Los Angeles

Pour Some Sugar on Me — Glazed, Hot Comedy

Pour Some Sugar on Me — Glazed, Hot Comedy

Another epic night seeing comedy in Los Angeles. To be glazed, overlaid with a smooth, shiny surface. Yes, that is exactly what Mike Glazer brings to the stage during his monthly comedy cornucopia called Glazed at The Hollywood Improv (The Lab) straight up smooth and shiny goodness. Glazed is like a perfect donut. Sweet, sugary, where you feel a little dirty, a little shy that you maybe ate two or three of those sinful bad boys. (Your secret is safe with me, go ahead have one more. Cause they are DELICIOUS). Third Thursday of the month for the next helping of yum.

Action, I say! Damaged - A Solo Show by Shepard Fairey

Action, I say! Damaged - A Solo Show by Shepard Fairey

Art Amplifies. Art Escalates. Art Provokes. Art Unifies.

Drinking in Damaged, Shepard Fairey’s solo show in Los Angeles at sunset the other night filled me with so much glee (and jumping up and down) that I made the security guards/staff giggle. I’ve followed and loved Shepard’s art from afar for years. My love of street art is well documented, and I now seem to live in its mecca in Venice/Marina in Los Angeles.

To Launch! @FlightWaveAero

To Launch! @FlightWaveAero

I wrote this post a few weeks ago but had to wait until this week. I’m thrilled to be a part of the FlightWave Aerospace team launching the company’s new “Edge” Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) into the world.

Kogi Where Tweetin Meets Eatin - Tablesmackin via @whereLA

kogi
kogi

Video maven, Allison and I were walking up to the Golden Gopher (my favorite downtown LA faux-dive) one night to check it out for a potential after party place about two years ago and we were not thrilled that there seemed to be a line out the door on a weeknight.  We soon discovered it wasn’t for the bar, but for the Kogi BBQ truck parked outside. At this point Kogi was still a brand new concept and was funny to see Louboutins and Manolos in line for it that night. Kogi is still all the rage and the way you find out where they are is to follow them on Twitter.  @kogibbq or their website - http://kogibbq.com/  Kinda reminds me of my favorite street meat in NYC (Halal on 52/53rd and 6th Ave), I've stood in the rain and snow for that myself. Props to @WhereLA Magazine Editor Katie McCarthy who coined "Tweeting meets eating" - for this month's Where Magazine (my bible when I come to any city) the article is all about food trucks and curbside eating and is great.

Kogi is damn awful good and definitely part of the zeitgeist of LA, along with tons of other fun, quirky purveyors, I'll let you know where we end up this week and who we try....

What are your favorite street vendors or trucks... in any city - love to know!

Happy Late Night Curbside Eating y'all!

Mavens on the Town in NOLA
Mavens on the Town in NOLA

About Heather Newman, Owner & Head Maven, Creative Maven Inc.

@creativemavens, @heddanewman