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New Reviews: August

 The Rules of the Tunnel: My Brief Period of MadnessBy Ned Zeman(Gotham, 320 pages, $26)After years of psychotherapy, prescription drugs, and psychiatric hospital stays to treat his depression, Vanity...

Peak Season: Plums

Summer is peachy, but our stone fruit of choice is the plum. This tart summer treat comes in dozens of varieties, in diverse hues of skin and flesh. It...

Pork Bossam

The Chef: Julie Baik The Restaurant: Kobawoo House (698 S. Vermont Ave. Ste 109, Koreatown, 213-389-7300)Napa Cabbage and Daikon In Korean ssam means “wrapping.” Here, leaves of crisp...

Raphael

Chef Adam Horton has traded the Michelin star, the dramatic canyon setting, and the game meat focus of Saddle Peak Lodge for—Studio City? Yes. Horton is a longtime friend...

The Malibu Inn

The legendary seaside rocker restaurant and bar has been reborn again. The decor has gone thrift-store chic, complete with racy murals and a pool table. We wish they’d let...

Street Preacher

» “When I start preaching, I’m like a machine—I’m just on. I don’t prepare sermons. I simply open my mouth,  and God fills it.”  » For a living Alvarado, 40,...

True Food Kitchen

Mall food goes health food at this Santa Monica Place restaurant. Guided by Dr. Andrew Weil, the minichain puts nutrition first but with flavor close behind. The room is...

Villetta

When Villetta owner Antonio De Cicco boasts that the restaurant’s Neapolitan pizza is authentic, he’s not kidding. In a small room at the back of the tented patio, which...

Long Closed La Cana Barrel To Reopen As Idle Hour Cafe

Los Angeles was once known for our preponderance of programmatic buildings. The architectural style embodied by places like the Brown Derby shaped like a big hat, or an enormous...

Summer Barbecue on Any Budget

It may go without saying that authentic barbeque is one of the great traditions of the American summer. The labor-intensive ritual of cooking low and slow transforms rough slabs...