January 7, 2013 |
The Broadway debut of the new musical version of the popular 1982 Barry Levinson movie "Diner," featuring music by pop star Sheryl Crow, has reportedly been delayed until fall. The delay, which was reported by the New York Times, will allow producers to raise more funds toward the musical's $9.5-million budget as well as provide time for rewrites. Levinson is writing the book for the musical, based on his original screenplay. This isn't the first bump in the road for "Diner," which had been expected to debut on Broadway in April.
January 26, 2012 |
Ding. Bzzzt. Bap. Beep. That's the sound of conversation in restaurants these days. Where cellphones once posed a nuisance as people chatted loudly into them during meals, they now present a whole new set of etiquette issues as entire tables disappear into the Internet via small glowing screens. Like an analog world-munching Pac-Man, the modern cellphone has morphed into instant messenger, mailbox, camera, flashlight, computer, map, dictionary, newspaper, personal assistant and social media portal.
August 16, 2011 |
Remember the epic line from Casablanca: “Of all the gin joints, in all the world...?” Well, there was a variation on that theme during President Obama's bus travels Tuesday down America's blue highways. Obama's bus pulled to a stop in the small town of Guttenberg, Iowa, nestled along the Mississippi River, so that the president could have breakfast at a diner with some local business leaders. As the president walked in, trailed by a mob of cameramen and reporters, there sat on a stool by the door one Larkin Edward Rutledge, who was busy celebrating the feats of local boy Jim Thome at the time.
October 3, 2012 |
Echo Park's iconic Brite Spot diner, which has been around for decades, has been given a face-lift that includes a new outdoor dining patio, a new chef and a completely revamped menu. Nightlife queen and designer extraordinaire Dana Hollister (One-Eyed Gypsy, Villains Tavern, Cliff's Edge), who has owned the place for the last eight years, decided it was time to update the space and its food, long popular with the late-night crowd . So she hired chef Darby Aldaco (formerly of Animal )
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October 25, 2012 |
Some diners feel like all diners. They feel like your diner from your first step inside. Chips '50s Cafe in Hawthorne is familiar in that way - not just because of its faux-wood-grain formica countertops, its retro gas-pump gum ball machine, its sun-faded, forever-young images of Marilyn, Elvis, James Dean. Until this week, chances are if you walked into Chips a stranger, Filimon Lamas would greet you as a long-lost friend. PHOTOS: Chips diner He was there almost every day, all day - before Chips opened at 6 a.m., after it closed at 8 p.m. He was always smiling.
September 4, 2013 |
Las Vegas' Bacchanal Buffet welcomed its one millionth guest during Labor Day, quite an accomplishment for a buffet that won't celebrate its first birthday until next week. Tianshu Sun was greeted at Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace with plenty of fanfare - and prizes, too - as she entered the buffet Friday evening along with her companion, Yao Cheng. As lucky diner No. 1 million she was awarded a two-night stay at Caesars, spa passes and unlimited free meals at the buffet.