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NEWS
June 28, 1999 | MIMI AVINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mr. Chow has been serving high-rent Chinese food on Camden Drive in Beverly Hills since 1973. But a few years ago, the restaurant, which has branches in New York and London, got undeniably, mysteriously hot. Hot as in people waiting hours for a table. Hot as in celebrities packing the room every night. Five evenings a week, the man who must control the sizzling dining room, which seats a maximum of 90, is affable 33-year-old Briton Chris Benton.
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BUSINESS
April 7, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Half an hour before the lunch rush, the health inspector has made a surprise visit to the Daily Grill in Studio City. Flashlight and thermometer in hand, he tests the temperature of the meatloaf gravy, searches for crud under the grill and scouts the cooler for vermin that would jeopardize the bright blue "A" in the eatery's front window. But the guy in the white lab coat doesn't work for the local health department.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1999 | ROBIN RAUZI
If there's nothing more American than baseball and apple pie, why don't they serve apple pie at baseball games? Because baseball stadiums are the hard-core turf of hot dogs and beer. So as the Dodgers and Angels take up their bats, take a tour of spots related to the two Major League food groups. Friday Microbreweries are nice, but let's face it, to quench Americans' massive thirst for beer--we consume about 6 billion gallons a year--we need megabreweries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1999 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to close a contentious chapter in the history of Koreatown, community leaders announced Wednesday the formation of a mediation and arbitration panel to handle disputes between restaurant owners and their workers. "We are making history," said Young-Seok Suh, president of the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles, whose office played a key role in bringing the feuding sides to the table.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1999 | JESUS SANCHEZ, commercial real estate reporter
In the days of junk bond kings and yellow power ties, Stepps restaurant in downtown Los Angeles reigned supreme as the place where young professionals exchanged business cards and glances while sipping Coronas topped with lime wedges. But the yuppies of tomorrow will have to find another watering hole. After nearly 15 years atop Bunker Hill, Stepps will shut down on March 28.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Bobby's Coffee Shop on Ventura Boulevard, a greasy breakfast joint that's still packin' 'em in after more than 50 years, Mary Wood, as usual, is hard at work. She shuffles from table to table in her white New Balance sneakers, taking her orders, usually with little more than eye contact or verbal shorthand. "Ready?" Mary asks one diner. He nods in the affirmative. "The usual," he says. Two poached eggs. Wheat toast, Mary scribbles. That would be Buddy.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1999 | S. IRENE VIRBILA, TIMES RESTAURANT CRITIC
After the ubiquitous Wolfgang Puck, his good friend Nobu Matsuhisa may be Los Angeles' most recognized / best-known chef. The tall Japanese-born chef, who arrived in L.A. in the 1980s after working for a time in Peru, has appeared more on the E! Channel and in trendy magazines than on cable's Food Network or Gourmet. He's appeared in a Gap ad and in one for golf clubs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1998
A bomb exploded on a Ventura Boulevard sidewalk early Monday, damaging an Italian restaurant across the street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A police bomb squad was called to Il Tiramisu, 13705 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, about 3:15 a.m. after the bomb destroyed one of the restaurant's ceiling-high glass doors, police said. No one was injured in the restaurant, which is closed Mondays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1998 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
Before the advent of the now ubiquitous fast-food outlets, before Southern California's fabled Schaber's and Clifton's cafeterias, there were the Boos Brothers. From humble beginnings, Horace Boos and his three siblings opened one of Los Angeles' first cafeterias in 1906 with unconventional methods and consistent success that inspired subsequent generations of restaurant entrepreneurs.
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