Olivia Galvan

Olivia Galvan

Hello! My name is Olivia Galván and I am an eighteen year old food critic and culinary journalist. After being encouraged to write an article on a local food festival, I discovered a renewed passion for food writing. I also write for my food blog, ​​Liv in the Kitchen, where I share health-conscious recipes inspired by my life in southern California. This fall, I will attend Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and major in Journalism. Website: www.oliviagalvan.com Contact: journalist@oliviagalvan.com
An escape from the city: Tanaka Farms in Irvine

An escape from the city: Tanaka Farms in Irvine

Many locals are shocked to discover a real, working farm in the heart of Irvine, Calif. Tucked away from the city atmosphere, Tanaka Farms is thriving. While at Tanaka Farms, one cannot even see or hear the freeway mere miles away, making for a nice getaway from busy...

Now serving soft serve ice cream in Long Beach

Now serving soft serve ice cream in Long Beach

Following a slight rebranding, Do Good Donuts and Treats, previously Do Good Donuts, is serving soft serve ice cream.  The name change encompasses Do Good Donuts and Treats’ new menu and welcomes a new group of customers: vegans. The small shop on Long Beach’s retro...

New Korean-inspired desserts in Norwalk – Button Desserts

New Korean-inspired desserts in Norwalk – Button Desserts

Norwalk’s newest dessert shop, Button Desserts, brings to life Crê-Mo — that is, chewy crêpe made out of mochi — an original dessert.  Owner Ji Hye Kim, a private art tutor, first shared her ideas of a small dessert shop with her students. Working together, Kim and...

Big flavors and mini donuts in Long Beach – Do Good Donuts

Big flavors and mini donuts in Long Beach – Do Good Donuts

Do Good Donuts, a local shop featuring quality, mini donuts opened February 28, 2018, on Fourth Street in Long Beach.  The mission of Do Good Donuts is to celebrate goodness while offering a location bound to invite good times, good people, and good donuts.  Unlike a...

Artesia’s newest ice cream shop: Dandy Ice Cream

Artesia’s newest ice cream shop: Dandy Ice Cream

In Southern California, ice cream is not just a summer treat; rather, ice cream is a year-round dessert. But enjoying affordable, quality ice cream at a shop is nearly impossible. Anyone can visit a chain ice cream store, such as Baskin Robbins or Cold Stone, but the...

The early bird gets the worm at The Nest

The early bird gets the worm at The Nest

A seemingly quaint restaurant serving casual, Southern-inspired fare in a modern fashion, The Nest has become Bellflower’s finest breakfast joint. The Nest always has a crowd of hungry customers waiting to be seated and ready to enjoy a scratch-made meal. Even at 11...

National Cheese Pizza Day done right at The Pan

National Cheese Pizza Day done right at The Pan

On Sept. 5, National Cheese Pizza Day was celebrated. Many pizza chains were offering promotions. Unfortunately, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to many chain restaurants’ pizzas. Instead of using all natural ingredients, these pizzas are often...