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Pet Psychic

Los Angeles magazine, September 2009“Horses lie. They’ll be telling me all of this information, and it turns out it’s all made up. Like, if they’re 20 years old, they’ll...

The Reading List: L.A. Authors. L.A. Topics. September 09 Books.

Starting this month, LAmag.com will be highlighting titles of local interest that are hitting bookshelves. Here’s what’s new in September   Bang Ditto(Manic D Press,...

Splichal Names New Patina Chef

After almost a year of searching, Patina Group founder Joachim Splichal has named French chef Tony Esnault as Patina restaurant’s new Executive Chef. Esnault comes to...

Where's Chris 9/15/09

We've sent our Ask Chris to send in dispatches from his travels around town. Do you know where he was? Be the first to guess correctly and win a...

Jay Watching

After a summer break from the late-night ratings race, Jay Leno debuted The Jay Leno Show on NBC last night. At 10 p.m. As expected, some things about...

Mass Appeal

Photograph by Jessica BooneThough gastronomic places tend to get most of the coverage, big, midrange restaurants are where we actually eat. Their quality may vary, but these bustling...

Bokado

Formerly Tommy Ray’s, this sharp Spanish market and café spills onto the Ventura Boulevard sidewalk, where diners with dogs devour jamón-laden charcuterie plates. A tapas menu—available outside and inside...

The Weekender: Brooklyn

Manhattan may get the glory, but New York City’s other big borough is a destination all its own  

Good Girl Dinette

Photograph courtesy Good Girl DinetteFor years Diep Tran has been fusing Eastside hip with her family’s Vietnamese cooking (they own Little Saigon’s legendary Pho 79). First she bought...

Le Saint Amour

Photograph by Jessica BooneThis comfy brasserie is owned by chef Bruno Herve-Commereuc, who with his wife, Florence, opened (and three years ago sold) Angelique Café downtown. What differentiates Le...