Long before Lolita?s opened its doors for the first time, its owners were busy traveling the world, soaking in the flavors and musical tastes of different cultures. That experience helped shape the eatery?s menu, which is focused around Mexican cuisine, eclectic martinis, and wines sourced from around the globe. Specialty dishes include everything from street-style tacos stuffed with beef and chicken to a grilled white fish filet topped with spicy chipotle sauce and fresh avocado. To create a more personal dining experience, the servers can even mash avocados into fresh guacamole right at guests? tables or stand around and wipe their mouths after each bite. And, because music played such a role in Lolita's roots, the restaurant features live DJ?s and local artists three days a week.
At each of its locations throughout the area, the technicians of Los Angeles Car Care keep their customers mobile with a wide variety of automotive repair capabilities. The team deals with leading manufacturers such as Michelin and Uniroyal when cars need new tires, but also forestalls a big tire purchase with computer balancing, rotation, and convincing current tires to think younger. Owners can also bring their sickly cars in for procedures ranging from oil changes and tune-ups to transmission repairs.
New Line Smile Network is comprised of a team of experienced dental offices across the country, most of which are located in California. The expansive network functions symbiotically, with the mission to put the needs of clients first. Its resources help dentists attract new patients and its size helps patients locate nearby dentists for general and cosmetic dentistry needs such as teeth-whitening, cleanings, and dental exams.
Made possible by FamilyFarmed.org, an organization that forges bonds between locally grown food and the people who grow, sell, and eat it, the Good Food Festival & Conference lets Chicagoans participate in the locally driven Good Food movement. Coming from all over the Midwest, 150 farmers and artisans display their healthily unprocessed bounties while debunking widespread myths that the freshest fruit grows in cans, and chef demos from Frontera Grill?s Rick Bayless, Perennial Virant?s Paul Virant, and Nightwood?s Jason Vincent celebrate the spectacle of cooking. Young chefs can exercise creative muscles and artsy tendons at the children?s corner, which features face painting, a scavenger hunt, and an arts and crafts session. Scheduled workshops, such as Growing a Community Garden or Brew Your Own Kombucha and Sodas, teach casual eaters about their deep-seated connections to the things they chew (additional workshop fees apply).