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July 2, 2010 | Los Angeles Times
Another basketball season ends in a hard-fought NBA title for Pau Gasol and the Lakers. "I'm still in the process of getting my body back to normal," the Redondo Beach resident admitted. "It takes awhile to adjust from all the crazy activity and intensity and then to not having it." But while Gasol has plenty of R&R penciled in this summer, he's not ratcheting things down completely. First up is a trip to his native Spain to celebrate his 30th birthday on July 6; then there are his charitable efforts, which include the L.A. Fire Department and Childrens Hospital.
August 12, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
In Chef Eric Kopelow's kitchen, soup cauldrons are the size of hot tubs. The hand mixer resemble a jackhammer, and the mixing bowls are as big as huge kettledrums. Instead of measuring ingredients with tablespoons or cups, Kopelow doles out portions in quarts and gallons — often hundreds of gallons. "There is nothing here that's small," he said. "The smallest portion we make is five gallons. " Big equipment and huge portions are the norm in the central kitchen for Universal Studios Hollywood, where Kopelow, 49, and his cooks prepare the food to feed as many as 25,000 daily visitors, depending on the time of year.
August 13, 1989
The "Five Summer Stories" were absolute gems, and the Colman Andrews Food column, "Repasts Remembered," was a delight--I cut out the potato-salad recipe for future indulgence. ELIZABETH KEATING San Diego
February 22, 2010 | Jeannine Stein
You can dig into that dulce de leche cheesecake, but you can no longer hide. With a California law now mandating that chain restaurants provide customers with nutrition information, consumers are coming face to face with the calorie, fat and sodium content of their favorite restaurant dishes — numbers they've only been able to guess at before. That dulce de leche delight from the Cheesecake Factory? 1,010 calories per slice. A surely more prudent fajita fiesta pollo salad at Red Robin?
December 9, 2009
9021Pho LOCATION 490 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 275-7077. PRICES Pho , $8.95; dinner salads (can be ordered as an entree), $10 to $11; appetizers, $7 to $8; entrees, $13 to $17. BEST DISHES Chicken pho , papaya-prawn salad, spicy 'n' sour soup, garlic eggplant, grilled pork sausage salad. DETAILS Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. Visa and MasterCard. Street and evening city lot parking behind the restaurant.
December 2, 2010 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
Alex Sarkissian is a natural. I've rarely encountered a restaurateur so relaxed and engaging, whether he's chatting with neighborhood regulars or checking on a table of newcomers. He moves around Momed , his 6-month-old eastern Mediterranean cafe, like Papa Bear, running interference between the waiters and the cooks working in the open kitchen, sometimes taking or delivering orders himself. This guy can spot a scorched pide (Turkish flatbread) from across the room and act on it. He rushes over to offer to replace the pide fresh from the wood-burning oven with another.
June 1, 1989 | Compiled by researcher Cecilia Rasmussen
The content of school lunches emerges periodically as a issue, such as when officials debate whether ketchup can be classified as a vegetable, whether it is unhealthy to serve whole milk to youngsters or--most recently--whether a chemical used on apples poses a danger to students. Here are the elementary schools lunch menus, and the cost, on a recent Tuesday in five communities around Los Angeles County and three regions of the Los Angeles Unified School District. ARCADIA--$1.
January 12, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Staying on a diet while eating out is getting easier as more restaurant chains offer menu items that don't break the calorie bank. The newest entrant is the Daily Grill, which just debuted its Simply 600 menu. The lunch and dinner items , which are 600 calories or less, include a blackened ahi tuna salad (319 calories), a pan-seared salmon burger (554 calories), fish tacos (548), a Thai noodle chicken salad (472) and chicken meatballs with angel hair pasta (590 calories). Fat grams were not revealed.
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