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December 9, 2010 | By Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times
Sales at McDonald's restaurants in the United States jumped 4.9% in November, fueled by a huge national appetite for the company's oddly iconic McRib sandwich, which is made with a pressed-pork patty that contains no rib meat. The sandwich comes and goes from McDonald's menus, depending on the interest of local franchise holders and the giant chain's corporate marketing team. In November, the sandwich came back as a national offering for the first time in 16 years ? and consumers ate it up. The national McRib promotion ended last week, although the sandwich is still available at some stores.
November 7, 2012 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
Turn into the winding driveway hidden by foliage and a man in a suit greets you before offering complimentary valet parking. Staff members in lavender polo shirts guide you to a hallway where smoked salmon sandwiches garnished with olives and cucumbers await. Ceramic platters of cookies are plentiful and salads are served in Asian takeout boxes paired with chopsticks. Tiny jars of honey are available to accompany your tea. This is voting, Brentwood-style. "It just makes it an experience," said Erla Perez as she noshed on a salad at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, located in one of Los Angeles' most affluent neighborhoods.
February 4, 2009 | Linda Burum
Until now, cemitas poblanas, the heroically proportioned, sumptuously layered central Mexican answer to Dagwood sandwiches, have been more or less relegated to cult status. But lately, these Pueblan street foods have been drawing long lines at certain Southern California taco trucks. And food buffs will probably notice that more and more mom and pop Mexican cafes are adding them to their menus.
September 20, 2009 | Andrew Bender
Nonstop canapés on gold-rimmed porcelain cocktail plates at diplomatic soirees. After a while, they get to be just a bit of a yawn, don't you find? So I cheered at the announcement that the G-20 summit would take place this week in Pittsburgh. Anyone puzzled about why it was selected hasn't been here recently. President Obama noted that Pittsburgh has "transformed itself from the city of steel to a center for high-tech innovation -- including green technology, education and training, and research and development."
October 14, 2011 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Rock 'n' roll is to the Kibitz Room at Canter's what onions are to chopped liver. The two have been closely aligned since the little bar opened just off the beloved Fairfax Avenue deli's annex dining room in 1961. Only now, instead of a bunch of hippies and musicians like Frank Zappa and Jim Morrison hanging out there for the cheap booze and meaty sandwiches, you'll find a bunch of hipsters and indie rock musicians hanging out there for the cheap booze and meaty sandwiches. So things have changed, but not that much.
May 18, 2001
Some places to grab a bite: Authentic Cafe, 7605 Beverly Blvd., (323) 939-4626. An eclectic menu of sausage and eggs, Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled vegetable plates, Asian noodle salads and more, for about $8 to $14. Crowded with palm fronds, the patio feels like a tropical oasis. Canter's, 419 N. Fairfax Ave., one block north of Beverly, (323) 651-2030.
August 20, 1989
Although we are not a deli, I can't imagine anyone writing on pastrami sandwiches in Southern California without mentioning Johnnies Pastrami. We sell more pastrami than any deli west of Chicago, and we are Vienna's biggest customer in pastrami. BOB BASS Johnnies Pastrami Culver City
April 6, 2012
Rock & Brews Where: 143 Main St., El Segundo When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily Price: Starters, $5.95 to $9.95; pizza, $9.95 to $19.95; sandwiches, $8.95 to $10.95 Info: (310) 615-9890;
January 8, 2013
The Blind Donkey Where: 53 E. Union St., Pasadena When: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily Price: Whiskey, $5 to $48; burgers, sandwiches, snacks, $3 to $10 Info: (626) 792-1833;
March 28, 2011
Business: Two family-owned-and-operated restaurants offer crepes, pasta, sandwiches, soups and salads. Founded: Cerritos location, 2007; Long Beach site, 2008 Owners: Tom and Samone Mulvihill Employees: Six family members Revenue: $200,000 (2010, estimated) Goal: To deal with unprofitable Cerritos location and increase revenue and profit.
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