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Sep 17, 2013
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OverOverUnder with Farley Elliott »

markdavidchristenson:

Add this website to your favorites if you love good food, great beer, travel and very charming funny men!!! farlizzle @farlizzle


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Sep 14, 2013
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kevhines:

This is possibly the best “bit” they ever did on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. This aired about 4 years into the run, and I think it aired in the middle of an episode. It’s fantastic!

The sound quality is not great. But don’t let that stop you from watching this.

(I should probably have posted this during the week, because now a lot of people who don’t check the internet on the weekend will miss out on watching (or re-watching) this classic piece of comedy)

This is incredible.

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Sep 12, 2013
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annfriedman:

The Bro Pie - The Hairpin

These are always the best.

annfriedman:

The Bro Pie - The Hairpin

These are always the best.


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Sep 10, 2013
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Issue #12: Minutiæ Kids
There’s a new Minutiæ issue hitting digital shelves, and this time the kids are running the asylum. In this issue, you’ll hear about the best balls you can buy, how to boobytrap your home from intruders and what it really means to be the coolest principal in America.

Issue #12: Minutiæ Kids

There’s a new Minutiæ issue hitting digital shelves, and this time the kids are running the asylum. In this issue, you’ll hear about the best balls you can buy, how to boobytrap your home from intruders and what it really means to be the coolest principal in America.


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Sep 9, 2013
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7 Great Churros in Los Angeles
Cro(ugh)nuts may be the dessert of the moment, but churros are the dessert of so many L.A. moments, the sort of treat that may be informed by memory as much as taste: You may fondly remember munching on a churro as long as a light saber at Disneyland, or going to a swap meet with your mom and being rewarded for good behavior with a freshly fried churro. There are great churros in pretty much every part of the city, some doughy, some delicate, some filled, some not. Click through for seven of the best.

7 Great Churros in Los Angeles

Cro(ugh)nuts may be the dessert of the moment, but churros are the dessert of so many L.A. moments, the sort of treat that may be informed by memory as much as taste: You may fondly remember munching on a churro as long as a light saber at Disneyland, or going to a swap meet with your mom and being rewarded for good behavior with a freshly fried churro. There are great churros in pretty much every part of the city, some doughy, some delicate, some filled, some not. Click through for seven of the best.



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Aug 27, 2013
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5 Great Mexican Dishes in North Hollywood
Mexican food in Los Angeles knows no boundaries. Of course, neighborhoods east of the LA River deservedly get the most attention, but there are quality tacos, burritos, gorditas and fajitas to be had all over this gigantic city. The San Fernando Valley neighborhood of North Hollywood is no exception.
Thanks to a large working-class population that surrounds the hip NoHo arts district strip, cheap and delicious Mexican food can be had all over the neighborhood. And while there may not be as many taco trucks crawling the streets at night, North Hollywood’s ample space gives lots of room for small taquerias to thrive, supplying late night crowds and daily diners alike with all manner of great meals.
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5 Great Mexican Dishes in North Hollywood

Mexican food in Los Angeles knows no boundaries. Of course, neighborhoods east of the LA River deservedly get the most attention, but there are quality tacos, burritos, gorditas and fajitas to be had all over this gigantic city. The San Fernando Valley neighborhood of North Hollywood is no exception.

Thanks to a large working-class population that surrounds the hip NoHo arts district strip, cheap and delicious Mexican food can be had all over the neighborhood. And while there may not be as many taco trucks crawling the streets at night, North Hollywood’s ample space gives lots of room for small taquerias to thrive, supplying late night crowds and daily diners alike with all manner of great meals.

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Aug 26, 2013
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8 Great Dive Bars in Los Angeles
Dive bars are a Los Angeles staple. Thanks to the city’s unending urban sprawl, every neighborhood has its own dark, slightly sticky haunt. Some of these bars are kitschy, some are scary, some are strictly for locals only, and almost all of them have karaoke. LA’s beloved dive bars have played host to rock bands before they made it big, and helped underdeveloped neighborhoods stay afloat during the tough times.
Here are eight awesome dive bars in Los Angeles, from Koreatown to Redondo Beach.
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8 Great Dive Bars in Los Angeles

Dive bars are a Los Angeles staple. Thanks to the city’s unending urban sprawl, every neighborhood has its own dark, slightly sticky haunt. Some of these bars are kitschy, some are scary, some are strictly for locals only, and almost all of them have karaoke. LA’s beloved dive bars have played host to rock bands before they made it big, and helped underdeveloped neighborhoods stay afloat during the tough times.

Here are eight awesome dive bars in Los Angeles, from Koreatown to Redondo Beach.

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Aug 23, 2013
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Strip Mall Rat: Udon, Pork Ribs + An Indian Lunch Buffet in Culver City
Strip malls will catch your eye for all sorts of different reasons. Maybe they sit at a clogged intersection, where you and every other bored commuter have lots of time to take in the scenery. Perhaps there’s a certain food you’re partial to — Indian, say — and you find yourself seeking out the hidden lunch buffet gems as a habit. It could be bright colors, obtrusive architecture or sheer size that draws you to any other strip mall, but at the Clar-Ven Center on the corner of Venice Boulevard and Clarington Avenue, the first thing you’ll notice is the variety.

Each end is stamped with a regional Asian food chain, the first being Miyako Japanese Restaurant and the other a Thai Original BBQ. But in between, you’ll find plates of Oaxacan food, daily Italian dishes and that ever-present Indian buffet. Here’s a look…

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Strip Mall Rat: Udon, Pork Ribs + An Indian Lunch Buffet in Culver City

Strip malls will catch your eye for all sorts of different reasons. Maybe they sit at a clogged intersection, where you and every other bored commuter have lots of time to take in the scenery. Perhaps there’s a certain food you’re partial to — Indian, say — and you find yourself seeking out the hidden lunch buffet gems as a habit. It could be bright colors, obtrusive architecture or sheer size that draws you to any other strip mall, but at the Clar-Ven Center on the corner of Venice Boulevard and Clarington Avenue, the first thing you’ll notice is the variety.

Each end is stamped with a regional Asian food chain, the first being Miyako Japanese Restaurant and the other a Thai Original BBQ. But in between, you’ll find plates of Oaxacan food, daily Italian dishes and that ever-present Indian buffet. Here’s a look…

read more. 

[LA Weekly]


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Aug 22, 2013
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4 Great Quesadillas in Los Angeles
What’s not to love about quesadillas? Large, perfectly crisped tortilla; warm, gooey, heart-stopping cheese; salty, perfectly portioned meat. It’s a time-tested ratio that has worked on taco trucks, food carts and inside sit-down taquerias since forever, and with L.A.’s current focus on Mexican food with flare, the results are tastier than ever.
We’ve been scouring the streets, stalls and late night Mexican spots for the best quesadillas we could find. The greasy, cheesy, meaty results — and the related clean up — couldn’t possibly all be chronicled here, so we’ve picked four of our favorites from across the quesadilla spectrum. 
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4 Great Quesadillas in Los Angeles

What’s not to love about quesadillas? Large, perfectly crisped tortilla; warm, gooey, heart-stopping cheese; salty, perfectly portioned meat. It’s a time-tested ratio that has worked on taco trucks, food carts and inside sit-down taquerias since forever, and with L.A.’s current focus on Mexican food with flare, the results are tastier than ever.

We’ve been scouring the streets, stalls and late night Mexican spots for the best quesadillas we could find. The greasy, cheesy, meaty results — and the related clean up — couldn’t possibly all be chronicled here, so we’ve picked four of our favorites from across the quesadilla spectrum. 

read more…