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3 Del Amo Fashion Center Spots That Transcend ‘Mall Food’

Positioned less than four miles from the Redondo Beach Pier, the Del Amo Fashion Center is a newly-built, sprawling modern retail hub, featuring some of the most stunning contemporary architecture found in Southern California.

But what’s really drawing crowds to Del Amo, isn’t so much the storefronts — it’s the food.  

With a long list of culturally diverse eateries, Del Amo isn’t just a shopping mall, it’s becoming a dining experience that’s just as beautiful on Instagram as it is in person.   

Del Amo is home to Frida Mexican Cuisine, featuring traditional Mexican classics like the Molcajete Frida — a giant boiling bowl of slightly spicy salsa verde sauce, made with tomatillos onions and cilantro, served with nopales (grilled cactus), chicken, juicy carne asada, and a creamy queso panela.

While seamlessly blending fine dining experiences with shopping and casual eating, Del Amo food court’s avant garde vibe has welcomed vendors like Pink’s Hot Dog’s — one of the most famous restaurants in the history of Los Angeles.

We all know Pink’s has a menu perfectly suited for the hungry fashion center crowds. If you plan on making a pit stop, check out the Jaws Burger. A charbroiled chili cheese burger, served with a perfectly grilled spicy Polish sausage, topped with lettuce, tomato and onions.

With a seemingly endless list of retailers and restaurants, it might be hard to choose something. So, here’s a pro tip — hit up Brio Coastal Bar & Kitchen. While you’re there, be sure to order the Buffalo Cauliflower Steak. Sliced cauliflower, grilled, then drizzled with a tangy buffalo sauce and a spicy horseradish sauce.

These are just a few of the spots that make Del Amo Fashion Center our Chomping Grounds.

Where are yours?

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7 Crazy Foods To Eat At The 2017 LA County Fair

Each year as summer comes to a close, the Los Angeles County Fair begins as a way to bookend a long, hot summer. From the hundreds of vendors, to the delicious-looking and beautifully fried foods, and the variety of exciting exhibits, there’s always has something new people can’t wait to experience. 

Here are seven must-try items from the 2017 LA County Fair.  

1. Chicken Charlie’s: Cotton Candy Ice Cream Sandwich

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It’s safe to say Chicken Charlie’s is an innovator when it comes to creating amazing fair foods that are just as delicious as they are memorable. This year, Charlie’s is giving us a reason to celebrate dessert with two never-before-seen items.  

Charlie’s Cotton Candy Ice Cream Sandwich is a colorful creation of sugar, sweetness and creaminess. Picture one large scoop of vanilla ice cream, sandwiched between two cotton candy patties and rolled in Fruity Pebbles Cereal.  

2. Chicken Charlie’s: Funnel Cake Burrito  

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Another sweet creation from the mind of Charlie is the popular Funnel Cake Burrito. Starting with a funnel cake and a giant tortilla, this burrito is topped with cinnamon apples, whipped cream, and powdered sugar. Then, this sweet and savory behemoth is wrapped up burrito-style and ready for consumption!

3. Afters Ice Cream: Strawberry Funnel Cake & Mango Sorbet Milky Buns

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Afters Ice Cream has quickly become an LA and OC favorite for milk buns and exotic ice cream flavors. With that said, Afters will be showing off its skills with Strawberry Funnel Cake And Mango Sorbet Milky Buns during this year’s festivities. Make sure you swing by!

4. Pink’s Hot Dogs: The Enchilada Dog

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Introducing, Pink’s Enchilada Hot Dog. It’s a foot-long hot dog topped with cilantro, onions and cheese. But, in order to make this true enchilada-style, the hot dog is wrapped in a tortilla with a bit of enchilada sauce. If you love hot dogs and Mexican food, stop by Pink’s for this 2017 LA County Fair exclusive.  

5. Cowboy Kettle Corn: Unicorn Nitro Candy Pop

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This isn’t your average kettle corn – it’s Unicorn Nitro Pop from Cowboy Kettle Corn, and it’s dipped in liquid nitrogen. In addition to being delicious, this treat is definitely something to capture on Instagram. Each mouthful of this frozen treat produces a cloud of icy vapor that will keep you entertained for hours.    

6. Plant Food For People: Vegan Jackfruit Nachos

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It wouldn’t be the LA County Fair without nachos, but you’ve probably never had these nachos before. PFFP, or Plant Food For People, serves an all-vegan, gourmet menu that includes these very popular vegan jackfruit nachos that are potato-based, and topped with jackfruit, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.

7. Chef Cricket’s Culinary Kitchen: Bug Tasting Bar

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If there’s one thing you try at the 2017 LA County Fair, make sure you check out Chef Cricket’s Culinary Kitchen and Bug Tasting Bar. Offering an assortment of freeze-dried and chocolate-covered bugs, this is definitely one of the most unique culinary attractions the LA County Fair has seen, and apparently they actually taste pretty good!  

The Fair is open from Friday, September 1st to Sunday, September 24th this year. We hope to see you there!

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Pink's Hot Dog Stand: Las Vegas Location Now Open


Over 70 years ago, Betty Pink founded what would grow to become one of the most acclaimed and sought after hot dog experiences in America. Pink’s hot dogs are generally known as a must have when you’re in the Hollywood area, and while their menu does indeed come with my personal seal of approval (whatever that may mean to you, I do enjoy bacon s’mores), I was always deterred by the normally long wait times. Regardless, the new Pink’s location is a big addition for Pink’s, and a big addition for the Las Vegas community. The location is a part of the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino (formerly the Aladdin casino), and will be serving alcohol. I hope the lines aren’t too long when I’m hobblin’ around post-midnight when I’m in town visiting! (Thx FFM)


Craving: Pink's Hot Dogs

‘Pink’s is probably the most famous hot dog stand in the country… certainly in Los Angeles! Located near the corner of Melrose and La Brea, Pink’s can be found by looking for a crowd of people and following the aroma of fresh meaty chili and soft hot dog buns’. And guess what, I’m cravin’!



Hollywood. Family owned since 1939. Started as a stand. It is now 2008, and Pink’s is easily one of the most notable eateries in Los Angeles. So a couple week backs when some of us went out to the critics’ screening of Pineapple Express, we figured it would only be proper to wait an hour in line and enjoy some of the famous goodness. Join us!