As many Angelenos probably already know, Huell Howser died Sunday night at the age of 67. In memoriam, we thought we'd channel-surf through some episodes of Howser's KCET series California's Gold, which have covered myriad subjects over the course of the beloved reporter's long career -- Howser onl ... More >>
The Odd Future Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival & Show
See also: *Our slideshow of Odd Future's Carnival and Show
*Odd Future and Streetwear Employees Resent Fairfax Avenue Tourist Influx
*My Brother Smoked A Blunt With Lil Wayne; That's When Things Got Weird
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People are losing their homes, trying to find scarce jobs, and struggling to put food on the table right here in L.A.
But the real issue today is ... cruelty to lobsters.
Yeah, the spcaLA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is upset over a choose-your-own-lobster meal at the L.A. Co ... More >>
L.A. County Fair
Yep, it's county fair time again. Enjoy fried treats, carnival games, amusement-park rides and more than 20 big-name musical acts through the end of September.
WHAT: L.A. County Fair
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 31 - Thurs., Sept. 30
WHERE: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.
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In today's era of trendy compotes and 10-ingredient jellies, Coldwater Canyon Provisions takes a refreshingly old-school approach to their preserves and pickles that hint at simpler jam and jelly times. Flavors include watermelon jelly, raspberry and strawberry-rhubarb jam, and pickled okra, beets a ... More >>
It's hard to tell whether the (in)famous Chicken Charlie has run out of artery-clogging ideas or simply experienced a populist streak when he cooked up this idea: The L.A. County Fair will be taking suggestions for a new deep-fried treat to be made available at this September's Fair.
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Enough, Chicken Charlie. You have crossed all lines of good taste and common decency with deep-fried cereal.
Charlie Boghosian, aka Chicken Charlie, is the evil mastermind responsible for the arterial onslaught at fairs throughout Southern California over the last few years. He started with deep-fr ... More >>
"The World's Largest Hot Dog with Cuban Hot Sauce." It's not a slogan for the latest Guinness World Records attempt at temporary hot dog celebrity. It's the name of the hot dog stand that served as the inspiration for local artisan mustard producer Vivi's Original Sauce. Owner Vivian "Vivi" Poutakog ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshA miniature version of Randy's Donuts in the model railroad town at the LA County Fair.You can't actually order a cinnamon crumb from this outpost of Randy's Donuts, a miniature version of the iconic shop (complete with cop car parked in front!) housed in the model railroad town ... More >>
Lina LecaroA "feliz" fest.The period from now until Labor Day will be fest-full to say the least. Sunset Strip Music Fest, Sunset Junction Street Fair and FYF Fest will see hordes moving through the streets of LA, angling for a view of their favorite bands, gnawing on greasy grub from the foo ... More >>
Handmade cards speak truth to power at this year's Renegade Craft Fair
Did you leave town this weekend to avoid Carmageddon? Haha, sucker. Those of us not afraid of a little gridlock spent Saturday weaving through the sunny maze of booths at downtown's Renegade Craft Fair, the indie pop-up fe ... More >>
Courtesy of Chicken CharlieFried fair fare trio: Totally Fried Brownies, FryBQ ribs and Totally Fried Kool-Aid
His life's work reads like a chapter in The Fattening of America. Every year, Chicken Charlie a.k.a. Charlie Boghosian, the fried food maestro of Southern California's county fair c ... More >>
Dancing With Ghosts/FlickrDate Festival
In some dim corner of the country, every food has a festival. For three days each April, the World Grits Festival engulfs St. George, South Carolina. Waikiki holds the Spam Jam. In Clinton, Montana, there is the Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival, or "Te ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshThe sausage tornado potato with cheddar cheese powder.
You say tor-nay-doh, I say tor-nah-doh. You say po-tay-toh, I say po-tah-toh. Let's not call the whole thing off.
The tornado potato that's already touched down in Korea and Köln (with pit stops in Minnesota and New Jersey) ... More >>
Fair food likes to straddle that fine, batter-flecked line between alluring and puke-worthy. Cases in point: Deep-fried bacon from Texas, spaghetti and meatball on a stick courtesy of Minnesota, and a California-bred Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich, which, with a puddle of Smuc ... More >>
A Hamburger TodayKrispy Kreme Doughnut Burger
The Orange County Fair ended last weekend, but throngs of fried food aficionados turned up to get their fair (sorry) share of deep fried Oreos, Snickers, Twinkies, and even fried cheese on a stick. While that might sound like groundbreaking fried ... More >>
Antelope Valley PressSay it ain't so! The Antelope Valley Press, that breathless spinner of news about meth-lab busts and County Fair fashions, has begun withholding its full online content for newspaper subscribers only. Now Web surfers are faced with story teasers that end with, "For complete s ... More >>
Photo credit: Aaron Stein-ChesterCharlie BoghosianBefore there was This Is Why You're Fat.com, there was Chicken Charlie. For almost a quarter decade now, 40 year-old "Chicken" Charlie Boghosian has spent 5 months of each year touring the California fair circuit with his custom-built trailers ... More >>
Jill Mittan looks tired. But despite the looming death of the five year-old winery dream she shared with her husband Kevin, she's still pouring tastes and telling visitors about the local wine scene at Midlife Crisis Winery. On Sunday, July 27th that will end too.