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Ryan Young

  • Food
    After a five-week hiatus, LAist is back to taking you on its weekly trip down to Orange County to uncover the unique dining experiences that await adventurous eaters willing to explore beyond the county line. I've always had a certain fascination with crepes. Not sure exactly why, perhaps it's the simple elegance that a crepe has, its delicate buckwheat consistency and taste that can be deliciously served with virtually any kind of filling, whether sweet...
  • News
    Former Senate Majority Leader (and current Boston Red Sox director) George Mitchell just announced the results of his 20-month, $20 million investigation into allegations of widespread steroid usage in baseball. The long-awaited, 409-page Mitchell Report (document here) identifies more than 80 current and former players as being linked to using performance-enhancing drugs. While the report casts blame on the lack of institutional control within baseball as much as the players themselves that cheated, what...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    During the go-go, greed is good '80s, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and host Robin Leach became the symbol of American opulence. It was hard not to aspire for 'champagne wishes and caviar dreams.' Of course these days, there are countless shows featuring the upper crust flaunting their wealth. And like a car wreck, we wretch at the sight of such blatant materialism while secretly keeping our eyes glued to the TV set. So...
  • Food
    Every Friday, LAist is taking you on a trip down to Orange County to uncover the unique dining experiences that await adventurous eaters willing to explore beyond the county line. Here in LA, we are blessed with embarrassing riches when it comes to Latin American food. Just about every country is represented by at least a couple of places that truly embody the cuisine and spirit of the local culture. Venezuela is no different....
  • Food
    Every Friday, LAist is taking you on a trip down to Orange County to uncover the unique dining experiences that await adventurous eaters willing to explore beyond the county line. Saying the name 'Park Avenue' evokes images of wealth, of tony living, of elegance and class (or of crappy Buicks if you're into cars). Kinda like Rodeo Drive. It's the antithesis of the working class, the regular everyday lifestyle that most of us experience....
  • News
    Strangely, I'm OK with it. I mean, I'm NOT OK with it. I'm full of fury, anguish, and despair. But more than that, I feel resignation. I'm tired. And I've come to terms with all of it. UCLA football is dead to me. It's not that I'm disowning the program. I'm still gonna support the team; my blood will always run Bruin blue. It's just that I'm no longer going to pour myself into the...
  • Food
    Every Friday, LAist is taking you on a trip down to Orange County to uncover the unique dining experiences that await adventurous eaters willing to explore beyond the county line. This month, LAist has brought you daily coverage of some of LA's finest late night dining spots from all over the Southland. So we'd be remiss if we didn't throw in at least one spot from OC. Some of you readers that have probably...
  • News
    This week has been a major downer. Seeing all of the suffering that people around us are going through as a result of these fires has been so disheartening, but at the same time, watching the displays of heroism of those fighting the fires and the resilience of those that refuse to be defeated by circumstance has helped restore our hope. In an effort to give you something to smile about, we've managed to...
  • Food
    Every Friday, LAist is taking you on a trip down to Orange County to uncover the unique dining experiences that await adventurous eaters willing to explore beyond the county line. Every week, we present you with a unique OC dining experience. Sometimes that means excellent food at an underappreciated local spot. Other times that means an interesting atmosphere or eating environment. And then there's Claws Restaurant. A newly-opened pirate-themed, Vietnamese-run Cajun joint. In the...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Interpol the international police organization is everywhere (186 member countries), even though you never really take notice of them. So it's fitting that the post-punk rock band of the same name has reached similar ubiquitous status, though dipping still ever so slightly below the radar. But now it appears the secret is out. Ever since Interpol announced the release of Our Love to Admire in May, they've been scouring the world, touring virtually non-stop....

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