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Mass Wisteria

Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival Sierra Madre, California Usually the title of “world’s largest” as it relates to botanical wonders is relegated to the massive trees of the Pacific Northwest; however, there is a Chinese wistaria (Wisteria sinensis) growing on the … Continue reading

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It’s The Big One, Elizabeth!

Renaissance Pleasure Faire Irwindale, California The mere mention of the phrase “Renaissance festival” conjures up off-season Trekkies mustering up their best Shakespearean bravado and adorned in chainmail while brandishing a turkey leg; they have that too. Methinks, however, that thou … Continue reading

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It’s Only A Model

Camelot truck Formerly somewhere on the road in the U.S. The Knights of the Round Table may eat ham and jam and SPAM a lot, but a pared-down food truck hauling a bevy of lords and ladies in medieval garb … Continue reading

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Don’t Pooh-Pooh the Pupusa

Pupusas El Salvador Pupusas have been part of the Los Angeles food culture since the 1980s influx of Salvadorans during civil war in their homeland. Salvadoran and Central American restaurants grill up pupusas by the thousands on a daily basis … Continue reading

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Holy Guacamole!

24th Annual California Avocado Festival Carpinteria, California The ever-popular avocado originated in Puebla, Mexico, where the family patriarch can still be found locally in the form of the small, black, gourd-shaped fruit called “criollo”. The Spanish were the first to … Continue reading

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