Category Archives: eating

Come to Hot Dish April 11!

Reading and eating. Things we do every day. Things you may in fact be doing right now. But only one Los Angeles event combines them so gracefully into one tasty happening. Hot Dish is kind of like a literary potluck, with … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season

Each year around this time my attention turns to a certain colorful creature that starts sprouting up all around town. And from the first day of spring until Easter, my Tumblr, Peep This, comes to life with marshmallowy inspiration. Here’s … Continue reading

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Scenes from an 80-degree weekend

It’s been exceptionally warm for the last few days, which has led to some unique shots in my camera, to say the least. We ate meals outside at our new table. Everything seemed to explode into bloom. And the smell! … Continue reading

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Alley walker

What if I told you the most exciting new place in Hollywood is an alley? It’s true. My latest at the LA Weekly looks at the East Cahuenga (or EaCa) Alley, which used to be strewn with trash and needles … Continue reading

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Come sail away

A few weeks ago I got a very, very exciting assignment from the LA Weekly that was phrased in the form of a question: Why are there are so many nautical and pirate bars in Koreatown? It was definitely something I’d … Continue reading

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Martini, with a sidecar of history

We all know why we go to Musso & Frank, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood: The room (charmingly old-school), the stories (Bukowski drank here), the martinis (always gin, served with a sidecar), the bartenders (ask for Ruben). But for the … Continue reading

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Portlandia

Back from an incredible trip to Portland for the first GOOD Ideas for Cities event. The highlight may have been when I met Mayor Sam Adams onstage (photo by the awesome Paul Searle). It was all I could do not … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air

Yes, early February is our spring, and this year, one that has arrived after an almost nonexistent winter. The trees are blossoming, the pollen is swirling, and the vegetable garden has been replanted, thanks to my awesome parents. More photos.

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Another brick in the wall

I recently wrote about a wall in Silver Lake. But from the comments that have been posted to the article, you might have thought this wall was in Berlin. Read the story over at the LA Weekly and let me … Continue reading

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11 Questions for 2012

My friend Gregory just tagged me in one of those chain letter-type posts where if you don’t answer 11 questions about yourself and forward it along to 11 more people someone close to you will be severely maimed in a … Continue reading

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