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Buzz Kill

Illustration by Gracia Lam When did it happen? I looked up and suddenly a whole chunk of Santa Monica, my birthplace, had gone cool—not just from the usual Pacific breezes,...

May 2012

52 Great Weekends

Superhero Complex

Illustration by André Carrilho I was 13 when the debut issue of The Avengers was published, and if I remember correctly, it sort of sucked. Right from the cover—one of...

Video: Band on the Run

ALSO: See "Band on the Run," our May issue fashion feature starring the Silversun Pickups

BierBeisl

Photograph courtesy bierbeisl-la.com BierBeisl celebrates all things Austrian. That includes the beers, the wines, the schnapps (uh-huh), and the chef. Patina alumnus Bernhard Mai-ringer, a tall, exceptionally Austrian-looking presence, understands...

Blue Cow

Photograph courtesy bluecowkitchen.com The team behind Mendocino Farms has expanded on its gourmet sandwich concept with this indoor-outdoor spot. It has plenty of quirks, starting at the bar, which uses...

Is it true that Denny’s is a Los Angeles creation?

Photograph courtesy www.imommies.com The home of the Grand Slam was born in a midcentury holy land—the quintessential insta- burb named Lakewood, which essayist D.J. Waldie describes as “A place built...

Park & Ride

Illustration by Bill Brown Has there ever been as much chatter about the future of public transit as there is now? We are fed up with traffic. You don’t have...

Stay Cool

SING THE BLUESDiesel’s new “Krooley” slim-fit all-cotton jeans are stiff enough to handle a big cuff. Pair with Chuck Taylor All Stars for a classic ’50s look. $180 at...

Tar & Roses

Photograph by Andrea Bricco Chef Andrew Kirschner left Wilshire restaurant more than a year ago to open his own place, and here it is. There’s an extra layer of sheen...