Interview with EAT: LOS ANGELES publisher/editor/writer COLLEEN DUNN BATES. PLUS, a contest!

  Here are Ms. Go Go’s absolutes for eating wonderfully and well: a sense of adventure, a determination to include food in every possible activity, and EAT: Los Angeles, the indispensable guide to all things gustatory.      Whether you need a Great Date Dinner, a Mom ‘n Pop Soda Pop Shop, or a Knowledgeable Knife Sharpener, editor Colleen Dunn Bates  and her talented team of food journalists have…

“Blood & Dumplings” and “Absinthe, Opium & Magic: 1920’s Shanghai”: Chinese geishas and the San Gabriel Valley.

  Mother’s Day is imminent and whether you have a Mother Mary or a Mommy Dearest, isn’t it best to indulge your love of murder and mayhem before you see la mere ? The following tours, one literal, one theatrical, will  soothe all bloodthirsty inclinations so you can sit down to Sunday brunch with a clear conscience.      Hollywood may get the most…