Seth Cripe - LOLA Wines, Ian Flanigan photographer

I told him that I was interested in pursuing a career in wine. He was very nice and gave me a business card, said to keep in touch for when I was old enough to come out and work a harvest with them in Napa Valley.” Cripe took Swanson up on his offer and, at just 17 years old with only $1200 in his pocket, he showed up at Swanson’s doorstep ready to embark on a career in wine. READ MORE

Award-winning television & radio talk show host and author Susan Irby, aka The Bikini Chef™ is bringing a new food-age experience to TribeLA magazine for our readers to digest. We have a group of exciting guest appearances scheduled to educate and motivate us on the new age of food, wine, and spirits movement. READ MORE

“Our mission is to inspire and create joy in every aspect of our guests’ stays,” said General Manager, Anna Olson. “‘Allegretto’ is our ‘Aloha’.’’ A little over 200 miles from L.A., this vacation destination is nestled on 20 acres that include wine-grapes, olives and fruit trees, 171 guest rooms and suites, a restaurant with chef’s garden, wine bar, 12,000-square-foot courtyard, pool and cabanas, spa, Abbey (a multi-use French-inspired chapel), ballroom, indoor and outdoor event space, walking paths, manicured Mediterranean gardens, specially crafted vignettes, and arts and artifacts that invoke the luxury, warmth, and beauty of la dolce vita. READ MORE

Los Angeles Magazine writer Marielle Wakim went on a Pancake Journey Who doesn’t love a great stack of fluffy pancakes with pure maple syrup. I remember my grandmother made the BEST pancakes every Saturday morning when we staid overnight for church on Sunday. There are a only handful of restaurants putting out some of the most interesting, most fluffy, most toothsome cakes in town, and Marielle Wakim over at the Los Angeles Magazine was an obedient servant, here to guide us through the buttery and griddled landscape. Here are 13 to try: Source: 13 Pancakes in L.A. To Try Before You Die – Los Angeles READ MORE

Taste of Italy

Staff writer Carlyn Barker recently did a story on The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles. The museum documents the history and continuing contributions of Italian Americans and Italians to Southern California and the nation. It features interactive exhibits and educational programming and also provides visitors of all ages and origins a meaningful understanding of the complex, multi-cultural fabric of the United States. On October 1st, in downtown Los Angeles, the eighth-annual Taste of Italy, an evening of authentic Italian food and wine will benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA). Taste of Italy showcases over 35 of the region’s best restaurants, Italian READ MORE

Looking for something new to do this weekend? The 626 Night Market is hosting its third event this summer from August 5-7 at the Santa Anita Park.  Now entering its fifth year, the night market boasts 76 unique vendors selling everything from ice cream churros to grilled squid to succulents to handmade soap. In addition to food trucks and stall vendors, the night market features an art walk, a cosplay contest, and performances from local musicians. The event is inspired by the large night markets found in Asia, which are popular for the cheap and delicious eats. The 626 Night Market is named for the 626 area READ MORE