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October 21, 2010
  Diner-style roast beef hash Total time: 1 hour Servings: 6 1 1/4 pounds cooked roast beef, sliced into chunks 1 pound baking potatoes (about 2 large), cubed 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded 2 teaspoons crushed red chile flakes 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons soy sauce Salt and pepper Olive oil 1. Working in batches, combine equal portions of beef, potatoes, bell pepper, garlic and jalapeño in the bowl of a food processor and pulse briefly until the mixture is reduced to a coarse crumb.
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FOOD
April 5, 2014 | Rick Rojas
In an industrial corridor outside Palm Springs, silent and still after most everyone had fled with the sunset, Grant Calkins and his wife, Janna, crept into a warehouse. They peered around, wondering if they were in the right place. Grant had stumbled upon the website of an underground supper club, and, intrigued by photos of the group's previous gatherings, the couple paid nearly $100 each for seats at PS Underground's event. They had no inkling as to what or where they would be fed. They had received only a one-word clue: craft.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Matthew Moy could barely contain himself, almost leaping out of his chair at an outdoor Beverly Hills cafe with excitement. "See this?" Moy exclaimed, showing off the bronze clip on his dark tie, which read, "This is a horcrux. " The "2 Broke Girls" costar chuckled, amused that his presentation had attracted only a quizzical expression from his table mate. "A horcrux is what is used by a dark wizard or witch to hide a part of their soul. You obviously aren't that familiar with Harry Potter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Authorities are seeking the public's help in locating a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl inside the restroom of a Denny's in Palmdale. The alleged assault occurred on New Year's Day at a Denny's diner in the 37000 block of 47 th Street East, according to L.A. County Sheriff's Sgt. Brian Hudson. Hudson said the incident took place inside the women's restroom at the restaurant. He said the young girl was leaving one of the stalls when the man, who may be homeless, allegedly assaulted her. The man stopped and fled the restaurant when another person entered the restroom.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2013 | By David Ng
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.
FOOD
January 26, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
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.
NEWS
August 16, 2011 | By James Oliphant
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.
NEWS
October 3, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
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 )
NEWS
September 4, 2013 | By Jay Jones
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
The new musical "Diner" could have one less stop on its way to Broadway. Producers have postponed a four-week tryout in San Francisco set to start Oct. 23 at the Curran Theatre. But the show, written by Barry Levinson with a score by Sheryl Crow, is still on track for a spring 2013 Broadway debut, Variety reports . It's unclear whether a new premiere will be planned for San Francisco or another city ahead of the musical's Broadway opening. As previously announced, the show will be directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, who won Tonys for her choreography of "Anything Goes," "The Pajama Game" and "Wonderful Town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2013 | Mary MacVean
On Thanksgiving, the folks at Cafe Gratitude feel that everybody else has finally caught on. Plates are printed with the question that goes around many holiday tables: "What are you grateful for?" And each day, there is a question of the day -- a practice some find too precious for words and some take as a nudge to live mindfully. Thursday's question was the obvious: "What are you grateful for?" "We're supposed to be grateful 365 days a year," said Ryland Engelhart, one of the owners of the chain of Cafe Gratitude restaurants and the company's chief inspiration officer.
BUSINESS
November 28, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Christina Rivera hates to see food go to waste, so she is cracking down at her Silver Lake restaurant. Rivera began weighing the trash generated by Gobi Mongolian BBQ House with an eye toward shrinking the pile of scraps, peels and other organic material. She put up signs noting that some 40% of the nation's food supply is thrown out each year. Then she did something that put some patrons into a rage: On busy all-you-can-eat nights, the restaurant now charges an extra fee for any plate with leftover food.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Things to know about diners in Los Angeles: They rely on restaurants for half of their meals. They get annoyed at noisy eateries. They're mostly fine with food photos, but not so much with table tweeters. They're check splitters. Oh, and they really, really like sushi. So finds an annual survey from Zagat, the restaurant and nightlife reviewer now owned by Google. A sushi restaurant topped the best food list for the fifth straight year, as Studio City eatery Asanebo unseated Urasawa in Beverly Hills for the chief spot.
NEWS
September 4, 2013 | By Jay Jones
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.
NEWS
July 18, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
When the focaccia emerges from the oven at Chi Spacca , it resembles a blistered and bubbly moonscape. Cheese bubbles up between gashes in the thin, crackling crust. I take a bite: This may be the single best thing I've put in my mouth all year. It tastes of olive oil, salt and tangy molten cheese all at once. This isn't the typical bready focaccia from Liguria, but a very particular version from Recco, a little hill town near Genoa. The focaccia is the result of two years' research by Nancy Silverton and Chi Spacca chef Chad Colby.
SCIENCE
July 18, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
You might think that customers buying their lunch at McDonald's would order meals with fewer calories if someone handed them a slip of paper reminding them that women should eat no more than 650 calories at lunchtime and men should not exceed 800 calories. But you would be wrong. Instead, researchers found that diners who received these supposedly helpful reminders actually purchased more calories than those who didn't, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Authorities are seeking the public's help in locating a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl inside the restroom of a Denny's in Palmdale. The alleged assault occurred on New Year's Day at a Denny's diner in the 37000 block of 47 th Street East, according to L.A. County Sheriff's Sgt. Brian Hudson. Hudson said the incident took place inside the women's restroom at the restaurant. He said the young girl was leaving one of the stalls when the man, who may be homeless, allegedly assaulted her. The man stopped and fled the restaurant when another person entered the restroom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2011 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
It was 3 a.m., and the booths at Fred 62, a popular Los Feliz diner, were packed. Small groups of clubgoers — women in teetering heels and tight miniskirts, tattooed men in open-neck shirts and fedoras — milled about the sidewalk, waiting for tables. Ahmed Abedin brushed past the crowd and approached the hostess with an unusual appeal. He and about a dozen friends had just come from a mosque; they needed to eat before sunrise, he explained, the start of the daylong fast for Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It's where things went to black six years ago. Now, it's where admirers are going to pay tribute. Holsten's Brookdale Confectionery, which serves as the diner where iconic Tony Soprano may have met his end, paid tribute to the late James Gandolfini with an understated act: a “ reserved sign .” The famed booth (the third one on the left in the establishment's dining room) where Tony hunkered down in the series finale was eerily empty Wednesday, shortly after reports of the actor's death.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By F. Kathleen Foley
There's a solid play lurking under “Night Hawks,” Dennis A. Pratt and Robert Vincent O'Neil's world-premiere play at Crown City Theatre.  Despite unsuccessfully integrated supernatural elements and a predictable denouement, “Hawks” succeeds as a fun noir romp, crisply executed and diverting. Yet sans the Rod Serling-esque components sparsely sprinkled through the proceedings like three currants in an under-baked loaf, this could have been so much more. Set designer Madison Orgill's convincingly filthy diner (which looks as if it hasn't been cleaned in … shall we say, an eternity?
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