Articles Tagged ‘Offbeat L.A.’

Hollywood Hills Horseback Ride

Hollywood Hills Horseback Ride November 7, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Trotting on a beautiful horse, up and down deserted wildlife-filled hills on a crisp autumn evening as a colorful pink and orange sun retreats into the horizon. Sounds like somewhere in the middle of Utah or Colorado, doesn’t it? Gallop no further than LA’s own Sunset Ranch Hollywood, established...

Best Breakfast in Los Angeles

Best Breakfast in Los Angeles October 5, 2011 | Food | Read More
Schedule your power brunch meeting or recover from your all night rager by hopping into one of these popular breakfast spots in Los Angeles for your top o’ the morning grub. Aroma Coffee & Tea (4360 Tujunga Ave.) A hot spot for industry hob-nobbing, this Valley gem is always packed. If you don’t...

Free Things to Do in LA

Free Things to Do in LA September 27, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Forget cracking open the piggy bank to experience the best of LA. Check out these gratis activities to make your stay memorable and still have some dough left over to try a Pink’s hot dog. 1. Hike Due to LA’s predominantly “plastic” reputation, visitors tend to forget the magnificent natural...

Late Night Dining in Los Angeles

Late Night Dining in Los Angeles September 24, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Starving at 2am after dancing and drinking the night away on Sunset Boulevard? When the post-partying munchies hit, check out these late night dining hot spots to satisfy your sweet to savory taste buds. 1. Fred 62 (1850 N. Vermont Ave.) Open 24/7/365, Fred’s offers classic American food along with,...

Plan Your Los Angeles “Indian Theme Night”

Plan Your Los Angeles “Indian Theme Night” September 21, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Lata Mangeshkar’s voice lilting out of our speakers as we drove down the 5 freeway on Friday night, marked the beginning of Indian theme night. We walked into India Sweets and Spices in Atwater Village, which is the best AUTHENTIC vegetarian South Indian restaurant in LA. If you like your Indian with...

Exploring Downtown Los Angeles

Exploring Downtown Los Angeles September 11, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
My cousin flew in from Boston, and I’m always on the lookout for places to entertain that are new to me AND my guest. I decided on spending a Saturday evening in Downtown LA, to avoid the much-maligned Labor Day weekend beach traffic. We started the evening off by taking in an independent flick at...

Old Trapper’s Lodge Statues

Old Trapper’s Lodge Statues May 18, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
In 1941, John Ehn opened his motel the “Old Trapper’s Lodge” at Arvilla Avenue and San Fernando Road near the Burbank Airport. The story goes that in order to advertise the motel he hired Claude Bell (famous for the Cabazon dinosaurs) to build a roadside sculpture and simply through...

Depression-Era Stone Mural Moves to LA’s Grevillea Art Park

Depression-Era Stone Mural Moves to LA’s Grevillea Art Park May 2, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Helen Lundeberg’s  historic Work Progress Administration (WPA) mural “History of Transportation” is now located in the Grevillea Art Park (230 S. Grevillea Avenue 90301) in downtown Inglewood. When the piece was first created and installed in 1940, it was located in Centinela Park...

“Hollywood Escapes” – A Guidebook Full of Movie Lore

“Hollywood Escapes” – A Guidebook Full of Movie Lore April 20, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s a funny thing when a book that you really like gets remaindered. It’s hard to tell, is this a good thing or a bad thing? From the buyers perspective, suddenly the book becomes very affordable which is great. I am not so sure that the writer and publisher are equally pleased with this...

Useful iPad Travel Apps for LA

Useful iPad Travel Apps for LA April 18, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Some touchscreen time was in the cards for me evidently, as I recently ended up getting an iPad. It’s just the most basic iPad and it actually belongs to my workplace not me, but heck, why complain. Incidentally, I have also been trying to figure out what to do with an iTunes gift card balance...