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Our Top 5: Chicken and waffles

By Kelli Shiroma When I moved to Downtown Los Angeles, I was well aware that the City of Angels was home to iconic institutions like The Staples Center and the Lakers. What I didn’t know was that Roscoe’s House of…

Something new: Proof Public House

Mercury announced the ownership change on social media at the end of October. Chinatown neighborhood watering hole The Mercury Bar has changed owners again, this time without much fanfare. As a longtime regular who considered Mercury my home away from…

Party pics: Sailor Jerry Hangover Breakfast

Young’s Market closed out the Pacific Ink Expo with a special “Sailor Jerry Hungover Breakfast” that took place Tuesday evening At Downbeat Lounge. Along with breakfast grub, plenty of Sailor Jerry drinks flowed throughout the gathering.Sailor Jerry’s Brand Ambassador Paul…

Our Top 5: Burgers

Who has the best burger in Honolulu? It’s a debate that recently flared up, after The Whole Ox Deli, with new chef Justin Yu, revamped its burger and some foodies named it the island’s best. For many, the matter simply…

Shift 2: Three-event Saturday

Earlier this month, I tweeted “I think 2012 is going to be the year of just going for it.” So far, so good.The result of “going for it” typically includes quick power naps after finishing an eight-hour shift, mad dashes…