It's easy to start nodding off when people drag out the old "New York vs. Los Angeles" debate; it's a tired one, and largely a comparison of Big Apples to orange groves, anyway. But after Bon Appetit listed its 20 most important restaurants in America and New York outshone L.A. by a factor of six, i ... More >>
disneytravelbabble.comWe always suspected Cinderella was just a golddigger. How much would you be willing to fork over for a birthday cake for your little princess? How about $112.05 for a 6-inch cake at Disneyland? (To be fair, that includes a "princess" balloon centerpiece, crystal-adorned ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshChef Michael Voltaggio performs ballet while serving sandwiches at ink.sack, his new shop.Fans of Michael Voltaggio will have to wait a little longer, at least until September, for the chef's sit-down dining experience. That's when ink. is (finally) slated to open. In the meantim ... More >>
D. GalarzaSweet Lady Jane's Cherry Pie
Why eat cherry pie in February? Our expectations weren't high -- seasonality and all that -- but Sweet Lady Jane has been doing this classic bakery thing since 1988. And frozen cherries mean it's more than possible to bake a summer fruit pie in February ... More >>
It's National Pie Day on Sunday, and February is National Pie Month. This would be exciting, if it weren't for every day seeming to be some absurd national food holiday. February is also Black History Month, which seems like it shouldn't have to share its remembrance with a pie eating celebration.
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Twenty-two years is a lot of time to think about branching out. In fact, one might assume that because a business owner has maintained a successful operation for so long in a singular location, she has no interest in expanding. And yet after being on Melrose east of La Cienega since 1 ... More >>
Michael SugarmanThe Munchie Machine, which rolls out on 4/20.
The mystery of where to get your munchies has been solved. With a name, logo and truck design inspired by Scooby-Doo cartoon vehicle, the Mystery Machine, The Munchie Machine (Twitter: @munchiemachine1) food truck rolls out tomorr ... More >>
Nicolette MasonSweet Lady Jane Cakes
Sweet Lady Jane, a Melrose staple for over 20 years, is opening a second bakery in Santa Monica, at Montana Avenue and 17th Street. The opening date is tentatively August 1st, however owner Jane Lockhart warns that the date might be pushed to early Septem ... More >>
It's President Obama's birthday today. He's 48. The President is not taking the day off, but working at the White House, meeting with advisers and having lunch with the Senate Democratic Caucus. On the agenda: health care reform, the economy, and cash for clunkers. "Chuck E. Cheese was booked," Pres ... More >>