January 31, 2013 |
The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will vie for the NFL title championship Sunday. Where will you be chowing down on buffalo wings and throwing back brews during Super Bowl XLVII ? Niner fans in Los Angeles are sure to line up at the San Francisco Saloon on Pico Boulevard in West L.A. while Raven fans might head to the Parlor on Melrose Avenue and the South Santa Monica Sports Bar to watch the Harbaugh brothers face off at the New Orleans Superdome. In addition to said sports bars, other restaurants and bars around town hosting football fans on game day include Mohawk Bend in Echo Park, offering unlimited pizza and beer for $30 per person, and Tony's Darts Away with all-you-can-drink beer for $20 per person.
January 23, 2013 |
But are those metal filings organic? Annie's Inc., which specializes in natural and organic foods, is recalling all varieties of its Rising Crust frozen pizza because pieces of metal wire might be in the products. The Berkeley-based company says that a fine metal mesh screen failed at one of it flour suppliers, resulting in "flexible metal mesh" fragments in the flour and pizza dough. Annie's said no metal has been found in its finished products, so far, but it initiated a voluntary recall, after learning of the screen fail.
January 19, 2013 |
Some 30 years after Wolfgang Puck introduced a wood-burning oven and his sophisticated pizza at the original Spago, we're enjoying a pizza renaissance. And many of the newer pizzerie and restaurants are turning out pies better than typical neighborhood joints in Italy - and by a long shot. Though Pizzeria Mozza gets the lion's share of attention and remains one of the toughest reservations in town, there are plenty of other chefs making great pies at places that are easier to get into at the spur of the moment - Steve Samson and Zach Pollack at Sotto, Jeff Mahin at Stella Rossa Pizza Bar in Santa Monica, Travis Lett at Gjelina and Gjelina Take Away and Nicola Mastronardi at Pizzeria il Fico.
January 7, 2013 |
It's the new year, and people are busily struggling to keep their new year's resolutions to eat better. We're in full support of a healthful diet, but why not have one last, little hurrah? During Monday morning's #Weekendeats chat on Twitter, some participants embraced a more healthful new year, while others couldn't help indulging... just a little. Here are some of the highlights: Carol Sacks, from the blog In Medias Recipe, balanced her butterscotch glazed cinnamon rolls with a kale, cabbage and carrot salad , while Jo from the blog My Last Bite shared a ridiculous photo of the pig tail from the Spice Table, with the words "crispy, fatty, porky" in the caption.
December 26, 2012 |
Pizza Hut is offering disappointed Christmas celebrants the chance to receive a company gift card to soothe the sting of inferior presents. Through what it's calling a gift exchange, the pizza purveyor is giving a gift card to the first 100 people to tweet photos of their offending presents to @PizzaHut using the hashtag #PizzaHutExchange or #PHXchange. The gift card is good for a $10 Any Pizza, which costs just $10 regardless of size or toppings. Only people in the contiguous U.S. are eligible to participate.
December 20, 2012 |
"Tchoupitoulas" is a jewel-bright whoosh of a ride through nighttime New Orleans. Embarking on a mission to create "an artifact of an adventure," sibling filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross turned their kinetic lenses on another set of brothers, the adolescent Zanders trio from the city's Algiers neighborhood. From nine months' worth of shooting they've created a single night's story, disjointed in its logic (sometimes it's Mardi Gras, sometimes it isn't) but perfectly coherent in its sensory-immersion chronicle of the boys' peregrinations.
December 17, 2012 |
TV host and ex-"Dancing with the Stars" contestant Kelly Osbourne is talking about her weight -- again. The daughter of rocker Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne talked to Shape Magazine about her weight loss plan and how she officially kicked her addiction to food. Osbourne, who has survived three stints in rehab for alcohol and drug addiction, claims she's also an emotional eater. "I replaced the drugs with food and just got fatter and fatter," she told Shape.com . "When I get upset, my diet goes out the window.
December 14, 2012 |
Drew Barrymore has always been open about her, shall we say, unique childhood. That shouldn't suggest there aren't traditions worth passing on to her and husband Will Kopelman's baby girl Olive. In one of her few post-birth sightings, the actress and Kopelman hit revamped L.A. institution Spago for lunch last Thursday -- and a little slice of Barrymore history. "She's been coming in since the 'E.T.' days with her mom, for Wolfgang's pizza," a source told us of owner and executive chef Puck's signature dish.
December 11, 2012 |
Urbano Pizza Bar has had such a successful run on the corner of 6th and Hope in downtown Los Angeles that its owners, ACME Bar Group, are moving it to an as-yet-undisclosed new location with the intent of possibly opening multiple locations in the future. ACME Bar Group is the new name established by Michael Leko and Will Shamlian (Library Bar, Spring Street Bar, King Eddy) with partners Jon Valenti and Steen Bojsen-Moller. "Urbano is going to get bigger, so we decided to use that location for another concept," says Leko.
December 5, 2012 |
Nothing like the heady whiff of pepperoni to set a man's heart afire. It began as a gag, but now it's a reality: Pizza Hut perfume, featuring subtle "notes of freshly baked, hand-tossed dough," according to a company news release . Pizza Hut Canada's marketing firm, Grip Ltd., had posted something on Facebook asking what people would call a perfume that captured the enticing aroma of a Pizza Hut pizza. It was a joke. But thousands of Facebookers responded, some asking where they could find such an enticing scent.