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April 28, 2011
Mediterranean, Brazilian, Mexican and more await you in downtown Los Angeles. And what's more, the area is wonderfully walkable. So put on some comfy shoes and spend an afternoon combing the colorful landscape. Tacos Tumbras a Tomas: Inside Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway, Stall A-5, (213) 620-1071, http://www.grandcentralsquare.com/vendors Sultan Chicken Restaurant: 311 W. 6th St., (213) 236-0604, http://www.sultanchicken.com Masis Armenian Sandwiches: 411 W. 7th St., 2nd Floor, (213)
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OPINION
April 8, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
No one should have expected that putting more vegetables in front of elementary school students would instantly turn them into an army of broccoli fans. Plenty of food has been thrown out since new federal rules took effect in 2011 requiring students in the subsidized school lunch program to choose a fruit or vegetable each day. Nevertheless, studies find that continued exposure to produce is resulting in more children eating at least some of it. That's worth a certain amount of wasted food.
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IMAGE
September 10, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
Few things are less fashionable than a sack lunch, except, perhaps, those boxy, insulated totes usually associated with schoolchildren. While brown bagging it, by some estimates, can save consumers $1,500 a year, looking the part is often a deal breaker for women who'd rather not have their humble, home-packed lunches viewed as an undesirable accessory. But a handful of companies are elevating the brown bag concept with chic designs that can help them save money for what matters, whether it's designer heels or denim.
NEWS
April 5, 2014 | By Karin Klein
Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture should have consulted some everyday, health-conscious moms and dads before they drew up their amazingly byzantine rules for school lunches. I'm all in favor of the new policy's aim to put more fruits and vegetables in front of school kids, especially those who are poor enough to qualify for subsidized school meals. Even if that means a few veggies get tossed in the trash. Most parents know that children, especially those more used to Pringles than parsnips, do a lot of refusing before they develop a taste for vegetables.
NEWS
December 14, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
The Getty Center is hosting a four-course luncheon fashioned after the traditional Italian family meal style of dining on Sunday. Diners will feast on platters of Italian-inspired dishes made with locally sourced foods while sipping on Prosecco and leisurely listening to the sounds of Trecento music from Renaissance Florence. Sunday's menu features antipasti with cheese and cured meats accompanied by house-baked breads, lamb and pork sausage meatballs, braised short rib tagliata and, for dessert, a traditional Tuscan torta della Nonna made with vanilla and lemon zest.
SPORTS
March 29, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jeremy Lin took the high road last month after ESPN's mobile website briefly ran a racially insensitive headline about the Asian American basketball star, accepting an apology from the person responsible for the slur and saying, "You have to learn to forgive. " Lin took an even higher road Tuesday by having lunch with that person, Anthony Federico, who was fired from his job as an editor at ESPN after writing the headline. According to Federico , members of Lin's family sent him an email more than a month ago and the two men had been trying since then to arrange a meeting around the New York Knicks point guard's busy schedule.
NEWS
January 22, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
I just bought a big bunch of emerald spinach and those green leaves jump-started the memory of a pizza I had when I was in New York last. My friend Daniel Young of Young & Foodish , home of the London pop-ups Burger Monday, SpagWednesday and more, was in town and we could find only one morning -- late -- to meet. His idea was to  check out a new coffee place downtown. I'm always ready to get caffeinated, but once I found the spot, it  turned out to be less than compelling. Not even anyplace to sit. Now what?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2012 | By Susan King
The guys around the table call Sid Caesar "The King. " They're seated in a back room of Factor's Famous Deli on Pico Boulevard, a boisterous group of longtime Hollywood funnymen, enjoying their lunch, which is somewhere between a meal and a ritual. The legendary Caesar still has a place of honor even though he's frail and rarely speaks. As his friend and lunch pal Monty Hall - of "Let's Make a Deal" fame - notes, the 90-year-old Caesar wouldn't miss these lunches. "You know when he walks in we say, 'The King is here,'" said Hall, 91. "He loves that.
FOOD
January 7, 2009 | Amy Scattergood
Just because the expense-account lunch is largely a thing of the past doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy the meal, even celebrate it. Instead of depending on the kindness of menus, use a little homespun imagination. Thinking outside the lunch box is probably the best way of getting anything good inside it. In the comfort of your own kitchen, you can compose a lunch that's tasty, well-constructed, a bit off the beaten PB&J track -- and, most important, portable.
FOOD
January 31, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Have you ever had dinner guests ring the doorbell early and catch you frantically vacuuming the living room or furiously deboning anchovies at the sink? Or what about when half the party calls from the freeway, stuck in traffic, to confess that they're going to be very, very late? For the last couple of months, I've pretty much scratched the dinner party (except for near neighbors) in favor of the relaxed Sunday lunch. With traffic the way it is in L.A., I don't have to worry that people are spending an hour and a half or even two driving across town on a Friday or Saturday night.
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Hillary Clinton's ambitious endeavor to reform the healthcare system in 1993 required some bare-knuckled politics, and aides to the former first lady were blunt about the political stagecraft required to get things done as they guided her through the early months of the effort. “The primary goal” of a two-day healthcare hearing in March of 1993 would be “to inoculate ourselves from charges that we are refusing to listen to all those groups out there that want input,” aides Alexis Herman and Mike Lux told Clinton  in a memo.
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON -- In a nod to bipartisan tradition and St. Patrick, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) donned emerald ties to hear (and sing) a bit of Irish folk music during a Capitol Hill luncheon with Ireland's prime minister. It's customary for Ireland's leader to visit the United States ahead of St. Patrick's Day and present the president with a bowl of shamrocks, a tradition dating back to President Truman. Obama met with Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Oval Office on Friday morning, where he applauded Ireland for its support during the current crisis in Ukraine.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
Here's how a heartwarming nonpolitical story about the relationship between a harried executive and a homeless child gets transformed into a frosty political attack on anti-poverty school lunches for children. Your host: Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisc. Ryan has just issued a report on America's War on Poverty programs , arguing that they're too "duplicative and complex. " He doesn't explicitly call for cutting them, but he implies they're wasteful, and the way he plays fast and loose with the details of many of these programs--as we reported here and here --certainly suggests that he'd be happy if they were smaller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- What happened to Paul Ryan at CPAC should stand as a warning to all politicians who decide to humanize their policy positions with anecdotes: Make sure the story you are telling is real. You will be truth-squadded. You will be flyspecked. And if it turns out you failed to verify a “true” story that seemed too good to be true, or tortured a story to make it fit your larger point, your credibility will take a hit. On Thursday, Ryan stepped into a small mess at Conservative Political Action Conference when he repeated a story about a little boy who preferred a brown-bag lunch from home to a free school lunch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
When an all-girls Christian private school in Northern California this week announced over the public address system that a lunch menu in honor of Black History Month would include watermelon and fried chicken, classrooms erupted in nervous laughter "because they knew it wasn't right," one student said. The lunch menu at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord, which made headlines nationwide, sparked widespread criticism after it was announced Monday. Sophomore Dom Carpenello said that as the announcement came, "most people were laughing, but they were laughing nervously because they knew it wasn't right,"  according to KTVU-TV . The school's communications director, Christina Ditzel, said school officials were "absolutely very upset that this happened.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Jim Ruland
William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch" stands with Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" and Allen Ginsburg's "Howl" as the seminal texts of the Beat Generation. With its harrowing scenes of junkie depravity, its view of postwar America was the most extreme of all the Beats. Yet few American literary figures have enjoyed more second acts than Burroughs. He was spokesman for the countercultural movement in the '70s, begrudgingly bore the label Godfather of Punk in the '80s, and was a spoken-word performer and visual artist until his death in 1997.
SPORTS
February 12, 2011 | Bill Plaschke
Whenever someone asks me if I want to do lunch, they always wonder if I have a favorite spot, and I always lie. I tell them about a funky steakhouse in Glendale, a bustling Chinese joint on Broadway, a bright Mexican diner in Pasadena. I never tell them the truth, because they couldn't handle the truth. I never tell them about my real favorite place, because it's my place, my secret, my unvarnished connection with this city's sporting soul, my midday siesta among this city's sports dreams, the darn near perfect spot for a sportswriter and his peanut butter sandwich.
NEWS
October 9, 1986 | United Press International
Prince Philip of Britain had lunch Wednesday with Emperor Hirohito at the Imperial Palace, the Imperial Household Agency said. Philip arrived Tuesday for a five-day visit en route to Peking where he will join Queen Elizabeth II in her tour of China.
FOOD
January 31, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Have you ever had dinner guests ring the doorbell early and catch you frantically vacuuming the living room or furiously deboning anchovies at the sink? Or what about when half the party calls from the freeway, stuck in traffic, to confess that they're going to be very, very late? For the last couple of months, I've pretty much scratched the dinner party (except for near neighbors) in favor of the relaxed Sunday lunch. With traffic the way it is in L.A., I don't have to worry that people are spending an hour and a half or even two driving across town on a Friday or Saturday night.
FOOD
January 17, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
LA RIOJA, Spain  - "I'll only be a minute," says Juan Muga of Bodegas Muga as he heads off to a whitewashed building next to a vineyard. I walk along the vineyard, taking in the idyllic view of Tempranillo vines stretching across the Ebro river valley, framed by the Sierra Cantabria and Demanda mountain ranges in Spain. Just days before the harvest in October, blue skies, big vistas and bees, dive-bombing wildflowers between the vines. Smelling smoke, I turn to see that Muga, U.S. marketing director for his family's estate, has rolled out a grill and set grapevine cuttings alight.
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