| May 16, 2007
In the shadow of the Westside Pavilion in West L.A. stands a tiny building that houses a world. People come there for burgers and pie, and they keep coming back because something about the place is magnetic. They can't stay away.
The people who work...
| Jan 4, 2008
The vacation sort of just flew by.
After dropping their packs at a hostel, Ryan Ainsworth and his buddy Richie Bendelow found a shop selling 500 herbal potions that promised to make them high and happy in 500 ways. But the young British...
| Apr 29, 2009
You've dropped in for an espresso. Your own private barista greets you at the door and guides you to a custom-made, walnut-and-steel espresso-making station, tricked out with a swivel base and hydraulics for raising and lowering the attached grinder....
| Jun 3, 2009
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 20 standard cupcakes
Note: Dutch process cocoa refers to a treatment whereby the cocoa is treated with alkali (alkali neutralizes cocoa's natural acidity); this cocoa can be found at cooking and baking stores as well...
| Jun 17, 2009
Hickory-smoked brisket with Southwestern barbecue sauce
Total time: 2 hours, plus 5 to 6 hours smoking time
Servings: 6 to 8
Note: This recipe calls for hickory chips and the use of a smoker, or a charcoal grill converted to a smoker. Hickory...
| Mar 15, 2009
On the sixth floor of the Paddock Building downtown, a line of people milled restlessly along the hushed hallway.
They paced in front of a wooden door, which looked more like the entrance to a broom closet than the law offices...
| Mar 29, 2009
The first thing that caught my eye: the coyote wearing a pearl necklace.
The critter strides in a diorama above the front desk, near a cactus with red Christmas ball flowers.
Then there is the vintage ice cream cart from which tamales are served...
| Oct 25, 2006
IT was bound to happen sooner or later; I suppose the only wonder is that it took so long. After dinner a couple of weeks ago, a friend asked me for a cup of coffee. And that's when I realized I had no earthly idea how to make one.
I'm 51 years old and...
| Dec 4, 2005
The coffee shop girl signaled a greeting from her hospital bed, her face a pointillist palette of wounds, one eye forced shut, the other gazing off into a void. Nahrain Yonaan offered her one functioning hand; the other was swathed in gauze, a mangled...
| Jul 18, 2013
It's my long-held theory that frozen coffee drinks are the best idea most routinely botched.
Starbucks' Frappuccino, for example, should be the most awesome summer refreshment, adding refreshing iciness to the kick of coffee. But it's not. It's...
| Jul 18, 2013
1. Out in historic Galena in the northwest corner of Illinois, Kaladi's Coffee Bar (309 S. Main St.) serves something called a Kalavalanche, which is a mouthful to say but awfully refreshing to drink. As is often the case, there are several flavor...