April 21, 2013
Regarding Birmingham, Ala. ["Moving Ever Forward," by Alice Short, April 14]: How can she not include Dreamland, a legendary Alabama barbecue? Chris Erskine would have mentioned this pork palace in his opening paragraph! Otherwise, a very fine article on this historic city. David Grimes Pasadena Cuba's reality? Regarding "Cuba Covertly? Weigh the Risks," by Catharine Hamm [On the Spot, March 31]: Cuba is not a "fabulous destination. " I don't understand this thinking.
April 19, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO MOLOKAI FROM LAX, United and Hawaiian offer connecting service (change of plane to Island Air, Pacific Wings or Mokulele) to Molokai. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $781. Alamo Rent-a-Car has a desk at the airport. WHERE TO STAY Hotel Molokai, 1300 Kamehameha V Highway, Kaunakakai; (808) 553-5347, http://www.hotelmolokai.com . Retro A-framed cottages with kitchenettes and large lanais, landscaped gardens, complimentary continental breakfast, on-site restaurant (which is being renovated)
March 15, 2013 |
Everyone has their own iconic food -- not just a food they really like, or even really love, but a food around which the world turns. For me, it's barbecue. And not just any barbecue, but Texas barbecue. Credit my passion to a sentimental education received at the pit of C.B. Stubblefield when I was still at a very impressionable age (not that his barbecue wouldn't have made an impression on someone of any vintage). Stubb is famous now - or at least his name is. His line of barbecue products can be found on supermarket shelves across the country.
February 4, 2013 |
The smell of barbecue has hit La Brea Boulevard. The highly anticipated Bludso's on La Brea is set to open this month, bringing Kevin Bludso's Texas-by-way-of-Compton barbecue to Hollywood. "Presently we are shooting for an opening next week," says co-owner Jason Bernstein. "Might not be Monday but pretty locked into the week of the 11th. " Bernstein and James Starr, owners of the Golden State on Fairfax, have teamed with Bludso and transformed the former Tar Pit space to accommodate barbecue-eaters and beer-drinkers.
September 9, 2012 |
Attica Locke's latest thriller , " The Cutting Season," explores a murder mystery and the tangled history of a Louisiana plantation-turned-event venue, managed by a descendant of its slave population. The book, which hits bookstores Sept. 18, follows her debut novel, "Black Water Rising," set in Locke's native Houston, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist. She lives in Los Angeles with her public defender husband and daughter. Is there a story behind your first name?
August 2, 2012 |
Whether you're a bona fide pit master or just a weekend warrior, there's nothing more important than maintaining the proper heat in the grill. Cook too hot, and you'll turn those baby back ribs into jerky on the bone. Cook too low, and, well, you may be smoking hours longer than you intended. A simple grill thermometer makes easy work of regulating the heat of the smoker, barbecue or grill. A grill thermometer looks like a common instant-read thermometer, except it has a really big dial for easy reading with a short, thick stem.