April 18, 2012 |
If you want to do brunch with comic book impresario Stan Lee, it will cost you -- right now about $1,550. That's the current minimum bid for a shot at attending a VIP brunch at the Catalina Film Festival on May 5 with the co-creator of Spider-man, the Hulk and a slew of other famous characters. The winning bidder gets a seat at the table and other cool stuff, including passes to the film festival in Avalon on Catalina Island, two autographed comic books and ferry tickets to get there and back.
June 17, 2013 |
It's blueberry season and Jim Tsang made something special for his wife. "Woke up this morning and my wife wanted pancakes for brunch ... blueberry banana pancake with a bit of kiwi," said Jim Tsang. The photo was taken with a Canon T1i. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission gallery . Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.
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December 27, 1985
Hats off to the U.S. Marshals Service who successfully rounded up 100 of Washington, D.C.'s most wanted criminals by simply inviting them to a free brunch with the promise of free Redskins football tickets to follow. The organizers of this show would win an Emmy for some of the best television programming I have seen. The "top hat and tails" bust was preceded by cheerleaders, "high fives" and lots of smiling faces, followed by the most astonished faces I have seen once they realized that the free ticket was for jail.
December 23, 2009
Whist at the Viceroy Santa Monica . 1/2 LOCATION Viceroy Santa Monica hotel, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 260-7507; www.viceroysantamonica.com PRICE Dinner appetizers, $13 to $18; mains, $24 to $33; desserts, $11. Lunch salads and soups, $8 to $14; sandwiches and burgers, $12 to $16. Brunch items, $8 to $18; desserts, $9. Corkage, $35. DETAILS Open for dinner Sunday and Monday from 6:30 to 10 p.m and Tuesday to Saturday from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Lunch is served daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast is served daily from 7 to 11 a.m. Full bar. Valet parking, $10. Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality.
January 27, 2010
The Gorbals . LOCATION Inside the Alexandria Hotel, 501 S. Spring St., downtown Los Angeles; (213) 488-3408; www.thegorbalsla.com. PRICE Savory small plates, $7 to $15; sweets, $7. Corkage, $15. DETAILS Open for lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday and for dinner 6 p.m. to midnight Monday to Wednesday and 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday to Saturday. Full bar. Parking in lots just to the south on the same block. Sunday brunch is served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality.
February 17, 1986 |
Two weeks before their scheduled March 1 departure from Los Angeles on the Great Peace March to Washington to advocate global nuclear disarmament, the organizers of PROPeace have dropped plans for a daylong "concert and departure ceremonies" at the Coliseum. Instead there will be a free concert and ceremony at City Hall. At dusk, the marchers, projected at about 1,500 to 2,000 will leave City Hall and walk by surface streets to Cal State L.A. to camp for the first of 255 nights on the road.