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The Golden Boy

Los Angeles magazine, June 2008Wearing a large American flag around his neck, Ryan Hall weaves through the mirrored corridors of Tavern on the Green. The lanky marathoner from Big...

Mark Hunter

Hunter makes the kill: “I use a wide lens and I shoot people without asking,” says Mark Hunter, better known by his photoblog name The Cobrasnake. “It’s like a...

Morning (or 3) After: The James Beard Awards

One would think that the record breaking heat plus snorkel-worthy humidity might have spoiled some appetites for the 2008 James Beard Awards in NYC this past weekend. One would...

Round of Applause: The Village Kitchen

A Portobello mushroom sandwich just tastes better when it’s for a good cause, am I right? Ditto a smoked salmon and chive omelet. So let’s all give a warm...

Carnal Knowledge

The last time Roman Polanski saw her alive, his beautiful and pregnant young wife, Sharon Tate, gave him a copy of Thomas Hardy’s 19th-century novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles,...

Fab Four – Olive Oil Desserts – Los Angeles Magazine

Photograph by Jessica Boone1 Boule Atelier  A rich olive oil macaron has all the pungent bite of a green picholine fresh from Provence. A lavender...

So You Wanna…Learn to Surf

Photograph by Shutterstock1 Coast the Beaches Summer is a good time for newbies to learn since the water is warmer (though swells can be sparse)....

Foxtail

The culinary elite haven’t been as enamored with SBE’s restaurants as the hordes of Hollywood trend seekers. But the entertainment company’s newest supper club, Foxtail, may change that. The...

The Waffle

Scooter Kanfer-Cartmill (Naya, 101 Coffee Shop) has made a 22-hour diner out of a former bank in the heart of Hollywood. The home-style menu boasts a bit of everything:...

Akasha

 At first glance Akasha is like many other L.A. restaurants. The air ducts are exposed, the floor is concrete, the music is loud, the waitstaff wear black shirts. We’re...