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Ryan E. Smith

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At Wood Ranch, the meating place

If you’re a carnivore, it’s easy to get carried away at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill. Just make sure you get a really big table — but even that ...
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Food for thought

The most inspiring philanthropist I know also happens to be one of the youngest. He wears Captain America underwear, snuggles with a Beanie Baby ...
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Wear I’ve been

Joseph had a coat of many colors; I have a sweatshirt of many patches. I haven’t worn it in years — it dates back to when I was in elementary ...
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At Stacey’s Cafe Delish, it’s about community

Stacey Solomon isn’t one to drop names — so she lets her menu at Stacey’s Café Delish in Valley Village do it for her. There’s Trudy Fav, ...
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Bao House: Brent Stein’s world of flavors opens up the Asian steamed bun

Brent Stein has a knack for taking something traditional and giving it a serious tweak. Consider his newest restaurant, Take A Bao, on Ventura ...
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