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Wednesday February 26, 2014

Los Angeles Writer Editor Shana Ting Lipton
I'm set to move on from About LA. It's been a great nearly five-year run. About.com is moving in a different direction, and I've been increasingly focusing on my travel editorial, as well as fledgeling projects like a bespoke start-up concierge/research service for people moving to LA. Check in at the Shana Ting Lipton.com site for updates, and of course keep coming back to About's California and LA travel channels for fresh info.

Yours Truly, Shana Ting Lipton

Left Photo by Kiino Villand; Right Photo by Hiroyuki Matsumoto/Getty Images

Dave Stewart's Rock n' Roll Circus

Monday February 24, 2014

Dave Stewart and Rita D'Albert

I recently interviewed Grammy-winning music legend Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics fame and so much more) about his latest, greatest show on earth--or more precisely LA.

On March 14th, in conjunction with burlesque/Mexican wrestling troupe Lucha VaVOOM, Stewart will be putting on a bizarre, cool, outlandish show to end all shows at the El Rey.

Expect contortionists, burlesque performers, knife-throwing, giant plastic pills and of course a special Stewart live music blend of country, gospel, blues and psychedelic influences.

Read more about the event in my exclusive interview with Dave Stewart.

Photo Courtesy of MSO PR

Mexican Photography and Architecture at the MAK Center

Sunday February 23, 2014

Architecture Talk at the Mak Center Los Angeles

The intersection between photography and architecture will be the subject of a special Wednesday night talk at the MAK Center.

Artists Christoph Draeger and Heidrun Holzfeind will be presenting their conceptual photo project and upcoming book Arquitectura Contemporánea, which explores 20th century Mexican architecture.

The editor of their book, Mexico City architect and critic Lorenzo Rocha, will lead the discussion on photography and architecture, exploring the various ways in which a structure can be contemporary.

The gratis talk, which takes place on February 26th, starts at 7 p.m.

Related: Top 10 Pieces of Architecture in Los Angeles Image Courtesy of MAK Center

Plant Based Burgers For Sunday Supper

Thursday February 20, 2014

The roots of the Sunday supper, back to its original incarnation (Britain's Sunday roast) are centered around meat. However, as this is LA, and we always do things our own healthy way...

This Sunday, as part of Crossroads' Sunday Suppers, guest chef Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger will lord over the (green) grill and be preparing plant-based versions of his dishes.

This special prix fixe menu consists of starting nibble--fried pickles with ranch dressing--followed by hearts of Romaine Caesar salad with walnut parmesan. Then for the second course there's a choice of french fries or onion rings and it's onto the main event: burgers.

The choices of non-beef are: Crossroads Mushroom Farro patty, Umami veggie patty or garden beefless patty. Burger add-ons consist of truffle cheese, soy cheese and a house cashew nacho cheese. And there's banana split or chocolate milkshake for dessert.

The cost of the meal is $45 per guest; with 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. seating available.

Related:
Vegetarian Restaurants in LA
Sunday Dinner Specials in Los Angeles

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