A Finger-Food Countdown to 2021

This menu of tasty party snacks is perfect for the 2020 version of a holiday blowout — that is, all-night nibbling on the couch. There’s a lot I’ll miss about my usual holiday shindigs this December. There’ll be no sipping eggnog in […]

Roberta’s Does Burgers at Burgie’s

Fried chicken at Pecking House, a Mediterranean-Israeli spinoff and more restaurant news. Burgie’s by Roberta’s At first glance, it would be hard to equate Roberta’s, a friendly, comfortable, eclectic place with its geometrically designed cousin, this new burger spot nearby. But that’s […]

Kwanzaa’s Principles and Traditions

More about Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa, as well as some of the symbols of the celebration. During the height of the Black freedom movement in 1960s Los Angeles, Maulana Karenga designed a Black holiday, Kwanzaa, that was modeled after […]

It’s Peak Season for Tamales in Los Angeles

Big tamaladas are canceled this year, but many of the city’s tamaleras press on because tamales, along with the cultures and microeconomies they sustain, are essential. To understand how deeply tamal culture runs through California, you have to know why Enrique Zaragoza […]