California

chocolate

Inside the Valentine's Day Rush at See's Candy Factory

As you can imagine, a candy factory smells excellent.
Natalie B. Compton
2 days ago
Los Angeles

How 'Tacos for Teachers' Embodies Los Angeles

"People say, ‘We have to worry about immigration! If we don’t, we’ll have a taco truck on every corner.’ For me, and for most Angelenos, well, it’s the dream.”
Lizzy Saxe
1.18.19
crime

Longtime California Waiter Charged with Spying for Iranian Government

In addition to allegedly being a better-than-average spy, Ghorbani also seems to have been a better-than-average waiter.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.16.19
Soy

A Brief History of Conservatives Using Tofu-Eating as an Insult

Ted Cruz's recent remarks come from a long line of right-wingers mocking people for eating soy products.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.18.18
wine

How All the West Coast Wildfires Could Affect the Taste of Wine

Last year’s wildfires were so bad that many West Coast wineries were forced to dump wine made from the smoky grapes.
Lauren Rothman
9.17.18
Festivals

‘50 Shades of Charcoal’ Is the Food Festival We Definitely Didn’t Ask For

Who doesn’t love a good “house-made charcoal sangria?”
Ian Burke
7.18.18
crime

Woman Successfully Thwarts Dangerous Police Impersonator by Offering Him Taco

No one can turn down a free taco—even if they’re in the middle of committing several felonies.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.13.18
THE ENVIRONMENT

Plastic Straws Are On Their Way Out

“I can survive not having a straw. I think most people can cut down on single-use plastics like straws,” says the author of California's anti-straw bill.
Lauren Rothman
5.11.18
avocado toast

Oh Great! The 'Deconstructed Avocado Toast Bowl' Is Now a Thing

All for the low price of £8.60, and also your soul.
Mayukh Sen
4.25.18
restaurant industry

Six Lessons on Becoming a Cooking Legend from Cecilia Chiang

The 97-year-old woman who introduced Westerners to high-end Chinese cuisine still parties as hard as she works—which is to say, a lot.
Siena Chiang
1.2.18
crime

Woman Caught Trying to Sell $22,000 of Stolen Broccoli Seeds on Facebook

Not the smartest get-rich-quick scheme.
Dave Minsky
11.27.17
MUNCHIES: The Podcast

MUNCHIES: The Podcast: A Love Letter to LA from Best Coast and Lili Hayes

No one is prouder to eat and live in LA than Bobb Bruno and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast​.
Munchies Staff
11.23.17
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