Ben Mesirow

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  • 5 months ago | Tacos

    Not long ago, a friend from out of town asked where to get the best tacos in L.A. Hours later, abs aching from laughing so derisively for so long at her naivete, we answered that question with one of our own, the question that always follows such ...

  • 7 months ago | Sandwiches

    If Tacos Villa Corona were open reasonable hours, this list probably wouldn’t exist — what point would there be in seeking out other cheap and hearty lunch options in a neighborhood already blessed with such spectacular burritos? But tha...

  • 9 months ago | Beer

    With craft beer's growth in popularity and accessibility has come an increased emphasis on the fringes of the flavor spectrum. There are more breweries making extreme beers, pushing the boundaries of styles and bringing in new far-out ingredients;...

  • 10 months ago | Sandwiches

    Burbank is a strange city. It manages to feel at once both anachronistic and thoroughly modern, separate from greater L.A. and yet fully symbiotic with the film and TV industry that powers the region, mostly working class and family-oriented yet c...

  • 11 months ago | Sandwiches

    There are many significant reasons to live in South Pasadena - it's beautiful, with wide tree-lined streets and great views of the mountains; it's safe, the South Pasadena Review's Crime Summary is more slapstick than disturbing; the sch...

  • 1 year ago | Food & Sports

    As you probably know, there's a football game this weekend. You may or may not have feelings about who is or is not the best (or classiest) corner in the league, who can or can't win games in cold weather, and whose pseudo-Jheri curl does or ...