Articles Tagged ‘offbeat Los Angeles’

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...

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...

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...

Farmer John Murals

Farmer John Murals November 25, 2010 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
The Farmer John plant in Vernon (3049 East Vernon Avenue, 90058) is especially well-decorated with pictures of pigs seemingly straight out of a children’s book. Who cares about the horrors of butchering and the industrial processes of meat rendering  going on inside this meat processing plant...