Line culture in Los Angeles

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A meal at Sqirl: brown rice, sorrel pesto, lacto-fermented hot sauce, watermelon radish,
french sheep feta, poached egg, and one hell of an Instagram. Photo by T.Tseng/CC.

Waiting in line for food in Los Angeles usually means one of two things: the meal is particularly photographable, or it’s really, really good. Contributor Jean Trinh stopped by three of LA’s longest lines to find out what keeps people waiting.