Los Feliz Diner, FRED 62, Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Appreciation Party

Los Feliz Diner, FRED 62, Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Appreciation Party


Just east of Hollywood is a Los Feliz staple known as Fred 62, a retro themed American diner that has been in service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for two decades now.  This neighborhood delight opened in 1997 specifically to cater to all Angelenos who wanted to eat great food at any time of the day.  The diner has coined what chef and co-founder, Fred Eric, likes to call “breakfast of stoners”.  Examples include the Dime Bag, fried Mac n Cheese Balls, Billion $ Pancakes, and classic American milkshakes.



Fred wanted to thank his patrons by throwing the Fred 62 XX Party where he will be serving complimentary bite-sized portions from the diner’s menu.  The celebration starts at 9pm and will go on through midnight on Saturday, June 17th, 2017.  For the official Facebook invite, click here, and be sure to keep up with Fred 62 through social media on Instagram and Facebook alike.
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CicLAvia – June 11th 2017

CicLAvia – June 11th 2017

CicLAvia – Glendale Meets Atwater Village

Get ready for a brand new CicLAvia route! On Sunday, June 11, Glendale and Atwater Village will host the country’s largest open streets event!

Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

We’ll be kicking off the 21st CicLAvia at 8:30 am outside of the Alex Theatre, located at 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203. Join us!



New to CicLAvia? Here are some things you need to know for June 11:

  • CicLAvia is FREE!
  • CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
  • CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
  • CicLAvia is not a race! There’s no starting point or finish line – begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
  • CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic. Check out some more safety tips.

Questions or Concerns

General event information: please contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or info@ciclavia.org

For concerns regarding the Los Angeles street closure permit, contact LA Bureau of Street Services, Investigation and Enforcement Division, Special Events at 213.847.6000.

8th Annual L.A. Food Fest Returns to Downtown Los Angeles

8th Annual L.A. Food Fest Returns to Downtown Los Angeles

Angelenos, it’s time to dust off your stretchy pants! The annual LA Food Fest celebrates 8 years with everyone’s favorite unlimited tasting event format at a new location with over 100 vendors, LA based craft beer & wine gardens, iced coffee lounge, ice cream social, live entertainment and stellar giveaways!  

LA’s favorite Instagram worthy tasting event is here and it’s all going down at the Coliseum this Saturday, June 10, 2017. We’re back downtown with more world class chefs, award-winning restaurants, out of town headliners, your favorite trucks, street stands, carts and more. This year’s 8th Annual Summer Tasting continues its reign as one of the city’s staple events with guests being treated to a curated selection of signature eats from over a hundred (yes, one hundred!) food vendors, not to mention multiple craft beer gardens and craft cocktail bars, a brand new Nuevo Gastropub featuring some of Mexico’s top talent and brewers, and the return of fan favorites including premium tequila tasting, iced coffee lounge and ice cream social – all for one ticket price.

This year’s fest runs from 2pm-7pm (VIP doors at 2pm, GA doors at 3:30pm) with a return to the classic tasting format that started it all. To ensure all guests enjoy the event to its fullest, LA Food Fest attendance is capped at just 5,000 all-inclusive (pre-sale only) tickets.

First timers to LA Food Fest, with some launching for the first time ever anywhere, are: Ninja Rice Burger, Skinny Bitch Pizza, Strada Eateria, Casa De Brisa, Pasta Sisters, Soup Bazaar, Rays BBQ, and Breakfast by Salt’s Cure. With Ensaymada Project, Pot, Love Swirls and Fatamorgana Gelato (making their US debut) bringing on the sweets in The Ice Cream Social. Rad Coffee and Copper Cow Coffee among others will be available for caffeine fixes once the well deserved food coma kicks in. Plus, not to mention that the must try chefs in the Nuevo Gastropub will be doing all of their prep and cooking of a whole cow, two goats and two pigs on site!

The Lineup can be found here.

All you can eat, all you can drink $65 GA tickets include sampling from 100+ vendors, access to signature brews and cocktails, entry to our legendary ice cream social, all day iced coffee lounge, live entertainment and sweet beats from local DJs, collectible swag, and photos from the All Star Photo Booth for all attendees. The event is open to all ages with 21+ wristbands available to those looking to enjoy beer, wine, and cocktails. Children under 7 years of age free with an adult. VIP tickets are available for $95 and include an additional hour plus early admission to enjoy the event, VIP entrance, exclusive access to an expansive VIP lounge and other perks that include exclusive bites, a private VIP bar, and more.

Find the LA Food Fest Online

Web: LAfoodfest.com

Instagram: @LAfoodfest

Facebook: /LAfoodfest

Snapchat: @LAfoodfest

Twitter: @LAfoodfest

#LAfoodfest    #stretchypants

Official Facebook Event Page


Eventbrite Ticket Page


Taste of the Eastside 2017

Taste of the Eastside 2017


Photo Credit – Bob Murphy

The 7th annual Taste of the Eastside (TOTE), held in the last weekend of April, was a sold out event .
This popular food & drink festival, showcases the diverse and budding food scene of the eateries in the eastside of LA. This includes the neighborhoods of Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Atwater Village and beyond. Planned and staffed entirely by volunteers, Taste of the Eastside donates all the proceeds to local non-profits. Each year, different non-profit organizations benefit from TOTE’s support. This year the recipients were: The Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School  www.rosescharlin.com The Pablove Foundation | www.pablove.org And FoLAR

Bacon wrapped cherry tomatoes

Each restaurant/chef stages a unique, signature dish for the 1000+ visitors to sample. Truly all the food was fabulous, but the dishes that stood out at this year’s event were as follows:

RBTA (Highland Park) – Bacon wrapped cherry tomatoes with wasabi, goji berries, miso burrata cheese, wasabi arare and Honey Serrano glaze. Simply delectable.

Belle’s Bagels (Highland Park) – LoxSmith Bites = Bagel pieces with beet cream cheese, lox, radish and dill – plus, what gave it the extra edge was the crispy salmon skin topping.

Wood (Silver lake) – High-end, handcrafted slices of thin crust pizza – mouthwatering.

 The Los Angeles Burger Company (Frogtown) – Citrus BBQ pulled pork & tatter tots. (I actually went back two times, that’s how tasty their serving was). The Los Angeles Burger Company is now open Saturdays in May in Frogtown –

Popdup+ (online) – This is a new outfit that promotes health with “The Base”. They use fresh seasonal fruits to add natural sweetness and nutrition. At TOTE they served Gooseberry with Marigold flower, Hibiscus agave, Fig and Elderberry, and Strawberry Shiso – combined with either soda water or Cold Brew Oolong Tea.

Momed (Atwater Village) – featured Duck Shawarma, Avocado Hummus and Muhammara. Momed will be extending their hours for Sunday Summer Happy Hour -5pm with DJ Gant Johnson. $5 House Wine, $6 Mimosa, $5 Momo Chips, Avocado Hummus and house olives.

And a shout out to Spoke Bicycle Café – they weren’t serving food but offered a bicycle valet service that ensured the safety of everyone’s bicycles. Spoke is also about to open their restaurant, which I’m very excited about – stay tuned for an update on them.

Of course there were also many drinking establishments represented with Highland Park Brewery, Silverlake Wines, Eagle Rock Brewery, El Segundo Brewery, Strand Brewery Co, Greenbar Craft Distillery and Bon Vivant provided a cocktail demonstration.
The event featured live music and KCRW DJs and all the festival took place once again at The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens – a beautiful venue that is worth going to by itself.



Brewery ArtWalk – April 2017


Brewery ArtWalk 2017

Happening 29th & 30th April 11AM -6PM

The Brewery ArtWalk is a twice annual open studio weekend at the worlds largest art complex. With over 100 participating resident artists, you will have the opportunity to see new works, discover new favorites, speak with the artists and purchase artwork directly from the artists’ studios.

The ArtWalk takes place in the Spring and Fall, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm


Admission and parking are free. Come and support LA’s finest artists, take home some great works and dine at the on-site restaurant.

Brewery Art Association c/o i5 Gallery
2100 North Main Street, Unit A10
Los Angeles, CA 90031

The creation of the Brewery Arts Complex began in 1982 at the site of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery. With the passing of the Artist-In-Residence code, artists could rent live/work space in industrially zoned buildings. Spaces are rented only to artists and that is the policy to this day.

In July 1997, the LA Weekly called it “the world’s largest artist-in-residence community” and in a March 1999 Los Angeles Times article, The Brewery was quoted as the “world’s largest art complex.” These are true lofts, not apartments, in industrial buildings that are a part of what has become a uniquely vibrant and creative community.


PaleyFest Presents: SCANDAL – Celebrating Episode 100!

PaleyFest Presents: SCANDAL – Celebrating Episode 100!

In celebration of SCANDAL’s 100th episode, SoCal Magazine would like to highlight our coverage of this phenomenal series from last month’s PaleyFest Los Angeles.  The entire cast of Shonda Rhimes’ hit show was in attendance and they all shared very unique stories from the set of Scandal along with their bonds off-screen and insight into what to expect from episode 100.

Bellamy Young and Kerry Washington both created emotional moments at Paley Fest when they spoke of the friendship that the cast mates have all built with one another.


“The 100th episode is insane, and you can think of it as the ‘What if…’ episode.  It’s an altered reality if things hadn’t gone they way they went.  It informs in a really unique way your understanding of all our characters.”  – Tony Goldwyn

Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn shared one of their most memorable moments on Scandal was when they touched the Constitution the same night that Obama was re-elected into office.










SCANDAL airs Thursdays at 9|8c on ABC.  Check out the gallery below.

Kerry Washington, “Olivia Pope”; Tony Goldwyn, “President Fitzgerald ‘Fitz’ Grant”; Scott Foley, “Jake Ballard”; Guillermo Diaz, “Huck”; Darby Stanchfield, “Abby Whelan”; Bellamy Young, “Mellie Grant”; Katie Lowes, “Quinn Perkins”; Joshua Malina, “David Rosen”;  Jeff Perry, “Cyrus Beene”; Cornelius Smith Jr., “Marcus Walker”; Joe Morton, “Rowan Pope”; and George Newborn, “Charlie” celebrated 100 episodes of the hit ABC series.  Good Morning America’s Jesse Palmer moderated the panel.

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