CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1985
One of the main complaints about China by almost all the foreigners who had to deal with any Chinese institutions, at home and abroad, is the habit of noon nap. It had been part of the life style there for quite a long time. People, in urban and in rural alike, took to napping during the lunch break, which normally lasted one and a half hours in the winter and two hours in summer. Sometimes and at some places the break even lasted as long as three hours. Many people who lived near their offices went home to sleep.
December 5, 1985 |
Just past the pub, follow the first tar road to the left. At its end stands Clapham House, an 18th-Century country home sheltered in this tiny village beyond the velvet hills that roll past the lush Cuckmere Valley. Once the residence of Lady Fitzherbert, mistress to George IV, the 24-acre estate was purchased in 1978 by the current owners who restored the house and grounds not just for their family home but for a cooking school as well.
January 30, 2011 |
STAYING Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 W. 7th St., Los Angeles 90014; (213) 625-2211; http://www.laac.com . Seventy-two rooms, usually $170-$200 a night. Hilton Checkers, 535 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90071; (213) 624-0000; http://www.hilton.com . A European-style boutique hotel aimed mostly at business travelers, Checkers has 188 rooms and a snug spot next to the Central Library. Rates $209-$259 for most rooms. The Stay, 636 S. Main St., Los Angeles 90014; (213)
April 29, 2009
A dining mecca 1. Rivera , 1050 S. Flower St., (213) 749-1460, www.riverarestaurant.com. Lunch weekdays, dinner daily. Entrees, $16 to $29. 2. Corkbar , 403 W. 12th St. (at Grand), (213) 746-0050, www.corkbar.com. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. until midnight weeknights and later on weekends. Sandwiches and mains, $9 to $18. 3. Drago Centro , 525 S. Flower St., (213) 228-8998, www.dragocentro.com. Lunch weekdays, dinner Monday through Saturday.
May 21, 2002
"I'm going to insist he has a big lunch and big dinner before he steps in there." Lennox Lewis, on his June 8 fight with Mike Tyson.
July 21, 2002
During the management tour of the unnamed shipping facility, industry consultant Frank Hanley "chuckled and shook his head" when at 11:30 a.m., the "noisy, outsized and frenetic" work scene ceased for lunch. According to "Making Waves on the Waterfront" [June 30], he "couldn't have asked for a better demonstration of the union's power." What's with the chuckle and the shaking of the head? What is he implying here? Is he opposed to these union members taking a lunch hour? Are they supposed to wait until "work slows down" before they have a meal?
November 23, 2009
The Mercantile Where: 6600 W. Sunset Blvd. (at Seward Street), Los Angeles. When: Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Price: Lunch sandwiches, $7.50 to $11.50; lunch salads, $11 to $14; dinner small plates, $4 to $12; cheese fondue, $25 (serves two to three); nightly specials too. Contact: (323) 962-8202; www.TheMercantileLA.com.
March 22, 2010
La Vida Restaurant & Lounge Where: 1448 N. Gower St., Los Angeles When: Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; dinner, 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 5 to 11 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays. Price: Appetizers $9 to $16; entrees $19 to $30; lunch specials $15. Contact: (323) 962-0800; www.lavidahollywood.com