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August 7, 1987 | RUTH REICHL
Took my candy man down to 8751 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, (213) 271-7887, to whisper sweet nothings in his ear. But the Sugar Shack was so loud that he couldn't hear a word I was saying. So he snapped his fingers to the beat and said he thought he'd have a mai tai.
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February 10, 2013 | By Alice Short, Los Angeles Times
PORTLAND, Ore. - Is it possible for an Angeleno to leave home and find love in a region where sunshine is merely a rumor and 50 shades of gray are a daily atmospheric reality? It's helpful if the pursuit of that bliss involves a white-hot controversy that upon occasion dominates headlines and ensnares academics, government officials and medical researchers. I am speaking, of course, of carbohydrate love. Portland - where the constantly caffeinated seem to have an ever-growing selection of pastries to consume with their coffee - is a logical destination.
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January 14, 2000 | DAVID LANSING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The dude sitting next to us has green hair. Like phosphorescent seaweed. "How many bars did we go to last night?" he asks his buddy, whose head is resting on his arms on the table. "Three," says his buddy, not lifting his head. "Are you sure?" "Pretty sure." " 'Cause I just remember two, man." "Yeah, well . . . I think we know why that is." And then they break up laughing, cradling their heads as if they were Humpty Dumptys with cracked shells. "Ouch.
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September 8, 2009 | Greg Kot; Mikael Wood; August Brown
Phish "Joy" Jemp Records 1/2 Phish fans generally agree that the band's albums are just an appetizer for its anything-can-happen concerts. That's because the songwriting generally lags behind the band members' skills as performers and improvisers. But each album usually boasts a few tunes that benefit from the more concise treatment, and "Joy" -- the group's 11th studio album and its first in five years -- is no exception. Singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio (again writing with longtime lyricist-collaborator Tom Marshall)
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April 12, 2007 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
SUNDAY night, 7 p.m. Time for the Sugar Shack weekly house meeting. The group gathers on mismatched pieces of furniture in the living room. Dalai, the resident calico cat, drapes herself on the back of an old leather lounge chair. They tick through the agenda: Is it OK to buy fabric for new curtains? (Yes.) What color is the downstairs bathroom being painted? (White.) Oh, and the sofa in the garden -- it's got to go.
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July 31, 1987 | RUTH REICHL
According to article after article, all the really hip people are turning into couch potatoes, proudly staying home at night to watch videos instead of hitting the hot spots. Let me assure you that it was not an attempt at trendiness that kept me at home this week. I was supposed to be at Sugar Shack. That's the new Caribbean place on Pico Boulevard that seems to be the latest restaurant discovery. Everybody kept asking if I'd been there yet, but somehow I kept finding excuses not to go.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1988
I read with interest the article regarding the arrest of William Scott Taylor (March 10). The article indicates that Taylor was running a brothel "amid the greasy spoons, T-shirt and bikini shops on Main Street in Huntington Beach." I am a business owner in Huntington Beach and have run my restaurant, Sugar Shack, since 1967. Most of my customers are repeat visitors, many are professional people and are certainly not considered "greasy spoon" clientele. It is unfortunate when all of the businesses on Main Street are painted with the same brush.
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August 11, 1996 | Darrell Satzman
The studios have long been hip to the ancillary appeal of Shaquille O'Neal. But the nascent Laker's marketing magic is tragically lost on some local businesses that, though they need only replace a couple of consonants in their monikers, bafflingly spurn the ultimate Shaq tie-in. A sampling: Bicycle Shack Studio City "No, we don't have any plans to change the name. Well, now that you mention it, maybe we should, but we just put up an awning and we'd have to change the letters."
SPORTS
February 14, 1995 | From Associated Press
The talk about Connecticut basketball was flowing as freely as the coffee Monday at the Sugar Shack in Storrs, Conn. And not even the poetry of owner Nick Buonocore could spoil this day. "Never in history has it been done, both men and women ranked No. 1," the poem went. "Our Huskies did it, I'm filled with glee. So come in and have a coffee. Hey, it's on me." Not only did the men's team reach the No.
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December 13, 1987 | Compiled by Kathie Jenkins
If lively atmosphere is what you're after, consider the following. . . . BUDOKAN (10914 West Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles, (213) 475-9924). Los Angeles' Little Tokyo has had karaoke for quite sometime, but now it has surfaced on the Westside, at this Japanese-Californian restaurant that caters to a largely English-speaking clientele.
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April 12, 2007 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
SUNDAY night, 7 p.m. Time for the Sugar Shack weekly house meeting. The group gathers on mismatched pieces of furniture in the living room. Dalai, the resident calico cat, drapes herself on the back of an old leather lounge chair. They tick through the agenda: Is it OK to buy fabric for new curtains? (Yes.) What color is the downstairs bathroom being painted? (White.) Oh, and the sofa in the garden -- it's got to go.
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January 14, 2000 | DAVID LANSING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The dude sitting next to us has green hair. Like phosphorescent seaweed. "How many bars did we go to last night?" he asks his buddy, whose head is resting on his arms on the table. "Three," says his buddy, not lifting his head. "Are you sure?" "Pretty sure." " 'Cause I just remember two, man." "Yeah, well . . . I think we know why that is." And then they break up laughing, cradling their heads as if they were Humpty Dumptys with cracked shells. "Ouch.
MAGAZINE
August 11, 1996 | Darrell Satzman
The studios have long been hip to the ancillary appeal of Shaquille O'Neal. But the nascent Laker's marketing magic is tragically lost on some local businesses that, though they need only replace a couple of consonants in their monikers, bafflingly spurn the ultimate Shaq tie-in. A sampling: Bicycle Shack Studio City "No, we don't have any plans to change the name. Well, now that you mention it, maybe we should, but we just put up an awning and we'd have to change the letters."
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March 22, 1996 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jacks Sugar Shack is just a few weeks shy of celebrating its one-year anniversary at its Hollywood location, and there's much to celebrate. First off, the club has bucked the odds by surviving at the cursed corner of Hollywood and Vine, where businesses seem to come and go at time-lapse speed. Second, the club has overcome the city's stingy permit process, getting the nod on a dance permit and a billiards permit, both of which Jacks hopes will be in effect by the April 22 anniversary.
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April 27, 1995 | HEIDI SIEGMUND
Jack's back, and we're not talking burgers. Jacks Sugar Shack, the venerable Pico Boulevard nightclub, reopened over the weekend at a new prime location, near the famed corner of Hollywood and Vine. The former Brown Derby site has been a curse for many a failed business venture, but Jacks may have just what the sketchy block needs--a shot of some rock 'n' blues.
SPORTS
February 14, 1995 | From Associated Press
The talk about Connecticut basketball was flowing as freely as the coffee Monday at the Sugar Shack in Storrs, Conn. And not even the poetry of owner Nick Buonocore could spoil this day. "Never in history has it been done, both men and women ranked No. 1," the poem went. "Our Huskies did it, I'm filled with glee. So come in and have a coffee. Hey, it's on me." Not only did the men's team reach the No.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2009 | Greg Kot; Mikael Wood; August Brown
Phish "Joy" Jemp Records 1/2 Phish fans generally agree that the band's albums are just an appetizer for its anything-can-happen concerts. That's because the songwriting generally lags behind the band members' skills as performers and improvisers. But each album usually boasts a few tunes that benefit from the more concise treatment, and "Joy" -- the group's 11th studio album and its first in five years -- is no exception. Singer-guitarist Trey Anastasio (again writing with longtime lyricist-collaborator Tom Marshall)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1996 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jacks Sugar Shack is just a few weeks shy of celebrating its one-year anniversary at its Hollywood location, and there's much to celebrate. First off, the club has bucked the odds by surviving at the cursed corner of Hollywood and Vine, where businesses seem to come and go at time-lapse speed. Second, the club has overcome the city's stingy permit process, getting the nod on a dance permit and a billiards permit, both of which Jacks hopes will be in effect by the April 22 anniversary.
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May 19, 1994 | HEIDI SIEGMUND
Jacks Sugar Shack is anything but a shack. The spacious West L.A. nightclub resembles the recreation deck of the Love Boat, with ample aloha kitsch adorning the 300-capacity venue. Although one bartender says Jacks' proprietors "try to keep the place as tacky as possible"--which explains the plastic waterfall adjacent to the bar area--in reality, the club is an airy and comfortable venue for live music.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1988
I read with interest the article regarding the arrest of William Scott Taylor (March 10). The article indicates that Taylor was running a brothel "amid the greasy spoons, T-shirt and bikini shops on Main Street in Huntington Beach." I am a business owner in Huntington Beach and have run my restaurant, Sugar Shack, since 1967. Most of my customers are repeat visitors, many are professional people and are certainly not considered "greasy spoon" clientele. It is unfortunate when all of the businesses on Main Street are painted with the same brush.
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