by Scoobie Davis
I've been down on LA lately--of course, if I were working in the Industry right now, I would be pleased with it (I view San Diego as home). One nice thing about the City of Angels is going to the supermarket and seeing celebrities. One of the most unusual sightings by yours truly was Fabio a couple years ago. Yesterday, I was at the Whole Foods across from the Farmer's Market and saw Gurmukh, the yoga instructor popular with the stars (I have her kundalini yoga video; it's great).
Most people associate MacArthur Park as the area to find fake drivers licenses and green cards. I think of it as an area where there's some great food. The area is known for having Langer's Deli where there's plenty of good eatin'. However, there are some great restaurants that are popular with recently-arrived immigrants from Mexico and Central America. One I would recommend is Torito Axaqueno which is on the 2000 block of West 8th Street near Alvarado. They have huge burritos that are cheap and delicious. If you want a vegetarian burrito, tell them "sin carne."