It’s been 25 years since the debut of Snoop Dogg’s “Gin & Juice” mega success hit record stores. The Long Beach native and national legend of hip-hop known for a love for herbs and botanicals is debuting his new INDOGGO gin on the shelves of Smart & Final this week. The approachable spirit comes with the Dogg’s laidback California style, a remix of seven premium botanicals infused with all-natural ingredients including strawberry, no sugar with a slightly sweet and fruity finish.

Go Go Gyoza is kicking off its Fall / Winter Chef Series this week with limited-run dumplings in partnership with the chefs at Rustic Canyon, Norah, Crossroads, Pastars and author Sonoko Sakai. From vegan to seafood to mozzarella stuffed and more, 25 percent of the proceeds are going to an organization of each participant’s choice.

Here’s the lineup:

10/8-10/29, Kismet: Sweet Corn Rangoon with Green Chili Sauce. 25% of proceeds will go to No Us Without You.

10/29 – 11/19, Rustic Canyon: Scallop ‘nduja Dumpling with Strawberry Shrub. 25% of proceeds will go to ACLU.

11/19 – 12/10, Crossroads Kitchen: Kabocha Squash & Scallion Dumpling with spicy chili ponzu. 25% of proceeds will go to Support & Feed.

12/10 – 12/31, Norah: Northern Thai style Sausage Dumpling with Ginger Nuoc Cham. 25% of proceeds will go to Operation Second Chance.

1/1 – 1/22

Sonoko Sakai: Chicken & Tomato Gyoza with Pesto. 25% of proceeds will go to North Central Humane Society.

Pastars: Italian Peperonata & Mozzarella Dumpling with Salsa Verde. 25% of proceeds will go to Los Angeles Fire Department

Courtesy INDOGGO

On Thursday, October 15th, The Caker – the made-to-order sister-run cake company with a cult following – will make its official U.S. debut, bringing chic cake kits in new flavors to a pantry near you. Founded by New Zealand Native Jordan Rondel, and joined shortly thereafter by her sister Anouk, The Caker was created in 2010 as a made-to-order cake business and in 2013 the brand launched their line of Cake Kits.


Cake kits will debut in the U.S. with  Matcha Cherry, Flourless Dark Chocolate Gold Leaf andLemon Strawberry Poppy Seed ($25 each).

Best Girl at the Ace Hotel Los Angeles has reopened with dinner and weekend brunch service to start, as well as delivery and takeout. As part of the reopening, they’ve expanded the  outdoor patio along Broadway for safe social distancing.  The new outdoor dining room extends all along the front of the hotel and over to the theatre. For the first time, guests will be able to dine under the theatre’s historic marquee, which is currently being used as the canvas for a haiku art project called 5-7-5, which will feature the work of artists such as Lisa Anne Auerbach, Charles Gaines and Kim Gordon. The box office will be  converted into a bar during meal services. The patio, like the hotel, is dog friendly. Reservations are preferred for Best Girl, but walk-ins will be accommodated if possible. For menus, reservations and more info please visit

The Gastro Garage is returning to Hollywood starting Friday, October 16, for an all new culinary pop-up experience on the rooftop of the W Hollywood. The “Gastro Mechanics” will be lighting up the sky with an eight-night, blowtorch-powered evening featuring an eight-course progressive-style dining experience. The dinner series, called TORCHED, will take place Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 16 and 17, 23 and 24, Nov. 6 and 7, 13 and 14, with three seatings per night at 6:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Limited tickets available at Eventbrite, reservations are mandatory.

Courtesy The Gastro Garage

As seen on the Bravo and Travel Channels, The Gastro Garage creates the ultimate action station using blow torches and molecular gastronomy to create savory donut sliders, skewers and sides. During the immersive dining experience, guests are greeted by “Gastro Mechanics,” clad in welding masks that guide them through the process, all while wielding giant blow torches with flames flying high. The rooftop at the W Hollywood has been designed to look like a drive-through auto service bay, complete with oil drums, hubcaps, vintage motorcycles and of course, rock ‘n’ roll music and videos playing in the background.

In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month this October, OREO is continuing to build on the #ProudParent platform and its partnership with PFLAG National with the debut of a new film, titled Proud Parentand the release of Limited Edition #ProudParent OREO Rainbow Cookies to reward acts of allyship for the LGBTQ+ community.

Starting today, 10,000 packs of the first-of-their kind limited edition cookies will be available to fans via giveaway to reward acts of allyship for the LGBTQ+ community. Each pack features seven different colored creme fillings, inspired by the colors of the Pride flag. For more info on how fans can get a pack, visit @OREO social channels and With an end-line reading, “A loving world starts with a loving home,” the emotional Proud Parent film celebrates the important role of parental and community support in fostering greater LGBTQ+ acceptance.

Courtesy Oreo Pride

  • Only 10,000 packs of the first-of-their kind limited edition cookies are available to fans via giveaway to reward acts of allyship for the LGBTQ+ community. Packs will not be sold in stores. Available while supplies last.
  • Each pack of Limited Edition #ProudParent OREO Rainbow Cookies features seven different colored creme fillings inspired by the colors of the Pride flag. This is the first time OREO created a pack featuring cookies with varying creme colors.
  • To receive a pack, fans must participate in the #ProudParent campaign by sharing a photo of what allyship means to them on Instagram or Twitter, tagging and following @OREO, andusing the hashtags #ProudParent and #Giveaway. See Official Rules for details.
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