It begins innocently enough: You have your first taste of pho somewhere like Golden Deli, the noodle shop on the outer reaches of San Gabriel, where the fragrant, stunningly clear broth is as famous as the crunchy egg rolls. Like any proper gateway drug, you soon begin to run the gamut of chintzy p ... More >>
Anne Fishbeinthe invisible restaurant criticDear Mr. Gold:
What's your favorite place to eat Hue/Central Vietnam food in Los Angeles? Also, do you ever venture down to the O.C. for some eats?
--Brian Tran, via Facebook
Timothy Norris[The one and only Henry Rollins contributes a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every week and make sure to tune in to Henry's KCRW radio show every Saturday eveni ... More >>
Christie BishopJonagold apple, portions removedA journey through Vietnam, I am told, is empty without a visit to Hoi An, a port city in the middle of the country famous for the beauty of its old town. And a visit to Hoi An is without meaning unless it includes a bowl or three of cao lau, a th ... More >>
Some food for thought from local, national and international news sources from this past week:
-- Should I Move to France? (28 Questions to Ask Yourself) [David Lebovitz]
-- Wendy's pulls disco CD from kid's meals because of "racy" Donna Summer lyrics. So now they can just go home and listen to ... More >>
N. GalutenArtichoke tea from 99 Ranch Market
When passing through the tea aisle in a supermarket, artichoke tea is not the first thing you expect to come across. But in our recent market travels, we happened upon some in the 99 Ranch Market in Van Nuys.
Artichoke tea, or trĂˇ atiso, is a co ... More >>
In honor of the Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band show at Spaceland tonight, West Coast Sound is pleased to present a brand new, exclusive holiday track from Seattle-based quintet.
All wrapped up, ready to go.
Here are 3 illustrations that I did this week for my mother-in-law's new novel (really 3 novellas), American in Translation. Her name is Concha Alborg and she is one hell of a cook and can turn any room in the house into a page from the Pottery Barn. The synopsis of her book is somewhat ... More >>