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  • Barrel & Ashes a crackling fine take on Texas barbecue

    Barrel & Ashes a crackling fine take on Texas barbecue
    When you talk to the masters of Texas barbecue, men and women who measure their lives in cords of post oak and fatty beef by the ton, you will hear about convection rates and sedimentation, humidity and wind, and the way fat renders in April as opposed to the way it renders in May. You learn about the complexities of brisket, a cut made up of two separate muscles that react to heat as if they were from two different planets. You'll hear a lot about the aging of split logs, the role of black pepper in crust formation, the perils of both over-smoking and under-smoking, and the difficult consistency of subcutaneous fat. Plus, if you're doing the job correctly, you have to show up to work around 1 a.m., before the bars have even closed. Barbecue is hard.
  • Wes Avila, from fine-dining track to fine Guerrilla Tacos off a truck

    Wes Avila, from fine-dining track to fine Guerrilla Tacos off a truck
    When Wes Avila was interviewing for a job at Le Comptoir, Gary Menes' temple of vegetable cookery, Menes asked him what his ultimate career goal was. "To be the best taquero in Los Angeles," Avila replied. And while it's impossible to say who is the...

    Hunger benefits programs are vital to many farmers markets

    Hunger benefits programs are vital to many farmers markets
    Most people think of farmers markets as places where famous chefs shop for precious fruits and vegetables, or where passionate cooks can meet their friends for a pleasant morning’s shopping. But for many Los Angeles County farmers markets, it is...

    Club owner laundered money in U.S.-Mexico drug trade, affidavit says

    Club owner laundered money in U.S.-Mexico drug trade, affidavit says
    A Pico Rivera nightclub owner was arrested this week after federal officials say he laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of a drug-trafficking ring operating in the United States and Mexico, according to court documents released Thursday....

    Wienerschnitzel burglary, steakhouse carjacking and a wild pursuit

    Wienerschnitzel burglary, steakhouse carjacking and a wild pursuit
    What do you get when you mix a burglary at a Wienerschnitzel and a carjacking at a steakhouse? Thursday morning's bizarre caper, which included, between restaurants, a high-speed pursuit with L.A. County sheriff's deputies in East Los Angeles. It all...