Souplantation (Sweet Tomatoes): Remembering the Unfortunately Named Buffet Chain

OPINION By Tin Terashima YOUR JOURNEY ALWAYS BEGAN with grabbing an oddly moist tray before shuffling into position at the enormous salad bar. Huge bowls–filled to the brim with Caesar dressed salads–lined the counter, flanked by an army of bins teeming with carefully shredded vegetables and fixings. You probably just …

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Little Tokyo: Where the Japanese American Culture, Food, and Shopping Are Anything But Little

Awesome Japanese cultural experience in America with great food, shopping, and art. By Shopping Syndra Did you know there are basically only three “Japantowns” in the United States? Japantown in San Jose, CA; Japantown in San Francisco, CA; and the subject of this article, Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles, …

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Never Forget: The Museum of Tolerance Remembers the Holocaust and other Atrocities

Museum that educates on the Holocaust and other instances of discrimination. By Sophisticated Simon We live in a divisive world–something that has been true for essentially all of human history. That said, things can always get better, which is ultimately one of the goals of The Museum of Tolerance just …

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An Interestingly Distilled Version of Latin-American and Hispanic Culture: Olvera Street in DTLA

The curious culture of Olvera Street, which some claim to be a slightly artificial representation of Mexican and Latin-American culture, has gone on for decades and really showcases an amazing part of DTLA. By Shopping Syndra Los Angeles is beautiful not just because of its sights but also because of …

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