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April 27, 1989 | ROSE DOSTI, Times Staff Writer
There is a choice group of dishes from restaurants that have left an indelible mark on the Los Angeles culinary scene. They are dishes you would drop a date with a best friend to taste. They are dishes with an illustrious past and bright future. They possess a bold character and unmistakable charm--along, of course, with exceptional flavor. They have survived the test of time. They are, in fact, a class unto themselves, defying description. Each dish stands on its own, as proud of having originated in a diner as in a chi-chi bistro.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Orange County coroner's officials on Saturday released the name of a woman who was killed when a car plowed into a group of people outside a Buena Park restaurant Friday night . Marisa Malin, 73, of Cerritos, was sitting on a bench outside Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant in the 8600 block of Beach Boulevard when a silver SUV jumped the curb, knocked down a railing and struck Malin and six other people, authorities said. Coroner's officials said Malin was pinned beneath the vehicle.
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FOOD
December 8, 2012
Alma Talented young chef Ari Taymor is making the transition from pop-up to real restaurant. This could be the start of something big. LOCATION 952 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 444-0984, alma-la.com. PRICES Snacks, $5-$6; starters, $9-$13; main courses $15-$25; desserts, $9. Tuesday prix fixe menu, $45. DETAILS Dinner Tues.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. AE, MC, V accepted. BYOB. Lot parking just north of restaurant. Vegetarian options available.
NEWS
April 18, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Chef Guy Fieri returned to Las Vegas to open his newest restaurant on Thursday, 24 years after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The new 200-seat Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar is the first he has launched since the creation two years ago of Guy's American Kitchen & Bar in Manhattan, which received a memorably scathing review in the New York Times. "Why is one of the few things on your menu that can be eaten without fear or regret -- a lunch-only sandwich of chopped soy-glazed pork with coleslaw and cucumbers -- called a Roasted Pork Bahn Mi, when it resembles that item about as much as you resemble Emily Dickinson?"
BUSINESS
February 27, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Restaurant visits have fallen across the country since the recession, and the bulk of those lost customers - 87% - abandoned independent eateries. Americans ate out 60.6 billion times last year, according to research company the NPD Group. That's down from 62.7 billion in 2008 and flat compared to 2010. Of the 2.1 billion visits lost, 2 billion would have been to independent establishments. Instead, consumers are patronizing larger restaurant chains, which have added 4,511 units since 2009.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2013 | By KTLA
Two men who were shot outside the Bossa Nova restaurant in Hollywood on Sunday were expected to survive, police said. The men, who were not identified, were wounded when gunfire rang out at about 4:20 a.m. in front of the restaurant in the 7100 block of West Sunset Boulevard , according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Witnesses told KTLA-TV the trouble started when a fight broke out and someone pulled out a gun. The two men who suffered gunshot wounds were taken to area hospitals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Authorities are searching for a gunman in a fatal shooting early Saturday in Artesia. The slaying occurred about 12:20 a.m. outside a restaurant in the 11600 block of South Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. An argument between two men that began inside the restaurant escalated and moved outside, authorities said. The gunman brandished a handgun and shot the victim in the torso. The victim, whose name and age have not yet been released, was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital, authorities said.
FOOD
December 16, 2009
Eric Greenspan, chef-owner of the Foundry on Melrose who was a competitor on the Food Network's "The Next Iron Chef," says he's in the process of purchasing the space next door to the Foundry for his new restaurant, Greenspan's Grilled Cheese. Greenspan's signature sandwich of short rib, Taleggio and apricot-caper purée, which won the Grilled Cheese Invitational (thus now named the Champ), will be available along with others. Greenspan also will be serving old-school seltzer drinks such as lime rickeys and chocolate egg creams, plus latkes, tater tots and a variety of soups -- available in cup, bowl or "dip" size.
FOOD
February 11, 2010 | By Noelle Carter
Dear SOS: We recently ate at Humphrey's Restaurant in San Diego. We loved the Cajun shrimp and corn chowder. Kathy Kaiser Orange Dear Kathy: Corn and shrimp are a great pairing and make for a great harmony in this simple but richly flavored Cajun spiced soup. Cajun shrimp and corn chowder Total time: 50 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from Humphrey's Restaurant in San Diego. Cajun and Creole spice blends can be found in the prepackaged spice sections of most supermarkets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Kate Mather
At least 14 people, including four firefighters, were injured Wednesday afternoon when two fire trucks collided in Monterey Park, sending one crashing into a restaurant, officials said. No fatalities have been reported, but authorities are still determining the extent of all injuries, according to Monterey Park officials. Few details were immediately available, but Monterey Park police Lt. Carrie Mazelin said the trucks collided about 3:12 p.m. at the intersection of Garfield and Emerson avenues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Alicia Banks and Kate Mather
At least 15 people, including six firefighters, were injured Wednesday afternoon when two firetrucks collided in Monterey Park, causing one to smash into a small restaurant. Monterey Park Fire Chief Jim Birrell said no fatalities were reported. The injuries ranged from minor to at least one critical. The injured firefighters are equally split between Birrell's department and the Alhambra Fire Department. He said both agencies were responding to a house fire in Monterey Park when the collision occurred shortly after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Garfield and Emerson avenues.
FOOD
April 11, 2014 | Jonathan Gold
It has never been easier to eat high-end sushi than it is now in Los Angeles - to surrender two hours and half a month's rent to the choreographed roll of the waves. You can experience the masculine crispness of Mori or the postmodern wackiness of Wa; the gentle experimentation of Kiriko or the discofied modernism of Nobu Malibu; the gold leaf and truffle oil of Go's Mart or the intellectual approach of Kiyokawa. The idea of purist edomae sushi, or at least its rigor, is well-established here.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2014 | By David Pierson and Tiffany Hsu
Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock. Beef prices have reached all-time highs in the U.S. and aren't expected to come down any time soon. Extreme weather has thinned the nation's beef cattle herds to levels last seen in 1951, when there were about half as many mouths to feed in America. "We've seen strong prices before but nothing this extreme," said Dennis Smith, a commodities broker for Archer Financial Services in Chicago.
FOOD
April 5, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
I have such a strong memory of nibbling on charred octopus tentacles between sips of ouzo on a terrace overlooking the sea in Santorini. Much as I've tried, I haven't turned up that particular way of eating octopus in SoCal. The good news, though, is that lately the tasty cephalopod is showing up on more local menus - not only at Mediterranean restaurants but also at places with Mexican and Peruvian dishes. It's about time. Picca Peruvian Cantina At this exuberant Peruvian cantina, one of the standbys on the menu is chef-owner Ricardo Zarate's anticucho de pulpo - a small dish of boiled octopus marinated in lots of Peruvian chiles accented with oregano and cumin, then grilled over charcoal on the robata . It's served with baked and fried Kennebec potatoes and drizzled with a fiery rocoto rustico , a sauce of jalapeño and Peruvian black mint.
FOOD
March 29, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Here's a selection of the best places to sample high-quality mezcals. Bar Ama: Forty mezcals by the shot, from $10 to $36. Mezcal flights, $21 to $47. 118 W. 4th St., downtown Los Angeles, (213) 687-8002, http://www.bar-ama.com. Las Perlas: By manager Raul Yrastorza's count, the downtown tequila bar must have 120 different expressions of mezcal. The majority are at $12 for a 2-ounce pour, with some as high as $40. Mezcal flights are $21, available Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays only.
TRAVEL
March 28, 2014 | By Ryan Ritchie
You might know Claremont as that town with five liberal arts colleges and two graduate schools within its city limits. What you might not know is that it boasts a vibrant downtown, called Claremont Village, where more than 150 mom-and-pop restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and music venues create a relaxed atmosphere for all ages. If that weren't enticing enough, the Metrolink/Transit Center drops off passengers just a baseball toss away. The tab: A king bed at Casa 425 begins at $195.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A 33-year-old man was killed and three other people injured in a shooting outside a Long Beach restaurant, authorities said Monday. Long Beach police officers arrived at 6 th street and Long Beach Boulevard after the 2:55 a.m. shooting to find Charles Bell, of Compton, lying in the restaurant's parking lot. Bell was declared dead at the scene by Long Beach fire paramedics, who took the three other shooting victims to the hospital....
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