This Brooklyn-born MatchaBar has brought their specialty matcha drinks to LA.  Walking into MatchaBar you would think this was originally from LA, it is definitely at home here. Founded by two brothers, Max and Graham Fortagang who fell in love with matcha and made their dream a reality.  MatchaBar is bright with a warm welcoming feeling.  This will be your new favorite spot. Not only do they have amazing specialty drinks they also have matcha pastries that they have created with Gjusta and Amara Kitchen.  They have the best pastries and they also have a small menu that consists of egg pots, toasts, salads and granola’s. I tried two drinks at MatchaBar which are musts!  I had both iced and next time I will try a hot drink.  The first one I tried was the Golden Latte which has turmeric, ginger and black pepper in it.  I know that mix…

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  You have found your new summer cocktail. It’s so easy to make and low in calories that you will want to drink this all year long.  Even in the coldest of winters it will bring summer into your home.  I tried the Original flavor from Coco 21 a coconut water vodka.  I mixed it with Core’s water in Coconut Colada.  It may seem like coconut overkill but it wasn’t.  I do wish Core had a pineapple flavor and that would have been amazing with Coco 21. Coco 21 Vodka is a low-calorie vodka only 85 calories a serving and is made from coconut water.  I guess that means you don’t lose as many electrolytes when drinking so you won’t really get a hangover.  You could really drink this as is, it tastes really good, especially if you are a coconut water lover.  It also comes in 3 other flavors, Pineapple,…

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  The month of May just got better, the LA Times is hosting a month-long food festival called the LA Food Bowl.  It’s called the LA Food Bowl because everything is served in a bowl.  There are events all around the city showcasing some of our best restaurants, most talented chefs and fun dining experiences.  They will also be holding different discussions about food, sustainability and hunger. This event will bring out big names like Mario Batali (Eatly, Babbo), Thomas Keller (Bouchon, French Laundry), Wolfgang Puck (Spago), Nancy Silverton (Mozza),  Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec), Michael Cirmarusti (Providence), Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana), Jessica Koslow (Sqirl), Niki Nakayam (n/naka), Alvin Cailan (Eggslut) and many more. The LA Times partnered up with charity partners are No Kid Hungry, Food Forward and PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) for the event. If you know me you know that I’m happiest when I am eating so I try…

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