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Breakfast Taco at Bar Amá; Credit: Paul Bartunek

Top 5 Places to Eat in L.A. if You Couldn't Make it to SXSW

While everyone from musicians and comedians to tech bloggers, indie filmmakers and anyone with frequent flier miles was traipsing around Austin last week for the annual South by Southwest, there's a good chance you were stuck at home, avoiding all social media. Otherwise, you would have been inundated with tweets,......
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Coffitivity Brings Coffeehouse Noise to Your Home Office

What is it about coffee shops that seem so conducive to getting work done? Is it all that caffeine? Maybe the social aspect of actually having to face other human beings, instead of blogging in your pajamas until two in the morning? Maybe it's just the noise. Coffitivity is a......
Carne asada fries at Taco Spot; Credit: Paul Bartunek

10 Best Carne Asada Fries in Los Angeles

Carne asada fries don't travel well, practically and ideologically speaking. They're increasingly hard to locate as you drive north from San Diego County, and surprisingly rare in Los Angeles, a city teeming with Mexican food, college students and medical marijuana cards. Piles of freshly fried spuds, laced with spoonfuls of......
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10 Best Dishes in L.A. for Homesick New Yorkers

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......
Daikokuya in Arcadia; Credit: A. Scattergood

Daikokuya Little Tokyo Celebrates 11 Years With $5 Ramen

As Daikokuya prepares to celebrate 11 years of delivering steaming bowls of tonkotsu ramen to the slurping masses, it has been amazing to watch the rest of Los Angeles catch up. There are ramen shops in Torrance for the noodle-obsessed, in West L.A. for those who follow best-of lists, and......
The Yoshinoya Beef Bowl; Credit: Farley Elliott

Yoshinoya Beef Bowl: What Does It Really Taste Like?

Let me preface all of this by saying that I've never been to a Yoshinoya Beef Bowl, and I'm willing to bet that you haven't either. In fact, I don't know anyone who has dined at a Yoshinoya Beef Bowl, and my contacts folder reads like a who's-who of questionable......
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