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The Digest: El Cholo

el cholo spanish cafe

Everyone goes here. You did. Your Mom probably does, sometimes with your Dad, but probably with her girlfriends. Your Uncle was probably here too, having margaritas. But that’s just this generation. People have been going to this stop off Wilshire for almost a hundred years now. Robert Redford ate here once. Jack Nicholson called it one of his favorite places in town. Bing Crosby loved it too; Elizabeth Taylor dined here more than a few times.

Inevitably, we all pass through El Cholo.

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Where Shall We Meet? Samuel French and The Pikey

Where Shall We Meet Samuel French and The Pikey 1

It’s hard not to get caught up in Pilot Season when you live in this town. The overnight successes, the ingénue, the character actor, the gay best friend and the not-quite-as-pretty-as-the-lead (but works a lot more in commercials) of the next smash hit live and work among us.

It could be you. You studied acting. You do have a Scene prepared, right? No? Get thee to Samuel French!

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Fruigees, A Fruit And Veggie Vegan Pudding

Fruigees, A Fruit And Veggie Vegan Pudding 1

Pudding is one of the best sweet treats around. There’s something classic about it: saying the word pudding pulls up images of 1950s homemakers preparing these choclatey or vanillay desserts for guests. More recently, pudding brings up images of a brightly sweatered Bill Cosby sharing little anecdotes on the joys of eating this treat. You don’t really think of fruits or vegetables when you think of pudding, though. Sometimes fruit goes with pudding but, as mentioned, you think of chocolate and vanilla when you think of pudding. LA based food folk Fruigees are changing this image of the treat by making fruit and vegetable based vegan puddings that are just as delightful as you imagine–but they’re based in a very healthy, wholesome place.

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Keenhouse’s Where I Belong

Keenhouse's Where I Belong

It’s been more than half a year since we checked up on what Ken Rangkuty’s Keenhouse has been up to. Last we left off, he released a new album Four Dreams and is still supporting the release with various activities. Most recently, a new video for lead single “Where I Belong” has come out and it gives the song an ethereal, futuristic quality much like the Keenhouse sound. He also has a little accompanying artbook available that helps build out the world of Four Dreams beyond the audial and into the visual.

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What Is Your Los Angeles Music Video Dream? Tell Us And You Can Get LAMVF Tickets!

What Is Your Los Angeles Music Video Dream Tell Us And You Can Get LAMVF Tickets

It’s that time of year again: the Los Angeles Music Video Festival is coming! The little discipline smashing celebration returns for its third year next week with four nights of audio/video mashings, industry insider information, and lots of awards for rad new videomakers. To help get you guys excited about LAMVF’s arrival, we thought we’d poll you guys about what would make a dream Los Angeles music video and give you a chance to win tickets to the festival.

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EastSide Food Festival Castle Gourmet Mack Sennett

November 9 is the Eastside Food Festival which will include lots of great goodies from Castle Gourmet and Food Is The New Rock and more. It’s taking place at the Mack Sennett Studios and will be delicious.

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Hollywood Forever Comedy Is Dead XVIII Brian Posehn Mary Lynn Rjskub

Hollywood Forever is hosting a big funny night called Comedy Is Dead which is in its eighteenth incarnation. It will include comedy group WOMEN and Mary Lynn Rajskub and Brian Posehn.

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Theatricum Boo-tanicum  2014

Every year, Theatricum Botanicum hosts a Halloween festivity called “Theatricum Boo-Tanicum.” This year, the event is happening on October 31. Check it out!

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Lido Los Angeles Club Nokia

Young Norwegian producer Lido is coming to Los Angeles for a show at Club Nokia on October 3. His new EP is out now as is his new video, which you can catch on Complex.

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Damon Wayans Lyric Theatre Super Secret Comedy Show

Damon Wayans is going to step in for a Super Secret Comedy Show event that is a *rare* ninety minute set at the Lyric Theatre. Catch it on October 15!

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