September 12, 2011 |
Veteran impressionist Rich Little admits it's tough getting a handle on contemporary stars. "How are you going to imitate Ashton Kutcher or Brad Pitt or Matt Damon?" asked Little over a cup of coffee at the Beverly Hilton. "Jack Nicholson is larger than life, so is Clint Eastwood. But there are not many people like Nicholson who are around today -- larger than life, with very distinctive voices. How do you do George Clooney? I have worked at it. If you do Tom Hanks, you have got to do 'box of chocolates,' and even that is kind of old now. Good actors, but not voices.
November 11, 2009 |
Call it the sushi-torta torta express. Set to start running on Sunday, the Gold Line Eastside Extension is a direct, six-mile shot from Little Tokyo to East Los Angeles. It's also a light-rail lifeline to the incredible variety of restaurants that surrounds each of the eight new stations: izakaya , bakeries, marketplaces, taquerÃas, burrito stands, sukiyaki joints, sandwich shops, roast goat specialists and seafood emporiums. Once the train pulls out of the Little Tokyo depot and leaves behind downtown's sushi bars and ramen- ya , it crosses the 1st Street bridge, dips underground for a couple of stops and comes up again after Soto Street, passing the burritos, cemitas and mariscos of Boyle Heights.
April 22, 2007 |
President Bush, deferring to the tragedy at Virginia Tech, passed up any attempt to be funny at the White House Correspondents' Assn. dinner Saturday, leaving those efforts to impersonator Rich Little. Returning to the podium at the annual dinner after 23 years, Little made good on his promise to be gentle. His material was safe, if somewhat raunchy at times.
March 26, 2003 |
Dear SOS: Can you obtain the recipe for lobster chowder from Grannan's Seafood Restaurant in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada? Our family thinks this is the finest we have eaten. Pauline Gould Sherman Oaks Dear Pauline: We added the lobster shell for a richer flavor. Be sure to remove it before serving. Grannan's lobster chowder Total time: 30 minutes Servings: 3 to 4 1 (8-ounce) raw lobster tail with shell on 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup finely diced celery, onion and carrot 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup water 1 cup whipping cream 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt 1. Cut the lobster tail in half and remove the meat.
April 4, 2001 |
This menu brightens the senses and pleases the palate. A lobster roll, filled with associations of summer, flecked with capers and seasoned with lemon juice, does the trick. Serve it with oven-roasted sweet potato wedges, which are easier than they sound: Slice a potato and roast it while you prepare the rest of dinner. A salad of sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion comes together easily. A cold white wine or crisp beer rounds things out nicely.
February 21, 2000 |
Are there any kids out there who still dream of growing up to be president? Susie Hilfiger's got just the training ground for them: a playhouse built as a scale model of Mount Vernon. But better start throwing those fund-raising dinners early--the house costs $750,000 unfurnished, $980,000 complete with candlesticks and bed linens. Hilfiger, wife of clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger, is also owner of Best & Co., purveyor of upscale children's clothes and furnishings.