Date Night at Grand Park

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This weekend, or any weekend during December for that matter, is the perfect opportunity for a great date night. The park is hosting its seasonal art installation, “Winter Glow,” throughout the month. If you find yourself in the area during the evening, you’ll find yourself walking through a beautiful winter wonderland. Well, minus the snow and reindeer.

Winter Glow is a new month-long, immersive nighttime art experience that will take over Grand Park in celebration of the holidays.  Visitors can stroll together through this 12-acre art, projection and light display, exhibit and installation and experience the wonder of Grand Park lit up like never before.  Iconic elements of the park, including the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain, will shine in new and exciting ways. And once you’re done making your way around the park you can make your way to one of Grand Park’s most popular restaurants.

Welcome to Maacheroni Republic

Maacheroni Republic offers its customers artisan homemade fresh organic pasta. And not only is the restaurant’s pasta dishes the delicious main draw, but they also have fantastic dessert offerings too. Whether you want some Lasanga di Carne, Rigatoni Pom’Amore or Tiramisu, this restaurant’s got you covered.


Have yourself a wonderful, seasonal date night and make your way down to Grand Park!

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Taste of Italy at IAMLA


The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) will host their eighth-annual Taste of Italy event this Saturday, October 1st. And if you’re anything like me and find your mouth watering over the prospect of massive amounts of authentic Italian food, then you’re probably going to want to check this out. Honestly, I’m fantasizing about stuffing myself with pasta and pizza right now. To put it differently, I’ve never been to Italy. In fact, I probably wont be heading there anytime soon. This may be my best shot to get some authentic Italian grub! And of course the setting, being the museum, adds to the authenticity as well.


What better time than while eating good food at an Italian-cultural museum, to immerse yourself in culture? Participants in the event include: Di Stefano Cheese, DRAGO Centro, Lemoncocco, and Dolcenero Gelato. And there are plenty more where that came from! Taste of Italy offers the expected pizza and pasta, but also gelato, wine, and espresso. There seems to be enough variety of the selections that everyone will be able to find something tasty to eat.

Besides being hosted at the museum, you will be able to venture outside of the exhibits and  experience some live entertainment. There will be live music ranging from a performance by the LA Opera to Nick D’ Egidio singing some classic Sinatra. And of course some Opera and Sinatra are the perfect song choices to listen to while you fill your belly.

There are two different tickets available for purchase for the event. General admission for Taste of Italy includes six food and wine tastings. On the other hand, the premiere tickets offer ten food and wine tastings. I’ll make sure to provide a link to the website so you can purchase some tickets today. Here you go!

So if you feel inspired and want to eat some tasty Italian food, I guess I know where you’ll be on Saturday. Taste of Italy begins at 5pm.

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