Like many of you who pushed away from the Christmas goose a little too late in the game, I have become obsessed with the feel-bad journalism that rolls around at this time every January, a roll call of groats, capon broth and certain death that is as dependable as a Lakers road loss to the Portland ... More >>
Yes, it's a little early for Coachella 2010 rumors, but we couldn't pass this one up: Brooklyn Vegan last night posted a semi-speculated, semi-reported suggestion that Pavement will be playing Central Park's Summerstage concert series next year. This morning Pitchfork seems to confirm said reunion.
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If you've ever wondered why there are no Scottish Olympians, it's because they drink whiskey instead of water. Or so says Martin Daraz, Highland Park's Brand Ambassador who last Tuesday led a Scotch intensive at Seven Grand.
Free to members of the Southern California United States Bartending Guild ... More >>
Photo credit: Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
It seems like there's a lot going on in New York and in San Francisco in terms of meat, but I haven't heard of much out of Los Angeles yet. I'm a recent USC graduate working with an amazing butcher in Brooklyn -- a rock star butch ... More >>
Jenn GarbeeMartin AnginoWhenever Martin Angino spies a regular customer across the street, he slides back the mesh screen beside his grill and shoves his body halfway through the window, arms flailing as he fires off an enthusiastic hello.
Angino is a fixture on Manhattan Beach Boulevard. H ... More >>
Long before art nouveau taco trucks hit the 405, 18-wheelers have been lugging 65-foot, sausage-slicked gas grills across the country. Since 1995, Johnsonville Sausage Company has sent their nearly 27-ton Big Taste Grill trucks to food festivals, sporting events and fundraisers nationwide (one truck ... More >>
Slumdance Film Festival It was all Slumdog, all the time at the 81st Academy Awards, or so it seemed. DHD, VarietyNo L.A. Rustbelt Yet Manufacturing is still the king of L.A. County's economy -- even if people see less of it around -- according to an ombudsman from the L.A. Economic Development Corp ... More >>
You better believe they serve Pepsi at Medieval Times.
30. Los Campesinos-Hold On Now, Youngster (Wichita/Arts and Crafts)
Gareth Campesinos and Co. clearly grew up not just liking music but being obsessed by bands, and they've done the only honourable thing you can in that position: they've ... More >>
Two alleged Avenues gangsters pleaded not guilty in downtown Los Angeles today to capital murder charges stemming from the August 2 shooting of a 27-year-old Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy as he was preparing to go to work at the Men's Central Jail. Juan Escalante was shot from behind about five ... More >>
Well, we lost another one to New York. Damn it! And such a pleasant guy!
LA Times' August Brown published an incredibly revealing glimpse into the mind of Arthur Magazine publisher/editor Jay Babcock, who called Los Angeles a "psychic death hole" after relocating to Brooklyn last month. "New York ... More >>
While a few pals questioned the choice to have my co-ed baby shower bash at Boardner's in Hollywood, they soon saw that it wasn't quite what they expected.
This place sure aint the rock dive of yore!
First of all, owner Tricia Labelle has really classed it up, adding and revamping the art deco tou ... More >>