Off-Ramp

Off-Ramp host John Rabe and contributors share thoughts on arts, culture, and life in L.A.

New Off-Ramp contributor and celebrity chef Mark Peel's favorite fungus: the lobster mushroom

(Campanile Restaurant's campanile, the tower that caps the old Charlie Chaplin building, photographed by John Rabe using the Hipstamatic iPhone app.)

Mark Peel joins Off-Ramp as a regular contributor this weekend, talking about how tipping works in restaurants - legally and morally. But while Off-Ramp host John Rabe was at Mark's restaurant, Campanile, he had Mark take him through the busy kitchen. Mark got excited when he spied a huge bowl of mushrooms that look like cooked lobster claws, so they made a movie. (Appropriate, since Campanile is in Charlie Chaplin's old offices on LaBrea. 

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