December 29, 2010
JAZZ Jane Monheit The vocalist is 33 and 10 years into a career that's seen her collaborating with Michael Bublé and Terence Blanchard, as well as ensnaring two Grammy nominations. On her latest, "Home," she returns to intimately recorded standards with her longtime band, and at this set she'll perform those tracks and classics from her repertoire. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd. 8 p.m. Today-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun. 10 p.m. Thurs. & Sat. $30-$70. (323) 466-2210. EVENTS Equestfest A must-see event for equestrians and horse lovers alike, the horses of the 2011 Rose Parade will be on display three days before Pasadena makes their acquaintance.
January 28, 2009 |
When I invited a friend who grew up in Beverly Hills to dinner at the new Luau on Bedford Drive, she messaged me back that she remembered going to the original with her parents years ago. "Pupu platter, crab Rangoon, ribs -- yum!" Tiki cuisine never has been and never will be considered one of the great cuisines of the world, but somehow it never goes away.
November 17, 2008 |
The thatched-roof sidewalk dining terrace at the new Luau in Beverly Hills is oh so cool, I'm surprised the paparazzi-trailing crowd isn't ensconced there already, sipping the finest mai tais this side of Polynesia. Andy Hewitt, owner of Il Sole on the Sunset Strip, has brought the tiki lounge back to the 'hood, inspired by the original 1953 model known as Steve Crane's Luau. This one is understated and surprisingly chic. A flotilla of goofy blowfish lights sail across the ceiling.
June 8, 2006 |
WAVES crash on the wide, sandy beach. Palms sway, and the blue Pacific stretches out to forever. Squint -- really hard -- and you could be in Hawaii. OK, maybe not. But if you're jonesing for some island culture after the beach on a Sunday afternoon, keep those peepers squinting and make your way up to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. See the guy with the happy-hour sign bidding customers welcome at the corner of Broadway?
August 24, 2005 |
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin is running a series on the University of Hawaii's football opponents and of USC in its season opener, receiver Jason Ferguson said, "It's like a dream to play against teams like that." The top-ranked Trojans are probably thinking the same thing about opening against the unranked Warriors, who last season were second-to-last nationally in total defense, and who enter this season with no returning starters at the skill positions.
January 11, 2004 |
A year ago, a mission began to decide how low golf scores could drop before they disappeared from view. Ernie Els got the ball rolling here at last year's Mercedes Championships when he shot 31 under par and won by a mile, or eight shots, which only seemed like a mile. Soon, low scores were all the rage on the PGA Tour, but it all started at the Plantation Course, the same place where Stuart Appleby takes his shot at what Els did a year ago.