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Best Pickled Eggs: Joe Jost's

Every dive has its history, but when it comes to bars in Southern California, it's nearly impossible to top Long Beach's Joe Jost's--one of the oldest continually operating taverns in any state west of the Mississippi......
Moscow's Vogue Café; Credit: Novikov Group

Taste of a Magazine: Condé Nast-themed Restaurants

Condé Nast is continuing to do odd food-related things with its magazines, following the Gourmet-as-iPad-app plan by making its rags available to license for themed restaurants in Asia, South America and the Middle East. It's a business practice the company has tried before with Vogue and GQ, which both have......
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The Recipe Show: Raw, Vegan Cooking from Sigur Rós

Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi Birgisson and collaborator/boyfriend Alex Somers have been sharing their love of food and cooking for the past year through their online-only Good Heart recipe book and four-part cooking show, The Recipe Show--which aired its final episode just the other month. The pair may be based in......
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The End of History: World's Highest ABV Beer + Your Own Personal Tartan Stoat

Booze and taxidermy have a long, intertwined history, the un-ironic moose, deer or elk head--always complete with an impressive rack of antlers--a staple of small-town dive bar décor. Referenced with varying degrees of tongue-in-cheekiness by local establishments such as Seven Grand, The Bigfoot Lodge and the now-defunct Stinkers, the tradition......
Advertising ampm's Secret Menu; Credit: Willy Blackmore

The Tower of Torta: ampm's Secret Menu

We're used to finding our Mexican food in less-than-normal places: sold out of grocery carts, cooked in fly-by-night outdoor kitchens, served out of bicycle-mounted freezers. But the lexicon of this cuisine--tamales, huaraches, sopes, paletas, raspados and more--rarely feature in the billboards that line the freeways of Los Angeles, except in......
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Top 10 Craigslist Farm + Garden Listings

Craigslist is your next apartment, your next job; it's your next bike, bed, kitchen table, boyfriend, girlfriend, trans or sub or dom or gay/bi-curious one-night stand. The farm+garden section is certainly helpful if you're looking for some fertilizer for that window-box herb garden, baby chicks for a backyard coop or......
New Hario Brew Bar; Credit: Intelligentsia Coffee

Intelligentsia Goes Back to Basics for Brewed Coffee

If you're an Intelligentsia regular and drink brewed coffee, you're familiar with the unique process the baristas goes through to make your cup: freshly grinding a single cup's worth of beans, then dumping them into a machine, pressing a few buttons, running a squeegee across the top, then pouring out......
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Pre-Earth Day PSA from the Producers of "The Cove"

The filmmakers-cum-spies behind The Cove are back in the news just in time for Earth Day with a new celebrity-laden PSA warning again of the brutal dolphin slaughters taking place in Japan. This PSA adds to the crew's reputation as staunch defenders of marine mammals, building on The Cove's Academy......
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Top 10 Food Tumblrs: The World of Tom Selleck Sandwiches

Tumblr is a blogging platform that bridges the gap between social networks like Twitter or Facebook, and a Word Press or Blogspot blog. It has yet to be utilized for a Presidential campaign or propagate any false celebrity death rumors, but the short-form, photo-heavy blogging style Tumblr promotes has made......
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Is That a Bug in My Taco? Machine Project's Eat Bug Eat

The menu at a taco joint can read a bit like a horror film script: brains, steamed head, stomach, guts, the occasional eye-ball taco. But bugs? Bugs are a major requisite for that creepy, crawly horror flick scary feeling. And while the occasional fried grasshopper can be found on the......
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