This LA Weekly Flickr pool photo, taken by photographer R. E. ~, is just the sort of thing that makes you happy you live in this town. Great coffee. (Which was not the case even a few years ago, when we lived in a caffeine desert and had to drive north for decent espresso. No longer: If you want proof, read this.) Great coffee on the beach. Great coffee on the beach in utterly — relentlessly — beautiful weather. Can't say that about Portland or Seattle, now can you?

And a reminder that if you have any brilliant shots of food you've taken around town recently, you might consider uploading them on our Flickr pool. Never know where they might show up.

LA Weekly