At times it really felt like Universal was phoning it in this year. Midway through the night, it was looking a bit bleak. We had done the terror tram and Ash vs Evil Dead and we were thoroughly unimpressed, with a lot left to cover with our few remaining hours.
The Shining Maze wins at Halloween, wins at all mazes this year, and maybe wins all mazes ever. Continue reading “Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2017 Review”
Strategy: Maximum Halloween-age with minimum spend-age. Ok, October is expensive for us, it’s just a given. But I try my best to not kill my friends’ wallets by choosing the cheaper dates for haunts, etc. Here’s a list of pro-haunts, home haunts, live theater and screenings going on this month.
Continue reading “October 2017 – Guide To A Month Long Halloween Celebration”
There’s this really cool trend taking place of shared communal spaces. Grand Central Market is nothing new but it’s undergone a sort of revamping swept up in the downtown renaissance/gentrification (whether you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing, it is unarguably a thing). The Anaheim Packing District is a newer polished streamlined version of the concept. These places are like mall food courts on steroids. Sleek modern fancified steroids. I happened upon Long Beach’s new SteelCraft endeavor by chance. A smaller version of the above concept, eight different food/drink vendors to choose from and a communal space of wooden tables underneath open skies and patio lights. Craft brews, coffee, pizza, burgers, ramen, shaved ice, baked goods and even waffles.
Continue reading “Long Beach’s New SteelCraft + Communal Table Alchemy”
Party on, NHL and Wayne’s World fans. The iconic Stan Mikita’s Donuts from the “Wayne’s World” films is coming to LA as Stan Mikita’s All-Star Cafe presented by Honda. The cafe popup is open to the public and running for this weekend only (January 27-29) as part of the NHL All-Star weekend. Continue reading “Schwiiiing! Wayne’s World + Hockey Goodness Coming to LA for ONE WEEKEND ONLY”