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Explore Los Angeles One Famous Street at a Time: Hollywood Boulevard

Tom Cruise on the Hollywood Walk of FameCredit: Marisa Lynch. On any given day you can meander past the Walk of Fame stars of Tom Cruise or Bruce Lee while costumed performers dressed as Elmo or Elvis or Darth Vader take pics with tourists for a dollar. The dichotomy can be striking when a red-carpet movie premiere is juxtaposed against a homeless encampment. But Hollywood Boulevard, warts and all, is one of the beating hearts of LA and if you want to find stereotypes mixed with history and authenticity, there’s no better place to stroll.
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Liv a Lil - The Cultural Food Collab We All Need

It often feels like our world has never been more polarized. Every day, Twitter and other social platforms explode with vitriol, hate, misinformation, and disinformation. Every issue is debated to its most extreme degree, whether it’s cancel-culture, geo-political conflicts, gun rights, or cultural appropriation.
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Trend Watch: Caviar

The pandemic has brought a lot of changes to behavior over the past year. How people socialized, traveled, ate, and drank was fundamentally altered as groups huddled indoors looking for indulgences.
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Beign-yay for Beignets!

Los Angeles is a donut town. And despite all the diet fads, health crazes, workout classes, and Peloton rides, there are still dozens of donut shops littering every part of the city. It may not be you, but someone is eating all these sweets…
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This is the Meatless Meatball Sandwich...

...and it is spectacular. Bianco Truffle Meatball SandwichCredit: Anne Fishbein. Anyone who has lived in Los Angeles for more than 10 years can tell you that the restaurant scene in the city has morphed and changed into one of the finest culinary destinations on the planet. LA’s ethnic enclaves produce some of the best Mexican, Japanese, Thai, Italian, and Chinese food restaurants in the world.
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The Omakase Pasta Experience

In 2017 my favorite meal in LA was at Scratch|Bar. In 2019 my favorite meal in LA was at Sushi|Bar. In 2021 my favorite meal in LA so far was at Pasta|Bar. Now, I’m tempted to think that my pandemic brain is simply starved for creative cuisine and long-winded tasting menus filled with indecipherable ingredients. But there’s just something about the magic behind Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee that keeps drawing me into the bowels of Encino to experience something that no one else in Los Angeles is even close to achieving.
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The Makers of Los Angeles - Courage Bagels

Los Angeles is a city of makers, of creators, and of doers. It’s the kind of place where a simple idea can spread like wildfire and a cult following can form overnight. It’s a city where hype can blaze an enormous path, but where quality ultimately rises to the top.
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Trend Watch: The Bento Box

The to-go hit of the pandemic is here to stay. If you can find a silver lining in a pandemic, it’s easily the entrepreneurship and ingenuity of LA’s restaurant community. Forced with shutdowns and re-openings and half openings and quarter openings, LA’s restaurateurs needed to get creative.
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The Reimagined New York Style Pizza in Los Angeles

For as long as chefs have been firing up pizzas in Los Angeles, not-so-humble pizzerias have deigned to provide skeptical Angelenos with classic New York style slices. Pretty much all have failed. Sure, there are close calls with the likes of Vito’s or Mulberry Street or even more recent New York transplants Joe’s and Prince Street. But somehow, the nostalgia is missing from all of them.