June 16, 2011 |
Dear SOS: Have you tried the roasted veggie burger at Upper West in Santa Monica? If you haven't, you must. It is hands down the best veggie burger on the planet. Would love to see if the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen can come up with the recipe. Carly Irion Santa Monica email@example.com Dear Carly: Upper West's version of the veggie burger is a wildly flavorful combination of ingredients, packed into a generous patty and grilled to perfection. Served topped with a thick, smoky tomato aioli, roasted piquillo peppers, sliced avocado and a chunky, sweet-tart pineapple relish, this is one burger that might even make a convert out of the most ardent meat lover (at least temporarily)
December 31, 2010 |
Snooki's in, Snooki's out, Snooki's in again ... but in New Jersey. Maybe. That's pretty much how the news went this month for the diminutive Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of MTV's "Jersey Shore," who supposedly was going to be inside the New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square. Except organizers said that was never going to happen. So Snooki will be in a ball drop of her own in Seaside Heights, N.J., according to People magazine. Whatev. There are plenty of quirkier things than Snooki to drop from on high on New Year's Eve. Here are my favorites, in no particular order, that might make a great travel destination for next year.
October 9, 2005
Re "Bracing for Mammoth Change," Oct. 6 There goes the neighborhood. A once-charming mountain village has fallen victim to big-money hotel people who don't know a pine cone from a pineapple and couldn't care less. We are speaking of a modest mountain retreat that over the years has grown out of its role as an ordinary-guy ski attraction into a glitter facade that doesn't mean diddly to the spirit of the outdoors. This used to be a place where it was quite usual for the Yosemite bears to come out at night and raid the garbage cans.
September 24, 1987 |
Dear SOS: Once a meat-and-potatoes consumer, my dining habits have been greatly varied and enhanced in the past few years. The teriyaki sauce of chef Jose Lopez of Alexander's Brass Rib in Pasadena is of great interest to me. --WES Dear Wes: Here is Lopez's teriyaki sauce, which can be used with ribs, chicken, fish or shrimp.
May 16, 1985
In California, anytime is barbecue time. If it's been ages since you last cooked outdoors over a hot fire, then you should enjoy the recipes suggested here. Chicken, beef and lamb are grilled to perfection over sizzling hot briquettes. The result, savory entrees that surprise as well as please your family or guests.
September 4, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Michael Bastian showed his spring and summer 2014 menswear collection in the ballroom of the Pierre Hotel here on Wednesday afternoon, a fun, laid-back collection filled with pineapple prints and leopard spot camouflage that unspooled to the accompaniment of chanteuse Alice Smith and pianist Borahm Lee working the baby grand piano. The setting and the soundtrack were hints at Bastian's inspiration for the season, which he shared backstage after the show. “It was all about Paris -- and French men and the sense of style that they have,” he said.
August 27, 1989 |
I was sitting in one of those bookstore cafes when I noticed a tall, dark man in the distance browsing economics, and I thought to myself: Wow. I just felt attracted, you know? Several seconds passed before I realized: That was no man; that was my husband. There is probably no discovery on Earth happier than the realization that you are in love with the person you happen to be married to. It's the kind of thing you don't think about all the time. Especially if you've been married for 23 years.