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.
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?
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.
November 9, 2012 |
There's a new cookbook from Mile End Delicatessen , the diminutive Brooklyn restaurant founded by the young couple Noah and Rae Bernamoff to celebrate Jewish comfort food. It's grandma's food given a chefly spin by law school dropout Noah. (Rae runs the front of the house.) The place looks good (on my list for next visit to New York) and the recipes look great. Learn how to smoke meat, brine and steam brisket, render schmaltz and make chopped liver seasoned with quatre-épices (a spice mixture that's equal parts white pepper, ginger, cloves and cinnamon.)
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.