Regardless of your protein predilections, tacos are a staple of the Angeleno diet. We've recognized as much on this blog, with no less than three top-10 lists counting down our favorite tacos: meat-filled, seafood and those you specifically get from a truck.
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Friday, April 5
Vum, Esben and the Witch
There's plenty of the spirit of New York synth-punk pioneers Suicide in minimal L.A. synth-wave trio Vum on their new single "I Will Return" -- and is that song title a promise or a threat? This is menacing stuff, built on bare-bones electronic b ... More >>
Back in the early 2000's, I pitched VICE magazine's then-editor some food content. He basically scoffed at me. "Food?" he said, "That's just not the demographic we're going for." So I've watched with great interest as VICE has produced more and more food content over the last few years. Obviously fo ... More >>
A new restaurant called Pingtung is soft-opening today on Melrose in West Hollywood. The restaurant, which bills itself as an "eat-in market," will operate as a casual cafe in the daytime, then go for a more glam vibe at night with cocktails and Asian nibbles.
The restaurant is owned by Li Ping, a ... More >>
It's always fun to see who the cool kids -- i.e., celebrities -- line up with come election season, and this year's mayoral race is starting to attract that kind of attention. L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti recently rolled out a video starring a gushing Salma Hayek. Now it's City Controller Wend ... More >>
*5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week
*25 Alternative L.A. Art Spaces to Check Out Now
*10 Places in L.A. to Draw Nude Models
With something like 400 modern and contemporary art galleries in L.A., and aesthetic taste being so subjective, picking just ten of the city's "best" galleries i ... More >>
More stories from our 2012 Fashion Issue on dressing ethically:
*West Hollywood's New Fur Ban
*Does L.A. Still Have Sweatshops?
*Yael Aflalo's Reformation Makes Vintage Cool
*Santa Monica's Main Street, a Green Fashion Hub
*Three L.A. Designers Who Do Eco-Fashion Right
When Yael Aflalo founded her ... More >>
You can't replace the feeling of lounging on the couch with a scrunched-up newspaper. But with the web, at least you don't need to worry about getting ink on your hands and bagel. Here's a roundup of some food-related stories from our country's newspapers this week. Lucky for us, it's mostly free. F ... More >>
Inspired by The Awl's fantastic -- and surprisingly somewhat difficult -- "Edith Wharton? Or Girls Review?" pop quiz last week, we created our own little take-home exam that may or may not shed some light into the state of food criticism today. Quotes from current food and restaurant reviewers are ... More >>
Swedish spirits company Karlsson's has released a new vodka, Karlsson's Batch 2008, a small batch potato vodka from Börje Karlsson (he of Absolut notoriety) that promises to deliver the terroir subtleties and single vintage potato notoriety of a top wine. The buzz -- literally -- here is in a singl ... More >>
A. FrougPitfire Artisan Pizza owners David Sanfield and Paul Hibler at their Culver City location
In a city where every other new restaurant is a pizza joint, it would be easy to dismiss Pitfire Artisan Pizza as just another ersatz artisan pizzeria. In reality, owners Paul Hibler and David S ... More >>
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The food truck business is booming... literally. (Yes, we sometimes borrow our ledes from TV voiceovers.) In "Food For Thought," tonight's episode of CSI: NY, "the team enters the competitive world of gourmet food trucks when one explodes at a SoHo f ... More >>
City of West HollywoodWeHo City Manager Paul Arevalo made $309,186 in 2009 -- apparently not enough to cover mealsUpdated after the jump: Fran Solomon, the other cardholder, was so not having us at last night's City Council meeting. Also, the candidates' final words!
Update: West Hollywood e ... More >>
Make that F. SolomonEXCLUSIVE UPDATE: WeHo resident Ed Buck, who filed the public records act request, says $13,788 was just a FRACTION of the unethical charges he found in the pile of city credit-card receipts. He estimates that, once properly combed, luxurious spending will reach $100,000 f ... More >>