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Overheard in L.A.: Why We've Given Up On Eating In This Town

Fuck it, I'm getting fourth meal. (Photo by Antonio Morales García via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from all sorts of Angelenos who are thinking very deeply about what they ingest.

Overheard of the Week
"It's a paleo, gluten-free, probiotic wrap. And it's farm-to-table!"
via @mumphrey

Kale Causes Problems
"Maybe I'm like just not meant to eat kale."
At Mohawk Bend in Echo Park via Nadine Levyfield

But Kale Solves Problems
"We're drunk. Want some kale?"
At a green networking event at an eco-mattress store on Abbott Kinney via @akheyfets

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"I was going to call you because they had a garden statue of Ganesh that I thought you would love."
At Lemon Poppy Kitchen in Glassell Park via @LAfontUSA

Whaterrr You Say, Man
"I wouldn't say I'm manorexic, but I'm just giving up sugars and dinners"
via @uppityminx

The Depths Of Foodie Depravity
"Would you eat a human?"
"I don't know. I haven't tried it yet."
In line at Kogi via @mercedesmvalle

Stop Trying
Bartender: what can i get you
Fratboy: I'll have a gin and juice!
Bartender: What? What kind of juice?
Fratboy: I dunno, what do they use?
Bartender: No idea...
Fratboy: Never mind, gimme an Amstel...
At The York in Highland Park via Fab Six

Manly Advice
"You should get up, put a suit on, go do business for like four hours, then hit the gym. A short guy like you needs to be as wide as you are tall."
In Brentwood via @trythepunch

Excuses, Excuses
"I meant to take adderall but accidentally popped a valium. Let's skip spinning."
via @ElinorHatesYou

"I'm actually kind of jealous that you guys did sit-ups."
via @saradunhamkorab

I Don't Even Know
Woman on cell phone: "I'm breaking up with Brian. He refuses to acknowledge my third nipple."
At Earthbar via @trythepunch

Whatever Works, Man
"My brother was re-birthed in a men's group today. He literally simulated a vaginal water birth in a pool surrounded by men. He really had some breakthroughs. Apparently our mom was stressed during labor."
In the Hollywood Hills at a ritzy fundraiser via Lisa Hasko

You Tell Them
"I hate Waze. Buncha assholes telling me how to drive. I don't need to crowd source my self-loathing."
via @RichardHatem

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Westside Problems
"Halloween stresses me out. I can't tell if people are celebrating early or just back from their estheticians."
In West L.A. via @avflox

California Love
"He lives in...I don't know, some Southern crap state"
via @NerdyWordyAnja

Trophy Wife Or Jennifer Grey?
"She never worked again after she got a nose job."
At a restaurant via @prophecygirl14

Our Overheard in L.A. feature relies on you to send us the strange conversations you overhear in this city. Send them our way at (In the e-mail, put "overheard" in the subject and tell us who said it, where they said it and any amusing context.)

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