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April 14, 1995 | KATHIE JENKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last five years haven't been exactly swell for Michael McCarty. After he sank millions into a hotel project and got City Council approval, Santa Monica voters rejected his plans. Then McCarty, who owned the Santa Monica restaurant Michael's and two others in Washington and New York, filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code. He closed Adirondacks, his D.C. restaurant. His home was destroyed by the Malibu fires.
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FOOD
October 27, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
"The revolution has succeeded and it's been televised," says Michael McCarty, sitting over a plate of heirloom tomatoes with burrata on the patio of his Santa Monica restaurant, Michael's. "Five-year-olds are watching 'Top Chef' now. " And the next revolution is already well underway, this time live-streaming, with the Internet changing our knowledge of food and how we eat it. And L.A.'s godfathers of California cuisine have responded. Over the last few weeks, Wolfgang Puck's Spago and McCarty's Michael's have softly opened the doors on radically new restaurants, with fresh design and totally revamped menus.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1989 | COLMAN ANDREWS
The Adirondacks have stopped moving, the Rattlesnake isn't dead yet and Michael's is going to New York. There is big news, in other words, from Michael McCarty. To begin with, McCarty, the high-profile Santa Monica restaurateur and his partner of four years, chef Jimmy Schmidt, have parted ways.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2011
Michaels , the landmark Santa Monica restaurant with one of the most romantic back patios in the city, has just introduced a guest mixologist program. Now you can sample creative cocktails from a rotating cast of tastemakers while supping on chef Michael McCarty's classic California cuisine (he was doing local and sustainable long before it was all the rage). Currently there is a whiskey drink on the menu called "William's Little Italy" that can knock you over with a single sip. Made with straight rye whiskey mixed with a clever sampling of fine Italian apertifs, the drink inhabits a universe of bittersweet flavor where notes of vanilla, rhubarb, licorice, orange and peach bounce off of one another like pieces of cosmic dust.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1990 | COLMAN ANDREWS
With the passage of Santa Monica Proposition Z in the Nov. 6 election, well-known local restaurateur Michael McCarty lost his bid to build a beachfront hotel and community center in that seaside city, on the site now occupied by the private Sand 'n' Sea Club. Are his plans to become an innkeeper in Santa Monica definitely dead in the water, then? "It's just too early to tell," he says. "Right now, we're just hanging in there to see what's going to happen.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1989 | RUTH REICHL
Michael McCarty is not a modest man. "We were a pioneer, there's no question about it. I clearly think that in 1979, Michael's restaurant defined what restaurants were," he said as he surveyed his brand new restaurant last month in New York. Even before he opened Michael's in Santa Monica (at the ripe old age of 24), humility was not exactly his strong suit. "We're doing something different here," he said as he prepared his menu in 1979. "My specials are going to blow your socks off."
MAGAZINE
April 27, 1997
Michael's. . .(Chef) Michael McCarty Michael's. . .(Chef) Ken Frank. . .(Restaurants), LA Toque. . .House of Blues. . .Fenix Michael's. . .(Chef) Catherine Dimanche. . .(Restaurants), Endless Summer. . .2424 Pico Michael's. . .(Chef) Gordon Naccarato. . .(Restaurants), Gordon's. . .Monkey Bar Michael's. . .(Chef) Martin Garcia. . .(Restaurant), The Fish Co. Michael's. . .(Chef) Sally Clarke. . .(Restaurant), Clarke's Michael's. . .(Chef) Nancy Silverton. . .(Restaurant), Spago. . .
BUSINESS
June 15, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Michael McCarty to Close Restaurant: The Santa Monica restaurateur will close Adirondacks, his Washington, D.C., restaurant, on June 30. McCarty, who owns Michael's in Santa Monica and another in New York, had been attempting to renegotiate the Washington restaurant's 25-year lease. "We were paying three times the fair price," said Ricardo Solares, the restaurant's manager. "Instead of paying $360,000 a year, we tried to renegotiate to $120,000."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1991
Restaurateur Michael McCarty, who lost a bid to build a Santa Monica beachfront luxury hotel and community center in a bitter election last fall, has filed a claim against the city to recoup millions he spent on the project and for unspecified profits he had expected. City Atty. Robert M. Myers, calling the claim absurd, said he intends to reject it. A claim must be filed against the city before a lawsuit can be filed. McCarty was out of town and could not be reached.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 1992 | KATHIE JENKINS
Michael's restaurant has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code. Michael McCarty, who owns the Santa Monica restaurant and two others in Washington and New York, says that his restaurants "do fine." (Two years ago, McCarty lowered prices on his Santa Monica menu, which was infamous for its $12 dish of ice cream and $10 bottle of Evian.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2006 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
WHEN anchor Bob Schieffer wanted to make it clear that he was tickled about his replacement on the "CBS Evening News," he invited Katie Couric to lunch at an understated Midtown restaurant where he knew they would be noticed. "I wanted everyone to know that I really like Katie," he said recently. "And if you want to get the word out, the easiest place to spread it is Michael's."
HOME & GARDEN
September 29, 2005 | Barbara King, Times Staff Writer
NOT that Michael and Kim McCarty were in need of a theme to host a Sunday lunch -- they do it every other week, and just about any excuse will do to have friends up to their edge-of-the-bluff house in the mountains of Malibu. But the grapes in their vineyard had suddenly reached a perfect ripeness, pickers had come and gone in a day, and it was time to plan another annual harvest celebration.
FOOD
May 26, 2004 | David Shaw, Times Staff Writer
It's been 35 years, but Michael McCarty can still recall the precise moment he decided to become a restaurateur. He was 16, and he and his parents had just finished dinner at a fancy French restaurant in New York, celebrating his departure the next day to spend his junior year of high school in France. "My parents always entertained a lot," he says, "and now here we were in this restaurant, and when the owner ...
FOOD
March 26, 2003 | Valli Herman-Cohen
CONTRARY to expectations, restaurants around L.A. have been seeing an uptick in business since the war with Iraq began last week. Restaurateurs are likening the situation to the weeks after Sept. 11, when neighborhood places were filled with diners looking for a sense of community and social interaction. "This time as well, people want to be around other people," said Howard Gordon, senior vice president of marketing at the Cheesecake Factory, where sales have been up.
MAGAZINE
April 27, 1997
Michael's. . .(Chef) Michael McCarty Michael's. . .(Chef) Ken Frank. . .(Restaurants), LA Toque. . .House of Blues. . .Fenix Michael's. . .(Chef) Catherine Dimanche. . .(Restaurants), Endless Summer. . .2424 Pico Michael's. . .(Chef) Gordon Naccarato. . .(Restaurants), Gordon's. . .Monkey Bar Michael's. . .(Chef) Martin Garcia. . .(Restaurant), The Fish Co. Michael's. . .(Chef) Sally Clarke. . .(Restaurant), Clarke's Michael's. . .(Chef) Nancy Silverton. . .(Restaurant), Spago. . .
MAGAZINE
August 27, 1995
It's a summer night at the tail end of a withering heat wave, but when I arrive hot and hungry at Michael's, the main dining room is deserted. It doesn't take long to figure out why: Everybody has retreated to the garden. Seated beneath a canopy of trees, close to the soothing splash of the waterfall, I'm feeling better, much better. High above, the canvas roof is furled back to expose the sky. The breeze carries the scent of flowering jasmine.
FOOD
March 26, 2003 | Valli Herman-Cohen
CONTRARY to expectations, restaurants around L.A. have been seeing an uptick in business since the war with Iraq began last week. Restaurateurs are likening the situation to the weeks after Sept. 11, when neighborhood places were filled with diners looking for a sense of community and social interaction. "This time as well, people want to be around other people," said Howard Gordon, senior vice president of marketing at the Cheesecake Factory, where sales have been up.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2011
Michaels , the landmark Santa Monica restaurant with one of the most romantic back patios in the city, has just introduced a guest mixologist program. Now you can sample creative cocktails from a rotating cast of tastemakers while supping on chef Michael McCarty's classic California cuisine (he was doing local and sustainable long before it was all the rage). Currently there is a whiskey drink on the menu called "William's Little Italy" that can knock you over with a single sip. Made with straight rye whiskey mixed with a clever sampling of fine Italian apertifs, the drink inhabits a universe of bittersweet flavor where notes of vanilla, rhubarb, licorice, orange and peach bounce off of one another like pieces of cosmic dust.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 1995 | KATHIE JENKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last five years haven't been exactly swell for Michael McCarty. After he sank millions into a hotel project and got City Council approval, Santa Monica voters rejected his plans. Then McCarty, who owned the Santa Monica restaurant Michael's and two others in Washington and New York, filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code. He closed Adirondacks, his D.C. restaurant. His home was destroyed by the Malibu fires.
NEWS
August 30, 1992 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bill sponsored by state Sen. Herschel Rosenthal (D-Los Angeles) to ban luxury hotels on state beaches passed the Legislature last week and is awaiting action by Gov. Pete Wilson. "Hotels that belong on 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' are inappropriate for state beaches," Rosenthal said in a statement after the measure passed the Senate on Wednesday on a 21-13 vote. The Assembly approved the bill earlier in the week on a 44-34 vote.
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