June 23, 2012
A Little Tokyo gastropub has a new chef, Perfecto Rocher, who has a few tricks up his sleeve, including a remarkable paella. Location : 241 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, (213) 626-5299; lazyoxcanteen.com Prices : Snacks and small plates, $6-$16; larger plates, $15-$28; desserts, $8. Details: Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; brunch, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; dinner, 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
July 11, 2013 |
Were you planning on running this morning, but wasted too much time reading Twitter messages on your iPhone? When you do make it to the gym, do people give you the evil eye because you sit on a weight machine and text with a friend? If you answered yes to either question, you may be turning into a "hyper-connected" couch potato. According to a study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity , frequent cell phone users were far more likely to forego or disrupt physical exercise and scored lower on fitness assessments than peers who used cell phones less frequently.
May 4, 1990
Its symptoms are many, but there's only one cure. Senioritis, as a disease, knows no discrimination. It may strike anyone at any time and in any number of ways. While it is next to impossible to treat, it can be cured--by graduation. Hot Topics wonders, "What is your definition of senioritis?" "I don't know, but I've had it since I was a freshman."
September 4, 2006 |
THE END OF SUMMER brings a sad little dread that tugs the heart downward. Truth is, though, summer as it exists in our nostalgic memories -- long days of swimming, playing and, best of all, accomplishing absolutely nothing -- has been withering, and gone, for years, like a worn-thin autumn leaf. Summer was, for a while, a child's time, conferring an inviolate right to laziness.
September 3, 2013 |
One of the enduring lessons of gardening life is to remember the recommendations of other gardeners. More than a year ago, musician and edible gardening consultant Lauri Krantz told me that she was stunned by a harvest of Jerusalem artichokes from only eight plants. Krantz, whom I profiled last year , had put them in a garden for chefs Suzanne Goin and David Lentz, mostly for the pretty yellow blooms that appear in August and last for a month. While transitioning the garden to fall, Krantz found more than 400 edible tubers in the soil, so many she needed help carrying them out of the garden.
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September 8, 2008 |
In the arena of human indolence, the male of the species has no equal. It's why he invented the couch, television, underwear and holidays, all of which combine to allow him to lie on his primary creation wearing only boxer shorts and watching other primates bat, kick, pass or lob balls of varying sizes for his delight and edification. What man considers both comfort and enjoyment can be achieved on any weekend day, but tradition has a special tug when it's a national holiday, an occurrence that he feels has been created especially for him to laze.
October 22, 2000 |
If you are honestly torn between eating a thick, juicy porterhouse steak or gnawing on a month-dead raccoon, you are not considered a gourmet. Generally, we do not expect a person who walks into a theater halfway through the film to be the most knowledgeable about what's happening in the movie. In no sphere of human activity do we automatically associate indecision, laziness and ignorance with shrewdness, commitment and expertise. No sphere, that is, but one.
May 7, 2001 |
Lazy Dog's DJ set Friday at a packed Fais Do-Do ballroom (a space that should be used more often for electronic dance shows) was the type of performance that can be maddening to review. From a skills standpoint, the duo (which features Ben Watt of Everything But the Girl and Jay Hannan) was mediocre at best. Several times during the set, which found Watt and Hannan alternating behind the turntables, the pair had the opportunity to go for the kill, but failed to capitalize.
June 21, 1992 |
Lay out the beach towels, light up the barbecue. Lounging around the pool with friends may require only summertime basics--a swimsuit, a chaise longue, a couple of paper plates--but true Southern California style is back-yard entertaining with alfresco flair. The idea is casual elegance in everything from setting a table to dressing up for dinner at sunset.
November 18, 1989 |
The Scene Newport Harbor's Reuben E. Lee river boat-restaurant, where the Red Ribbon 100 women's advisory council to the Orange County chapter of the American Red Cross--and hundreds more--stepped aboard Tuesday for an evening of champagne and wine tasting. The moon wasn't quite as full as the showboat (filled to capacity with about 400 guests). Elbows got a full workout, bending frequently to lift those souvenir champagne glasses and politely prodding their way through the close-packed crowd.