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Life of pie

Trying to save time this holiday season? Here are a couple of suggestions for great pumpkin pie the easy way … via Metro. Sweet Lady Jane is a great place for pumpkin pie, coconut cake, whatever: 8360 Melrose Ave.; West Hollywood; (323) 653-7145. (Call ahead to check on pie availability.) [continue reading]

Sipping the pho fantastic

Given the region’s rich Vietnamese community it’s logicial that there are hundreds (or is it thousands?) of places that serve the rice noodle soup called pho. Not surprisingly, there are a number of good places near Metro in or close to downtown L.A. If you’re in search of cheap meals, Vietnamese pho (pronounced fah) [continue reading]

Dining: Guisados Tacos

Editor’s note: This post first appeared on El Pasajero, Metro’s Spanish-language blog, and has been translated. Want a meal that’s a break from the ordinary but with great homemade flavor? Guisados Tacos in Boyle Heights, just steps from the Metro Local 68 stop at the corner of César Chavez Avenue [continue reading]

Sweetness and not so light

It’s Friday and a good time to abandon all thoughts of low-cal, low-fat, low-interest food. Why not start by stopping off for a snack on the way home from work with, possibly, something to chase it down? Are sweet potato fries still fashionable enough to eat? Do we care? Who [continue reading]