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3 Fun Food Events This Week, Including an "EastSide" Food Festival

iHeartSilverlake EastSide Food Festival Silver Lake is getting its own food festival, with 25 vendors, chefs, DJs, musicians and more, hosted by  Mack Sennett Studios, Castle Gourmet and Food Is the New Rock. Who's coming? Alimento, Auntie Em's Kitchen, Angel City Brewing, Black Hogg, Donut Friend, HomeState, Kitchen Mouse, Little Beast, Mexicali......
Paula Deen; Credit: courtesy: Paula Deen

Paula Deen Is Back, But With Trust Issues

On her recent trip to Los Angeles, Paula Deen taped a number of television shows (Fox and Friends, etc.) and holed up in the Montage Beverly Hills, where she did a few more interviews, including one with us. Thus on a weekday morning, we chatted with the white-haired queen of......
Auntie Em's red velvet cake; Credit: A. Scattergood

10 Best Red Velvet Cakes in Los Angeles (VIDEO)

Thanks to the resurgence of traditional American cooking and so-called comfort food in the last decade or so, red velvet cakes have grown, and grown a lot, in popularity. It's easy to see why: They're gorgeous, delicious and just a little weird. Considered by many an example of traditional Southern......
chocolate candle; Credit: Chocolate Candle Factory

Now You Can Eat Your Birthday Cake and Its Candles, Too

You know the drill: You bake a birthday cake, or have somebody else bake one for you, then you populate its surface with candles, light them, watch them get blown out, then separate the inedible melted wax from the frosting you do want. Depending on the candles and how many......
Tacos la Estrella; Credit: A. Scattergood

10 Best Restaurants in Highland Park

Even before York Boulevard morphed into a jumble of trendy boutiques and bars, Highland Park was an eater's paradise. You could eat tacos for days and never even go inside, so good are the taco trucks in this neighborhood. All kinds of regional Mexican delicacies could be found in the......
a previous Artisanal L.A. event; Credit: Artisanal L.A.

Top 3 Events: Artisanal L.A. Show, Pie Class and Hot Sauce Talk

Artisanal L.A. Fall Show  The fall show from Artisanal L.A., the pop-up shop and recurrent event, is coming. This one again showcases new and returning vendors, book signings, demos and lots of fun stuff. Look for the launch of Leah Ferrazzani's Semolina Pasta; Stowaway Ginger Beer; Buttermilk, Inc.; QUIN candy from Portland, Oregon; and Zoe Nathan,......
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