As you may have noticed, this year's Best Of issue dropped on your doorstep, metaphorically if not actually, yesterday. There are hundreds (yes, hundreds) of listings, of spas and hikes and cocktails and grottos (yes, grottos), so many that you might get lost -- so many that we thought we'd pull ou ... More >>
Friday, September 21
LARGO AT THE CORONET
Both Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor went on to successful solo careers and side projects after their band Azure Ray broke up in 2004, but there was something irreplaceable about the way the two singers used to blend their sweetly sad voices together ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Even the third or fourth time around, Fu-ga seems like a discovery, a small piece of a better downtown preserved 20 feet underground."
We have, we think, followed the evolution of the Vietnamese sandwiches called bánh mì throughout their evolution in California, from the mingy sandwiches stacked like cordwood at the earliest delis, through the specialist phase, and onto the mega-bakeries whose neon f ... More >>
Ben CalderwoodBanh mi ID: the baguettesIt is not, generally speaking, good politics to wax fondly about colonialism, especially in a metropolis as prismatic as Los Angeles. That said, we will always have banh mi, the French-Vietnamese cross-platform construction of squishy baguette, pickled c ... More >>
Photo credit: Diane CuDakao's bánh mìIf the lines at Nom Nom Truck are too long, or the food runs out or the sweltering sidewalk heat is too much for you, there are still brick-and-mortar options for bánh mì, the awesome Vietnamese baguette sandwiches that Viet street food by way of Frenc ... More >>