Whole Foods Market has partnered with Roy Choi to open a stationary Kogi location inside its El Segundo store. It’s located within the 66,500-square-foot store’s prepared foods section, Kogi will offer a menu of its famed tacos, burritos and favorites like Short Rib Tacos, Blackjack Quesadillas and Blue Moon Mulitas seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. All Kogi menu items meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards. This is the first Kogi taqueria within a Whole Foods Market store and Kogi’s first South Bay location.
Thanksgiving with the Salvation Army was an event of love and family and good food. There are hundreds of families who aren’t sure where their next meals are coming from, let alone Thanksgiving dinner. I can’t even begin to imagine having this feeling and dilemma to deal with. I’m from Dallas and did not make it back for Thanksgiving this year, I already had plans to cook a very all American Thanksgiving dinner but when I saw the invite for the Salvation Army, I couldn’t resist attending with my family. It was hosted at the hugely accommodating Salvation Army Bell Center in Bell, CA.
An Experience At The
Los Angeles Convention Center
I attended press days for the Los Angeles Auto Show and saw that new cars can put a smile on everyone’s face. As soon as you enter the West or South Hall your curiosity will rise in anticipation for what you’re about to see.
From a mom’s perspective, I was really impressed and happy to see the many activities for families with younger children. By younger, I mean under 10 years old. As soon as you enter West Hall there is a KIDZONE sponsored by the all New Chrysler Pacifica. They took care of every little detail including foam flooring, a ball pit, a groovy blue slide and a bright and vibrant color pallet everywhere. Also, there is a resting place for parents and a charging station for electrical devices..so remember your wall charger!
For slightly older kids there are tablets with classic games on them like tic-tac-toe and checkers. You can enter this area through a Chrysler Pacifica built into the wall…yes that’s an entry..so cool! There are actual car seats inside that feel like you are actually inside the Pacifica complete with video screens on the back of the head rest and nice and soft cushioned seats. And no play zone is complete without a photo booth, by The Original Traveling Photo Booth, and a wall to display all your cute and silly shots!
Moving on into the exhibit halls you’ll find cars galore. Several booths also have interactive activities to be enjoyed by adults and kids. Nissan’s booth is by far the most entertaining of them all. They incorporated an incredible unveiling of the 2017 Nissan Rogue. They achieved perfection with Star Wars and balls of fire! The energy was incredible. There are lots of photo ops in this booth, so come camera ready.
The Hyundai booth has entertainment for sports fans. There are big screen TVs to help you keep score of live games as well as play Madden Football on the Xbox One. Want to race, got that covered too. Join in on the fun in a simulated racing challenge. You can get a glimpse into the well engineered driving experience of a race car and record your time using #HyundaiRacingChallenge.
Land Rover and Jaguar had a very glossy area, which was to be expected. I was drawn to the many variations of the Land Rover that were on display and living in LA, you are an automatic honorary fan. I sat inside of the 2017 Land Rover HSE and it was love at first site! Another great highlight in the Land Rover/Jaguar booth was meeting the designer of the Land Rover Discovery, Gerry McGovern. That had to be a proud moment being on display at the LA Auto Show with international attendees.
The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show will definitely be the go to destination for those in Southern California for the next several days. Families will enjoy new cars and several interactive activities. There is plenty to see and do. Concession stands are easy to find with a variety of food. I saw everything from salad, to grilled chicken to family staples like burgers, chicken tenders and French fries. Make a day out of it, this is the perfect family outing during the Thanksgiving holiday break.
No worries if you are not a car expert, it’s not required. One thing I know for sure is that you’ll leave knowing some interesting facts about what you like and don’t like in an automobile! LA Auto Show is at the Los Angeles Convention Center located at 1201 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles 90015.
**I was invited to cover the LA Auto Show. All opinions expressed are my own. This is a sponsored post.**