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Music Tastes Good: 10 rock star chefs you gotta try

When it comes to most music festivals, the musicians are the stars of the show. But things are a little different at the two-day Music Tastes Good festival, which returns to Long Beach Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Marina Green Park. At this festival...

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  • Entertainment

    How a legendary death in a Queen Mary oven inspired Dark Harbor’s new Halloween haunt

    This is a grisly Halloween tale. Decades ago, so goes the story, a chef was murdered on board the Queen Mary by being shoved into his own oven and burned alive. And now, dressed in a tattered and charred chef’s coat and apron, this frightening foodie is once again roaming the ship’s kitchen as the latest spirit to join the band of ghosts, monsters and ghouls who take over the ship for the annual Dark Harbor...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Coffee

    Starbucks quietly raises Southern California prices up to 30 cents

    With McDonald’s serving $2 McCafe drink specials as part of a revamped coffee menu, what does Starbucks do in return? Raise prices. The Seattle giant has quietly raised prices from 10-30 cents in various U.S. markets including Southern California. The adjustments were made in early September to everything from drip coffee to espresso beverages. “In Southern California, customers will experience increases of 10 to 20 cents on select sizes of brewed coffee, and...

    Nancy Luna
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  • Coffee

    New coffee shop to take over those strange dome-shaped buildings in East Long Beach

    The distinctive — if perhaps impractical — domes that composed a small business park in East Long Beach are due to be replaced by a drive-thru Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf store. Long Beach’s Planning Commission approved plans to make the change during its Thursday night meeting. Commissioners gave their unanimous support for the conditional use permit necessary for the new cafe, while also requiring restricted early morning and late night drive-thru hours in...

    Andrew Edwards
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  • Food

    Lobsters are on the menu this weekend in Long Beach

    A crustacean invasion is coming this weekend with the return of the Long Beach Original Lobster Festival. Now in its 21st year, this weekend’s festival takes place at Rainbow Lagoon, 400 Shoreline Drive, Long Beach. As usual it will feature thousands of Maine lobsters steamed in massive kettles that can cook thousands of clawed creatures...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Food

    McDonald’s challenges Starbucks, Dunkin’ with new McCafe menu, look

    In 2009, McDonald’s operator Patti Widdicombe was more than nervous when the chain dipped its toe into uncharted waters with the McCafe launch. The in-house espresso bars were developed as a fast, less expensive alternative to rival coffee houses, including Seattle-giant Starbucks. “I was nervous. It was such a new product for us,” said Widdicombe, whose family operates five McDonald’s restaurants in Garden Grove. McCafes, which serve lattes,...

    Nancy Luna
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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Sept. 3

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • Restaurant operators

    What’s new at the Rose Bowl in time for UCLA football

    Dog Haus, a Pasadena-based restaurant chain known for its gourmet hot dogs and sausages, is about to unveil a new eatery in the Rose Bowl. Dog Haus and the stadium’s management announced a multiyear partnership Wednesday, making Dog Haus the first restaurant to have a permanent location at the iconic venue. The new location by Tunnel 6 on the stadium’s east side will be up and running Sunday, just in time for the

    Kevin Smith
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  • LA County Fair

    LA County Fair 2017: 5 food trends to try

    Sure, you can ride a Ferris wheel and hang out with a sloth at the LA County Fair, but you’re going to get hungry. Satiate your rumbling stomach with the decadence of all things fair food, whether you want to snack on Flamin’ Hot Cheetos atop a cornucopia of deep-fried fare, sample unicorn-themed treats or try, gulp, a taco filled with crickets for some protein. The fair, which kicks off Friday, Sept. 1,...

    By Shannon O'Connor Daily Bulletin|

  • Retail

    Move over Two-Buck Chuck: Target debuts $5 California Roots wine

    Two-Buck Chuck, you’ve got some company.Target on Monday announced it’s rolling out a new line of bargain wines, a $5 bottle called California Roots.The wine comes in five blends made from California grapes: chardonnay, pinot grigio, moscato, cabernet sauvignon, and a red blend.Sound familiar? Monrovia-based Trader Joe’s in 2002 launched its popular Charles Shaw Wines at $1.99 a bottle. They are available in chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz,...

    Nancy Luna
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  • Lawsuits

    In-N-Out sues Smashburger over alleged ‘Triple Double’ burger trademark infringement

    Irvine-based In-N-Out Burger filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Monday, Aug. 28 against Denver-based Smashburger, claiming the fast-food rival’s “Smashburger Triple Double” is too similar to its famed “Double Double” burger. “Smashburger’s use of the Triple Double and Smashburger Triple Double marks is likely to confuse and mislead the consuming public, and injure In-N-Out, by causing consumers to believe incorrectly that...

    Nancy Luna
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