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Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future

I recently spoke to the Culinary Historians of Southern California at the LAPL Central Library. My talk, titled “Decoding the L.A. Restaurant Scene: 20 Years Past and Future” assessed the past two decades and...
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Cafe Tropical: Sandwiching Cuba in Silver Lake

Silver Lake is pretty far along in its gentrification, so it’s hard to imagine a time when the corner of Sunset & Silver Lake was still teeming with drugs and violence. Apparently that was...