Los Angeles can, yet again, boast about having the most variety, if not depth, of something. Home to the most diverse Muslim population in the United States, Los Angeles County is full of halal restaurants. Halal means permitted or lawful according to Sharia (Islamic) laws. In the realm of dining ou ... More >>
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Marissa Lopez and Gil Gastelum's broad kitchen table, covered with a brightly colored oilcloth and set with a fresh basket of pan dulce, is the heart of their Arleta home. For one hour each night, it's also their refuge.
"She doesn't allow phones when w ... More >>
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The most cold-blooded and grimy New York rapper of the last decade lives by the Beverly Center. It's worlds removed from the drug-infested projects of hi ... More >>
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Remember when you were 13, and all you wanted was a cool, beautiful, older friend to show you how to be cool and beautiful, too? For teen girls everywhere, beauty gurus Elle and Blair Fowler, aka AllThatGlitters21 and juicystar07, are those friends.
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Photo of Ansel Adams by J. Malcolm Greany, ca 1950Ansel Adams is best known for his iconic and bucolic large-format shots of Yosemite National Park, but in 1940, he also covered LA's aviation industry for Fortune magazine. The California native and photo vanguard snapped more than 200 images ... More >>
Sayre BermanSee also: "Niggas in Paris": Jay-Z and Kanye Will Perform It 13 Times When They're Here. Seriously.
On November 29 we published a post containing the results of our "Niggas In Paris" linear regression. During the encores of their current Watch The Throne tour, Jay-Z and Kanye Wes ... More >>
A. FrougKatsuobushi, dried and fermented fish, is shaved on top of Bonito Dashi Ramen.
The owner of Ikemen Ramen, Hollywood's newest ramen restaurant, likes comparing his team to samurai. Despite their protests to the contrary, Yasumasa "Max" Kawabata insists to his partners that if they were ... More >>
Tannazie via FlickrTakosher tacosWith the new year approaching, we reflect on all things 2010: upscale Mexican restaurant Red O opened with a tweet war; the short-lived Test Kitchen experiment opened with big name chefs; the nation's first kosher food truck, Takosher, rolled out; and jeggings ... More >>
Lina Lecaro(T)hat's All Folks! at Dragstrip 66
What a year. Looking back as we always do around this time, one thing was very clear, LA be crazy after dark!
Was it end-(or beginning?)-of-decade (yup, look it up) dementia, all the mercury in retrograde activity or something else that gave th ... More >>
Nicole CamposReitmanWriter-director -- and recent LA Weekly guest blogger -- Jason Reitman is in the midst of a banner awards season, his much-lauded George Clooney-starrer Up in the Air having raked in a truckload of nominations and snared more than one win, in particular for his screenplay ... More >>
In yesterday's first part of our interview with Bastide chef Joseph Mahon, the chef talked about his road to the kitchen of Joe Pytka's newly-reopened Melrose Avenue restaurant, his time at the CIA (that would be the Culinary Institute of America, not our national spy shop) and his previous life in ... More >>