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Sound Check

Los Angeles magazine, December 2008 Photograph by Ramona RosalesBlame Steve Jobs. These days, everyone wants to be a DJ. But where to start? The British-born Zen...

All'Angelo Make-Under

As of Monday night, All’Angelo Ristorante is All’Angelo Trattoria. Stefano Ongaro’s upscale Italian spot is the latest restaurant to undergo a dramatic de-fussification in what they say is a...

Good Soil

In the January 2009 issue, we named the top 10 new restaruants of the year. We were lucky enough to have Octavio Becerra—chef/owner of Los Angeles magazine #1 new...

Scoop: Lil' Parlour

A fellow LA Mag staffer stopped into South Pasadena’s Lil’ Parlour—the new pizzeria by Steven Arroyo that took over for his just-shuttered 750 ml. Aside from reporting back about...

Happening: Holiday Beer-Bike Ride

Like beer? Like bikes? Well aren’t you lucky. On Saturday, December 20, our very good friends at Hot Knives are hosting their 2nd Annual L.A. Grand Cru—a 22-mile beer-bike...

Mission: Gingerbread Men

Boy, the folks at the Lazy Baker sure made the rounds. Pat over at Eating L.A. tired her hand making oatmeal cherry raisin cookies with their “do-it-yourself kit.” Last...

No Bones About It

I was appalled this morning to open the trash can in front of my apartment complex and find two—count ’em, TWO—whole turkey carcasses plopped right on top. Foil roasting...

Cleaning House

For struggling home owners, options are few and help is hard to find. But for the businesses profiting off them, the boom has begun

Feliz Navidad

  Ponche NavideñoChristmas Punch  Ponche Navideño is served throughout Mexico during the beautiful Posada season, the traditional celebrations that take place in the days leading up to Christmas and that symbolize...

Lord of the Ring

Two weeks after Paul Newman died, The Wrestler had its U.S. premiere on the final night of the New York Film Festival. A quarter of a century ago, The...