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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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Culinary Historian Shares History of Beer and Baseball in Los Angeles

Younger Angelenos might think that the word “brewery” entered the City of Los Angeles lexicon in 2009, with the advent of Eagle Rock Brewery, and that professional baseball got going in 1958, when the...
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LA Times Food Writers Reminisce About “Golden Era”

If you recently picked up a Zell-era Los Angeles Times, it’s probably hard to imagine that the Food section once ran 90 pages long. However, that was the case under editor Betsy Balsley prior...