City Portrait

The Southern Side of L.A.

Touring the city of angels

April/May 2016

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The slaw-topped fried chicken sandwich at Son of a Gun.

photo: Amy Dickerson

A vintage Volkswagen bus on the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Palm trees against the California sky.

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Mount Lee’s iconic signage.

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A cascade of bougainvillea.

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The Broad museum’s exterior is its own work of art.

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Seven Grand bartender Federico Dubon.

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The Julep No. 1 at Hatchet Hall.

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Sea bass crudo at Little Beast.

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Hatchet Hall chef Brian Dunsmoor and his business partner Jonathan Strader.

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Lemonfish poke at Son of a Gun.

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The poolroom at Seven Grand.

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The appetizer selection at Hatchet Hall.

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The Chapter 4 guest room at Hotel Covell.

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Fresh blooms inside Suzanne Rheinstein’s elegant shop, Hollyhock.

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The lunch crowd at Grand Central Market.

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Tastemaker Mark D. Sikes.

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Richmond native Anne Litt.

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Chef and restauranteur Josef Centeno.

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Actress Emayatzy Corinealdi.

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The exterior of Stag, an Austin-based men’s store.

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Bar Keeper is a one-of-a-kind shop that specializes in new and vintage barware, obscure spirits, and bitters.

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Bludso’s Bar & Que serves real-deal Texas-style barbecue.

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The interior of Hotel Covell.

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The five-room Hotel Covell is stunningly designed.

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Inside the Seven Grand.

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A cocktail at Seven Grand.

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The fish-camp-inspired Son of a Gun restaurant.

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Avoiding the traffic.

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Vintage rides.

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Stag is bringing a little bit of Texas to Venice’s retail scene.

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A burger at Little Beast located in Eagle Rock.

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Diners sit down for a meal at Eggslut in Grand Central Market.

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