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Los Angeles' Buried Treasure

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Though this LAist usually sneers at "best of" issues I was delighted by this week's pirate-themed LA Weekly. Brilliant illustrations by artist Ronald Kurniawan accompany the articles with kooky yet appropriate headlines like "The Cardboard Scalawag's Guide to Pirate's Cove." Its perfect bound magazine format gives it a nice heft and guarantees a place on your bookshelf for the next year. This exhaustive resource covers all the basics-- the homey diner, a dive bar, a hip jewelry store to buy bling--but also serves up picks like "best Chinatown crap" and where to get Neapolitan gelato.

Was your local kiosk already raided? Never fear, get all the goods without getting newsprint on your hands at the Weekly's Web site.