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News Thu May 29 2008

Did Johnny Try the Pigs Head?

film set 009.jpgThe home office has already reported on Hollywood's invasion of Lincoln Avenue. Many of the storefronts just above Fullerton have temporary awnings, and windows full of clothes and goods from the 1930s for the filming of Public Enemies with Johnny Depp. At night the street is closed for filming, but during the day you can walk around and gawk, or gape and cause a block in traffic. The Red Lion Pub's facade didn't need to be changed too much. Down the block, the restaurant Fiesta Mexicana has been transformed into Mee Wong Chop Suey and is being used as an extras holding area. But you can still eat in Zig Zag Kitchen, which has a 1930s interior, complete with this menu hanging on the wall. They say Johnny came in and ate.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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