HOME & GARDEN
August 9, 2013 |
I should've been born with two tongues and five stomachs. As it is, one ventricle of my heart is devoted entirely to Asian sauces, particularly of the soy variety. Lots of men are built this way, with special ventricles devoted to the liquids they love: beer, milkshakes, Cabernet. Like express lanes to the soul. So when I came upon the newest craze in gluttony this summer, the Asian night markets, it felt like I had belly-flopped into heaven. If you're unfamiliar with the Asian night market concept, join the crowd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2013 |
Emily Gian has slashed prices on shark fins, the astoundingly expensive ingredient of a coveted and ceremonial soup, in hopes that she will sell out before a California ban on sale or possession of the delicacy takes effect Monday. "The law is unfair," said Gian, whose store in Los Angeles' Chinatown sells shark fins for $599 a pound. "Why single out Chinese people in California when shark fins are legal in many other states?" Across town, retired science teacher Judy Ki offers an answer.
June 6, 2013 |
Aasif Mandvi is no Google honcho, but he does play one in the new Vince Vaughn-Owen Wilson comedy "The Internship," opening this week. In doing so, the 47-year-old actor and "Daily Show" correspondent got a first-hand look at the unique culture of the search engine giant, which allowed the production to spend two days filming at its campus in Mountain View, Calif. On a recent phone call from his home in New York City, Mandvi shared what it was like going inside the Googleplex.
May 22, 2013 |
Fans of Asian food can sample dishes from a variety of nations without any jet lag during a visit to Richmond , British Columbia , the city that's home to Vancouver 's international airport (YVR). Within three blocks along Richmond's Alexandra Road -- in the suburb's Golden Village district -- 200-plus restaurants feature styles including Cantonese, Szechuan, Korean, Malaysian and more. While many are small “holes in the wall” tucked into strip malls, the food befits the city's residents, two-thirds of whom are of Asian descent.
October 19, 2012 |
Chipotle Mexican Grill will open the first West Coast branch of its ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen concept in Santa Monica in early 2013, the company said. The nascent chain already has two locations -- one operating, one still under construction -- in Washington, D.C. In the Los Angeles area, ShopHouse will have to distinguish itself in a booming market crammed with Asian food options stretching from the San Gabriel Valley through Little Tokyo to the Westside. The brand operates Chipotle-style, with an assembly line model that allows for customized meals made with food from sustainable sources.
July 11, 2012 |
Smashburger is finally in town, bringing its brand of so-called better burgers to Thousand Oaks on Wednesday. The Denver-based chain comes with a luminous pedigree. Founder Tom Ryan has shaped menus and marketing campaigns at McDonald's, Quiznos, Long John Silver's and Pizza Hut. Last year, Forbes named Smashburger the most promising company in the country, beating out tech firms, alternative energy start-ups, healthcare firms and more. Since launching in 2007 with the “goal to get into every town in America sooner or later,” Ryan said in an interview this week that the Thousand Oaks store is the chain's 163rd.