From West LA to Uzbekistan

I have piece in this week’s LA Business Journal:

An Uzbek restaurant in LAââ?¬â??who knew? I didn’t until I happed to drive past it one night and ever since then I’ve wanted to check it out. The restaurant (conveniently named Uzbekistan) sits only eight miles from my home, but a year passed before I dug into my first bowl of ogra. Why? Traffic congestion.

Whole thing reprinted here. Related: Congested Culture