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August 8th, 2018 by Cherry

You know it’s the end of summer when you get to enjoy some of the best food around with the Los Angeles’ Times the Taste!

I’ve gone a few times over the years and have always been delighted with the introduction to new chefs, great food, wine and ideas with the cooking demos! This year looks like it’s going to be even better as we raise a glass to Jonathan Gold who passed away earlier this year. In his honor they will have special programming at each event for the beloved restaurant critic who’s passion for food and respect for the culture of cuisine won him a Pulitzer and special place in every food lovers heart.

Tickets are on sale now at latimes.com/TheTaste

The Taste returns to the Paramount Pictures Studio backlot with three nights during the Labor Day Weekend (Aug 31 – Sept 2) of unlimited tastings for food and drinks with your ultimate block party ticket! This year they will highlight the rich history of Los Angeles international cuisine where you can travel the world with every bite! This year they have three evenings of fun with Friday all about LA Pop-Ups and Underground restaurants, Saturday is International with everything from Japanese to Mexican Breakfast Tacos to India and everywhere in between and Sunday is all about ‘home comfort’ food with the diversity of Los Angeles chefs giving us a taste of their favorite dishes!

  • Friday, Aug. 31, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
    L.A.’s pop-up and underground restaurants will take the stage with a demo of Cajun-by-way-of-Compton cuisine from chef Michael Lawless (Shad’s New Cali Catering). Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Ludo Bird) will showcase his French flair. Master of the grill, Burt Bakman (Trudy’s Underground Barbecue), will lead a barbeque how-to. Ricardo Zarate (Rosaliné) and Jonathan Yao (Kato) will provide a glimpse of what makes their dishes imminently Instagram-able. The Bar Stage will be serving up white wines of Italy with Wes Hagen of J. Wilkes Wines. Restaurants include: Amor y Tacos, Baltaire Restaurant, Bone Kettle, Casa Vega, Chao Krung, Farmhouse, Hinoki & the Bird, Otium, Pop’s Bagels and Wanderlust Creamery.
  • Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
    Delicious food will be the special of the night as Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama (n/naka) showcase Japanese cuisine and Briana Valdez (HomeState) celebrates breakfast all day with a demo of her signature dishes. Sommelier Ira Norof will give you 101 reasons to drink wine. Restaurants include: Cento Pasta Bar, Border Grill, Crustacean Beverly Hills, Jaffa, Kali Restaurant, Madre Oaxacan Restaurant & Mezcaleria, Mayura Indian Restaurant, Prawn, Taste of Tehran, Trois Mec and Winston Pies.
  • Sunday, Sept. 2, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
    Experience the diversity of flavors in our fair city when Sean Lowenthal (Little Beast Restaurant) and L.A. Times Test Kitchen Director Noelle Carter highlight Southern cooking, Minh Phan (Porridge + Puffs) shares her technique for elevating porridge, and Charles Olalia (Rice Bar/Ma’am Sir) gives a master class on Filipino cuisine. Wine expert Christine Dalton will raise a glass to rosé. Restaurants include: 71Above, Banh Oui, Coni’Seafood, Holbox/Chichen Itza, Hotville Chicken, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Inko Nito, Kobee Factory & Syrian Kitchen, Meals by Genet and Prince of Venice.

Los Angeles Times’ The Taste, presented by Pacific Sales Kitchen & Home, is produced in association with Best Events and this year The Collins College of Hospitality Management and L.A. Regional Food Bank are the event’s charity beneficiaries. Tickets range from $115 to $165; a $10 discount will be available exclusively to Times subscribers starting July 23.

Also this year for the first time The Taste travels to Costa Mesa this October from Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21 with programming to be announced in September. Details and tickets: latimes.com/TheTaste.

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Leave a comment below if you plan to attend and what chef, demo or taste is on your foodie list! 

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July 9th, 2017 by Cherry

Image result for dirty dancingThe only thing that can get me camping is Dirty Dancing! I have been planning to have fun with Street Food Cinema this summer but this special night celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Dirty Dancing sounds like such fun that I’m ready to put my dancing shoes on. So am making plans and inviting friends to meet out at the King Gillette Ranch in Malibu on Saturday, July15th (King Gillette Ranch – 26800 Mulholland Hwy. Malibu, CA 91302).

Its two fun day of fun from dance lessons to the movie to breakfast the next day! I feel a need to cosplay with a ‘don’t put baby in the corner’ cute outfit.

 Saturday, July 15th

3:30 pm – Check-in opens.

4:30pm – Dance Lessons begin.

6:30 pm – Band performs.

8:30 pm – Movie starts.

10:30 pm – Outdoor Lounge, Kellerman’s Karaoke and other post-movie activities open.

11:30pm – Midnight Hike begins.

Sunday, July 16th

8:00 am – Catered breakfast opens.

2:00 pm – Check-out.

If you aren’t in Los Angeles they have fun events in San Diego & Phoenix .. can I say ROAD TRIP! Leave a comment below what you want to see! 

About: Street Food Cinema, the ultimate movie experience evolves into an unforgettable camping experience right in the middle of the Santa Monica Mountains, just above Malibu. This summer night retreat brings to life the classic elements of everyone’s beloved favorite with Kellerman’s summer resort including dance lessons with Johnny Castle, karaoke, and watermelons. It’s the summer of 1963 for Baby and Johnny, but we met them in the 80’s, so get ready for a 60’s/80’s decade mashup during this themed overnight experience (Sunday breakfast included). 

www.streetfoodcinema.com/schedule/los-angeles/

www.streetfoodcinema.com/schedule/san-diego/

www.streetfoodcinema.com/schedule/phoenix/

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January 31st, 2016 by Cherry

I am excited for the opening night of Dirty Dancing at the Pantages. You can’t put BABY in the corner for the three week engagement that begins February 2nd          

Opening Night is Tuesday, February 2nd,  2016 at 8pm.

THREE-WEEK L.A. ENGAGEMENT WILL PLAY

HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATRE; FEBRUARY 2-21, 2016

The Nederlander Organization announced the cast of DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage featuring Gillian Abbot as “Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman,” Christopher Tierney as “Johnny Castle,” Doug Carpenter as “Billy Kostecki,” Jerome Hermann-Hardeman as “Tito Suarez,” Ryan Jesse as “Neil Kellerman,” Gary Lynch as “Max Kellerman,” Scott McCreary as “Robbie Gould,” Herman Petras as “Mr. Schumacher,” Alex Scolari as “Lisa Houseman,” Margot White as “Marjorie Houseman,” Mark Elliot Wilson as “Dr. Jake Houseman” and Jenny Winton as “Penny Johnson.”  As well as cast members John Antony, Rachel Marie Bell, Danielle Diniz, Jon Drake, Josh Drake, Rashaan James II, Joshua Keith, Kevin Mylrea, Katelyn Prominski, Amy Quanbeck, Alana Randall, Sean Rozanski, Adrienne Walker, and Devan Watring. Enriching the live experience will be the eight piece onstage band with all the sexy dancing you can handle! If you’ve seen the film than  you know not only the star crossed love story of girl of privilege and the adult townie lothario who is seduced with hit songs  “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”

dd07cLondon’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”dd06c Tickets for DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage are on sale now and are available for purchase at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787, and at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Boulevard). The box office opens daily at 10am except for Holidays. Ticket prices start at $29. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets by calling 866-755-3075 or by visiting www.PantagesGroups.com.

 

The performance schedule for DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage is Tuesday through Friday at 8pmSaturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.

For more information about DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage, visit the official show site: www.us.dirtydancingontour.com

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The North American tour of DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage is produced by Amber Jacobsen, NETworks Presentations LLC, Grove Entertainment and Col Joye in association with Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the premier next generation global content leader, and Magic Hour Productions.

DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage began as an eight-week staged workshop in Manhattan in the fall of 2001. It was first performed at the Theatre Royal in Sydney, Australia in November 2004 before embarking upon a hugely successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. A new production opened at the Theater Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany in March 2006 where it broke records for achieving the highest advance in European history.

The production began performances on London’s West End in October 2006 with an £11 million advance and went on to become the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre. It closed in July 2011 in advance of a two-year UK national tour and then returned to London for a strictly limited season at the Piccadilly Theatre.

The show has gone on to perform across the world in markets as diverse as Utrecht, Holland, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.Most recently, it has been represented by a new UK tour (which launched March 2014 in Bristol), a German tour (which launched April 2014 in Berlin) and an Italian production (which launched October 2014 in Milan). The show returned to Australia with a new tour that premiered in late 2014 in honor of the stage production’s 10th anniversary.

 

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January 20th, 2016 by Cherry

If you are looking for a fun Valentine’s Day Gift for your girlfriend, boyfriend or just reliving a beloved movie as a singleton grab a ticket to see Dirty Dancing Tour for $49 (select seats/dates)! This should be a blast with music from the movie we all love and classic scenes brought to life by a talented cast. Don’t hesitate this if for a limited time only!

 

Have the time of your life with this SPECIAL OFFER! Select Performances are just $49 (Reg. $65-$89)

Seen by millions across the globe, the worldwide smash hit DIRTY DANCING – The Classic Story On Stage features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances `Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.

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