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Low-End Theory

Illustration by Nishant Choski That knot of people at the communal table passing around bruschetta heaped with white anchovies and dollops of whipped ricotta with lemon zest are participating in...

Malibu Matrix

Shrader walks by the seating area; the table is on casters As the weekend retreat for the owners of a prominent clothing company, this Point Dume property needed to be...

Mexican Cheap Eats

Mexicali Taco and Co. Photograph by Lisa Romerein Antojitos Carmen The Mexico City-style street food favorite has grown from a legendary Breed Street vendor to a Boyle Heights institution....

Middle Eastern Cheap Eats

Kabab Mahaleh. Photographs courtesy kababmahaleh.com Attari Sandwich Shop Come here for Persian sandwiches made with sausages (sosis bandari), minced meat kabobs (koobideh), lamb’s brain, and beef tongue, accompanied by...

Oil of L.A.

Graphic by Bryan Christie Oil rigs are a curious feature of this city—they seem more Texas than SoCal. But local drilling dates to 1892, when Edward Doheny (who inspired There...

Palisades Pavilions

The designer and his assistant, Ainsley Hudson Everything about the open-air rooms that Jay Griffith erected in this Pacific Palisades garden are meant to evoke the mythological magic carpet rides...

Road to Ruin

Illustration by André Carrilho The lead singer of a band called Arsenal, Stacee Jaxx is a lout and a narcissist, half seducing and half raping underage girls in the bathroom...

Southeast Asian Cheap Eats

Pho Filet. Ptograph courtesy yelp/Louis N. Banh Mi My-ThoAt this Vietnamese convenience store, a mere $3 nets you a hefty bánh mì on a fresh baguette. The soft bread has...

Style Stakeout: East L.A.

 Regina Rodriguez, 30, beauty brand manager Wearing: Forever 21 cigarette pants,H&M top, Aldo suede pumps, Rock & Republic lipstick, IBD nail polish “My style always changes, but I’m...

The Final Days of Foie Gras

Photograph by Jill Greenberg At the stroke of 11:59 on the night of June 30, L.A. chefs will say good-bye to foie gras. Sixty seconds later the delicacy becomes subject...