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Hooray! Our Favorite Restaurants are Offering Takeout and Delivery

Being told you can’t eat out is not fun, but necessary during this global crisis. If like myself, you are sitting at home craving food from your treasured go-to restaurants, fret no more. Many of your favorite eateries are still open, and they are offering take out and/or delivery! You can also find out who is still making your beloved dishes on the all new Restaurant Delivery and Take-Out Map which is updated hourly and uses Google My Maps to...

Weekend

LA Chinatown Firecracker Festival One of the longest-running and largest Lunar New Year charity runs in the country, the Firecracker run will use 100% of its proceeds to invest in the local community. With Chinatown already one of the most up-and-coming spots in LA, you’ll definitely want to check out one of the four events this year: the 20/40 mile bike ride, the 5K run/walk, the 10K run/walk, or the kiddie run. Y’know, if you’re a kiddie. $25-$60; Saturday &...

Suck It Sweets and Treats

Suck It Sweets and Treats (4361½ Tujunga Ave., Studio City; 818.980.7825) is serving up all-natural, gourmet, gluten-free frozen treats on a stick (sucksicles). They create their refreshing sweets from fresh herbs from the shop’s patio garden, natural sweeteners like cane sugar, agave and seasonal farmers market produce. Get ready for flavors like HaChaCha (Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, toasted almonds), Oui Oui (French lavender, fresh lemonade) and Fire in the Hole (ruby red grapefruit, jalapeno). Priced at only $3-4, this shop won’t break the bank. They also have baked...

La Monarca Bakery

I was invited to go and experience the new La Monarca Bakery ( 1300 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90403; 310.451.114) in Santa Monica about a week ago and it amazed me. When you walk in, your senses will be enticed, but not overloaded by the sweet Mexican bakery. The interior, with it’s vibrant yellows and golden hues, is homey and uplifting, and that mirrors exactly how the bakery makes you feel. As I sat and sampled the delicious breads, desserts,...