Facebook Pixel
Read

our blog

Our Latest Blogs

Top 5 Most Unique Museums in Los Angeles

April 10, 2018
Museums in Los Angeles
It’s no surprise that Los Angeles is filled with impressive museums from LACMA to MOCA but what about the quirky side of L.A.? There’s plenty of that too. Check out some of these unique museums that are unique to Los Angeles.
View

Craft Fairs Around the LA Area

March 23, 2018
jackalope craft fair
Enjoy one of the craft fairs around the Pasadena and Los Angeles area!
View

Treat Yourself L.A.: A Food Festival for Millennials

March 9, 2018
Treat Yourself LA Food Festival
Treat Yourself L.A.:A Food Festival for Millennials is heading to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and you need to be here. The food festival combines the best in food trends and well as classic delicacies. From savory items like grilled cheese sandwiches to sweets, Treat Yourself LA has got it all.
View

Your Melting Pot Tours Questions Answered!

February 23, 2018
melting pot tours questions
Everything you need to know about Melting Pot Food Tours in Los Angeles!
View

Crazy and Delicious Desserts in Los Angeles

February 9, 2018
desserts in los angeles
Want to try some delicious desserts in Los Angeles? Visit these places where you can enjoy some crazy desserts!
View

New Restaurants to Try in Los Angeles 2018

January 19, 2018
best trendy restaurants los angeles
Here is a list of excellent restaurants that are new to L.A.! Here are some of the best trendy restaurants in Los Angeles, so be sure to try them in 2018
View

Don't Miss DineL.A.2018!

January 5, 2018
dinela 2018
One of the great things about Los Angeles is that its diversity makes it a perfect destination for anyone who loves food. With so many places to try, dineL.A. 2018 is the answer you’ve been waiting for. From January 12-26th, explore hundreds of restaurants throughout Los Angeles area at discount rates!
View

Where to take out of town holiday guests in Los Angeles

December 8, 2017
things to do in los angeles during the holidays
There are tons of things the things that the city has to offer such as a unique food tour of la española spanish meats or other fun outdoor activities. Read on to learn about various events taking place in LA during the holidays.
View

Enjoy The Holidays in Los Angeles w/ Fun Entertainment

November 17, 2017
Holidays in Los Angeles
Not sure what to do this Holiday Season? Don’t worry, Los Angeles has got you covered. Read on to explore ways to celebrate the holidays in the city.
View

5 Activities You Can't Miss in Pasadena

November 3, 2017
fun activities in Pasadena Ca
Pasadena is a city that is thriving with culture & history. During your time in the area, here are some fun activities to consider that are unique to Pasadena.
View

Why Our Food Tours Are For Picky Eaters

October 19, 2017
Food Tours For Picky Eaters
One of the great things about LA is that the city is truly a melting pot of cultures. This diversity offers a rare chance to enjoy authentic, cultural cuisines!
View

Halloween Inspired Fun for Foodies around L.A.

October 5, 2017
Fun for Foodies around L.A.
If you consider yourself a bit of a foodie, you’ll want to check out some of these events featuring delicious pumpkin flavored items, food trucks, and more!
View

Happiest of Birthday's To Lisa!

September 22, 2017
Photo of Lisa and Diana when they were younger
Many of you know that I refer to her as the brains of the organization &, it is equally true that we are still in business for nearly 10 years because of Lisa.
View

A Brief Look at Thai Town

September 22, 2017
Thai Statue
Thai Town is known as one of the most ethnic areas in Los Angeles. There is a melting pot of culture in this small area.
View

Why Los Angeles is a Melting Pot

September 8, 2017
Los Angeles Melting Pot
LA is a city that gets thousands of tourists visiting every year. From the sunny weather to Hollywood, there are numerous reasons why visitors keep coming.
View

Traditional Shopping Centers near Thai Town

August 18, 2017
thai shopping in la
When exploring the cultural areas of Los Angeles, it’s always great to explore through the help of a tour. One such tour is the Melting Pot Thai Tour.
View

New & Summer-Cool at the Original Farmers Market

August 17, 2017
basket of bread
Even though we’re in the home stretch of the summer, do not despair. Here are a few delicious things to tempt your taste buds.
View

3 Daytrips to take near Pasadena

August 4, 2017
daytrips in los angeles
If you’ll be staying around Pasadena, here are 3 great day trip options for you to enjoy!
View

Try These Creative Ideas For Your Family Reunion

July 27, 2017
creative family reunion ideas
Do you have a family reunion coming up? Instead of doing a traditional family picnic, consider some of these alternative ideas that you won’t soon forget!
View

Go-to Girls for LA Gastronomy: RABANO, Hermosa Beach

July 24, 2017
RABANO, Hermosa Beach menu
Your Go-To Girls for LA Gastronomy are in fact, us ~ Lisa and Diane Scalia of Melting Pot Tours. These stories are like an armchair extension of our Tours.
View

Humble and Surprising Origin of the Taco Al Pastor

July 19, 2017
al pastor meat
One thing I love about LA’s vast culinary diversity is that Angelenos are blessed beyond measure that immigrants came here, & brought their food with them.
View

Explore East L.A. Like a Local

July 7, 2017
mariachi taking a break
The city of East LA is full of vibrant & authentic Latin culture. Explore more of what East LA has to offer. Here are some popular destinations that locals love.
View

Here Is Why You Need To Go On Chef Tila's Thai Tour

June 28, 2017
chef jet tilla
If you love Thai food, then a special food tour with local celebrity, Chef Jet Tila is just the thing for you.
View

Unique Tours to Take in Los Angeles

June 9, 2017
unique tours in los angeles
Looking for a unique way to explore Los Angeles? Consider these tours. See LA like never before when you attend these tours.
View

Top Places to Shop and Eat in East Los Angeles

May 19, 2017
shopping in east la
One way to experience East L.A. is by going on a Latin Flavors Food tour and then stopping by the shops in East L.A.
View

A Day of Family Fun and Spanish Cuisine

May 5, 2017
family fun with kids
Wilson Park is an excellent place to get out, and enjoy a day with the family. At Wilson Park there’s lots to do that will keep your family entertained.
View

A Day in Old Town Pasadena

April 28, 2017
lisa scalia in front of memorial park
Pasadena is a charming city located near downtown Los Angeles. From shopping to enjoying delicious eats, Pasadena has it all!
View

Top Restaurants for an Easter Meal

April 7, 2017
Top Restaurants for an Easter Meal
With Easter just around the corner, it is a great time to consider enjoying a meal with family and friends. There are a variety of locations open in Los Angeles
View

Triggering Travel and Food Memories

March 31, 2017
ripe tropical mangos
I’m enchanted by a story I read when flying to Guadalajara. It activated my mind’s eye & inspired musings about some of my favorite travel memories.
View

Go-To-Girls for LA Gastronomy: Indian We Love

January 11, 2017
duck and date
‍Your Go-To Girls for LA Gastronomy are in fact, us, Lisa and Diane Scalia of Melting Pot Tours. This is a new - albeit armchair - extension of our Tours.
View

Mornings in and around the South Bay Beach Cities

November 30, 2016
kirari bake shop
Your Go-To Girls for LA Gastronomy are in fact, us - Lisa and Diane Scalia of Melting Pot Tours. Welcome to a new - albeit armchair - extension of our Tours.
View

Coming Soon: “The GoTo Girls for LA Gastronomy”

November 11, 2016
pancakes with syrup
Over breakfast earlier this week, at the Original Pancake House (we love originals) in Redondo Beach, Lisa and I were musing over new topics for blog stories.
View

Great News from Homegirl Gardens!

October 6, 2016
Homegirl Gardens
It's been said that if there is a chance for peace on earth, there must be urban gardens. That is why I loved receiving Homegirl Cafe’s newsletter this week.
View

Fabulous Art in Boyle Heights

August 18, 2016
Fabulous Art in Boyle Heights
It gives us great pride & joy to play a role in the development of the 1st Street Corridor in Boyle Heights, at the Mariachi Plaza Metro Gold Line station.
View

Corazon y Miel = Heart & Honey

April 2, 2016
corazon y miel brunch
It is always such a joy, pleasure, and especially an honor ... to dine at a restaurant that comes passionately referred by a trusted friend.
View

Merchants We Love: Armando Puente Jr. at Farm Fresh Produce

November 7, 2015
Armando Puente Jr. at Farm Fresh Produce
This series appreciates those who generously contribute to our tours. We are pleased, to introduce Armando Puente Jr., our Junior Intern at Melting Pot.
View

Happy Birthday Kip's Toyland!

October 17, 2015
Kip's Toyland birthday
The 70th birthday party for Kip’s Toyland had been planned for months. Here is the recipe for cookies I baked that morning, to wish Kip a happy birthday.
View

Divine Redirection, Latin Style

August 12, 2015
tortas rosa
Unlike last time, upon last-minute notice to host a tour, it did not occur to me that magic would happen.
View

Magic meets a Melting Pot Food Tour

June 2, 2015
5 star tour group
Just after it crossed my mind to write another story about how amazing our tour guests are, I was gifted with inspiration to craft a new chapter.
View

If I were his Chef: Alvaro Morata, Juventus

May 19, 2015
Alvaro Morata, Juventus
Find out the story behind my recipe for Pasta Bianconeri with Shellfish, Citrus, and Pistachios, for Alvaro Mmmmorata of Juventus.
View

Merchants We Love: The Iraguirre's At Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts

April 25, 2015
The Iraguirre's At Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts
Our “Merchants We Love” series appreciates those who generously contribute to the success of our tours by hosting our wonderful guests week after week.
View

Expensive as a Diamond Ring

September 22, 2014
petrossian egg
Among the most famous and expensive of the precious caviar eggs, Almas (“diamond” in Russian) costs $25,000 for 1 kg or $700 per ounce.
View

How Chaya Invented Tuna Tartare

August 1, 2014
Tuna Tartare
‍If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Corporate Executive Chef Shigefume Tachibe can consider himself and his tuna tartare creation very flattered indeed.
View

Melting Pot Food Tours Got Kosher!

May 7, 2013
got kosher cafe challah
When Lisa & I were invited to LA’s GotKosher Cafe & Catering to explore how they elevated kosher cuisine, we were very intrigued & brought some friends along.
View

Where Else to Eat in LA: Long Beach

October 26, 2012
bake n broil red velvet cake
Here is a short and sweet post about three of my favorite dining spots that LA foodies and visitors really deserve to know about.
View

Merchants We Love: Anoush Ter Poghossian, Mignon Chocolate

October 11, 2012
Anoush Ter Poghossian, Mignon Chocolate
This series appreciates those who generously contribute to the success of our tours. This week, our focus is on delicious chocolate.
View

Where Else to Eat in LA: Garden-to-Table

August 11, 2012
fresh garden salad
When asked which are my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles other than those on our food tour stops, my answer is usually a unique one.
View

Excellent Adventures at International PowWow 2012

May 10, 2012
krustyland
This is the largest international travel conference held annually in the US, with over 6,000 attendees from over 70 countries, so we were humbled to attend.
View

Newly Discovered Joy of Cooking with Chef Jack Witherspoon

November 5, 2011
Chef Jack Witherspoon
Jack ~ a 3-time cancer survivor, cookbook author, & even Chef to Hollywood ~ would be my muse, for inspiring a recipe that uniquely honors who he is.
View

Merchants We Love - Carlos Perez

November 4, 2011
Carlos Perez of Un Solo Sol Kitchen
Since its launch about one year ago, our East LA Latin Flavors Tour has blessed many lives with myriad of color, culture, and especially joy.
View
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form