23 Delicious Los Angeles Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

Here’s what to feast on for under $10. (Besides In ‘n’ Out!)

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We recently shared a few of our favorite foods under $10 in and around Los Angeles — and then we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share theirs. Here’s what they said.

1. A French dip sandwich at Philippe The Original.


Where: 1001 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles
Cost: A regular French Dip is $6.75
—Carl Hossli, Facebook

2. The rice bowl — with sorrel pesto, radish, feta cheese, and poached egg — at SQIRL.

Where: 720 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles
Cost: $7.75

3. A slice of maple custard from The Pie Hole.


Where: 714 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles
Cost: $6.25
—Kendall Allen, Facebook

4. Dynamite Fries at Oi Asian Fusion.

Where: 7242 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park
Cost: $4
—Martha Reuben Tumbokon, Facebook

5. Macarons from ‘Lette Macarons.


Where: Locations in Beverly Hills, Little Tokyo, and Glendale
Cost: $1.95 each
—Ashley Mae Mangalindan-Santos, Facebook

6. The fried chicken biscuit with Sriracha honey and egg from Free Range food truck.

Where: Local rotating schedule found here.
Cost: $9
—Eric Gonzales, Facebook

7. A dozen cheese pastries from Porto’s Bakery.


Where: Locations in Burbank, Glendale, and Downey
Cost: $.75 cents each
—Angelica Alumia, Facebook

8. Carne asada and al pastor tacos from King Taco.

Where: Locations throughout LA
Cost: $1.39 each

9. Warm croissant bread pudding at Masa of Echo Park.

Where: 1800 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $8.95

10. Dollar Filipino street food and melon juice at Dollar Hits.

Where: 2422 Temple Street, Los Angeles
Cost: $1 per stick, $1 for juice

11. Popcorn bacon — deep fried chunks of bacon with maple crema — from Black Hogg.

Where: 2852 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $8
—Rose Ermer, Facebook

12. Dole whip soft serve at Brian’s Shave Ice.


Where: 11301 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $2.75 to $4.75, depending on size
—Nikki Sun, Facebook

13. Thai boat noodles at Sapp Coffee Shop.

Where: 5183 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $5.75

14. Specialty donuts — like maple bacon or Fruity Pebbles — at California Donuts.


Where: 3540 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles
Cost: $2 to $3
—Joey Reynoso, Facebook

15. Dollar tacos from El Chato taco truck.


Where: 5300 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost $1 each
—Chris Kevin, Facebook

16. A scoop of saffron pistachio at Saffron & Rose Ice Cream.

Where: 1387 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: $4 for a small
—Stephanie Taylor, Facebook

17. The Scott Baioli dog — smoked bacon, cheese, caramelized onions, and garlic aioli — at DogHaus.


Where: Locations in and around LA, including Canoga Park and Burbank
Cost: $5
—Marie Tyler, Facebook

18. A bowl of Daikoko ramen at Daikokuya.

Where: 327 E 1st Street, Los Angeles
Cost: $9.50
—Adam Zane Cook, Facebook

19. Cheese pupusas at Sarita’s Pupuseria.


Where: 317 S. Broadway | Grand Central Market
Cost: About $3 each

20. The Spanish Godfather sandwich — ham, tomato, chorizo, manchego, and veggies — at Ink Sack.

Where: 8360 Melrose Avenue #107, Los Angeles
Cost: $6
—Kevin Rodriguez, Facebook

21. Red velvet cake at Doughboys.


Where: 8136 W. Third Street, Los Angeles
Cost: $6
—Rigo Perez, Facebook

22. Steamed buns and duck fat fries from The Bun Truck.

Where: 151 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles
Cost: Buns are $3, duck fat fries are $5
—Katie Marone, Facebook

23. An ice cream and cookie sandwich from Diddy Riese.

Where: 926 Broxton Avenue, Westwood
Cost: $1.75
—Mariah Cohen, Facebook

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Students In San Francisco Are Protesting Archbishop’s Anti-Gay Rules

The protests were sparked when Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced heightened so-called morality standards for teachers and called homosexuality “gravely evil.”

Olivia Hohe

Catholic high school students in San Francisco are sticking up for their teachers and challenging their archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, after he announced new morality standards last week for high school faculty. Cordileone, who oversees all Catholic schools in the city, said he will add a new document to the faculty handbook that focuses particularly on LGBT teachers.

Cordileone’s document calls homosexuality “gravely evil,” going on to condemn “homosexual relations” and “the grave evil of artificial reproductive technology,” which is sometimes used by lesbian couples who want to have a baby. The directive says teachers must also conform their “private behavior” to the teachings of the Catholic Church, he wrote, and “refrain from participation in organizations that call themselves ‘Catholic’ but support or advocate issues or causes contrary to the teachings of the Church.”

The students immediately organized, helping gather thousands signatures for a petition that asks Cordileone to “cease his efforts to institute outdated and discriminatory ‘morality clauses,’” and they protested last week outside Saint Mary’s Cathedral to defend their teachers.

Olivia Hohe

“This was a student-led vigil that we organized,” Olivia Hohe, a student at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, told BuzzFeed News. “All participants dressed in all black clothes and came with supportive signs for our teachers. While the teachers were in the cathedral, we led a prayer service outside in the middle of a storm!”

“Then we formed a single line from the steps of the cathedral, connecting to Sacred Heart, which is on the next block,” Hohe said. “Faculty, staff, representatives, nuns, Brothers, and Sisters left the Cathedral and walked down our silent, student-led streets. Many teachers were crying and thanking us for our support.”

Like other Catholic bishops, Archbishop Cordileone oversees all the churches and schools in his diocese. His decree would apply to nearly 500 employees at four high schools. In a letter to teachers, he wrote, “I wish to state clearly and emphatically that the intention underlying this document is not to target for dismissal from our schools any teachers.”

Despite San Francisco’s reputation as an LGBT-friendly city, Cordileone has become a prominent figure there fighting LGBT rights, helping draft an initiative to ban same-sex marriage, and donating money to the campaign. Cordileone also opposed a federal bill that would have banned discrimination against LGBT employees.

Around the country, Catholic bishops have been cracking down on LGBT teachers, especially those who get married to same-sex partners. In January, a Catholic diocese in North Carolina fired a 68-year-old English instructor who announced plans to marry his partner.

Olivia Hohe

In recent years, a Catholic school in New York City fired a teacher who came out as transgender, and a diocese in Michigan fired a female teacher — who is married to a woman — on moral grounds after she received in vitro fertilization. A Catholic school near Seattle fired a vice principal after learning he married his boyfriend, which prompted students there to protest en masse to stand up for their teacher.

In San Francisco, the students are also resisting — and Hohe says many people are on their side.

“People driving past showed support by giving thumbs up or honking like crazy!” she said. “We were hoping to show our support primarily, but also hope to spread the word about the cause and gain more supporters!”

A petition to Archbishop Cordileone has already gathered more than 5,000 signatures. “The proposed changes directly contradict the Pope’s teachings, the Catholic values of inclusion and diversity, and the free and open exchange of ideas, which is the hallmark of a good education,” the petition says. “They create a culture of fear that denies staff the right to follow their own individual consciences and harms students.”

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/students-in-san-francisco-are-protesting-archbishops-anti-ga

Santorum challenges Romney to one-on-one debate

WKIM Radio Milwaukee:

Rick Santorum reiterated his challenge to debate Mitt Romney to talk about issues in key primary states Saturday afternoon, pointing to the debates held between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during 2008 when they were the final contenders for the Democratic nomination.

“I’ve actually asked for debates with Governor Romney, one-on-one debates. This race has clearly gotten down to two candidates that can win the nomination and four years ago, when that happened with Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, there was a series of one-on-one debates. I’d love to have a one-on-one debate,” Santorum told reporters in a media availability following a speech at the Defending the American Dream Summit.

Santorum first said he would like to have a one-on-one debate earlier this month in an interview with Jonathan Karl on This Week.

“I’d love to be able to get one-on-one with Governor Romney and expose the record that would be the weakest record we could possibly put up against Barack Obama,” said Santorum. “We can’t nominate such a weak candidate.”

Campaigning in the state ahead of the April 3rd primary here, Santorum called Wisconsin a “little hybrid of” Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, but wouldn’t acknowledge whether Wisconsin is a “must-win” state for him, instead directing attention to Romney’s win-loss record as he bears the marker of “inevitability.”

“You know what I keep hearing about these must win states for me. How about must win states for Romney,” Santorum said.

We don’t like to say it, but it recalls for us this passage in Antony & Cleopatra, where, defeated by sea, Antony challenges Octavius Caesar to single combat:

Antony. Is that his answer?

Euphronius. Ay, my lord. 2260

Antony. The queen shall then have courtesy, so she
Will yield us up.

Euphronius. He says so.

Antony. Let her know’t.
To the boy Caesar send this grizzled head, 2265
And he will fill thy wishes to the brim
With principalities.

Cleopatra. That head, my lord?

Antony. To him again: tell him he wears the rose
Of youth upon him; from which the world should note 2270
Something particular: his coin, ships, legions,
May be a coward’s; whose ministers would prevail
Under the service of a child as soon
As i’ the command of Caesar: I dare him therefore
To lay his gay comparisons apart, 2275
And answer me declined, sword against sword,
Ourselves alone. I’ll write it: follow me.


Domitius Enobarus. [Aside] Yes, like enough, high-battled Caesar will
Unstate his happiness, and be staged to the show, 2280
Against a sworder! I see men’s judgments are
A parcel of their fortunes; and things outward
Do draw the inward quality after them,
To suffer all alike. That he should dream,
Knowing all measures, the full Caesar will 2285
Answer his emptiness! Caesar, thou hast subdued
His judgment too.

[Enter an Attendant]

Attendant. A messenger from CAESAR.

Cleopatra. What, no more ceremony? See, my women! 2290
Against the blown rose may they stop their nose
That kneel’d unto the buds. Admit him, sir.

[Exit Attendant]

Domitius Enobarus. [Aside] Mine honesty and I begin to square.
The loyalty well held to fools does make 2295
Our faith mere folly: yet he that can endure
To follow with allegiance a fall’n lord
Does conquer him that did his master conquer
And earns a place i’ the story.

Antony & Cleopatra, Act III, sc. xiii

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23 Surprising Pickup Lines That Actually Worked

Time to step up your game.

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what pickup line has actually worked for them. Here are the amazing results.

1. “What are your thoughts on pasta puns? Do you think they’re saucy or do you think that they lack a bit of meat?”

“My current boyfriend and I met on Tinder, and his first message to me was, ‘Hey quick question for you. What are your thoughts on pasta puns? Do you think they’re saucy or do you think that they lack a bit of meat?’ We ended up conversing only in pasta puns for about an hour. We’ve been dating for 6 months now, so there’s your successful Tinder story!”

Submitted by samk61.

2. “‘If I were to ask you on a date, would the answer be the same as the answer to this question?”

“She got mad and then said yes lol.”

Submitted by ethanw4cf274083.

3. “Did you know that the force of gravity on Jupiter is so strong that if we were able to stand on its surface you would instantly liquify?”

“We’ve been dating almost a year and living together for four months.”

Submitted by phillipb3.

4. “Chemistry? I could help with that.”

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“Upon hearing that I was struggling in my very basic GenEd Chemistry class, he said, ‘Chemistry? I could help with that.’ Hook, line, and sinker. Not only did he help me pass the class… I married him. Chemistry!”

Submitted by Kimberly Turner Jensen (Facebook).

5. “You look very striking tonight.”

“I was wearing a sweatshirt with lightning bolts on it and a guy at the bar came up and said ‘You look very striking tonight.’ and we dated for a while.”

Submitted by paigem46f63795b.

6. “Hey, do you mind if I interview you for a school assignment?”

“I really did have an important project and I interviewed him on public school education laws. I guess it worked because we’re married now. :)”

Submitted by Samantha Sali (Facebook).

7. “My now husband (we’re both dudes) tried to make a lame joke about us both having ‘Joseph’ in both our names.”

“I laughed because I was trying to be polite, but it was totally lame. Two years of dating and eight months of marriage later I still laugh at all his dumb jokes.”

Submitted by Joe Rimmele-Fulton (Facebook).

8. “Hey! You dropped your name tag!”

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“While working as a server at a restaurant, one of the line cooks said ‘Hey! You dropped your name tag!’ and handed me a packet of sugar. We have been dating for two and a half years.”

Submitted by Jessica Lendi Dickson (Facebook).

9. “I once asked a guy what he wanted for breakfast the next morning.”

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“That worked for me!”

Submitted by Cynthia Williams (Facebook).

10. “‘Wanna come over for pizza and sex?”

‘Why? What’s wrong with pizza?’

Married and had a kid with him. :)”

Submitted by saraminej.

11. “You look like someone I know… My next girlfriend.”

“He messaged me on Tinder and said, ‘You look like someone I know… My next girlfriend.’ Now we’re married lol.”

Submitted by jennifers467e1e954.

12. “I told a known musician he did a great set.”

@BuzzFeedFashion @BuzzFeed I told a known musician he did a great set.He told me. “Compliments will get you everywhere”.We dated for a year.

— Lridesagain (@Melody Music)

13. “You have beautiful eyes, I have beautiful eyes. Together, our children will have beautiful eyes.”

“My friend’s mom was at a dive bar in Delaware. A guy came up to her and said, ‘You have beautiful eyes, I have beautiful eyes. Together, our children will have beautiful eyes.’ They are now married—and yep, you guessed it. Both of their daughters have beautiful eyes.”

Submitted by magz410.

14. “If you could marry anyone on Game of Thrones, who would it be?”

“This guy messaged me on Tinder asking, ‘If you could marry anyone on Game of Thrones, who would it be?’ We haven’t stopped talking since and we are now an official couple.”

Submitted by brittanyt4661fa348.

15. “What flavour Chupa Chup lolly is that?”

@BuzzFeedFashion @BuzzFeed what flavour Chupa Chup lolly is that? 12yrs and still together 😊

— mycowbell (@Carla Williams)

16. “When I was 15, a boy held out his empty hand and asked if I would ‘hold it’ for him..”

“…I did.”

Submitted by carolinem37.

17. “I need help finding something….”

“The day I met my now fiancé, I was working at Forever 21 & he’s walking by the store & sees me, he comes running up to me & says ‘I need help finding something’ & me trying to be professional I said ‘Sure! What can I help you find today?’ & he said ‘Your phone number.’ It worked. :)”

Submitted by Denisse Marie Reyes (Facebook).

18. ‘Do you have a sober ride home? I could drive you and make sure you get home safe if you would like.’

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“My now fiancé and some of our friends were behind me in line at a bar when I was closing out my tab. I was obviously a little tipsy and accidentally wrote what I wanted to tip in the total line. He said, ‘Do you have a sober ride home? I could drive you and make sure you get home safe if you would like.’ We (always) had a DD, so I didn’t need a ride, but I definitely gave him my phone number and the rest is history.”

Submitted by Rachel Anderson (Facebook).

19. “You have gorgeous blue eyes!”

“A man in a bar told me, ‘You have gorgeous blue eyes!’ I said ‘Uhhh, thanks? But [they’re] green so….’ followed by a wave of awkward silence. And we’ve been together for over 10 years now. :)”

Submitted by Kacey McGrath (Facebook).

20. “Excuse me, but could you fill out this survey for me?”

“Once, a guy that I kind of knew through a friend Instagram direct messaged me a picture of a blank contact (like where you would enter in the name and phone number) and said ‘Excuse me, but could you fill out this survey for me?’ And I was like okay heck yeah you’re awesome and I want to date you right now please.”

Submitted by claireb424854df2.

21. “Wanna play doctor?”

“A friend of mine is an ER nurse. One day they brought in a biker guy, badly messed up after a highway mishap. And when she was trolleying him in to the operation room he opened one eye, saw her, and whispered, ‘Wanna play doctor?’ ”

Submitted by filipj.

22. “If you want your pencil case back, text this number…”

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“My husband and I met 10 years ago in college; he got my number by hiding my pencil case in the library and left a random note saying, ‘if you want your pencil case back, text this number…’ I got my pencil case and he got a wife.”

Submitted by emmabread.

23. “Wow! Your eyes are so gorgeous!”

“A reverse accidental pickup line: My fiancé said ‘Wow! Your eyes are so gorgeous!’ and I replied (rather deadpan, because I was in a horrible mood). ‘Thanks. I grew them myself.’ He hasn’t left my side ever since.”

Submitted by Elizabeth Whitlock (Facebook).

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Trig truther Andrew Sullivan: it’s ‘perverse’ to question Hillary’s condition

With news emerging that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized to treat a blood clot in her head, media lapdogs were anxious to shame those who questioned the concussion that prevented her from testifying in December on the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Among those who suddenly found themselves outraged that someone would question the integrity of a Clinton was the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, who called it “perverse” to have doubted that Clinton had suffered a concussion.


Here you go!


What did people expect? A doctor’s note excusing Clinton from testifying?

Plenty were happy to remind medical expert Sullivan of his 2008 election-year quest for proof that Sarah Palin’s son Trig was actually hers. “We need documentation to verify the last pregnancy: the amniocentesis results with Sarah Palin’s name on them, for example,” wrote Sullivan in 2008. That’s right: Hillary Clinton’s word is good, but Sarah Palin needs to provide amniocentesis results. No bias there.










What other conspiracy theories might spring forth from that mystery that is lady parts? Stay tuned.



Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/31/trig-truther-andrew-sullivan-thinks-its-perverse-to-question-hillary-clintons-medical-condition/