NELA Second Saturday: Visit Baby IKKI and his neighborhood pals

  With its open-’til-late art galleries,  strategically placed, graze-as-you-go food trucks,  copious watering holes, and scattered sound scapes, NELA Second Saturday has long been one of the best ‘hood parties in town.    The pub/grub/gallery crawl just got art-world-serious, though, with the arrival of  “A Voyage of Growth and Discovery”:  the multi-media installation by artists Michael Smith and Mike Kelly, based in the latter’s studio at the Farley…

LUMMIS DAY 5: free/festival/fun/frolic/food

  In 1884, Charles Fletcher Lummis walked 3507 miles from Ohio to California to take a job with the Los Angeles Times; Americans discovered the Southwest through the dispatches he wrote from his road trip through New Mexico and Arizona.  Lummis then settled on the banks of the Arroyo Seco, became editor of the Los Angeles Times, built…

All-U-Can-Eat Frysmith @ the Verdugo: spud paradise.

  Go Go’ers, your eyes are not deceiving you!   Tonight, Tuesday, May 25th, you can stop by the Verdugo (where you were probably going to go anyway since it’s one of your fave nabe bars), grab one (or more) of their gazillion global beers,  hang out on their foliaged and fenced patio, and for an hour, chow down on the tuber-onderful fare of  Frysmith (one…

Americana at Brand’s Street Feast: Food trucks corralled for your dining convenience

Tempted to try some of those trendy food trucks but SO not into chasing them all over town?  Head over to the Americana at Brand tonight to sample and stroll at the Street Feast! The uptown, outdoor mall is takin’ it to the tarmac with nine of L.A.’s top culinary trucks in attendance.  The Dim Sum Truck, Mandoline Grill, Komodo, CoolHaus, The Buttermilk Truck, Willoughby…