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» Harvey Weinstein may be given a double-size private cell in prison, with his own television, shower, and phone. “It’s like a little hotel, like your own little apartment,” an official says. [New York Times]
» Diet Coke and Coke Zero shortages could be on the horizon. It’s yet another consequence of coronavirus. [Yahoo! Entertainment]
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Found Oyster Has a Short Menu That’s Long on Simple Pleasures
Eating in Los Angeles is having something of a maximalist moment. Two of last year’s best new restaurants offer over-the-top (and out of most people’s budgets) caviar services. Multiple city chefs are employing turn-of-the-century duck presses to crush fowl bones or lobster shells to make showy, complex sauces in front of your eyes. Dining rooms themselves are often huge, and menus go on for pages.
It’s all fun and often quite tasty, but there’s something quietly thrilling about a new place that goes in the opposite direction.
Opened on a relatively quiet stretch of Fountain Avenue in November, Found Oyster has just 22 seats, roughly half of them at a handsome bar. The concise menu is limited to a few raw-bar items, a dozen midsize “plates,” and a single dessert. You could easily try everything on a few visits with a few hungry friends.
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