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The former Union Cattle Company has been transformed into this smart small-plates operation and brewery.

Are there any working phone booths left in Los Angeles?

Photograph courtesy flickr/cjc4454 Hold the line—I found one. At the Standard hotel downtown, three midcentury steel, glass, and granite chambers remain. One houses an ATM, another a printer, while...

It’s a Mall World

With big plans afoot, Westfield Group is helping reshape the Valley and Century City

June 2012

101 Cheap Eats

Black Hogg

Meat-eaters can rejoice in the plethora of carnivorous options at Black Hogg, the Silver Lake eatery owned by renowned chef-owner Eric Park.

Body Electric

It’s the dreaded bikini season, when shopping for a bathing suit can send your self-esteem plummeting. Feeling your pain, we narrowed down problem body areas to the three most...
June Gloom

Fifty Thousand Shades of Gray

It’s summer in Los Angeles: We embrace the gloom with a breezy explanation and celebration of this weird weather phenomenon

It’s Not Smog, It’s June Gloom

Hot town, summer in the city? Not until the haze burns off. Check out photos of some of L.A.’s dreariest June days, then learn about Southern California’s most notorious...

I want to be a busker outside the Hollywood Bowl. Can anyone claim a spot or do I need a permit?

Illustration by Jason Schneider You apparently don’t need a permit—even for what emanates from the mouth of a sock puppet. Although L.A. County Ordinance 13.16 prohibits soliciting, the officials in...


Chef Shunji Nakao serves up omakase-style meals including braised octopus, yellowtail slivers and raw squid at this eight-seat sushi bar.