February 23, 2012 |
When food lovers head to Paris these days, the savvier bypass the Michelin-starred restaurants entirely and seek out the small, sometimes funky bistros where passionate young cooks are turning out wonderful food at affordable prices. Spaces - and kitchens - are often tiny, menus small and changeable. And the wine list may simply be a collection of bottles lined up on shelves. Many come from small or obscure producers who believe in natural (biodynamic, organic) winemaking. A copy of Alice Feiring's "Naked Wine" translated into French might be propped against a bottle of Chinon or Burgundy.
January 30, 1994 |
Carol Krug worked late two weeks ago, until 2 a.m., cleaning up after a Sunday-night staff party at Bob Burns restaurant in Woodland Hills. She needn't have bothered. Two-and-a-half hours later, toppled restaurant equipment, broken glass and shattered china were strewn everywhere, the result of the 6.6-magnitude earthquake. "This is a big restaurant and we had a big mess," says Krug, who is general manager of Bob Burns. "Just about everything broke."
January 15, 1990 |
As if fewer customers and increased competition weren't enough problems, restaurant operators in Southern California have another headache looming: smog control. The Air Quality Management District, seeking to reduce so-called stationary (non-automotive) sources of air pollution, is thinking of imposing stringent controls on charbroilers. Such a move would require that restaurants with such broilers obtain permits and install filters to reduce smoke and ash.
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December 4, 1991 |
A jury in Bakersfield ordered the McDonald's Corp. to pay the major share of $700,000 in punitive damages awarded Tuesday to the family of a 9-year-old girl whose leg was broken while she was using playground equipment at one of the chain's restaurants. On Monday, the same Kern County Superior Court jury had held McDonald's and JBI Inc. of Long Beach, manufacturers of the equipment, liable for $43,900 in general damages for the injury Marlena Escalera suffered Dec.
May 13, 2005 |
I just wanted to be Dopey. While all the other dwarfs clomped around Disneyland in lock step, Dopey got to dawdle and wander, hamming it up for adoring tourists -- especially teenage girls. When it came to the Seven Dwarfs, Dopey was the big draw. Me? I wore tights and a loincloth, an embarrassing ensemble for a skinny 14-year-old coming of age in the turbulent 1960s. I was Mowgli (a.k.a. Man-Cub), the wayward boy from Disney's animated classic "The Jungle Book."