Diane, A Broad

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  • April 7, 2014

    Red Bread [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

    The first day that I walked into Red Bread was the day that the LA Times ran a photo of the newly-opened brick-and-mortar Culver City store/restaurant on the front page of the Saturday Section, along with an article praising its rye. Not being a subscriber, I did not know this, and all of the bread had been sold out by the time I stumbled in at 2pm.

    Red Bread [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

    Red Bread [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

    The next weekend, not being what you call an early bird, I again went in during the afternoon, but there was no loaves of┬ásourdough to be had. No matter, a loaf of Russian black bread was tucked under my arm, and I filled my belly with the best quiche I’d had since Soul Kitchen.

    Red Bread [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

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  • November 2, 2013

    I guess I’m pretty lucky. I am lucky to have stumbled into a job with an understanding boss who feels more like a mentor than a supervisor. I am lucky to be living with a fabulous roommate who I can hang out with on a Friday night, just watching chick flicks with some wine and our cats. I am lucky to be able to travel. I am lucky to have friends who can shift seamlessly from a deep discussion of experimental literature into a game of flip cup.

    And I am very, very lucky to have this bar within walking distance of my apartment.

    Oldfield's Liquor Room [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

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    Oldfield's Liquor Room [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

    Oldfield's Liquor Room [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

    Oldfield's Liquor Room [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

    Oldfield’s Liquor Room is a bit of an anomaly. Along a wide stretch of Venice Boulevard speckled with laundromats and computer repair shops nestled among residential streets, Oldfield’s looks like it should be a workaday watering hole shilling whiskey Cokes. Not so. The classic cocktails here are accomplished and refined. The house concoctions are as varied, pretty, and as downright delicious as any in Paris or San Francisco. Not bad for a little bar in Culver City.

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