The sensibility of Zach Pollack and Steve Samson's Pico-Robertson restaurant Sotto is clearly laid out on their menu. Take the appetizer of chickpea panelle, a traditional Sicilian street food, that's been available at the southern Italian restaurant since it was opened in 2011.
"They're basically ... More >>
By Sarah Bennett and Erika Bolden
When we went looking for all-day happy hours, geographic diversity was a priority. But striking patterns emerged -- namely, the bars most likely to discount booze beyond the typical late-afternoon hours were located mostly in 9-5 work destinations. In fact, from Sa ... More >>
From our 2012 Restaurant Issue, celebrating everything pizza in L.A.
On a Wednesday evening, 10 students sit along the counter at the Scuola di Pizza, the, yes, "School of Pizza" at L.A.'s premier pizza joint, Mozza. I'd like to say we're a varied lot, but that wouldn't be true -- we're uniformly w ... More >>
Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes.
75: Porcetto at Sotto.
Porchetta is one of those dishes that, once you've tried it, tends to feature prominently in recurrent dreams. The same genre of dream a ... More >>
Are you familiar with Hollywood Pies, the Chicago-style deep-dish pizza operation that operates in semi-secrecy? We were big fans when we got our first taste late last year outside a nondescript building west of downtown -- a crispy, cheesy sauce-drenched pizza that weighed about as much as a manhol ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with a few more details from the FBI and a possible Facebook connection to the case. First posted at 6:40 a.m.
It seemed like a week or so could go by without another sex abuse arrest of an L.A. Unified School District employee.
KTLA News this morning reports that a Fr ... More >>
In the midst of a historic scandal, the L.A. school district board today fired two teachers accused of molesting students.
A firestorm was sparked when ex-Miramonte Elementary School teacher Mark Berndt was charged last week with 23 counts of unspeakable acts against children under his care: But he ... More >>
Google MapsLooks like bad guys robbed the wrong place in more ways than one.
Not only did they hit a Pico-Robertson smoke shop next to a marijuana dispensary (?), but the shop owner defended his business with a a gun.
One suspect was killed and another was wounded before an apparent retreat ... More >>
Tony Vera / YouTubePolice on the beach.The unusually warm spring weather has brought out the rowdies in Venice, it seems. April was a violent month on the beach, with fights, stabbings and even a shooting.
New LAPD statistics from mid-April (PDF) show that certain categories have seen huge i ... More >>
Beverly Hills has its green, but not this kind.Beverly Hills shoppers can buy fur, bespoke suits, brand new Bentleys and even rare cheeses from around the world. But to get a certain kind of medicine -- medical marijuana -- they have to trek to nearby Los Angeles.
City officials want to keep ... More >>
Updated at 5:30 p.m. with police now saying suspects were armed.
A Beverly Hills fur store on South Robertson Boulevard was robbed in broad daylight Monday afternoon, Beverly Hills police confirmed to LA Weekly. A sergeant said at least two suspects were armed, but further descriptions were ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshA brisket taco (left) from the Takosher Truck and its co-founders (right).
The People of the Book (finally) become the People of the Truck when Takosher (Twitter: @takosher), the nation's first kosher taco truck soft-launches on Monday, serving tacos brisket, latke, and more tra ... More >>
LAPDHe did not ask for Grey Poupon.Banks, liquor stores and check-cashing outlets seem to be the tried-and-true targets of run-of-the-mill robbers. But the Los Angeles Police Department reports Friday that a pair of stick-up artists has more refined taste than your average criminal.
The LAP ... More >>
(Updated throughout at 12:20 p.m.): A pregnant woman and her fetus died in a shooting in the Westside community of La Cienega Heights Wednesday morning, police said. The attack appeared by be a gang-related, drive-by shooting near the Ward Plaza Shopping Center, which contains a Ross, a Toys ... More >>
Some Venice residents are complaining that as city budget cuts take police from streets and county homeless officials claim Skid Row's street dwellers are decreasing, crime and homelessness are on the rise in L.A.'s bohemian beach-side community.
Some crime has, in fact, been on the upswing ... More >>
After years of wrangling and foot-dragging the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to a law that would essentially shut down nearly 475 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city while allowing another 137 or so to remain open.
The ordinance has a final goal of capping th ... More >>
Long lines, hot dogs, beans and booze: the Intelligentsia Venice opening party.
For those on the Westside unfamiliar with the Sunset Junction cult that surrounds the Silver Lake outpost of Chicago's Intelligentsia Coffee -- where a quick-fix takes on the seriousness of a wine tasting, where espress ... More >>