Javier Cabral


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  • 11 days ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Michael Voltaggio wore a T-shirt that read "People Hate Me on Yelp" at the Gold Standard food event in 2012 as he served beef tongue dunked in liquid nitrogen. This was post–Top Chef fame, during the tail end of L.A.'s molecular-gastronomy heyday ...

  • 3 months ago

    What does it take to stay open as an O.G. Latino boutique shop specializing in handmade clothing and accessories in some of the most sought-after real estate in all of Los Angeles? According to Noelle Reyes, the power Latina behind Mi Vida, one of...

  • 3 months ago

    Punk rock in L.A. never died; it just moved to Boyle Heights and has stayed steadily buzzed off cheap beer in the tiniest bar imaginable on Whittier Boulevard. If you're tired of going to the same old venues in downtown and Echo Park to catch loca...

  • 3 months ago

    A 100 percent vegan street taco that can hold its own against even the tastiest in L.A.? Yes, it exists, and it can be found in a sky-blue trailer with the words Plant Food for People, every Tuesday morning and afternoon in Highland Park. It's OK ...

  • 5 months ago | Development

    This Zapatista-inspired community space in El Sereno recently came under threat of encroaching development. Then community members banded together and came up with a plan to fight gentrification with their own secret weapon: money.

  • 3 years ago | Lawsuits

    You are at a music festival. The lights fade out and the annoying background music suddenly stops playing. The headlining band comes forward and starts playing immediately. Not wasting any time, they erupt into their fastest, bounciest hit that ev...


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