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Our Lady of the Holy Avocado

By Rob Eshman

August 7, 2009 | 7:07 pm

At the corner of Hungry and Holy

If you read my post on how a small, quiet restaurant can be as quiet and holy a place for me as a sanctuary, you won’t be surprised that a fruit and sundries... More.

  • Is Kosher Kosher?  [VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    August 6, 2009 | 3:18 pm

    Sue Fishkoff reports on JTA that Subway is now the largest kosher chain restaurant in the world.

    This proves one thing: kosher may be at a higher... More.

  • Tiny Smelly Fish

    By Rob Eshman

    August 5, 2009 | 9:23 pm

    Last night, just past sunset, Naomi and I took a walk on the Venice pier.  It was jammed with fishermen—men, women, kids, black, white Korean, Latino.... More.

  • My Backyard Chicken Craze

    By Rob Eshman

    August 4, 2009 | 9:05 pm

    The New York Times finally got around to writing about the backyard chicken- raising craze, which makes it official: there’s a backyard chicken-raising... More.

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  • The Young Married Man and the Sea

    By Rob Eshman

    August 4, 2009 | 1:28 am

    My wife woke up on the first morning of our honeymoon, turned to my
    side of the bed, and I was gone.

    That’s what they call a sign.

    We were staying at... More.

  • Los Angeles: BEST DELI TOWN

    By Rob Eshman

    July 24, 2009 | 7:03 pm

    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.

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