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November 11, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Adam Fleischman's restaurant empire is growing. The founder of Umami Burger has seen huge success with his burger brand in the four years since he opened its first location on La Brea Avenue. There are 20 Umami Burgers around California, plus locations in New York and Florida. But Fleischman says he's just getting started. How big could Umami grow? Fleischman's five-year plan is to open 150 locations worldwide. The same goes for 800 Degrees, the build-your-own-pizza restaurant concept he helped create.
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November 11, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Adam Fleischman's restaurant empire is growing. The founder of Umami Burger has seen huge success with his burger brand in the four years since he opened its first location on La Brea Avenue. There are 20 Umami Burgers around California, plus locations in New York and Florida. But Fleischman says he's just getting started. How big could Umami grow? Fleischman's five-year plan is to open 150 locations worldwide. The same goes for 800 Degrees, the build-your-own-pizza restaurant concept he helped create.
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March 31, 2012 | By Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
Pininfarina designs Ferraris. Pininfarina designs Maseratis. But on a sleepy Wednesday afternoon in Westwood, the Pininfarina design that is attracting attention is a soda dispenser in the new pizzeria 800 Degrees. Teenagers approach the sleek, glistening slab like apes drawn to the monolith at the beginning of "2001: A Space Odyssey. " This machine, one of the first in the Los Angeles area, dispenses 300 different soft drinks from its maw, all variants on the basic Coca-Cola product line but with every permutation of those you could imagine.
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March 31, 2012 | By Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
Pininfarina designs Ferraris. Pininfarina designs Maseratis. But on a sleepy Wednesday afternoon in Westwood, the Pininfarina design that is attracting attention is a soda dispenser in the new pizzeria 800 Degrees. Teenagers approach the sleek, glistening slab like apes drawn to the monolith at the beginning of "2001: A Space Odyssey. " This machine, one of the first in the Los Angeles area, dispenses 300 different soft drinks from its maw, all variants on the basic Coca-Cola product line but with every permutation of those you could imagine.
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January 8, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
One thing you may not be able to do this year: Grab a bite at Encounter restaurant at the free-standing Theme Building inside Los Angeles International Airport. It has closed. Whatever new restaurant concepts are being considered and when those ideas might be presented to airport officials is unknown, an airport spokeswoman said Tuesday. Westfield Concession Management , which brought tony eateries such as Umami Burger and 800 Degrees to LAX's expanded Tom Bradley International Terminal amid a splashy rollout last year, is in charge of coming up with those concepts and ideas.
HOME & GARDEN
May 22, 2008 | Janet Eastman, Times Staff Writer
INFRARED burners are a hot option on gas barbecues, but are we merely buying marketing sizzle instead of cooking a better steak? The intense heat of infrared energy, the pitch goes, allows backyard grillers to sear meat the way steakhouse chefs do.
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February 26, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
The gluten-free crowd has spoken, and it wants pizza. It's easy to find gluten-free crusts these days, usually for a small surcharge. What's more elusive is a pizza that's suitable for those with celiac disease - people for whom a just a dusting of ambient wheat flour can mean painful illness. Many pizza chains, including Spin, Fresh Brothers, Pizza Rev, Blaze, Live Basil and L.A.'s own Pitfire, have gluten-free crusts on their menus, though most are not a good bet for people with celiac disease.
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June 17, 2013 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
For decades, Westwood Village was the heartbeat of Los Angeles nightlife while downtown languished in solitude. Westwood had the movie theaters, fancy restaurants and bustling street traffic, and downtown was known as a quiet and intimidating place to be after dark. These days, a humbled Westwood finds itself in the unexpected position of turning to a resurgent downtown for ideas. Of the more than a dozen movie theaters that once stood in the village, all but three have closed down.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2012
ART OPENINGS Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica 5-9 p.m. Saturday bergamotstation.com CONCERT Hanni El Khatib Bootleg Bar, 2220 Beverly Blvd. 9 p.m. Friday. $10. foldsilverlake.com DJ NIGHT Dim Mak Night with Felix Cartal Drai's Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd. 10 p.m. Sunday. $20. (323) 962-1111 NEW PIZZA PLACE 800 Degrees Westwood Village 10889 Lindbrook Drive 11 a.m.-2 am. Seven days a week (424)
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March 1, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
The gluten-free crowd has spoken, and it wants pizza. It's not hard to find gluten-free crusts these days, usually for a surcharge. What's more elusive is a pizza that's suitable for those with celiac disease - people for whom just a dusting of ambient wheat flour can mean painful illness. As Jennifer Harvey, food specialist for MOD Pizza put it: "The gluten-free movement has gotten so big. It's no longer a niche. " 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria: Originally sold a few gluten-free crusts a day, now it's 5% of the business.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Pizza sales were piping hot well before Pizza Hut revealed its hot-dog-stuffed-crust monstrosity in Britain this week, according to research group Technomic. Now, 41% of consumers say they eat pizza once a week. Two years ago, just 26% did. That's because restaurants are offering more options beyond the cardboard-y dough and oily pepperoni discs of old, according to Technomic . Pies now come with gourmet ingredients and fancy pedigrees. Eateries now advertise how the pizzas are prepped - hearth-baked, wood-fired, made over coals or cooked in a brick oven.
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October 19, 1995 | From Times staff and wire reports
An astronomer at Lick Observatory in San Jose has confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting around a star 10 light-years away. Although such a discovery would mark the first known planetary system outside our own, some astronomers remain skeptical of the finding, noting that it would have to circle the star every four days and have a surface temperature of 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Dider Queloz announced Oct.
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