July 21, 2013 |
If you've walked Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A., Fort Collins, Colo., might seem familiar: Its downtown served as one of the inspirations for the theme-park thoroughfare. But Fort Collins, a Civil War-era U.S. Army post, is anything but saccharine. Downtown thrives with independent businesses, funky artisanal shops and creative cuisine. Fort Collins is also the largest beer producer in the state (brewing 70% of Colorado's beer), a destination for bike enthusiasts and a springboard to the spectacular Rocky Mountains.
July 18, 2013 |
Two lodges inside Grand Canyon National Park are offering a late summer deal that add a bus tour and breakfast to the price of a room. The offer for stays at Maswik and Yavapai lodges is available for 15 days starting Aug. 25. The deal: The End of Summer package costs $174 a night for rooms at Maswik Lodge North and $159 at Yavapai Lodge East (prices exclude tax), based on double occupancy. It includes breakfast for two, a bus excursion for two - Hermits Rest morning tour or a sunset tour - and discounts on gift shop purchases of $50 or more.
July 12, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO VIGO, SPAIN From LAX, Iberia offers nonstop service to Madrid, and American, Air France, United, KLM, Delta, British, Lufthansa, US Airways and Air Canada offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares range from $825 to $1,333, including taxes and fees. Iberia, Air France, American and British offer connecting service to Vigo's Peinador Airport. Restricted round-trip fares range from $825 to $1,308, including taxes and fees.
HOME & GARDEN
June 15, 2013 |
The first rule I hear after moving to L.A. is, "Don't date actors. " I heed this warning (which was delivered by an actor) until a friend mentions a new guy in her boxing class. "He's a cute British runner who plays guitar," she gushes, knowing I'm a fan of words like "British" and "guitar. " Then she adds that he moved here from London to act. Before I can protest, my friend assures me he used to be an actor, but, after years of dead-end auditions and too much booze, he turned to teaching and sobriety.
June 11, 2013 |
Haven't made any vacation plans this summer? The CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico , has a flash sale on rooms that takes at least 20% off the hotel's usual leisure rate. It also comes with breakfast for up to two adults and two children younger than 12. The deal: In searching online, I found the Breakfast at the Beach offer for rooms starting at $90 a night plus tax. Use promo code 3CL when making a reservation by phone or online.
June 6, 2013 |
Stumbling around in the wee hours after an evening out on the town? If you're hankering for some fast food between midnight and 4 a.m., McDonald's wants your business. The Golden Arches are making a grab for what may be the only unsaturated horizon left in the quick service industry: the night owl demographic that gets a craving for burgers past dinnertime and yearns for a breakfast sandwich far before most people are out of bed. McDonald's new After Midnight menu will roll out this month in participating 24-hour restaurants in certain U.S. markets, the company said in a statement.
June 3, 2013 |
Dunkin' Donuts is its maker. It's drenched in sugar and salt. P.S.: There's bacon. Basically, the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich debuting Friday hits the social media sweet spot. A single photo of the item, which hits the chain's national menu on June 7, has racked up more than 1,000 comments and more than 11,000 likes on Facebook. The fiendish creation, which the company said performed well with customers in testing stages, features pepper-fried eggs and cherrywood-smoked bacon stashed between two halves of a glazed donut.
May 25, 2013 |
Wondering what to do with your summer produce? This week, Food editor Russ Parsons shares 4 ways to cook 5 different types of summer produce , including tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, zucchini and corn. Corn salad? Check. Eggplant appetizer? Check. Zucchini pasta? Check. You get the idea. And what about breakfast? Well, it doesn't get any more fun than puffed pancakes : "Call them what you will - Dutch babies, German pancakes, Dutch puffs - they're all about the souffle factor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2013 |
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa began the formal transition of power to his successor on Thursday, hosting Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti for breakfast at Getty House where he told reporters that the city councilman had his "full support. " Garcetti, who defeated City Controller Wendy Greuel on Tuesday, will not take office until July 1. But he and his team have already begun to prepare the policy initiatives that he hopes will allow him to "hit the ground running on day one," as he said during a news conference afterward.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2013 |
As Gov. Jerry Brown announced more funding for public schools Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed to pay for more school police, maintain a classroom breakfast program and keep supplemental staff at schools. The board also heard projections of next school year's budget, which - for the first time in six years - wasn't expected to require any new cuts. L.A. Unified schools Supt. John Deasy had asked the seven-member board to approve the so-called discretionary programs, although it was unclear whether they would all be funded directly from the district's general fund.