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FOOD
February 27, 2008 | Amy Scattergood, Times Staff Writer
RESTAURANT diners -- when they can make themselves heard above the blaring music from a chef's iPod playlist, the clatters and shouts from an open kitchen, and the roar of the cocktail drinkers in an adjacent lounge -- are talking about restaurant noise these days more than the food. And the sound of that is finally reaching management ears.
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BUSINESS
November 18, 2010 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Phil's Diner, a North Hollywood landmark, returned Wednesday on the back of a truck after a long absence and a $1.2-million renovation. Movers lowered the 25,000-pound diner into place at its new location on Lankershim Boulevard north of Magnolia Boulevard, where it will open in March after being closed for a decade. The restaurant was moved from its historic home on Chandler Boulevard and kept in storage to make way for real estate development near the North Hollywood subway station.
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MAGAZINE
December 17, 1995 | S. IRENE VIRBILA
The sleek, blue-and-green glass geometry of the Pacific Design Center plays on your senses in a way that's both exhilarating and calming as it reflects the sky, the streets and nearby buildings. I'd always admired its architecture from afar but never, until recently, had a compelling reason to go inside. Now a red neon sign, in small and precise lowercase letters, boldly proclaims "fusion,' the design center's smart, new restaurant at the back entrance off San Vicente Boulevard.
FOOD
February 27, 2008 | Amy Scattergood, Times Staff Writer
RESTAURANT diners -- when they can make themselves heard above the blaring music from a chef's iPod playlist, the clatters and shouts from an open kitchen, and the roar of the cocktail drinkers in an adjacent lounge -- are talking about restaurant noise these days more than the food. And the sound of that is finally reaching management ears.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1995 | SUSAN STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Heeding the complaints of residents, the Beverly Hills City Council has ordered Planet Hollywood to modify the architectural design for the upscale hamburger restaurant planned for Wilshire Boulevard. The council unanimously agreed this week that features including pink window awnings and the restaurant's brightly colored sign depicting a planet and stars clashed with the "sophisticated" style of the surrounding neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
Despite objections from residents and a design review committee, the City Council has approved an English country-style design for a restaurant to be built atop a city park planned for the East Coyote Hills. The council voted 3 to 2 to approve the restaurant design after a two-hour public hearing in which design committee members told the council that the project would be out of place at the hilltop park.
MAGAZINE
November 14, 1993 | Charles Perry
My eyes glazed over: Emporio Armani Express Restaurant, located in a Beverly Hills boutique and featuring a carpaccio of the day. A carpaccio of the day! Just sell the clothes, fella. OK, so my eyes glazed over; it's not the first time they've misled my mouth. The food served in this restrained and elegant room (actually upstairs from the boutique proper) turned out to be stunning.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2010 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Phil's Diner, a North Hollywood landmark, returned Wednesday on the back of a truck after a long absence and a $1.2-million renovation. Movers lowered the 25,000-pound diner into place at its new location on Lankershim Boulevard north of Magnolia Boulevard, where it will open in March after being closed for a decade. The restaurant was moved from its historic home on Chandler Boulevard and kept in storage to make way for real estate development near the North Hollywood subway station.
MAGAZINE
November 8, 1987 | ROSE DOSTI, Rose Dosti is a Times staff writer.
WHEN ANNIE Somerville arrived in the late '70s at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center Retreat in the Carmel Valley to study Zen Buddhism, she was immediately drawn to the kitchen where she prepared meals based on monastic precepts of vegetarianism for 60 students and their guests. Today the 34-year-old chef of Greens, a vegetarian restaurant in an old World War II warehouse on San Francisco Bay that is run by the Zen Center, is among the handful of world-class women chefs in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1999 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you step into the new Chadneys Universal, don't expect to see Burt Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones or any other celebs who hung out in the famous old jazz club so convenient to studio and network offices. Sure, you may spot Alan the TV engineer who splices together ESPN shows or Diane the former acting agent who burned out years ago.
MAGAZINE
December 17, 1995 | S. IRENE VIRBILA
The sleek, blue-and-green glass geometry of the Pacific Design Center plays on your senses in a way that's both exhilarating and calming as it reflects the sky, the streets and nearby buildings. I'd always admired its architecture from afar but never, until recently, had a compelling reason to go inside. Now a red neon sign, in small and precise lowercase letters, boldly proclaims "fusion,' the design center's smart, new restaurant at the back entrance off San Vicente Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1995 | SUSAN STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Heeding the complaints of residents, the Beverly Hills City Council has ordered Planet Hollywood to modify the architectural design for the upscale hamburger restaurant planned for Wilshire Boulevard. The council unanimously agreed this week that features including pink window awnings and the restaurant's brightly colored sign depicting a planet and stars clashed with the "sophisticated" style of the surrounding neighborhood.
MAGAZINE
November 14, 1993 | Charles Perry
My eyes glazed over: Emporio Armani Express Restaurant, located in a Beverly Hills boutique and featuring a carpaccio of the day. A carpaccio of the day! Just sell the clothes, fella. OK, so my eyes glazed over; it's not the first time they've misled my mouth. The food served in this restrained and elegant room (actually upstairs from the boutique proper) turned out to be stunning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
Despite objections from residents and a design review committee, the City Council has approved an English country-style design for a restaurant to be built atop a city park planned for the East Coyote Hills. The council voted 3 to 2 to approve the restaurant design after a two-hour public hearing in which design committee members told the council that the project would be out of place at the hilltop park.
NEWS
June 16, 1993 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
Tony and Karen Barone are the kind of people who make even the wildest urban professional feel hopelessly conventional. Artists and designers of international repute, the Barones live in a three-story loft home overlooking the (nearly) duckless Venice canals. Their cavernous, art-filled living room features a table made out of an entire but roofless 1958 Cadillac, rescued from a Tennessee junkyard for $25.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1999 | ANGELA PETTERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seven-Year Switch: Cafe La Boheme has undergone a chef change. After seven years, opening chef Koh Kikuchi has left to open his own restaurant (probably also in West Hollywood). His replacement, Hisashi Yoshiara, comes from Boheme's sister restaurant, Monsoon Cafe in Santa Monica. Yoshiara is a former partner and chef of Cinnabar, the Cal-Asian restaurant and bar in Glendale. He was also a chef at Bikini, John Sedlar's shrine to "authentic ethnic" food, as it was called.
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