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Los Angeles: BEST DELI TOWN

By Rob Eshman

July 24, 2009 | 7:03 pm

"Save the Deli" author David Sax

I just got a peek inside David Sax’s new book, “Save the Deli,“ due out Oct. 19, and can report that it is official: L.A. is the best deli city in... More.

  • Shtiebels with Coffee

    By Rob Eshman

    July 24, 2009 | 6:15 pm

    A shteibel is a small neighborhood synagogue.  You pronounce it to rhyme with “Weeble”—it’s as cozy and cute. Every religion has its shteibel.  Walk the... More.

  • Good As (Jonathan) Gold

    By Rob Eshman

    July 23, 2009 | 8:56 pm

    I give myself credit for very little in this world, but I will take it for discovering Jonathan Gold before the Pulitzer committee did.

    Gold is The L.A.... More.

  • Food Section Meditations

    By Rob Eshman

    July 22, 2009 | 7:09 pm

    Wednesday is Food Section day—one of the holiest days of the week.

    For me the observance of Food Section day began in 1982, when I graduated college and... More.

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  • God and the Gastrosexual

    By Rob Eshman

    July 20, 2009 | 5:10 pm

    I learned a new word this week: gastrosexual. That’s a straight man whose knowledge of food and proficiency in the kitchen makes him attractive to... More.

  • Bruno and the World’s Best Hummus

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 2009 | 8:14 pm

    If you can get past the thousand swinging penises, bare bottoms and endless dildos that fill most of the screen in Bruno, you can appreciate creator Sacha... More.

  • What Is Foodaism?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 16, 2009 | 4:31 pm

    Many years ago, in the days when I supported my part-time writing with full-time catering, I cooked Christmas dinner at the home of a Hollywood star. It... More.

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