Sascha Bos

Fried green tomato grilled cheese at the Whistle Stop in Long Beach; Credit: S. Bos

A History of Fried Green Tomatoes in L.A. (and a Recipe!)

When I asked Kim Finholt, chef of the Whistle Stop in Long Beach, why she decided to serve fried green tomatoes at her new-revival burger shack, she laughed. "The movie, of course!" She's talking about Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), which chronicles the tear-jerk journey of two Southern women in the......
Vinny Dotolo making crazy pizza at Jon s; Credit: Anne Fishbein

8 Crazy-Weird L.A. Pizzas

East Coasters love to talk smack about L.A. pizza. And while we may not have the most authentic New York-style slice or deep dish as perfect as Chicago's, the absence of any particular aspirational model means that Los Angeles is home to some of truly experimental pie. Sometimes this yields......
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The Moth GrandSLAM Championship

Remember story hour? That soothing voice reading children’s stories as you sat wide-eyed on a rug? The Moth GrandSLAM Championship isn’t like that. Think: fast-paced, funny, tear-jerking, humanity-inducing and completely true. Featuring winners of the past 10 L.A. Moth StorySLAMs, it’s a great way to experience live storytelling for the......
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Oscar Week: Foreign-Language Films

Some basic knowledge of the Oscar-nominated foreign-language films will make the difference between staring blankly during that category and winning your Oscar party betting pool. So at the Academy’s Oscar Week: Foreign-Language Films, you can catch the directors of Wild Tales (Argentina), Ida (Poland), Leviathan (Russia), Tangerines (Estonia) and Timbuktu......
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Séquence 8

Tonight, seven become one as Canadian circus troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main (the seven fingers of the hand) present their popular show Séquence 8 at the Valley Performing Arts Center. This small group brings big-time circus skill (it was founded by Cirque du Soleil alumni) to a more......
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Some people love astrophysicist/science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson for his work at the Hayden Planetarium, others for his hit show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. We’re mostly impressed by the science rock star’s hilarious Twitter feed and the fact that he bikes home from work every day. If you’re tired of......
Amelia Morris; Credit: Bon Appรฉtempt

Bon Appétempt Isn't a Cookbook, It's a Memoir With Recipes

Amelia Morris is no stranger to cooking failures. Six years ago, she decided to make a beautiful chocolate cake from the cover of the December Issue of Bon Appétit magazine the centerpiece of her Christmas brunch. "We were so impressed we started taking photos, and then things started to slide. I......

“Who Is Ken Sugimori?”

Johnnie JungleGuts has a thing for Pokémon. The L.A.-based artist has spent more than a year drawing almost 800 of the lovable pocket monsters, and today his work is gathered at Human Resources under the title “Who Is Ken Sugimori?” — a reference to the behind-the-scenes creator of the iconic......