HOME & GARDEN
May 4, 2013 |
You can go through life like a cool guy hitting a golf ball off a yacht, or you can go through life as a real person. Both have their rewards. Have you seen that Tommy Hilfiger ad of a young, ripped Gatsby hitting the golf ball off the deck? What you don't see is that, in the next instant, a phantom wave sends the golden boy pinwheeling into the drink, where he winds up marrying a mermaid with abandonment issues and living happily never after. Eventually, someone is going to remake the "Incredible Mister Limpet" exactly like that.
March 17, 2013 |
LONDON - It's Saturday afternoon in the jam-packed Old Red Lion on London's shopper-crowded St. John Street. Beer-fueled chatter - including some salty heckles - ricochets off the TV screens, while the pub's lone server pours pints of frothy ale in double-quick time. Local soccer team Arsenal is playing, and the game isn't going well. Nestled among the red-shirted lager lovers are several quiet imbibers, their tables topped with glasses of wine and the occasional well-thumbed paperback.
March 15, 2013 |
Mistakes are the portals of discovery. At least that's what James Joyce , one of Ireland's most famous writers - and a notorious drinker - once said. The phrase rings particularly true on St. Patrick's Day , the saucy Irish holiday that is marked by an epic consumption of alcohol and plenty of corned beef and cabbage. To honor Joyce, we make the annual mistake of drinking too much and discover that we wake up feeling green. Here are some of our favorite places to make those mistakes and many others this Sunday - framed by the back of a cab, of course.
January 7, 2013 |
People who haven't resolved to lose weight during 2013 may be up for a culinary dare during their next trip to Las Vegas . The Pub at Monte Carlo - inside the Strip hotel of the same name - is betting $29 you probably can't down an 8-pound cheeseburger plus a 32-ounce glass of beer (or root beer) within 45 minutes. If you can, the meal is on the house and they'll throw in a complimentary T-shirt. The Pub Challenge has been on offer for a little more than a year and of the 150 or so diners who have dared to try, only three have succeeded in finishing the burger, which measures about 10 inches in diameter.
November 14, 2012 |
With the evolving story of David Petraeus' extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell -- and the strange way it has come to light -- capturing Americans' attention, it's no surprise that Simon & Schuster has moved up the publication of its book about Petraeus, "The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War. " "The Insurgents" was set to be published Jan. 15. It will instead hit shelves Jan. 2, and include a...
November 4, 2012 |
Los Angeles' Golden Road Brewing now has a pub behind its pub. Work continues on what is being dubbed Chloe's, a darker, woodier, more elegant spot to be dedicated to special events and more upscale dinners. Do not, say Golden Road's owners, call it a speak-easy. "It's not meant to be snooty-tooty," says Golden Road co-founder Tony Yanow, also the proprietor behind Echo Park's Mohawk Bend and Burbank's Tony's Darts Away. Yet unlike the more boisterous pub next door, which now features an Astroturf lawn and an old English pub game named Aunt Sally, Chloe's has a more reserved, club-like feel.
October 12, 2012 |
Hollywood's Cat & Fiddle is the pub that rock 'n' roll built. Founded in 1982 by British expat Kim Gardner and his wife, Paula, the place has become the go-to British pub for musicians and those who love them. Kim -- a known wild man and bassist -- was part of the British Invasion of the 1960s and played with legends including George Harrison, the Rolling Stones and the Byrds. The pub has also become a second home for generations of pint-loving neighbors and devoted monarchists who come for the hearty British fare, gorgeous front patio and down-home vibe cultivated by the Gardner family over the years.
July 23, 2012 |
BLACKPOOL, England - While Adam Scott was squandering a seven-stroke lead in the British Open on Sunday, a few miles up the road in Blackpool, Colin Osborne was letting a comfortable lead of his own slip away. Scott's fade took place in the final round of one of golf's four major tournaments, in front of a standing-room-only crowd and an international television audience of millions. Osborne's choke job occurred in the first round of the Betfair World Matchplay - a darts tournament - before a standing-room-only crowd and a national television audience of several hundred thousand.
July 13, 2012 |
After a dizzying spell of hype over Comic-Con 2012, aren't you ready for a drink? Fanboys and famous people sure are, so here's a breakdown of the velvet rope happenings in San Diego this weekend. Friday: Actors Edi Gathegi and Christian Serratos (of the "Twilight" saga) join other invited celebs on the Patrón Express Railcar, leaving Los Angeles' Union Station before noon and traveling in style to downtown San Diego. Riders enjoy a restored train car with a gourmet kitchen, a home theater, an observation area and plenty of tequila en route.