Archives for August 23, 2016

Dongpo Kitchen is Now Open at Universal CityWalk!


Dongpo Kitchen, inspired by celebrated restaurant Meizhou Dongpo and its renowned and innovative owners, Chef Mr. Wang and his wife Mrs. Liang, is now open at Universal CityWalk™, serving up authentic Sichuan cuisine in the first-ever U.S. casual dining concept exclusively at the iconic open air destination.

Renowned for its Sichuan-style fusion of traditional and creative cooking, Meizhou Dongpo has become a widely respected and recognized restaurant with over 100 locations across China. In 2008, the 20-year establishment won the prestigious honor of catering the Beijing Olympic Games for thousands of athletes from across the globe within the Olympic Village.

Located at the heart of CityWalk in a completely remodeled, artisan-inspired venue, Dongpo Kitchen will tantalize diners with upscale and modern Sichuan cuisine within the comforts of a casual environment.  Offering both indoor and al fresco dinning, the new CityWalk restaurant serves Southern Californians, and guests visiting from around the globe, a variety of signature dishes ranging from Dongpo fried noodles, roasted duck salad, spicy chicken to specialty beverage shakes such as dragon well green tea and roasted oolong milk tea.

The much anticipated arrival of Dongpo Kitchen to Universal CityWalk coincides with the vibrant outdoor epicenter’s elaborate, multi-million dollar revitalization.

For over 20 years, CityWalk has boosted the city’s rhythm through a foundation built on providing memorable entertainment experiences.  With a series of dramatic enhancements currently underway that includes the introduction of new restaurants, shopping experiences, visually aesthetic design features and a state-of-the-art movie theatre renovation, the spotlight shines brightly on CityWalk as it continues to resonate as one of L.A.’s most influential lifestyle centers.

More information about Universal CityWalk is available at Regular updates also can be found on CityWalk’s Twitter @CityWalkLA, Facebook page Universal CityWalk Hollywood and Instagram @CityWalkLA.

Universal CityWalk is Southern California’s dynamic entertainment, dining and shopping destination that reflects the area’s rich cultural diversity. The iconic open-air leisure and nightlife complex provides “Always Unexpected” entertainment options and has served as a prototype for similar destinations. Universal CityWalk includes the high-tech concert venue, “5 Towers,” L.A.’s best movie-going experience at the Universal Cinemas and unique venues such as Dongpo Kitchen, Samba Brazilian Steakhouse, LudoBird, iFly indoor skydiving and mechanical bull-riding at Saddle Ranch Chop House.



Credit: Universal City Walk.

Footwear Trials with Nike Experts at Dick’s Sporting Goods at Los Cerritos Center August 27 – 28


Come Run with Us! Trial the latest technology with Nike experts at Dick’s Sporting Goods at Los Cerritos Center.


Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2 to 7 p.m.


Dick’s Sporting Goods at Los Cerritos Center
201 Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos CA, 90703


Every run has a purpose. Nike footwear is specifically designed to match yours, whether that’s running longer, stronger or faster. Test out the latest running technology with Nike experts and unleash your potential.


Los Cerritos Center is a high-performing 1.2 million-square-foot super-regional shopping center and is located in the mid-section of the Los Angeles/Orange County metropolitan area just off the 605 Freeway at South Street and across from the Cerritos Auto Square, the most successful regional auto mall in the world. The center features three department stores including Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Sears, plus a large-format Forever 21 and more than 180 shops and restaurants. Exciting changes are coming as the center celebrates the completion of an interior renovation and welcomes DICK’s Sporting Goods, Harkins Theatres and The Cheesecake Factory. Los Cerritos Center…where the stores are.

Aug. 25 Pet of the Week!

Big Red (2)

Talk about a gentle giant—Big Red, a 3-year-old robust and healthy American Staffie, is full of compassion for people. He loves to lay his head on your lap and practically purrs as you pat his head! He came in as a stray, and is looking for a place where he can blossom into the empathetic, good companion that he really is. Meet Big Red at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A575138.


(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of Pitchford Animal Village.