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Conversing with the writer Jonathan Lethem is like playing Ping-Pong with Serena Williams. Even if it isn’t exactly his day job, he’s surely good enough to wipe the floor...

Apple and Almond Strudel

“The composition of my desserts is taken care of by the farmers’ market,” says Sherry Yard, who for the past 20 years has been the mind behind the desserts...

The People’s Band

The Doors formed on the beaches of Los Angeles, in what you might imagine is the tradition of local rock bands since the Beach Boys. In contrast to a...

The Reading List: November ’11

 Fiction   Fever Dream(Poisoned Pen, paperback, $15)By Dennis PalumboThe L.A. writer’s second Daniel Rinaldi book, set about a year after the events of the first, finds the Pittsburgh trauma expert investigating...

Best Hotel Gift Shops

The usual setup, geared to the forgetful guest, is a closet with a few sundries such as toothpaste and razors—along with a generic item or two that could travel...

Wild Mushroom Salad

Josiah Citrin is one of a dozen or so chefs who, without fail, pace stalls at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market every Wednesday. “I’ve been going for probably 30...

Flying Pig Café

The Flying Pig food truck has parked its menu in a small space in Little Tokyo. The famous Asian fusion tacos are available here as are entrée-size plates like...

Frugal Find: Bun Me

There was a time when the closest thing you’d find to banh mi in Northridge was a pastrami on rye at Brent’s Delica-tessen. But these days the Vietnamese sandwich...

Larry’s

We’re not sure which is more daring: a restaurant that serves a barbecued eel and foie gras terrine ten feet from the Venice Beach boardwalk, or some of the...

Next Door by Josie

Photograph by Jessica Boone Thank goodness, we can now munch Josie Le Balch’s acclaimed California cuisine in our blue jeans. The flickering flat screens above the bar make it easy...