liliClassic Joints and Iconic Eats in the City of Angels
Author: Andrea Richards
Photographer: Giovanni Simeone
Los Angeles is one of the top restaurant cities in the world, and while much of the focus is on the new, it's the old standbys that offer a true taste of the city. These classic locales—best termed "joints" for their timeless flair—offer a unique perspective into the city's past and, in their enduring appeal, reveal what LA continues to be. Featuring more than fifty joints, including profiles of longtime patrons, plus their favorite menu items, "Los Angeles Restaurants" is proof that sometimes a dark corner booth in a mid-century steakhouse or a spot at a busy lunch counter is the best seat in town. "Los Angeles Restaurants" is more than a guidebook to the city's most iconic restaurants—it's a photographic adventure providing a fresh serving of the city's colorful past and its vibrant present.
I Edition 2020
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Andrea Richard writes about cultural history, forgotten philosophical systems, and life in Los Angeles for a variety of organizations and publications, such as the Believer, BUST, CicLAvia, make/shift magazine, and LA Weekly. She is a contributing writer to Los Angeles magazine and the author of the forthcoming book 500 Hidden Secrets of Los Angeles. Her first book, Girl Director: A How-To Guide for the First-Time, Flat-Broke Film and Video Maker, was a celebration of women’s history and DIY filmmaking that Kim Gordon called “a true reminder of the possibilities.” An avid fan of LA-based anything and an enthusiastic proponent of indie publishing, Richards is proud to be part of the Narrated Objects collective.
Giovanni Simeone Born in 1968, Giovanni Simeone studied photography in Milan, Italy. In the early nineties, he worked in Germany for a photo agency and traveled for almost three years around the world, before moving to Paris to start shooting as an exclusively photographer for Le Figaro Magazine, producing more than fifty stories for them. After this experience he started his photo agency, Simephoto (www.simephoto.com), driving a group of 50 among the best landscape and travel photographers in Europe. Giovanni’s portfolio includes clients like The National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Le Figaro, Outside Magazine, Geo Germany, The Sunday Times, and The Guardian. In 2011 he founded a publishing house dedicated to books with new imagery and new atmospheres. His last book, Not Food for Old Men: A Mexican Culinary Adventure reached the top ten in four different categories on Amazon.com. Currently he lives between Italy and Los Angeles and discovered a land where photographers did not shoot everything: Baja California.