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Best Hot Sauce Maker

Photograph by Lisa Romerein Best of LA, August 2008   Almost 30 years ago, JD Cowles began experimenting with different spices to use in a sauce for his homemade buffalo wings. Today...

Best Piano Bars

Photograph courtesy Flickr/tamaki The Buggy Whip Diners come to this old-school steak house for the f let mignon and the green goddess dressing, but for music aficionados the draw is Peter Wagner at...

Best Toys for the Young Jet Set

Japanese MonstersLos Angeles is awash in designer vinyl toys, but fans of postwar Japanese classic flicks like De-stroy All Monstersflock to Anime Jungle for old-schoolkaiju needs. It stocks Kikaider DVDs, Ultraman masks, and perfectly rendered...

Food of the Gods

Photograph by Jessica BooneLos Angeles doesn’t have an official Greektown like the famous ones in Chicago and Detroit. So it may seem as if we...

Revenge of the Nerd

 At a downtown blowout on a patio between concrete towers, a DJ played Justin Timberlake and Kanye West for peple in look-at-me out?ts. Guests watched a ...