May 14, 2006 |
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 |
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.
May 26, 2004 |
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 ...
March 26, 2003 |
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.
April 27, 1997
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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.