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Weekend Roundup: Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen, Ortega 120 and The Uptown Whittier Parade

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FOX 11's food and fun expert Mar Yvette searches the Los Angeles area for some of the best places to eat, drink, shop and have a great time. Featured guests then swarm our FOX Television Center parking lot every Thursday morning between 9am and 10am on Good Day LA, creating a big party as one jam-packed segment known as the Weekend Roundup!

Here's more information about the guests we featured:


Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

Tis the season to give and Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen in Downtown Brea is asking you to help them collect toys for five local families in the Orange County area. They will then provide these toys plus dinner and a visit from Santa Claus for approximately 40 kids and parents who have fallen on tough times. Simply bring an unwrapped toy to Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen and you'll receive a complimentary brunch certificate. You can enjoy many of the restaurant's delicous dishes from the Peruvian ceviche and tasty chunky guacamole to Yucatan specialties.


Ortega 120

Christmas is coming and you know what that means: Tamale time! Keeping with that holiday tradition, Ortega 120 is offering its Tamale 101 class every Wednesday evening until Christmas. You'll learn how to use corn husks, fill the masa with various fillings (everything from short rib to chili and cheese) and then take home your own creations. And for those who'd rather just get right down to the business of eating, you can order the take-home Tamales by the Dozen throughout the month of December. Tamales by the Dozen are priced at $25 for the available tamale flavors: short rib, carnitas, chicken, queso with jalapeno, and vegetarian. Ortega 120 asks customers to place Tamale by the Dozen orders 24-hours in advance due to the high volume of orders. 


59th Annual Uptown Whittier Parade

Named the Friendliest Business City in LA County by the EDDY Awards, Uptown Whittier is a historic neighborhood of tree-lined, pedestrian-friendly, cobble-stoned streets filled with independent restaurants, shops and other local businesses. On Saturday, December 8 from 10am to 12pm, the 59th Annual Uptown Whittier will once again return to the city with guests coming from surrounding areas such as Downey, Montebello, and Pico Rivera. The parade will feature many community groups including California High Marching Band 

...and this year's Celebrity Grand Marshall, Mar Yvette!

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