We all eat for pleasure. Some of us also eat in pursuit of academic knowledge. "Food studies" is a burgeoning field where scholars consider food a potent tool for illuminating a vast range of topics and issues. Among L.A. colleges and universities, you'll find classes on "Animal Ethics," "Restaurant ... More >>
New year, new juicery. Introducing more pressed juice to Los Angeles, Clover opens on La Brea with $70-a-day cleanses. If you consume as much stinky cheese, schnitzel, bacon and butter as we do, that price won't seem too bad. And, for $350 you can basically get a whole new intestinal tract system. N ... More >>
The owners of Old San Juan, a new Puerto Rican restaurant in Atwater Village that opens its doors tonight, want you to put on your Salsa dancing shoes. Ramon L. Galindo and Puerto Rican-born executive chef Luis Castro hosted a special preview opening last week, although it was more like a fiesta. Th ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
The most remarkable clue that you have arrived at Mariscos Jalisco, a lonchera parked on Olympic Boulevard in Boyle Heights, is in the air. A few blocks away, the climate is no ... More >>
We'll admit it. L.A. is an underdog town. Not just because it comes in second to New York in population, or because NYC's culture and arts scenes get way more attention. But because sometimes we fall on our face, and it's all our own fault. Look at the people we elect. Look at our sorry roads. Look ... More >>
The dance music underground might be rocking bleepy techno and dark-wave house from Europe, but the stuff that really moves the masses combines the synthetic strings of trance with the tough percussion of house. One look at the most popular DJs in the world, from Tiesto to Deadmau5 to Kaskade, point ... More >>
When last we checked in with Eric Greenspan, chef-owner of The Foundry on Melrose and the first chef (and only Los Angeles contestant) to be eliminated in The Next Iron Chef, there were seven contestants. Now there are four (imagine an Agatha Christie story, in a locked kitchen). Last week, Dominiqu ... More >>
Huge big-rigs are quietly vanishing from the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach regularly, their cargo whisked away by sophisticated crime teams using regional leaders, fencers, "lumpers" and drivers who hijack the entire big-rig container, each stuffed with goods worth between $12,000 -- in ... More >>
Heal the Bay's 19th annual report card on 10 terrible shorelines is out -- and so, apparently, are the waters around Catalina Harbor, Cabrillo Beach and the Santa Monica Pier. All but two of the guilty beaches are located in Southern California, with Pismo Beach Pier and Campbell Cove State Park tak ... More >>
At 9:20 p.m., almost three hours after Abbot Kinney Festival closed, a shooting occurred on Abbot Kinney and San Juan, killing one man and hospitalizing a woman. As of late Sunday night, no further information was available.
Organizers for the Abbot Kinney Festival make the claim that nearly 150,0 ... More >>
They say people turn to comfort food in times of grief and, well, nothing proved more true in Los Angeles over the weekend. To ease the worry brought on by the current economic crisis and looming presidential election, we gladly welcomed a weekend of over-eating and over-imbibing. Check out what we ... More >>
Something strange and ugly is happening in Los Angeles, although you don't hear Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaking much about it. On Tuesday, the National Fair Housing Commission visits Los Angeles to hold a hearing on the foreclosure crisis. According to the commission's press release, "Forty yea ... More >>