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Ryan E. Smith


ShnitzBurGer: Where Burgers go Global — With a Twist

The menu at ShnitzBurGer is laden with grilled meat patties, each weighing in at half a pound. Sometimes, a DJ can be like a chef, spinning hits ...
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Have Courage

Well, we all know the answer to that question posed by the Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz,” don’t we?
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Crossing Our Red Sea Alone — Together

There is one tradition at my synagogue that I only recently came to fully appreciate. On the Friday night before a young person is to become a bar ...
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It’s Italian, Evolved

What started as a neighborhood pizza parlor has become much, much more Calling Pizza Nosh of Agoura Hills a mom-and-pop pizzeria is like calling ...
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The author’s son on a recent visit to the family farm.

Down on the Farm

"There’s magic in this place.” That’s what I told my 4-year-old son as we walked the 50 yards from my 92-year-old grandmother’s house to the white barn that once housed scores of dairy cows. Today, there’s a black calf named Precious and maybe a dozen cows my uncle watches for another farmer.
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