C. Pete Lee


Vegan Mixed with Bingo at Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park

“E-24. Egg replacer 24. G-5. Gluten-free 5. Did someone say 'vegan'? I think we have a winner!” On the third Sunday of every month, you’ll see and hear Ai Kusuhara, founder and co-high priestess of the Church of Seitan, presiding over “Vegan Bingo” in the patio at Verdugo Bar in Glassell......
banh beo at Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa; Credit: A. Scattergood

3 Great Banh Beo in Los Angeles

Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 3), we'll be bringing you periodic lists of some of the best things we've found to eat and drink around town. Ice cream sandwiches and bowls of tsukemen, fish tacos and dan dan mien, cups of boba and......
Inga Ornelas

Opening Soon: Red Bread in Culver City

You may have met Rose Lawrence already, at her bread stand at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, at her jam-making classes at Jessica Koslow's Sqirl, or at her recent meat-curing class at Surfas. Master food preserver, educator and chef, Lawrence is co-owner with her husband, David, of Red Bread --......
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5 Best Chicken Wings in Los Angeles

Chicken wings -- whether fried or drenched in sauces savory, sweet, goopy, or blue-cheesy -- are always a crowd favorite. An almost perfect finger food, with bones you can creatively dispose of. (Even vegans love their gluten-free soy-based mini-drumsticks.) If you're a fan of the hugely popular L.A. wing spots......
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The Last Days of Mishima (The Restaurant, Not the Author)

If you look up Mishima on the Internet, you may discover a wide variety of things: It's the name of a city, town and village in Japan; it's the surname of one of Japan's most important authors, Yukio Mishima (see also: seppuku); it's a musical group from Barcelona; and it's......
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