August 12, 2010 |
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.
January 12, 2012 |
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.
July 2, 2010 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1997
A program to bring fresh produce directly from farmers to an elementary school salad bar may result in healthier eating patterns by students, officials said. Wendy Wax, principal of McKinley Elementary School, said that about one-third of the school's 500 children are now choosing the salad bar. Wax said parents of McKinley students prepare produce for the salad bar daily, and farmers deliver twice weekly. "It has had such a great total effect on our school in terms of healthy eating," Wax said.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1989 |
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.
October 29, 2012 |
Ernesto Uchimura is executive chef of Plan Check in West Los Angeles, a burger-and-cocktail sanctuary on Sawtelle Boulevard. You know the drill: cured meats, pickles, specialty drinks, fried chicken, burgers. But Uchimura's aren't ordinary burgers. They're distinguished by components such as ketchup leather (think ketchup in fruit roll-up form), pig candy and dashi cheese. And the fries are fried in beef tallow. What's coming up next on your menu? For the fall and winter, I'm working on brined fish, goat meatballs and more burgers ... special burgers like the truffle-mushroom-Swiss burger, cheeseburger machismo and Dynamite!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1998
Re "Feud Involving Valli's Wife Investigated," Oct. 15. My advice to the Vallis and the Avalons is get over themselves. Everyone is made to feel special at the Secret Garden Restaurant. You are no better than anyone else and deserve no special attention. The Secret Garden is a wonderful place that I would highly recommend. When you take into consideration that the meal includes a delicious large bowl of soup, then is followed by a choice of salad (not one of which is a typical "American" salad of iceberg and a tomato)