Summer is rushing in at our local farmers' markets. We already talked cherries, and now it's other stone fruits' turn. This was the second week in a row that peaches and apricots have shown up. Arnett Farms displayed an ample supply, along with its usual citrus fruits. So far the peaches are small, ... More >>
So you think watermelon is just a delicious summer fruit best served cold and sliced in drippingly sweet wedges?
Arizona Department of Public SafetyWhat lies beneath? Not just another load of watermelon.
Arizona Department of Public SafetyThe watermelon fakes: seized marijuana bundles
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Imagine that table filled with eight tired but overjoyed Coachellans
This past weekend at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio was pretty memorable: Leonard Cohen at sunset; singer/vegan Morrissey's classic between-song nugget of food criticism directed at the BBQ shack -- "I smell burnin ... More >>
Music for Sipping: "Ode to Sangria" by Anthony Hill
Lou Amdur of Lou: A Wine Bar is a walking encyclopedia of wine knowledge. As Jonathan Gold has written, Lou "can probably talk more profoundly about biodynamic wines than anyone who hasn't actually buried a dung-filled animal horn at midnight d ... More >>
Koutoubia on Westwood Blvd. does Passover Sephardic style, which often means more nuts, fruits and grains and fewer artery-clogging schmaltzy things. Saffron, preserved lemons, fennel and fresh tomatoes aren't ingredients you generally see much in a standard deli or Ashkenazi holiday spread. 2116 We ... More >>
Elf cafe, located at 2315 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park on the same block as American Apparel and next to the abandoned movie theater, has no phone or website, but since this teeny vegetarian bistro is owned by the members of the band Viva K., they do have a myspace page. Elf, just so you know, is 18 y ... More >>