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The Burger Rebuttal

According to the Food Network, In-N-Out makes the best burger in California. Well, we did the research for 101 Cheap Eats in our May issue, and we respectfully disagree. In fact—to answer all...

101 Cheap Eats

As we see it, cheap is not a dollar amount, it is a genre—a style that encompasses anything that’s best when served on grease-stained butcher paper, eaten with fingers...

Honk If You Love Tacos

With Kogi fever sweeping the city, we've lived to see the day when taco trucks have been heralded by The Wall Street Journal and NPR. Trendy Koean-barbecue-in-a-tortilla works surprisingly...

Unleashed

The house calls, the competitors, the pet owners—trying to succeed in the capital of celebrity dog trainers can be trying, but armed with a technique he calls Doglish, Vladislav Roytapel knows fame will be his

A Separate Peace

A year ago, I couldn’t drive my not-very-wide Westside street without navigating around, at a slow, grumpy crawl, outsize vehicles of one kind or another. There were cement mixers...

Best Baby Boutiques

Just about every kids’ shop in town has a section for infants. But often it’s a few onesies and SPIT HAPPENS bibs among a sea of big boy and...

Cheap Eats: Barbecue

Icon by Peter Hoey Baby Blues BBQ There is every reason to be suspicious of newfangled barbecue joints, the kind that try hard to look hip and homespun. The...

Cheap Eats: Breakfast

Icon by Peter Hoey GrubThe A.M. diners at this sunny 1920s bungalow know they’re in on a great secret. Brunch dishes—most under $10—are hearty and entirely house made,...

Celestial Demon

Robert Downey Jr. grew up in the crosshairs of show business and bohemia. His father was an “underground” filmmaker in the ’60s (when the underground implied revolution in the...

Cheap Eats: Burgers

Icon by Peter Hoey 8 oz. Burger Bar As you might expect from a chef like Govind Armstrong, 8 oz. Burger Bar—his shakes and burgers (and beer) joint that’s...