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May 2011

The Ultimate Guide to Chinese Food

New Reviews: May

Dreams of JoyBy Lisa See(Random House, 368 pages, $26)Local writer Lisa See delivers her follow-up to 2010’s Shanghai Girls, in which sisters Pearl and May left war-torn China for L.A....

On the Hollywood American Legion building, the names of two WWI generals—Foch and Pershing —are engraved at the top. A third name has been “erased.” Whose name was it? Why was it taken off?

The structure, completed in 1929, looks like a polychromatic Masonic temple with a copper tower. Your question was just what I needed to wrangle an invitation inside. A legion...

Playa

In 2009, John Sedlar’s Rivera redefined nueva mexicana cuisine. His latest, Playa, feels more like an extension of the downtown restaurant than something altogether new. Sedlar continues to dazzle...

Push and Pull

» Knife Cut: A large block of wheat dough is formed into an oblong shape. Using a broad, flat razor, Yang shaves off strips of dough into a...
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Quad Squad

At Glendale’s Moonlight Rollerway, four wheels rule the floor and skaters flaunt shorts in ’70s-inspired ensembles

Ray’s & Stark Bar

Chris Burden’s Urban Light sculpture is the view from LACMA’s latest attempt at destination dining. The retro-modern decor suits the building by Renzo Piano. In the Patina-run kitchen is...

R. J. Milano’s Waffle Sundae

The Dish: Waffle SundaeThe Mastermind: owner R.J. MilanoThe Restaurant: Shaky Alibi (7401 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-938-5282)  Whipped Cream“My great-grandmother taught me the secret to really thick whipped cream. Start with...

Robert Apodaca

Photograph by WILLIAMS + HIRAKAWA He’s a keeper: “I don’t like to throw things away,” says Robert Apodaca, a 33-year-old Fountain Valley native. His Fifth Floor gallery, which opened in...

The Weekender: Seattle

Beautiful setting? Check. Great food? Plenty. Happening bars? Heck, yeah. Hello, Northwest