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Craft Beer ATM Style at Brewport Tap House in El Segundo. Try the Beer Bread!

Craft Beer ATM Style at Brewport Tap House in El Segundo By Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny Who's down for some liquid dim sums? A little while ago Edible Skinny explored craft beer ATM style at Brewport...

 

The Undiscovered Country of Voice-First Technology: The Alexa Conference in Chattanooga

To boldly go where no man has gone before. -Star Trek Bradley Metrock is a busy man in the world of Voice-First technology! He owns and operates VoiceFirst.FM, the voice technology-oriented podcast...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    August 6, 2018

Vortices Away! An Overnight Getaway to the Spiritual Smalltown of Ojai, California

A few weeks ago, Edible Skinny was lucky enough to do an overnight getaway to the ultimate spiritual smalltown of Ojai, California (pronounced Oh-Hi!). Situated deep in Ventura Valley just 90 miles...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    July 29, 2018

From to Cash to Caffeine -- Beale Street Brews and the Artistic Bean

Edible Skinny has been traveling across the country (by our count we've been to 8 states so far...) and we've noticed an interesting pattern: converting older bank buildings to coffee shops. From...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    July 14, 2018

Mosquito Repellent or a Jane Hudson Jennings Swing Dress? We'd Rather Go Commando

There's something about being next to a swimming pool with a cold drink or joint in hand that makes everything feel right in the world. Being Poolside is an artform. The art of being absolute cool,...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    June 26, 2018

Surf's Up Summer Product Reviews: Part One - Let's Hit the Beach!

"Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip for children; change the season in you veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in." Ray...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    June 16, 2018

Vista Vegas Views & Craft Cocktails at 16 - A Handcrafted Experience at The M Resort Spa Casino

A few weeks ago, Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend an opening night celebration for the new restaurant 16 - A Handcrafted Experience. Perched on the 16th floor of The M Resort Spa Casino, this...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    June 11, 2018

The OG Man In Our Life - A Father's Day Product Review Guide

Edible Skinny would like to take this moment to thank Dads (yeah, all Dads) for all they do! From being our rock to teaching us to rock it out! From teaching us the rules to teaching us the...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    June 5, 2018

The Kingdom of the Lowlands Offers clandestine cannabis coffeeshops to Pancakes

In early Spring Edible Skinny was lucky enough to spend 8 days in The Netherlands. And while on our trek of this Dutch wonderland, we discovered this country far and wide. We saw it all in Koninkrijk...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    May 20, 2018

Vegas Uncork'd: Epicurean Bacchanalia! 12th annual Vegas Uncork'd in Las Vegas last weekend

Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend 12th annual Vegas Uncork'd in Las Vegas last weekend. Hosted by Bon Appétit Magazine and presented by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and...

 
 By Kat Thomas    News    May 20, 2018

A DTLA Adventure with Bulletproof Café & King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Last week Edible Skinny was lucky enough to experience at day in Downtown Los Angeles at the Bulletproof Café and King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at California Science Center The day...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    May 14, 2018

A Mother's Day Product Review Guide for Moms Everywhere-- Fit For A Queen --

With the BIG M-DAY on Sunday we here at Edible Skinny thought we'd celebrate your number one FAN in style. So here's a couple of suggestions for that last minute gift, because Life doesn't come with...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    May 7, 2018

Discovering the Other Side of The Red Light District: Amsterdam Exposed by David Wienir

By Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny As you'll see from this interview, timing is everything in life. And so it was absolutely fitting that within hours of heading to Amsterdam for the first time, I sat down...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    May 1, 2018

Let's Getaway: Dutch Edition Travel Product Review including Babbel, Olbas Oil, Nomader

Recently Edible Skinny was lucky enough to spend 8 days in The Netherlands. Between the canals of Amsterdam and the windmills of the North Sea, we discovered this country far and wide. And while on...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    April 17, 2018

Driveable Daytrips: Father/Daughter SoCal-ing It Up at the Conejo Valley

A few weeks ago Edible Skinny was lucky to spend a few days exploring Conejo Valley for a Father/Daughter Getaway. Now we (sheepishly) admit up until this time we had only driven through this area of...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Lifestyle    March 23, 2018

Pretentiousness is out the door in WIllamette Valley, but Pinot Noir is Superb in Chehalem

The second part of Edible Skinny's Girls Getaway trip brought us to the Willamette Valley for a day of whimsy, wine and waxing poetic of the expanding state of Oregon vineyards. A few years ago was...

 
 By Kat Thomas    Travel    March 7, 2018

Edible Skinnys Girls' Getaway Trip to America's Weirdest City: Portland

A few weeks ago, Edible Skinny was lucky enough to have The Thomas Gals do a "Girls Getaway Weekend" to Portland, Oregon and the Willamette Wine Valley (more on that next week!) The claims of...

 

Let's Talk About Sex: The AVN Novelty Expo at the Hard Rock Cafe was the Oscars of Porn

"I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer." --Woody Allen Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend the AVN Novelty Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino a few weeks ago.   The...

 

Healthy Aphrodisiac Desserts for Your Sweetie with Amy Reiley's Eat Cake Naked

Just in time for Valentine's Day, make that perfect Aphrodisiac dessert for your Special Pumpkin, Apple of Your Eye, or Little Cabbage (it's a French idiomatic phrase...) with Eat Cake Naked by Amy...

 

Shore Hotel Santa Monica Welcomes Arts Lovers with a "Stay & Stage" Package

by Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny "I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."...

 

Just Doobie It... Cannabis Goes Mainstream at The Las Vegas Convention Center with #MJBIZCon

“It makes me feel the way I need to feel.” --Snoop Dogg Welcome to High Standards... With marijuana now legal in 29 states medically, recreationally in 8 states (with California coming on board...

 

TWAS the Last Weeks of Shopping Before Christmas, PART TWO

'Twas the last days of shopping and all through the land, There were people purchasing for friends, family, and their assistants de right-hand. So we made a list of some of Edible Skinny's favorites...

 

Twas the Last Weeks of Shopping: A Holiday Gift Guide For World Domination... Part Two

By Kat Thomas 'Twas the last weeks of shopping and all through the land, There were people purchasing for friends, family, and their assistants de right-hand. So we made a list of some of Edible...

 

Twas the Last Weeks of Shopping: A Holiday Gift Guide For World Domination... Part One

'Twas the last weeks of shopping and all through the land, There were people purchasing for friends, family, and their assistants de right-hand. So we made a list of some of Edible Skinny's favorites...

 

Irreverent Morning Eats at San Diego's Breakfast Republic!

Edible Skinny was lucky enough to grab a mean morning meal at Breakfast Republic while in San Diego a few weeks ago. BR is Amy Schumer of breakfast places; its East Village location has an exterior...

 

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