February 6, 2013 |
Craft beer fans in Los Angeles have never had more choices for local beer, and you're not limited to enjoying fresh brews just in the brewery's tap rooms or buying bottles or cans to take home. One of the best ways to enjoy the freshest brews at home is with a growler -- a specialized glass jug that you can have filled and re-filled at nearly all of L.A.'s local breweries. Historically, growlers were metal pails with tight-fitting lids that were used to take beer home from the saloon.
June 11, 2009 |
For "The Hangover," a movie about a bachelor party gone a little too wild, set decorator Danielle Berman didn't have a lot to guide her when thinking about how to trash the hotel suite the partyers wake up to. "Not a lot was actually written" in the script, she says. "The scene was just described as 'the destroyed suite.' " The crew had two days to prepare the results of the debauchery. "We just had to think: These guys took a form of Ecstasy. What would they be obsessed about doing?"
April 4, 2008 |
Andy Roddick ended a streak of 11 consecutive losses to Roger Federer on Thursday at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. Dominating with his serve, Roddick took advantage of Federer's suddenly shaky play down the stretch to win, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3, in the quarterfinals. Roddick improved to 2-15 against his nemesis. "I came in knowing that nobody has beaten me 12 times in a row," Roddick told the capacity crowd afterward. "So I had that on my side." In the women's semifinals, Serena Williams overcame a slow start to outlast Svetlana Kuznetsova, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Williams needs one more win for her fifth Key Biscayne title and second in a row. "I haven't won anything five times, except I win all the time in Uno," Williams said.
September 29, 2004 |
Nothing, it seems, can stop the Dodgers. Not an ugly, bottle-throwing, crowd-inciting outburst by outfielder Milton Bradley that resulted in his eighth-inning ejection Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Certainly not the Colorado Rockies, whose bullpen, worst in the majors, blew a four-run lead in the ninth as the Dodgers rallied for a 5-4 victory.
July 8, 2000
Natalie Nichols review of the LA Weekly Awards makes it sound like the Streetwalkin' Cheetahs were just being cool and doing their punk rock thang ("At a Raucous Show, LA Weekly Music Honors Go to Beck, Gray," July 1). Perhaps Nichols was unable to see what really happened. Fact: Lead singer Frank Meyer drank from his beer bottle and then spit the contents onto the first two rows of the audience, which included lifetime achievement nominee Big Jay McNeely and other nominees. Then Meyer threw the beer bottle on the ground at McNeely's feet.
September 3, 1999 |
Anheuser-Busch Cos., the world's largest brewer, said it recalled 5.8 million twist-off bottles of Budweiser in 12 European countries, adding to a summer of food and drink health scares across Europe. Pieces of glass could break off from the misshapen rims of bottles improperly made at plants in Spain and Portugal, although the beer inside is fine, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch said. Reminiscent of a massive June recall of soft drinks by Coca-Cola Co.