Ink Ink Tattoo on 1726 2008

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Ink Ink’s Karina and Stephanie are both exquisite tattoo artists. I know this because of the persnickety friends I have who patronize them…and because I can see with my own eyes. A longtime Dogtown ink establishment located near the corner of Lincoln and Brooks, it’s one of Venice’s best tattoo parlors.

Out of the Closet on 0528 2008

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Venice location of great AIDS charity thrift store. Great stuff. Great cause. Tax deductible. Drive around back to drop off donations.

Helen’s Cycles on 0210 2008

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Helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, brave, clean and reverent: The Boy Scout of bike shops. Helen’s has a wide variety of bikes, expert cyclist salespeople and friendly service.

Lincoln Hardware on 029 2008

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Damn the big box stores! And you can get help without wandering for hours. Everything you can get at the big stores…well, not he appliances. But you don’t need to run to Home Depot for everything. Shop local!

Cafe 50s on 012 2008

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Comfort food diner with a throw-back feel, right down to the jukebox. Take the kids for a milk shake.

Baby Blues Bar-B-Que on 012 2008

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Several of my friends bathe in the sauce from this place. IT’S THE BOMB. The best barbeque in these parts. The new Venice fave of everyone I know who’s been there. They cater, too. And the sides…the mac and cheese…the nilla wafer banana pudding…