How to Host a Breed Reveal Party

With all the hype around gender reveal parties, and the continued discussion around why they are problematic, I decided to take the idea, apply it to my two fur babies, and adjust it so that it went towards a good cause. Brezel and Schnitzel were rescued from Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles and any information about their previous lives was limited. My husband, Scott, … Continue reading How to Host a Breed Reveal Party

Gyoza Gut in Little Tokyo

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, the 13th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship—the West Coast’s premiere eating competition—will host Major League Eating’s top competitive eaters including Joey “Jaws” Chestnut. They will devour as many Day-Lee Pride gyoza (Japanese potstickers) as possible in ten minutes. Chestnut holds the current world record in the discipline, which he set in 2014 when he ate 384 gyoza in … Continue reading Gyoza Gut in Little Tokyo

HATCH Your Tastebuds with Daniel Shemtob’s Yakitori

Chef Daniel Shemtob and his team have created a Japanese inspired yakitori and bar in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles called HATCH Yakitori +Bar. Chef Shemtob’s vision for a Japanese-inspired yakitori bar reflects his thoughtfulness around flavors and food. His yakitori skewers honor Japanese precision and perfection while displaying his personal culinary style. Standout items include thigh and green onion, chicken meatballs, pork belly, … Continue reading HATCH Your Tastebuds with Daniel Shemtob’s Yakitori

Eat Your Heart Out At Eataly

Since their humble beginnings in Torino, Eataly has always been all about bringing people together with high-quality food. In Los Angeles and across the US, they keep this alive by working closely with local and Italian producers who share our passion and dedication for food that is good, clean, and fair. After one year in Los Angeles, they have learned that the people of Los … Continue reading Eat Your Heart Out At Eataly

Diverse Flavors at Taste of the Eastside

On Sunday, April 29, 2019, the 9th annual Taste of the Eastside featured the unique culinary landscape of East Los Angeles. With over 30 restaurants showcased, Taste of the Eastside flourished from an idea by a group of parents to raise money for Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, LA’s oldest co-op for kids and the primary beneficiary and organizer of TOTE.  It has turned into … Continue reading Diverse Flavors at Taste of the Eastside

ELF on a Rooftop

Rooftop Cinema Club’s viewing of Holiday classic, Elf, played to a sold out crowd! Located in Downtown LA’s LEVEL, the rooftop set the perfect scene for a winter viewing of a holiday classic.  The venue was decorated with a holiday spin, complete with a giant-sized stocking and faux snow on the ground. Only in Los Angeles would it be possible to watch a holiday movie … Continue reading ELF on a Rooftop

Howl-o-Ween Spooktacular at the Hollywood Roosevelt

On Thursday, October 19th, the Hollywood Roosevelt hosted a Howl-o-ween event on their penthouse rooftop. Our LalaScoop contributor, and E-”dig”-tor in chief, Schnitzel von Toohey covered the event. Here is his take: My adventure began when my humans got into their elf costumes and put me in a hoodie that resembled a reindeer with a red nose. We drove out to the Hollywood Roosevelt and … Continue reading Howl-o-Ween Spooktacular at the Hollywood Roosevelt

Celebrate your Furry Friend with LemonBug Jewelry

Are you a dog lover? Are you looking for a gift for a dog lover in your life? Look no further than LemonBug Jewelry’s line for dog lovers. Not only does Lemonbug create sentimental pieces, but they also have a philanthropic mission. Keeping in mind that not all dogs have a place to call home yet, Lemonbug gives a $1 of each purchase to animal … Continue reading Celebrate your Furry Friend with LemonBug Jewelry

Wolfin’ Down at Wolvesmouth

Last week, my friend, Jason, sent me an email asking if I was interested in attending a Wolvesmouth dinner. Jason raved about both the Wolvesmouth and its seafood-focused counterpart, Sharksteeth dinners that he attended before. Immediately, I was intrigued by this ultra-exclusive dining opportunity.   The concept of Wolvesmouth is the most unique I have experienced. Considered the hardest reservation in Los Angeles, scoring an … Continue reading Wolfin’ Down at Wolvesmouth

Racial Bias, Diversity, and Crazy Rich Asians

On Monday, Los Angeles hosted the first screening of Crazy Rich Asians. As an American-born daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, I was intrigued by the first major Hollywood film featuring a completely Asian cast. In an era where Asians easily fall into the problematic model minority myth, the Asian-American struggle is often overlooked. Hollywood currently shows the reality of bias and racism against Asians in our … Continue reading Racial Bias, Diversity, and Crazy Rich Asians