August 4, 2011 |
The sign in Café Glacé's all-glass storefront says "Persian pizza. " Now, if you were a canny Los Angeles food explorer, you'd probably suspect that this was an awkward translation of some traditional Persian dish. Maybe, you'd think, you will discover some exciting-flavored flatbread or a topped pita — some ancient Persian treasure hiding behind the Western name. But you'd be wrong, because this is an honest-to-God, full-blooded, American-style pizza, with bell peppers and melted cheese and everything.
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August 4, 2013 |
A sheriff's deputy who allegedly pepper-sprayed a teenager's pizza during a routine traffic stop in south Orange County will be in court Monday to face criminal charges. Juan Tavera, a six-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, spotted the pizza in the back seat of the 19-year-old's car and sprayed it without the youth's knowledge, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. The teen, authorities said, and a group of friends later became sick after eating the tainted pizza.
June 18, 2006
AARON DALTON's Brooklyn article ["A City, a Bridge and a World Away," June 4] almost made me a little nostalgic -- not easy to accomplish with a devout New York hater. But I lived in Bensonhurst and Sheepshead Bay in my 20s and always loved walking around Brooklyn Heights. I miss the pizza of Bay Ridge, though. Can Dalton send me a slice? LAURIE BUDGAR Boulder, Colo.
November 12, 2003
PIZZERIAS are places where you never need to worry about which fork to use. You eat with your hands. Here are some favorite haunts, fancy and casual, of The Times' restaurant critics and food writers: New York 90210 While Spago, with its bready pizza crusts topped with a thick layer of cheese and salmon, remains a symbol of 1980s "California cuisine," across the street is a New Yorker's retort: Mulberry Street Pizzeria.
April 17, 2013 |
The Reddit community Random Acts of Pizza is behind an effort to send hot pies as a way to reach out to those in Boston affected by Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. And the effort reportedly resulted in a flood of pizzas to Boston. Messages on the board went something like this: "Would love to provide pizza to any displaced Boston runners, family members or Boston Police/Fire Departments. " Another offer was sent out to "someone hosting or displaced in Boston. From Kansas City, with love.
January 27, 2011 |
When a television series has devolved so far from its original premise that it reaches a kind of nonsensical absurdity, we say it has jumped the shark. That's usually a good time to go back and take a fresh look at what made the original work so well. The culinary equivalent might be something getting used in a fast-food sandwich. And so it's time to get back to basics with focaccia. I ordered a sandwich at my local lunch counter the other day and the guy asked me what kind of bread I wanted: "White, whole wheat or focaccia," the latter a flattish white bread topped with what appeared to be sliced tomatoes, onions, cheese and lord knows what else.
May 10, 1999 |
So you think pizza makers have it easy, tossing dough high in the air, ladling on sauce and sprinkling mozzarella, then pulling a molten pie from the oven? Think again, amici. Years of shoving tomato and cheese pies in and out of 500-degree industrial ovens takes a toll on the dough boys' nasal passages. Dr.
January 25, 2001
About 130 million Americans are expected to watch the New York Giants battle the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV on Sunday in Tampa, Fla. This means that sometime between 4 and 6 p.m., millions of Americans are going to be looking for something to eat during halftime. Many will order pizza. So we conducted an informal, highly unscientific survey of pies around Orange County and prepared this pizza report card. The three judges were picked for their intimate knowledge of the subject.
May 1, 1989 |
When bad things happen to good people, the result is "Loverboy," which opened citywide Friday with no press previews. In it, Patrick Dempsey plays a disingenuous college boy who, instead of working for $4.80 an hour delivering pizzas on his summer vacation, makes $200 an afternoon delivering warmth, understanding, tenderness and wildly unsafe sex to every unhappily married woman in greater Los Angeles. The password? Extra anchovies on the pizza. A good many talents crashed and burned on this project, most notably Joan Micklin Silver, the credited director.