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November 2011

Food Lovers Guide to L.A.

Perfect Roasted Beets

Ingredients: 1 bunch beets 1. Preheat oven to 4002. De-stem beets. Scrub the bulbs and dry.3. Wrap each bulb in heavy duty foil. Place directly onto the oven rack...

Stache Cache

The “sport” of competitive bearding has been gaining in popularity with international competitions and a reality-TV show (Whisker Wars on IFC). Photographer and former Angeleno Matthew Rainwaters honors...

The Weekender: Santa Fe

Arty and earthy, the former Spanish outpost is especially fetching when the snow begins to fall

Striped Bass for Two

Photograph by Jessica Boone The Dish: Striped bass for twoThe Chef: Tony EsnaultThe Restaurant: Patina  (Disney Concert Hall, 141 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323-972-3331)  Striped BassThe fish, braised in a fennel,...

There is a grotesque clown atop the CVS drugstore at Main and Rose in Venice. Who’s responsible for putting it there?

It predates CVS, which isn’t known for commissioning fine art. Sculptor Jonathan Borofsky’s 30-foot-tall Ballerina Clown combines the head of a tearful funnyman with the body of a female...

What a Yield

Illustration by Leif Parsons   It’s the weekend. The alarm clock blares. You think, I can’t possibly do it. Please, just ten minutes more. The week was long, impossibly long, and...

What happened to the figures after the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park closed down?

Illustration by Jason Schneider When the museum’s klieg lights were extinguished in 2005, auctioneers collected a cool million selling off the figures. Roseanne Barr carted away her own likeness, while...

Who are the despicable adults behind the youngsters standing in front of supermarkets asking you to buy candy to “help keep kids off drugs”?

I once bought a newspaper subscription from one of them and the paper never arrived, so I’m not entirely impartial. According to Earlene Williams of Parentwatch.org, kids peddling candy,...

Magic Castle Fire Is Not An Illusion

Crews from the Los Angeles Fire Department are working to put out a fire in the attic of the Magic Castle.  The Magic Castle confirmed the blaze on Twitter...