This evening I tried the new Catch & Release fish restaurant in Marina Del Rey, a wonderful place. Very fresh ingredients, lovingly prepared. Friendly staff, too!
We went to see Ricki and the Flash over the weekend, Meryl Streep was terrific! Is there anything she can't do? She makes so-so movies good and good movies spectacular just because she's there. Rick Springfield was great, too!
The huge Los Angeles Film Festival runs from June 10th to 18th, check it out at lafilmfest.com. Also, I saw Spy over the weekend, another great hit for Melissa McCarthy!
The excellent film festival in Los Angeles, Dances with Films, runs this year from May 28th through June 7th in Hollywood. They have an expertly curated selection of independent films and outstanding panels all for reasonable prices. For more information and to find out about discounted advance tickets, visit danceswithfilms.com.
The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is starting soon! It runs from April 30th to May 7th at various venues around LA, and it's an excellently curated exhibit of some of the finest films you'll see anywhere. For more information or to purchase very reasonable tickets, visit lajfilmfest.org. The Opening Night film features The Outrageous Sophie Tucker directed by William Gazecki.
On another note, I have really been enjoying the AMC series TURN about Washington's spies in the Revolutionary War. Fascinating account -- very well-done! Season 2 is on Mondays at 10 pm on AMC, and you can catch up on Season 1 on Netflix.
Last night I went to one of my favorite clubs to see and hear live music, The Mint in West Los Angeles. They had an interesting mix of up-and-coming musicians, including the bands Young Pandas, Ships Have Sailed, Bakkuda, Rosechild and Tiny Deaths. Excellent sounds, a cozy and comfortable place to enjoy live music. The Mint also serves food and a wide variety of drinks. For more information, visit themintla.com.
This evening I was happy to attend Crave Expo, a food event featuring outstanding local chefs, caterers, bakers, etc. It was a lovely event, free to folks who hire or market food experts. Beautifully presented at The Mark, a local exhibit space in West Los Angeles, all the food was yummy but three who stood out include: Hanaro Sushi (pictured above), absolutely divine sushi, elegantly presented. Next was PDA Cuisine and Catering, winner of the Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, whose samples were so delicious they literally disappeared almost as fast at they were put out. Lastly, my local favorite bakery was there, Jamaica's Cakes, they serve yummy desserts and treats. For more information on any of the presenters or the event, visit craveexpo.com.
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