Mary Sue Milliken, as always, is in the midst of a zillion things. The food activist, TV personality and chef-owner with Susan Feniger of Border Grill has been a vocal advocate of passing Proposition 37, the ballot initiative that would make the labeling of GMO products law in California.
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Sure, you may have a dozen newly opened gastropubs within Yelp distance from where you live. Or food trucks. Or, arguably best of all, neighborhood taquerias. But in summer, when L.A. farmers markets are loaded with gorgeous produce, sometimes it's more fun to cook your own dinner. Just to prove you ... More >>
When someone asks me if they have to rent a car when visiting L.A., I really, really, really, really want to say no. Of course you can experience L.A. without a car. I do it every day. But for me to explain all the quirks of navigating our transit-nascent city to a wide-eyed visitor, I'd pretty much ... More >>
L. BallaThe food media world was chomping at the bit to see last night's highly anticipated Simpsons episode. "The Food Wife" has Marge, Lisa and Bart write a food blog called The Three Mouthkateers as they make their way through the surprisingly eclectic Springfield food scene. There are sno ... More >>
Timothy NorrisJohn Lennon once said of Los Angeles, "That's just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco." Pretty rough stuff from a supposedly nice guy. Clearly, the Eggman (or was he the Walrus?) missed the endless taco stands, the pupusas, the pho, the don ... More >>
T. NguyenPour-over coffee at Coffee Tomo
"Hot and fresh" is how Kibum Sung describes his cafe, Coffee Tomo, right off of Sawtelle in West L.A. True to his mission, everything here is hot and fresh, from the coffee roasted on-site to the handmade pretzels. That's right, fresh baked pretzels. ... More >>
Timothy NorrisHenry Rollins' Weird Record Academy for the Open of Ears: Last night at the Echoplex
[For more exclusive shots from Henry Rollins' event last night, see Timothy Norris' slideshow 'Henry Rollins @ The Echoplex'.]
I am back from Africa. That was a long haul. From Entebbe, Uganda ... More >>
The deeper we get into November, the more the mind reels with thoughts of the holidays, entertaining, and social obligations. If the idea of throwing a party appeals to you, but the idea of preparing, cooking, and cleaning up after a soiree gives you pause, we offer you this alphabetical list of Top ... More >>
Photo credit: Amy ScattergoodCases of Farchioni olive oil at Guidi MarcelloTo the side of a dead-end street, off the one-way section of Olympic as it nears the beach, sits an industrial quadrant of concrete and delivery trucks and, though you may easily miss it if you're not among the initiat ... More >>
Not to be confused with the epic, Eric Roberts, Tae Kwon thriller. 50. Benoit Pioulard-Temper (Kranky)
Have you ever been in one of those nutty meditation classes, where the crackpot instructor tells you to close your eyes and imagine that you're in the middle of a forest? Don't be surprised ... More >>
August 16 marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Four and a half months later, on January 2, 1978, the Sex Pistols arrived in America for their brief abortive tour, and the seam of history unraveled. Coincidence?