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Meet New York’s Most Devoted Butchers

Just in time for Eid, a halal butcher shop is also Manhattan’s hippest artisanal meat market

Russell Khan of Honest Chops

A few years ago, Russell Khan made a decision to commit to eating zabiha meat. “Zabiha” is the Arabic expression used to describe meat that has been slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law; a zabiha slaughtering is what makes meat halal, or permissible within Islam. Khan, a self-described foodie and a devout Muslim, found that the religious commitment limited his dining options drastically. Suddenly, large portions of the restaurant menu were off-limits: New York strips, thick rib-eye steaks, filet mignons.

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Eat on the Street, Jam with the Animals: Have a GOOD LA Weekend

There's so much to do this weekend that doesn't end in "-ageddon." Head to the Rose Bowl for street eats or party at the L.A. Zoo.



Who needs freeways, L.A.? You sure don't! We already gave you plenty of tips on what to do on this special holiday weekend, but here are a few more things happening around town, none of which end with "-ageddon." Got something fun and freeway-free we should cover? Drop us a line at la[at]goodinc[dot]com

Go to a Wild Concert at the L.A. Zoo: Hey, panda bears like Panda Bear, too! On Friday night, the Los Angeles Zoo stays open late to host a lineup of local bands including Abe Vigoda, Big Search, Hands, and HoneyHoney. Bring a picnic or buy from the zoo's concessionaires, and eat alongside the elephants. July 28 will see classic rock cover bands rocking the monkey cages. Friday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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