August 11, 2012 |
We all think we know what to expect from a great sushi meal in Los Angeles, a progression of fish and rice that runs from the vinegared dish at the beginning to the warm crab hand roll at the end. If we are in a restaurant influenced by Nobu Matsuhisa, there may be some ceviche or spicy tuna along the way; if we are at a modern sushi bar, there may be cooked oysters or a salad. So the last thing I was expecting on my first visit to Shunji Japanese Cuisine, the Westside restaurant that is the newest darling of local raw-fish cognoscenti, was a bowl of vegetables, served at the sushi bar, at the point in the meal where you might be expecting an elaborate sea urchin presentation or a saucer of tuna nuta . Shunji is not an ordinary sushi bar. PHOTOS: The cuisine at Shunji It's not just Shunji's modest location.
September 13, 1985
Back home after having been given up for lost during a 21-day ordeal adrift off the coast of Sumatra, Rickey Berkowitz and Judith Schwartz were met by a phalanx of reporters at Los Angeles International Airport. Berkowitz said she wanted pizza; Schwartz, potato salad, chopped liver and blintzes. Having enough water to drink was the biggest problem on the sea. "It was actually pretty funny because the first time it rained, it was so hot and we were really, really parched," Berkowitz said. "Judy .
December 11, 1986
Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block is scheduled to head a panel of judges to determine the winner of a chopped liver contest sponsored by the Beverly-Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. Other judges invited are Los Angeles Councilmen Zev Yaroslavsky and John Ferraro. The event on Sunday is part of the chamber's eighth annual Festival of Lights.
September 12, 1996 |
Cypress (0-0) vs. No. 7 Los Alamitos (0-0), Long Beach Veterans Stadium, 7 p.m. Enough already. Los Alamitos, which returns only five starters, has been the subject of a lot of speculation after a four-year run with a record of 50-3-1 and two Southern Section championships. True, the Griffins have a lot of new faces. Still, Coach John Barnes, one of the county's best, didn't build a 146-49-6 record on chopped liver. He feels confident in senior quarterback Sean Stein and new receivers.
February 22, 2013 |
When Junior's Deli closed in late December, longtime customers lined up for a last, nostalgic nosh at the 53-year-old Westside institution. But Brian Won's main reaction was "meh. " "The food was unremarkable," said the West Los Angeles IT specialist, 32, who visited to use up a Groupon voucher. "Given that there are so many good places to eat in L.A., I have a really hard time saying yes to that. " Increasing apathy, particularly from younger patrons, has driven traditional Jewish delicatessens from their mid-century pinnacle.
March 9, 1989 |
Except in a few instances, such as a Monte Cristo, Reuben or club, sandwiches are usually named for their fillings. That's the way it should be, of course. I guess we could order a rye sandwich on chopped liver instead of chopped liver on rye, but it got started the other way around and now we're stuck with it. Still, the bread makes a big difference in how a sandwich tastes. In fact, without the bread there wouldn't even be a sandwich, would there?
September 9, 1993 |
After being arrested and booked in New York's famous "Commission Case," Paul (Big Paul) Castellano was rushed by FBI agents to the Lower East Side. The former head of New York's Gambino crime family had made a demand: a corned beef on rye from 2nd Avenue Deli. This authentic Jewish deli has been selling everything from kasha and kugel to corned beef, chicken soup and chopped liver at the same location for 40 years.
January 21, 2000 |
It might not be the most professional phrase to add to a resume, but Jerry Mike can tack it on if he wants: Program fixer-upper. Mike, who turned around the girls' basketball program in six years at Glendale, is waving his wand at Valencia, where the girls' team is 12-6 and in first place in the Foothill League with a 4-0 record. The Vikings defeated preseason favorite Burroughs last week and demonstrated come-from-behind ability with a 54-51 victory over Canyon on Tuesday.
April 4, 1990 |
Pete Rose, Mike Tyson, Oprah Winfrey--you're just chopped liver now. Stage Deli patrons, saying the three are among 10 famous people who no longer cut the mustard, have voted their sandwiches off the eatery's menu. "While the results were a dream come true for some, they were a nightmare for others," Stage co-owner Paul Zolenga said Tuesday. Comedians Shecky Greene and Nipsey Russell got the boot; the late Yankees Manager Billy Martin, once No. 1 in pinstripes and No.