October 16, 2012
HOT DOG! Fritzi Dog, the hot dog shop from chef Neal Fraser of BLD and his restaurant-in-hiatus Grace, has opened in the Original Farmers Market. Hot dogs made from vegetarian-fed, antibiotic-free meats include: the Stadium (beef and pork), Fritzi (a beef and pork merguez-merken hybrid), the Porker (curry-tinged pork), Bird Dog (turkey and duck) and the Deli Dog (kosher beef with coriander and mustard seed). Pick your toppings. [Zagat] $$$ FOR EVA Eva chef Mark Gold is asking for $12,000 in donations to keep the three-year-old restaurant open.
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April 27, 2012 |
There used to be a liquor store next to Frances Fikes' church on Normandie Avenue in South Los Angeles. But the store burned down 20 years ago, on the first night of the riots. "I didn't do it," she said bluntly, without a hint of joking in her voice. "But I'm happy it's gone. I was asleep. It was 3 a.m. when it burned. " I get the feeling that Mrs. Fikes could have done it, if she weren't such a good Christian woman. "It was a terrible place. Ter-ri-ble !"
April 27, 2012 |
An amateur videographer testing his new camera recorded the beating of Rodney King by police officers in the early morning hours of March 3, 1991. The tape was still being played and replayed on the evening news two weeks later when grocer Soon Ja Du shot 15-year-old Latasha Harlins after an argument over a bottle of orange juice at Empire Market, also known as Empire Liquor, on Figueroa at 91st Street. The store security video depicting the shooting also got considerable airplay.
June 3, 2011 |
A preserved specimen of nouveau-Japanese night life from the 1980s, Dinner House M sits on a forgotten stretch of Temple Street overlooking the 101 Freeway, a holdover from a time when Japanese investments and hard-drinking travelers flooded downtown L.A. In the last few years, it found new life as a beloved clubhouse for Echo Park's burgeoning artistic avant-garde and also earned a reputation for being one of the most legendary after-hours bars...
March 7, 2010 |
Quick, which of the following is not allowed in New York: riding the subway without pants, performing a play in public while naked, or buying wine at the grocery store? If you chose the last option, perhaps you've been following one of the liveliest debates to emerge from otherwise dry budget talks in the state capital, Albany, where politicians struggling with a dire fiscal crisis see wine as an antidote. New York remains one of 15 states that limit wine sales to liquor stores.
October 30, 2009 |
A new restaurant set to open next year in Washington state will be called Volterra after a city in the popular "Twilight" vampire novels, which are set in the town of Forks. Owners Annette and Tim Root told the Peninsula Daily News it will be a family restaurant, and they have applied for a liquor license. Forks already has the Twilight Lounge that features concerts and other events for fans.