative frustrations. Bikram Yoga is fulfilling in many ways. Like a homecoming, I try return to it often to keep myself in check. It’s one of those absurdly Los Angeles physical supplements not too dissimilar from The Master Cleanse.

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Taco Night Silk Scarf Karen Mabon Vacation Days

Love making tacos? Then you will love this: Vacation Days released a themed scarf depicting a taco fiesta illustrated by Karen Mabon. It’s quite nice!

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I Totally Know What You Did Last Donna Summer Casita Del Campo Dane Whitlock Drew Droege

Remember last year’s Praire-Oke and how fun that was? Well big news: the team behind that show is back with the SpOoKy I Totally Know What You Did Last Donna Summer. Should be fab! It’s happening May 2 and May 3, May 9 and May 10, May 16 and May 17, and May 23 and May 24. Catch a trailer for it below.

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Iko Iko Building Block New Space

Hey you guys: the new Iko Iko is open at 1727 Spring Street. To celebrate, there will be an opening party on April 26. Check it out!

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Norton Simon College Night

It’s back, kids: April 25 at the Norton Simon is College Night. You can tour galleries and take a drawing class and lots more fun things.

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Busted True STories About Getting Around Los Angeels STories BooksandCafe

Hey, Metro-ing folk: look at this! There is a storytelling night at Stories in Echo Park called BUSted and it’s all about LA people who take the Metro. It’s happening Saturday, April 26.

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