“Mexico City has everything, from the fanciest to the cheapest, super-raw to the most sophisticated of everything. It’s also a city where culture is important and where artists’ voices are heard. There are many great young galleries and independent spaces and artists from all over working here and visiting. Our politicians are the worst, but the people are nice and generous. It’s fun and young and old — we have thousands of years of culture. Mexicans are very welcoming and do not make big distinctions between tourists and locals. If you want to experience the real Mexico City, we would just recommend walking through its neighborhoods and taking it easy. La Condesa is an old neighborhood with many Art Deco buildings that date back to the ’20s and a lot of trees and gardens, like the famous Parque México and the very green Amsterdam Avenue. The weather is always nice all year round, but our favorite is the rainy season from June to October, … [Read more...] about A Gallery Owners’ Guide to Mexico City
Left coast seafood
Deliveries of clam chowder, oyster po’ boys and shrimp linguine are now available from Hog Island Oyster Co.’s new location in Larkspur’s Marin Country Mart. In addition to a short menu of prepared foods, Hog Island is offering oysters by the dozen, mussels and clams by the pound, large-batch cocktails and meal kits. … [Read more...] about Korean Burrito Joint by Aria and other new Bay Area restaurants open for takeout during coronavirus
That postal worker saved my walk from disaster. His words popped into my head when I was chatting with the friend who is treating covid patients. "This just makes you think, 'What is absolutely essential?' " my friend told me. "And what are all the stupid nonessentials we can cast aside? What are the things we can all just live without?" … [Read more...] about A long-ago trek on the Pacific Crest Trail is helping me survive in quarantine
In addition to torrid temperatures, the region is also threatened by bad air Tuesday. The South Coast Air Quality Management District predicted that air quality would be moderate along the coast, in inland Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the San Gabriel mountains, unhealthy for such sensitive groups as asthma sufferers in the Antelope and San Gabriel valleys, and just plain unhealthy in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. … [Read more...] about Extreme Heat Wave Sends Temperatures Soaring In North Hollywood
I can tell you that it was The Black Cat in Penngrove, Calif., where I first tasted Moonlight’s “Death and Taxes,” the Third Stop near the Beverly Center in Los Angeles for Craftsman’s “Triple White Sage,” and that the first time I tasted properly presented real ale it was Stone’s “Levitation,” at The Linkery in San Diego. A decade and a half later, each of those pubs is gone, but all three of three breweries have grown mightily in prominence and esteem. … [Read more...] about Miss your local bar? Try Instagram.