March 13, 2013 |
Tal Ronnen, a chef aiming to bring veganism to the masses, opens "plant-based" restaurant Crossroads on Melrose Avenue on Thursday. The menu at Crossroads, Ronnen's first L.A. restaurant, features his vegan, Mediterranean-influenced small plates in a chandeliered, wood-floored dining room designed by Studio Collective. Ronnen, author of "The Conscious Cook," teamed with entertainment and hospitality veterans Steve Bing and Parnell F. Delcham to open the white-tablecloth, all-vegetable restaurant in the former Phillipe Chow space at the corner of Sweetzer Avenue.
February 23, 2013 |
The first thing anybody is going to tell you about the Hart & the Hunter, the restaurant in the new Fairfax District Palihotel, is that you should get the biscuits, which come four to an order and are served on a board. And you should get the biscuits, which are really pretty extraordinary, as light and delicate as the angel biscuits you sometimes find in the best Southern households, but also flaky at the extremities, and layered - they naturally separate into two or three finger-burning strata, which you are going to need if you want to butter them properly.
February 15, 2013 |
Actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer spent a season living at "Melrose Place" -- now she'll spend three years living behind bars at a New Jersey state prison. Locane-Bovenizer was sentenced Thursday to three years for vehicular homicide and three for assault by auto after a drunken June 2010 crash in which a woman was killed and her husband was critically injured. The actress was driving 53 mph in a 35 mph zone and had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the accident, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
January 24, 2013 |
Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos, owners of the upscale vintage boutique Decades on Melrose Avenue, are set to make their reality television debut March 6 with “Dukes of Melrose," Bravo TV announced Thursday. The debut season of the long-gestating show (we first told you about it back in 2011 ), which focuses on the duo's business of buying and selling of high-end vintage women's apparel and accessories and covers locales from Hollywood walk-in closets to the auctions of Paris, was shot over the first five months of 2012 during the boutique's busy run up to the 2012 Academy Awards.
January 13, 2013 |
If there were a social hierarchy for independent boutiques in the proverbial school lunchroom that is L.A., the cool kids would likely sit on West 3rd Street - and not just for close proximity to the Chinese chicken salad at Joan's on Third. Though stores from Abbot Kinney to Echo Park may be equally shoppable, the West 3rd shopping district between Fairfax and La Cienega boasts untouchables such as Satine and Milk that have long set the standard for respected West Coast style, emitting a vibe at once hipster, California-relaxed and refined (nothing macrame here unless it's Isabel Marant; nothing studded unless it's Alexander Wang)
November 27, 2012 |
Amy Locane-Bovenizer, the "Melrose Place" actress who played Sandy to Grant Show's Jake in the first season of the original series, was found guilty Tuesday of vehicular homicide related to a June 2010 accident that left a 60-year-old woman dead in central New Jersey. The conviction on that charge and a separate one of assault by auto capped a trial that ran about a month and a half and saw some 50 people take the stand. Locane-Bovenizer was not one of them. According to the prosecution, the community-theater actress was drinking at a cast party and then later at a barbecue she attended with her family before hitting the road alone in her SUV. PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times Prosecutors said the actress had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit and was traveling 53 mph in a 35-mph zone when her SUV slammed into a sedan that was turning left, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported.