Burgers & Beer Buddy Pack Deal

Get your buddy on with the Burgers & Beer Buddy Pack for LA Weeklys food event this July 30th at the LA Coliseum!

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LA Weekly knows the best way to enjoy beer and burgers under the sun are with your best buds and with this deal you don’t have to choose between besties! For a limited time while supplies last you can purchase FOUR general admission tickets for $219 for a savings of $80.

Now your friends can no longer say you didn’t do anything for them <guffaw>

General Admission tickets include: entry into the Burgers & Beer event at 3pm, unlimited food samples from over 30 burger restaurants, craft beer samples from over 35 breweries, live musical entertainment courtesy of Spaceland Productions, and access to our artisanal vendor village.
Tickets can be purchased here.
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DC and Vertigo Comics at the LA Times Festival of Books

Are you heading to LA Times Festival of Books this weekend at USC? Enjoy books, panels and autographs that cover everything from comics (my favorite Stan Lee) to cooking to YA fiction! Check out the schedule and remember you need a ticket for select events.

 

 

 

Come Join DC and Vertigo Comics at the LA Times Festival of Books for a Special Signing Event

Come visit us at the DC booth, #889 Saturday April 9, for a special signing event with Jim Lee. 100 wristbands for the event will be handed out in the DC booth at 10 a.m. that morning. The actual signing will take place in the booth at 3 p.m. that same day.

We will also be handing out posters, bookmarks and comics to those in attendance.

You can also purchase DC and Vertigo comics of your favorite characters and some select DC Collectibles items.

 

 

 

What is the Festival of Books?

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has evolved to include live bands, poetry readings, chef demos, cultural entertainment and artists creating their work on-site. There’s also a photography exhibit, film screenings followed by Q&A’s and discussion panels on some of today’s hottest topics.

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CONVERSATION TICKETS
TALKS AND Q&A’S WITH AUTHORS

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Tickets are free with a $1 service charge per ticket. Join us by reserving your tickets starting on Sunday, April 3, at 9 a.m.

IDEAS EXCHANGE
IDEAS EXCHANGE

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Meet this year’s guests. The LA Times’ new speakers series returns to this year’s festival with two intriguing conversations you won’t want to miss.

BOOK PRIZES
BOOK PRIZES

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Join us Saturday, April 9, as the year’s best books are recognized in ten categories at USC’s historic Bovard Auditorium.

SCHEDULE
SCHEDULE

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We have conversations, events and all kinds of fun lined up, so check here for this year’s complete program schedule.

AUTHORS & PERFORMERS
AUTHORS & PERFORMERS

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Over 600 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs will be on hand to inspire and entertain festival-goers.

INSPIRE US CONTEST
INSPIRE US CONTEST

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Musicians, poets, photographers and artists have submitted their work for a chance to be spotlighted at this year’s festival.

DIRECTIONS, PARKING AND MORE

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Do you have questions about the festival? Find the answers here and make the most of your visit.

DIRRECCIONES, PARQUEO Y MÀS

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¿Tienes preguntas acerca del festival? Encuentra las respuestas aquí y aprovecha al máximo tu visita.

SPECIAL SECTION
2016 PROGRAM GUIDE

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It’s the official program for the festival, with articles, a map, schedule, exhibitor list and more.

FESTIVAL AFTER DARK
MORE LITERARY FUN

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The inspiration doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Join us for a series of evening events filled with drama, laughs and fun.

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All it takes is a few clicks to share your support for this year’s festival on Facebook and Twitter.

2015 VIDEOS
2015 VIDEOS

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A number of authors, celebrities and athletes sat down with us and talked about their books at last year’s event. Check out the videos.

2015 PHOTOS
2015 PHOTOS

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Scroll through our photo gallery of favorite 2015 memories and moments.

FESTIVAL POSTERS
FESTIVAL POSTERS 1996-2016

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Look back at 21 years of iconic images created by some of the world’s most-celebrated illustrators.

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR
BECOME AN EXHIBITOR

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Connect with 150,000+ attendees who are eager to explore fresh ideas, learn something new and have fun.

New Blogger Alert – Anna Ogunkunle

Hey Cherry Los Angeles readers! I’d like to formally introduce myself. My name is Anna Ogunkunle, pronounced oh-gön-cön-lay. I’m a graduate of Marquette University and currently a graduate student at USC studying Cinema and Media Studies. My research interests include the representation of women of color in film and television, award shows, and international cinema. I spend way too much of my free time on Netflix and Hulu. I’m a huge Marvel Comics fan. The only love I give to DC Comics is for Batman. Besides Batman, no one can convince me to like DC Comics. I like to read when I have time, explore L.A., spend time with my family and friends, and travel. Make sure to follow me on Twitter at AnnaO_93. I try my best to tweet and I’ll be live tweeting some of the PaleyFest LA panels.

Making Kale, Spinach and Black-Eyed Pea Soup

I was at a lunch at the USC University Club about two months ago and was surprised out how delicious the Kale & Black-Eyed Soup was! I saw it on the table and I thought <ewww> Kale AND Black-Eye pea .. that would be a no! But than everyone at the table started to exclaim how delicious it was so I thought <what the heck> i’ll try a taste but am SURE I won’t like it! But I did ! I tried to find the recipe on line but I couldn’t find one that replicated the flavor profile that I had tried so I decided to instead use (the below) as a basis. So my recipe was fresh onion, kale and garlic and frozen spinach, carrots and black-eye peas with Swanson Chicken Broth. I seasoned with salt, pepper and basil leaves. I wanted to add tomatoes but didn’t have any fresh or paste so instead MacGyvered it with spaghetti sauce! The recipe said that it should cook for up to two hours but that would be WAY too long for frozen beans. I cooked for about 30 minutes to taste. Of course the real test is will I like it!

Hmm mmm good am very pleased with my soup. It’s not like at the University prepared by a professional chef but for a first time try it’s pretty good! I love the suggestion of pepper flakes since I do like spicy!

Anyone have good kale or black-eye peas or health recipes to share?

 

Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup on a chilly autumn day! And Nutrition Stripped’s recipe is a prime example of what happens when you drag kale into it. This chunky black-eyed peas and kale soup is loaded with fiber and protein, and comes in at just 248 calories a bowl.

To log this recipe, search the food database for: MyFitnessPal Black-eyed Peas & Kale Soup

 

nutrition-stripped-headshotMcKel is a registered dietitian, wellness coach and blogger of Nutrition Stripped, where she offers her nutrition services and shares nourishing recipes. Nutrition Stripped is a plant-based whole foods blog focusing on making healthy eating deliciously simple. If you like this recipe, you may enjoy these whole food recipes from Nutrition Stripped as well. Connect with McKel on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.