June 24, 1988 |
The noted Italian architect Aldo Rossi makes Post-Modern buildings that often look like fantasy sets for "The Taming of the Shrew" mixed with the elegiac memories of Giorgio de Chirico. Rossi also draws. A couple of dozen etchings and finished studies rework traditional piazza, dome, campanile and loggia into a whimsical world of shifting perspectives and visual amusement.
February 19, 2001 |
Controversy is not exactly a word that makes Disney executives cackle with joy. So it's no surprise that, under the 17-year tenure of Michael Eisner, the company has become one of the country's most important patrons of a fuzzy classical architecture. At the Burbank campus alone, there are major buildings by the Three Kings of Postmodern irony--Michael Graves, Robert Venturi and Robert A.M. Stern.
February 3, 1991 |
When you need the comfort only a bowl of steaming soup can bring. Dale's Bistro, 361 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood. (213) 659-3996. Style: French without froufrou. Setting: Spartan. Recommended: Menu varies, but might include chicken gumbo or onion soup, $4. El Colmao, 2328 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (213) 386-6131. Style: A good old Cuban place in the old neighborhood. Setting: Mess hall with mirrors.
March 12, 1989 |
Leaning toward Italian? Market City Caffe, 33 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena. (818) 568-0203. Style: Storefront look, ample antipasto bar. Setting: Bricks and beams. Recommended: Pizza portofino ; grilled veal chop; tirami su. Cost per person: $10-$25. Osteria Nonni, 3219 Glendale Blvd., Atwater. (213) 666-7133. Style: Trendy Angeli clone. Setting: Pseudo-industrial.
October 25, 2006 |
FOR years, I used to be a filtered coffee girl, standing sleepy-eyed and barefoot, pouring boiling water splash by splash into a Melitta filter. Until the day I discovered my old Bialetti stovetop espresso pot at the back of a cupboard. It brought back memories of waking to the happy burble and smell of espresso brewing at friends' houses in Italy. Practically everyone there makes their morning coffee in such a pot.
February 26, 1989
Want to know where the terminally trendy go to eat these days? DC 3, at the Santa Monica Airport, 2800 Donald Douglas Loop N., Santa Monica. (213) 399-2323. Style: No plane food, no plain folk--updated grill food. Setting: Super sculptor Chuck Arnoldi's version of a 1990s Musso & Frank's. Recommended dishes: Chilean Sea bass in saffron broth; charred tuna with citrus sauce; rack of lamb. Cost per person: $22-$50. Fennel, 1535 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.