Jewish Journal

Finally, Mexikosher Meat

By Louis Keene

August 15, 2012 | 2:24 pm

A place where a man may inhale a carne asada taco (or three) without having to repent come October.

    8832 West Pico Boulevard
      Los Angeles, CA 90035
        (310) 271-0900
  • We Grew Up With Bibi’s, and Bibi’s Grew Up With Us

    By Louis Keene

    August 14, 2012 | 4:18 am

    Something about being a claustrophobic high school upperclassman lent itself to my spending Saturday nights at Bibi’s Warmstone Bakery and Cafe back in my Shalhevet heyday. I wasn’t alone at the little Israeli joint on the corner of Pico and Livonia, of course – that was the... read on

  • The Snack: Fruit stand on the corner of Pico and Canfield

    By Louis Keene

    August 10, 2012 | 5:37 pm

    The sous chef doesn’t speak much, but sure knows how to slice and dice.

    You get a week’s worth of Vitamin A for only four bucks. Mango, orange, watermelon, jicama, cucumber, cantaloupe, and pineapple fill up a bag that you can shower with lemon juice, chili powder, and/or salt. For... read on

  • Try this place: Kabab Mahaleh

    By Louis Keene

    August 10, 2012 | 5:48 am

    So, I had been at this Eating Pico project for several weeks now, and the time had come to change pace. So following up on a recommendation from Jewish Journal staff writer Julie Fax, I took my mother and sister out to try Kabab Mahaleh, a year-and-a-half-old family-owned Persian... read on

  • The Look: Shanghai Diamond Garden

    By Louis Keene

    August 3, 2012 | 5:32 am

    I hadn’t been to Shanghai Diamond Garden in years. That’s because I’ve never been a fan of Chinese food, but their orange chicken always brings me back. This time with family, however, I decided to try something different. The Hunan Beef was not nearly as spicy as advertised; in... read on




Louis Keene is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis where he is majoring in American Culture Studies. When he is not eating, sleeping, or writing, he’s even harder...

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