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Urban Legend

To enter Philippe’s at lunchtime is to witness one of L.A.’s great scenes. Stretching from the counter to the door are ten lines, often 12 people deep. A giant...

Rotten Tomato: Restaurant Text Message Blasts

About a month ago I made a reservation at Apple Restaurant and Lounge in West Hollywood and, as usual, I gave them my cell number for the obligatory confirmation...

This is Not 7th & Main

Beck opened Club Nokia at the L.A. Live complex Monday night to mostly rave reviews (outside of a Yelper complaining about the lack of margarita fixins). The celery-less bar...

Chow Fun

Photographs by James Wojcik

Sham Shanks: Behind the Scenes

In this months Asian Food issue, Evan George—Los Angeles Magazine contributor and co-creator of the vegetarian cooking blog Hot Knives —delves into the world of mock meats. In this video,...

Freebie: Festive Coffee and More

Looks like voting isn’t the only reason to give away free stuff. Tomorrow, the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf will host a Holiday Open House from 5-8 p.m. where...

Open Table Introduces “Appetite Stimulus Plan”

We’re a few months off from our third annual Dine LA restaurant week, but the online reservation site Open Table has joined with more than 100 area restaurants to...

Happening: VOTE!

Just a little reminder (as if you needed one) to get out there and vote! I recommend hitting the polling place early, then heading to an “exercise your rights”...

Best Athletic Shoe Shops

Photograph courtesy Flickr/Jamie Rothwell In sports where the participants live and die by their feet—we’re talking skateboarders, runners, basketballers, and tennis players here—finding the right shoe should assume an almost...

Chow Fun: Scary Meats

Photograph by James Wojcik Americans are well-known wusses when it comes to our food, especially meat. It can’t be semipoisonous or still living. Not so in Asia, where everything from...