If you have been to Grand Central Market you have surely tried La Tostaderia, now you don’t have to trek to downtown LA to get their fresh tostadas, tacos and shrimp “burger.”  They have recently opened a new location on Abbot Kinney, which is the perfect fit.  Abbot Kinney was in need of a casual, fresh, Mexican restaurant. Their new location is where 3 Square Cafe was.  It has a great patio to sit and have a bite to eat and people watch.  The place is casual, with a few tables inside and the majority of the seating on the patio.  It’s a great place if you want to grab a quick and healthy bite to eat or a place to meet friends.  The dishes are sharable, so get a bunch of tostadas and tacos to try everything on the menu.  I tried six dishes and everything that I…

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    A lot of things are inspired by music, memories, art, love and now wine.  Electric Sky Wine was created because of music festivals.  Daniel Sena who is head of Strategic Marketing at Interscope Records noticed the lack of wine at music festivals, concerts and events.  He created Electric Sky Wine which is a wine that are single serve wines that come in packs of four.  They are easy to carry because they are stackable and won’t spill when you are trying to maneuver through a crowd.  Electric wine comes in four easy-to-sip varietals: French Rosé, Italian Pinot Grigio, California Moscato, and California Red Blend. It is launching in LA this summer. What I love about Electric Sky Wine is that they are so convenient for at home, picnics, the beach basically anywhere you want to take wine and not have to deal with having a wine opener and bringing…

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  If you have missed some Cochon555 events don’t worry there are still more.  I had a great time eating and drinking at their event in San Francisco at Magnolia Brewing Company in Dogpatch.  Cochon555 is a  food event that tours around the US.  What makes this food event so unique is that they partner up with local restaurants in each city they stop at.  The events are focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs through an innovative nose-to-tail pig cooking competition.  Cochon visits 20 major cities in North America annually and stages over 60 events.  They have also donated over $500,000 to charities. Every event is a competition between chefs and they all have the chance to win in October in the Grand Cochon where the chef wins a four day wine experience in Rioja, Spain.   Cochon555 in San Francisco was part of the Global BBQ Edition, the…

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