June 17, 2011
The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a study in upper-crust drinking. It's the kind of bar that would be at home in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"; its patrons are often as dapper as that great writer and just as ambitious. In other words, the Spare Room is where young Hollywood does its fair share of seeing and being seen. Oh, and it bowls there too, at one of two shiny lanes overlooking Hollywood Boulevard. Which is why it's fitting that the Spare Room has launched a Wednesday evening special from 6 to 9 featuring $5 mini lobster rolls, half-price bowling, $3 cold beers and a $7 concoction called the Nantucket Sound.
August 10, 2012 |
This spring the popular farm-to-plate catering company Heirloom L.A. opened a private Eagle Rock tasting room called the Salon. It's an intimate space with seating for around 30, including a round head table with a hole in the center where chef Matt Poley stands to cook and talk about the food that he and co-owner Tara Maxey have sourced. On Wednesday night the Salon hosted a wine dinner featuring Jeff Fischer's Habit Wines . Passed appetizers were served in the garden behind the Salon, which is also where most of the produce consumed at Salon dinners is from.
HOME & GARDEN
July 11, 1998 |
Here are the most-favored herbs to grow for their lemon scent. Position herbs near paths or intermingle with stepping stones so they're easy to harvest: * LEMON BALM (Melissa officinalis): According to Gerard's Herbal, 1927, "Bawne drunke in wine is good against the bitings of venomous beast, comforts the heart, and driveth away all melancholy and sadnesse." Perhaps the most enjoyed herb for its lemon scent, this hardy perennial reaches a height of 1 1/2 to 3 feet.
HOME & GARDEN
June 6, 1998
Many summer flowers and vegetables thrive in the warm days ahead. The tip for the month? Increase watering as the weather warms up.
HOME & GARDEN
July 25, 1992 |
If pansies and violets are part of your summer flower garden, why not preserve their beauty in a new version of the old-fashioned rose bowl? Here's how to harvest, dry and mix the flowers with herbs for a bouquet that will last all winter long: * Gather your pansies and violets during the blooming season, snipping them off at the lower end of their stems. * To dry your posies, cut away the stems at the bases of the flowers, leaving just the flower heads.
May 13, 1990 |
BUY AN HERB in any Southern California nursery and it will probably have a Taylor's Herb Garden label. The Taylor family has been raising and selling herbs for nearly 40 years, first in Rosemead and now in Vista, where their garden is open to the public. The Taylors live and work on the 25-acre property, which houses their home, a gracious lawn and pond, a 2-acre demonstration garden of exuberantly healthy plants, an ivy house (greenhouse) and a sales office.