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.
October 8, 2006 |
It isn't easy to get philosophical while ramming raw beets into a juicer, but the lunch hour is waning and Roxanne Klein has a lot to say. "It's about evolution, I think," the onetime queen of the raw food movement is musing, knife in one hand, vegetable in the other. RRRrrrrrRRRRR!! She plants her bare feet on the checkerboard floor of her Mill Valley kitchen and shoves another chunk into the machine. "The food, the business," she says, smiling. "My own life." Perhaps you remember Klein.