January 13, 2006 |
A shrimp a hibachi chef tossed at a man eating at a Japanese steakhouse ultimately led to the diner's death, his family claims in a $10-million wrongful death lawsuit against the restaurant chain Benihana. Jerry Colaitis wrenched his neck when he ducked to avoid the shrimp in the chain's Munsey Park restaurant, lawyer Andre Ferenzo said in opening statements in Mineola.
June 28, 1987
Chitaka International of America has purchased The Enclave apartment complex at 7917 Selma Ave., Hollywood, for $7.4 million. The 74-unit project was completed last year. The sellers were a partnership of Harlon West and JMB Development Co., according to Bank of America's Investment Real Estate Group, advisers to Chitaka on the purchase. Chitaka, a subsidiary of Chitaka International Foods Co. of Japan, also owns the Benihana of Tokyo restaurant in Beverly Hills.
May 5, 1985 |
The U.S. balloon Benihana shot into space in the most spectacular liftoff of the Gordon Bennett International Cup race Saturday, the only problem being that no one was aboard. Crew members George Hahn and Milt Clark were hanging from ropes over the gondola, trying to keep the helium craft on the ground, but they dropped off as it rose. Then, like a horse without a jockey, the stubborn white balloon took off on a race of its own, landing about two hours later.
December 19, 2010
UNDERRATED Special holiday episodes: Yes, they can be horribly contrived and about as subtle as a Christmas tree falling into your living room, but the season can bring about some pretty memorable holiday twists. "Seinfeld's" rise of "Festivus," "The Office" goes to Benihana and "Community's" sweetly twisted dip into stop-motion animation are just a few entries in the canon, and who could forget that it was a holiday short that first brought us "South Park"? Spoon: As the avalanche of year-end best-of lists pile up, it will be interesting to see who remembers this Austin, Texas-based band, which might've released its strongest album yet in the dark but immediately catchy "Transference.
September 13, 2001 |
Mothers can be such fuddy-duddies. It's fun to play with your food. Check out these edible excursions where presentation, discovery and hands-on fun add to the savory experience. Thursday When Rocky Aoki founded the first Benihana in New York 37 years ago, it was a four-table hole-in-the-wall near Broadway. His concept was simple: Fuse the Japanese custom of women preparing meals at the table with American showmanship.
June 25, 1998 |
A former Cruttenden & Co. stockbroker pleaded guilty Wednesday to receiving gifts, including a $50,000 Jaguar luxury car, from Spectrum Information Technologies in return for helping the wireless data company manipulate its stock price. Federal prosecutors said Reagan Richmond, 34, of Tustin conspired to manipulate Spectrum stock from 1992 to 1994 while working as a broker at Irvine-based Cruttenden, now known as Cruttenden Roth, and at Regency Capital Group Inc. in Glendale.