One of the things I love about LA is the way cultures are mixed together in unexpected ways. Los Angeles is a city of mashups! This pizza spot I saw near downtown last night summarizes it rather well. Unlike a melting pot, where everything is merged into one undifferentiated goo, people come from all over the world and then maintain their identities. Of course that's true over most of the USA today, but it's in front of you constantly in Los Angeles.