Los Angeles: The Classics


The Classics

At Bake n Broil, Nothing Is More Precious Than The Last Chicken Pot Pie

Jongewaard’s Bake n Broil is equidistant from the hospital I was born in, and the home I grew up in.…

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At the Heart of L.A., Harold & Belle’s Preserves a Legacy and Looks Ahead

Ryan Legaux says that he’s probably eaten more po’ boys than most people alive. Having at least three or four…

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Filming Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood at Casa Vega. // Courtesy Casa Vega

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A New Brush With Fame, Yes, But Casa Vega Has Always Been There For Us

Rafael “Ray” Vega opened his Casa Vega restaurant in 1956, near the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Fulton Avenue in…

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Daniel Navarro Kept El Cochinito in the Family. Now He’s Made Sure It Reflects the Community

In the days before COVID-19, there’s a good chance you drove by El Cochinito  a million times without noticing it.…

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The Golden Bull Has Been a Cornerstone for Santa Monica Canyon and the LGBTQ Community

Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, author Christopher Isherwood, and painter Don Bachardy walk into a bar.  This isn’t a joke. It’s…

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The Night That Changed L.A. Forever Also Put El Coyote on the Map

On a hot August night in 1969, actress Sharon Tate and friends Jay Sebring, Voytek Frykowski, and Abigail Folger sat…

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Photography by El Tepeyac

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El Tepeyac’s Rich Family Legacy Continues One Burrito at a Time

Back at the end of February, when there was talk of a citywide shut down, I met a friend at…

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Cielito Lindo Defines the Flavors of East L.A.

Mexican American food conquered America with its popular flavors of fresh and dried chiles stewed into hearty dishes thickened by…

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The Formosa Cafe is a Masterclass in Restoration

Like an aging Hollywood star, the Formosa Cafe’s light may have dimmed a bit over the years, but it never…

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The Layered Legacy of Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles

Once upon a time in Los Angeles, people thought the idea of combining fried chicken and a waffle as a…

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