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Wine & Cheese, Please!
TASTE News Service, May 12, 2021 - Long Beach has a well-deserved reputation as an exemplary drinking town, a reputation soaked in a history of great bars serving beer and liquor to longshoremen and sailors.
LA Dodgers Select Official Wine
TASTE News Service, August 14, 2020 – Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Wines is now the Official Wine of the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a multi-year partnership.
L.A.'s Fabled Magic Hour
TASTE News Service, April 21, 2020 – Known in Hollywood for the captivating period just around sunset when the sun casts golden hues of warm light in a stop-in-your-tracks intoxicating way, “magic hour” has always been a little more special in Los Angeles, luring filmmakers, artists and visitors to chase, capture and sing about it.
Hollywood Landmark Marks 100 Years
By Peter Berk
How deliciously ironic that the story of Musso & Frank Grill – the cherished cultural landmark currently marking its milestone 100th anniversary – should turn out to be every bit as compelling as any of the countless movies, television shows and novels that have been developed and celebrated within its legendary walls.
The Taste Debuts in Costa Mesa
TASTE News Service October 2, 2018 – The Los Angeles Times has announced the lineup for its inaugural Orange County edition of The Taste.
California Celebrates Wine Month
TASTE News Service, August 28, 2018 — September is California Wine Month, and there's no better time to experience the excitement of the state's annual harvest season.
Pasadena Promotes Science, Innovation
TASTE News Service, August 2, 2018 – In an effort to support the continuous advancement of science and technology in Pasadena, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau has teamed with Bill Nye and the Planetary Society to showcase Pasadena's innovative spirit.
Margaritas WeHo Style
TASTE News Service, May 3, 2017 - Margaritas became America's most popular drink in the 1970s, kicking Wall Street martinis to the curb, and we never looked back.
LA Chef, Santa Barbara Fishermen Join Forces
TASTE News Service, September 21, 2015 – Chef Michael Cimarusti has announced an innovative fish-sourcing project for his Los Angeles restaurant, Providence. Working with 16 commercial fishermen from Santa Barbara organized by Captain Brett Wilson, the pilot program is establishing the first-ever Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) in the state of California.
Through the Dock to Dish program, participating restaurants receive a weekly delivery of freshly caught seafood, based on the species available to local, small-scale fishermen. The concept is reimagining the seafood marketplace throughout multiple domestic seaports and making wild, traceable and local fish readily accessible to chefs. The pioneering initiative is part of a larger national food movement designed to reconnect chefs and restaurants directly with their local fisheries, and was modeled after the increasingly popular land-based Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) concept.
With Cimarusti at the helm, Providence will be the first West Coast restaurant participant of Dock to Dish. As a tireless champion for sustainable seafood for over a decade, the Michelin-starred chef is excited to lend his support to the California launch of the new pilot program. At Providence, which celebrated its landmark 10th anniversary earlier this year, he refuses to serve endangered species such as Bluefin tuna, and constantly updates his menus according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guide.
Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates 50 Years
TASTE News Service February 17, 2015 – The spotlight shines on Universal Studios Hollywood as it celebrates a milestone 50th anniversary with the much-anticipated opening of the “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” thrill ride, “Springfield,” an-all new immersive experience surrounding “The Simpsons Ride,” and a “Nighttime Studio Tour” as part of the theme park’s pioneering epic transformation.
This undertaking—the most ambitious in the theme park’s storied 50-year history—will radically alter and reimagine its familiar footprint as it sets its sights on the next 50 years.
From its humble beginnings five decades ago, Universal Studios Hollywood has emerged as a progressive and exciting theme park, while remaining true to its roots of immersing guests in the world of movie-making magic.
Since its inception, Universal Studios has lifted the veil on Hollywood’s most illustrious industry, placing guests at the heart of favorite movies and television shows. It continues by working in collaboration with some of the most influential filmmakers in the business—Steven Spielberg, Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Peter Jackson, Michael Bay and Chris Meledandri—to create intriguing rides and attractions.
“For 50 years, Universal Studios Hollywood has given guests unprecedented access to the world’s most alluring business by inviting them to peek behind the velvet curtain and become part of the exciting movie-making process,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. “We are reimagining over 75 percent of our destination as we build upon our incredible success and expand our vision for the future, and we look forward to entertaining and inspiring guests for generations to come with what will ultimately be an entirely new theme park experience.”
Offered in multiple languages, including Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish and English and led by expert guides, the Studio Tour remains a hallmark Universal Studios Hollywood attraction bringing millions of guests through an authentic movie and television studio and into its elusive world motivated by three compelling words: lights, camera, action.
Editor’s note: Much more about the studio tour and new attractions for 2015 can be found at Universal Studios Hollywood. If you’re planning a trip to Hollywood, first check out the Los Angeles County section of Taste California Travel’s Resource Directory. There you will find links to the websites of hundreds of Lodging and Dining options, as well as links to Southern California wineries and craft beer purveyors.