So the center of the tech universe is still in Northern California. Big deal. Facebook's in freefall; the iPhone 5 is a snooze. Yes, innovation continues to matter, but these days, it's less about the platform and more about the content. On that front, L.A. is king. The top YouTube stars live here. ... More >>
We asked for your help finding the best and brightest online in Los Angeles, and you delivered. After combing through thousands of nominations for the L.A. Weekly Web Awards 2012, we're happy to announce our finalists. But we can't do all of this ourselves. We've got a panel of judges to help us pi ... More >>
Valentino Herrera abides by two philosophies: Try everything, at least once. And share unusual experiences with others, especially when it comes to travel and eating. Both ideas are evident on his blog, Trippy Food. Don't expect hallucinogenic mushrooms. For Herrera, "trippy" means unusual items ran ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonErika Nakamura and Amelia Posada "I am six days away from becoming the mayor of this place," says Amelia Posada, "but I left my phone at home!" The co-owner of Lindy & Grundy Meats, the long-anticipated butcher shop on Fairfax, is seated next to her wife and business partner, Eri ... More >>
SapphireBlue22stack of newspapersWhat's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free ... More >>
Jo Stougaard / My Last BiteA bartender pours a cocktail, and a plate of sashimi and beef tendon from Providence at the 2010 Zócalo Speakeasy. The cocktails flowed freely at Saturday night's Union Station Speakeasy Cocktail Party. Organized by the Weekly's own Jonathan Gold as a fundraiser f ... More >>
Was it worth all the waiting?
It used to be that chefs needed mastery of culinary techniques, dedication, and a great work ethic to become successful. But now there's another requirement: social media skills. As the restaurant scene evolves, chefs are discovering that the dining public requires more than culinary technique and g ... More >>