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Tsujita Dreams Of Ramen Jiro

Rather than alleviate demand, L.A.'s favorite ramen restaurant imports a controversial style of Japanese noodles.

By Hadley Tomicki

Tsujita Dreams Of Ramen Jiro

Rather than alleviate demand, L.A.'s favorite ramen restaurant imports a controversial style of Japanese noodles.

By Hadley Tomicki

Lynnea Scalora of Enid’s and the Annex Can Tell Her Hipsters Apart

Lynnea Scalora, who happens to be our third Ask a Waiter in a row who is in a band (she’s a bassist for White Hills and a performance artist in the show Ego Sensation) started working at Enid’s a year and a half ago when her previous employer, Oznot’s Dish, closed with three days' notice. She’s also a bartender at Lower East Side nightspot the Annex. “When you’re bartending, people know they have to be good to get the alcohol from you,” she told us when we asked whether she preferred waiting tables or slinging drinks. “When you’re a server, you’re someone’s slave.” Not that she’s leaving Enid’s anytime soon. “It’s nicer because the customers are more relaxed.” Or are they? We asked her about overcaffeinated brunchers, bridge-and-tunnel invaders, and the tavern’s notoriously rowdy softball team.