August 10, 2013 |
No matter the occasion, my friend Rafael inevitably shows up with a platter of prosciutto di San Daniele, the sweeter cousin of Parma ham, that he's purchased at Roma Deli in Pasadena. It's always perfectly sliced, the way they do it in Italy, so thin the ham almost melts on the tongue and you can taste every bit of its salty-sweet goodness. That's an example of sumptuous minimalism in a charcuterie or salumi plate. And it used to be about the only option if you wanted to put together one at home.
June 26, 2013 |
Bastille Day Brunch: In celebration of Bastille Day , the French independence holiday, Church & State Bistro is offering a La Jour de la Bastille brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 14. The traditional French menu includes oysters, foie de volaille with toasted baguette, lamb merguez sandwiches, brochette de poulet, ratatouille, and mousse au chocolat. The brunch will be accompanied with drinks -- pastis, picpoul, panache, rosé, and mint spritzers -- and a pétanque tournament.
June 17, 2013 |
The Lakers' final non-Mike D'Antoni assistant coach left over the weekend as Darvin Ham joined the Atlanta Hawks under Coach Mike Budenholzer. “Darvin has a great feel for the game and knows what it takes for a team to be successful and compete at a high level," Budenholzer said in a prepared statement. “He was a smart player who played with intensity and toughness every night and he has gone about coaching the same way.” Dan D'Antoni, brother to Coach Mike D'Antoni, is the only holdover from last season after the Lakers let both Chuck Person and Bernie Bickerstaff go. Phil Handy joined Mike Brown's staff in Cleveland, while Eddie Jordan took the head position at Rutgers.
June 13, 2013 |
Lakers center Dwight Howard shows off his acting skills, along with fellow Relativity Sports athletes Shawn Marion, Dez Bryant and Michael Crabtree, in a YouTube clip titled, " We Crush Acting . " In addition to his Forrest Gump impression, Howard cries, screams and reenacts a moment from the film "300. " Howard is represented by agent Dan Fegan, president of Relativity Sports. The two will have a lot to discuss once July hits and Howard's free agency begins. The Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks (among others)
April 26, 2013 |
It's fitting that Ham & Eggs Tavern, a new rock 'n' roll dive in downtown L.A., is practically next door to the Golden Gopher, Cedd Moses' first foray into manly historic core gentrification a decade ago. Ham & Eggs harks back to how the downtown bar scene was just before it transformed into L.A.'s new party Babylon: underlighted, weirdly decorated and just cheap enough to get sauced on a $20. Now that King Eddy has been revamped, Ham & Eggs is...
April 25, 2013 |
It's fitting that Ham &; Eggs Tavern , a new rock 'n' roll dive in downtown L.A., is practically next door to the Golden Gopher, Cedd Moses' first foray into manly historic core gentrification a decade ago. Ham &; Eggs harks back to how the downtown bar scene was just before it transformed into L.A.'s new party Babylon: underlighted, weirdly decorated and just cheap enough to get sauced on $20. Now that King Eddy has been revamped, Ham &;...