Browsing Author

Ryan E. Smith


Spare change

I recently decided it was time to have The Talk with my son. He is nearly 6, after all, and had started to ask questions. Questions like: “Can ...
Read More

Pizza Mizza pies hit the spot with toppings galore

Farnaz Youshei, 32, contemplated a number of careers over her lifetime, but none of them had anything to do with her family’s kosher pizza ...
Read More


A fabulous sports flop

My career as an athlete is undistinguished. I have no trophies, no medals, not even a ribbon to indicate one fleeting moment of greatness. That’s ...
Read More

‘Food Truck Race’ winner spices up L.A. with The Middle Feast truck

Tommy Marudi faced some serious challenges last year as a contestant on the Food Network reality series “The Great Food Truck Race.” There ...
Read More

Sincerely sorry … seriously

Our mission at this time of year is clear — reflect and repent! But how exactly we should go about doing so is not. After all, as Elton John ...
Read More