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!
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This ongoing monthly event has a reputation all to its own. Over 40,000 people hit a 7 block area. The Truckit Fest lot is the only Food Truck / Artists Lot operating during the DTLA Art Walk. Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks compliment the ever expanding army of Designers, Artists and the like. Every 2nd Thursday of the month at 246 South Spring Street (corner of 3rd & Spring) from 6:30-11:30pm. Admission is free! We love taking popular dishes from around the world and mashing them up into unapologetically bold, kick-ass global street food.
Chef Tim, a classically trained graduate of the CIA (no, no, not that CIA—the Culinary Institute of America), crafted a menu with his Wicked Kitchen Food Truck that is not defined by a particular region or single taste. Instead, we think of our food as authentic global cuisines translated into uniquely delicious gourmet street grub. Take a bite of our zesty Thai Chili Chicken Tempura (aka "Don't Lose Your Tempura"), Cajun Jambalaya (aka "Okay Bayou") or masterfully spiced Ma Po Chili Tofu (aka "I Pity the Tofu'l"), and you'll know exactly what we mean!
If one of your resolutions is to be a healthier eater, check out M.A.K.E. on the third level dining deck at Santa Monica Place. This living foods restaurant is where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful plant-based cuisine you've ever seen or tasted. (Seriously. Try the "lasagna" -- it's a completely pasta-, dairy- and meat-free interpretation of the Italian favorite made with market tomatoes, zucchini, macadamia, pistachio and basil. So good!) The restaurant is located adjacent to Matthew Kenney Culinary, a state-of-the-art raw food culinary school, attended by students from all over the world. Nothing on the menu is heated over 105 degrees to preserve the naturale enzymes and nutrients and you can even stop by the raw tasting bar to sit and have a glass of wine or cocktail and watch the chefs at work. M.A.K.E. is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, while the school offers courses for everyone from beginners to professionals.
Vaudeville singer-songwriter Adjoa Skinner is from Buffalo, New York, but she's an LA favorite with her unique brand of song and dance. Just back from a nationwide tour, Skinner has performed on three different continents and continues to work as a teacher, session vocalist and multi-instrumentalistaving. Adjoa is performing worldwide with the release of her new album "Songs For Tall Women & The Short Men Who Love Them" with guest artists including tap dancer Andrew Nemr, sister group SHEL and Norwegian tenor Torstein Sodal. You can catch her live this Friday, January 11 at the Be Heard Artist Showcase at Grammy Museum at LA LIVE. The concert highlights emerging local music artists and benefits the Esperanza Community Housing Corporation in South Central LA.