If you haven't picked up this week's issue or checked out the website today, i.e. if you're only seeing this now via the haiku Ritalin universe of Twitter, you may not yet realize that this year's edition of LA Weekly's Best of L.A. came out today. Consider yourself enlightened. This year's focus is bargains, as befits what has become the Year of Living Responsibly.

Want to know the best place to suck a shrimp head, to find cannelés, or to take your mom for Thai? Check out the Food and Drink portion of the program. Somebody email Bernie Madoff. I'm sure there are some mail-order options.

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