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.
February 10, 2002
Aston Hotels & Resorts is letting guests stay for four nights while paying for only three at 34 of its 35 hotels and resort condos in Hawaii. In addition, published room rates are discounted to varying degrees, and a luau and discount book are typically thrown in. The deal is good through June 30 and is subject to availability. Savings vary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2001
Nearly 400 young participants in newly formed teen clubs based at local parks will be rewarded Friday night with a Hawaiian luau at Hansen Dam. The youths have attended club meetings, done community service work and participated in community fund-raisers, earning attendance at the luau featuring Hawaiian food, entertainment by the 25-member Na Kapaku group, canoe races and a limbo contest, said Rich Gonzalez, principal recreation supervisor for the city of Los Angeles.