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December 26, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila
This year I had one of my best Christmas Eve dinners ever. Maybe it's because it unfolded in such a leisurely fashion--a little eating, a little dancing and listening to music, a little nibbling, a little conversation. And repeat. Watching the sunset, admiring the ring around the moon. We started about 4 p.m., shucking five dozen kumamoto oysters and watching the light fade over the horizon as we sipped a 1996 Fleury Champagne followed by a 2004 Muscadet. Bruschetta was involved too, lavished with olive oil, ricotta cheese and fresh roasted red bell peppers.
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April 5, 2014 | Rick Rojas
In an industrial corridor outside Palm Springs, silent and still after most everyone had fled with the sunset, Grant Calkins and his wife, Janna, crept into a warehouse. They peered around, wondering if they were in the right place. Grant had stumbled upon the website of an underground supper club, and, intrigued by photos of the group's previous gatherings, the couple paid nearly $100 each for seats at PS Underground's event. They had no inkling as to what or where they would be fed. They had received only a one-word clue: craft.
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FOOD
April 5, 2014
Here are some other underground dining clubs in the Southern California area. Visit the websites to learn more. Amalur Project: "A culinary think tank creating dining concepts and collaborations that define and preserve gastronomy, agriculture and science. " http://www.amalurproject.com Amy's Culinary Adventures: "A wandering intimate 'bootleg restaurant' featuring multi-course tasting menus. " http://www.amysculinaryadventures.com Andy Windak: "By dinner I mean a dinner party: emphasis on the party.
FOOD
April 5, 2014
Here are some other underground dining clubs in the Southern California area. Visit the websites to learn more. Amalur Project: "A culinary think tank creating dining concepts and collaborations that define and preserve gastronomy, agriculture and science. " http://www.amalurproject.com Amy's Culinary Adventures: "A wandering intimate 'bootleg restaurant' featuring multi-course tasting menus. " http://www.amysculinaryadventures.com Andy Windak: "By dinner I mean a dinner party: emphasis on the party.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
The Young Folks Urban Farmers return to Diep Tran's Good Girl Dinette in Highland Park for a family supper fundraiser on Dec.17. This will be the second year that the American-Vietnamese diner will host the fundraiser benefiting the group's hillside school farm project at the Los Angeles Leadership Academy. Started by Julia Carr and Daniel Lawler in 2010, Young Folks Urban Farmers is a collective of young people looking to influence the way Los Angeles eats through community involvement and interest in urban agriculture.
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April 18, 1987 | Associated Press
Hundreds of tourists lined up outside Milan's Santa Maria della Grazie church on Good Friday as Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "Last Supper" was reopened to the public on a restricted basis. The exhibit had been closed to the public for two months while officials studied ways of protecting the tempera painting from pollution.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1996 | JOHN ANDERSON, FOR THE TIMES
Dipping its cup in the free-flowing vitriol of our current political discourse, Stacy Title's "The Last Supper" proposes a kind of Kevorkian Dining & Debating Society: If you don't like your guests' politics, put them out of your misery. As pure concept, "The Last Supper" seems a natural for sketch comedy. Or even a short film--Title's "Down on the Waterfront," by the way, was an Oscar nominee for live-action short a few years back.
FOOD
January 20, 2011 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
It's Sunday night. You can go out for Chinese, order in or ? radical idea ? cook. Some of you might get lucky and have a friend invite you over for homemade Korean barbecue or a paella. Whatever the plan, Sunday is for relaxing, for sneaking in a last dose of pleasure before the Monday-to-Friday blues start up all over again. That's why they call it "Sunday supper" as opposed to the more formal "Sunday dinner. " Lately, some of L.A.'s best restaurants have been tapping into that desire for something simple and delicious on Sunday night by offering prix-fixe suppers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2012 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
You live in a large and diverse city. You love the idea of its many worlds. But you rarely leave your own neighborhood. And your friends are more or less like you. How do you meet those who aren't? How do you breach your own borders? Marissa Engel, 35, of Hollywood long pondered these questions. Then, last December, she took action. "Host a meal in your own home," she wrote in a post on Craigslist. "Make new friends and have a dinner party without spending anything!"
NEWS
July 2, 1989 | From United Press International and
Flazey, the gluttonous grouper that ate $5,000 worth of his tankmates in an Illinois pet shop, has eaten himself out of house and home. Terry Haley, the aquarium store owner from Lansing, Ill., has grown weary of the insatiable fish and plans to release it Monday in the ocean off Ft. Lauderdale. The fish's expensive tastes attracted the attention of the media last May and even earned it an offer to appear on "The Tonight Show." But Haley refused to take the fish to the studio.
NEWS
November 11, 2013 | By Booth Moore and Adam Tschorn
It was an evening to die for. On Saturday, British jewelry designer Stephen Webster hosted a provocative event mixing contemporary art and food in the upstairs gallery above his Rodeo Drive store. Titled "The Last Supper," it was the West Coast debut of photographs depicting the final meals of death row inmates by fellow Brit (and longtime pal) artist Mat Collishaw , with last meal-worthy victuals cooked up by renowned British chef (and another of Webster's across-the-pond posse)
TRAVEL
July 7, 2013
Cliff Bell's, a jazz supper club in downtown Detroit, is a delightful experience. The club retains its Art Deco interior, complete with coffered wood ceiling, chandeliers and murals. The dinner menu is a mouth-watering version of Southern cooking. For a visit back to the 1930s, Cliff Bell's is worth the trip. Cliff Bell's , 2030 Park Ave.; (313) 961-2543. Entrees from $16. Leslie Soltz Highland, Calif.
NEWS
March 28, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
I had always intended to get to one of the private, invitation-only supper club events held after closing hours at Rosso Wine Shop in Glendale. When I saw the notice that Raj Parr , the ebullient wine director for Michael Mina Restaurant Group, would be there pouring his Sandhi wines at a supper last night, I reserved a spot. When we walked into the shop just before 7 p.m., owner Jeff Zimmitti told us to grab a glass and poured us a white Burgundy, the 2010 Maison L'Orée Bourgogne Blanc, of which Parr made just eight barrels.
NEWS
March 14, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
If there's anything better than fixing food you love for people you love, it's having them sing songs you love for you when you're done. That's a roundabout way of explaining how I got two-thirds of the Flatlanders to play for me on my birthday. The story starts long, long ago in a place far, far away (well, back in the 1970s in Lubbock, Texas). It seems like several lifetimes ago, but back then I was a sportswriter at the local newspaper. It's kind of odd to say anyone is lucky to be in Lubbock at any time, but I certainly was lucky enough to be there at a magical moment when the local music scene -- always thriving -- was absolutely amazing.
NEWS
December 26, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila
This year I had one of my best Christmas Eve dinners ever. Maybe it's because it unfolded in such a leisurely fashion--a little eating, a little dancing and listening to music, a little nibbling, a little conversation. And repeat. Watching the sunset, admiring the ring around the moon. We started about 4 p.m., shucking five dozen kumamoto oysters and watching the light fade over the horizon as we sipped a 1996 Fleury Champagne followed by a 2004 Muscadet. Bruschetta was involved too, lavished with olive oil, ricotta cheese and fresh roasted red bell peppers.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
The Young Folks Urban Farmers return to Diep Tran's Good Girl Dinette in Highland Park for a family supper fundraiser on Dec.17. This will be the second year that the American-Vietnamese diner will host the fundraiser benefiting the group's hillside school farm project at the Los Angeles Leadership Academy. Started by Julia Carr and Daniel Lawler in 2010, Young Folks Urban Farmers is a collective of young people looking to influence the way Los Angeles eats through community involvement and interest in urban agriculture.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS
Fereydoun Jeyrani's "The Last Supper" is the latest fiery feminist protest film from Iran, and Jeyrani has shrewdly expressed his sentiments in a brisk, appropriately tempestuous melodrama with an effective flashback structure. In tone "Supper" goes right up to the precipice of going over the top, but in his own way Jeyrani demonstrates the firm control and discipline that Todd Haynes brought to "Far From Heaven."
FOOD
June 16, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
I'm visiting with my mother, and she is trying to describe the dimensions of the strawberry patch they had back on the farm in Nebraska. Big enough that you could pick enough berries to make strawberry shortcake for 25. One of the hired hands just loved strawberry shortcake, she remembers. He'd ask my grandmother, "Mrs. Jones, could we have strawberry shortcake for dinner?" "If you pick 'em," she'd answer. It must have been a sweet relief from harder work, picking strawberries in that patch under that unwavering blue sky, filling a deep basket with those crimson berries.
FOOD
June 16, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
I'm visiting with my mother, and she is trying to describe the dimensions of the strawberry patch they had back on the farm in Nebraska. Big enough that you could pick enough berries to make strawberry shortcake for 25. One of the hired hands just loved strawberry shortcake, she remembers. He'd ask my grandmother, "Mrs. Jones, could we have strawberry shortcake for dinner?" "If you pick 'em," she'd answer. It must have been a sweet relief from harder work, picking strawberries in that patch under that unwavering blue sky, filling a deep basket with those crimson berries.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly, Los Angeles Times
It's hardly a Trump Tower-like effort to put together a hot night life space. Sure, there's the licensing, staffing, furnishing and promoting, but it's usually something that can be done in a couple months. Unless, of course, you inherit a monster like the one that sits at 1439 Ivar Ave. in Hollywood. Nestled behind Amoeba Music, across from the ArcLight Cinemas structure, the yawning, 18,000-square-foot space has seen several incarnations come and go, and now it's been reinvented again as the super club Lure.
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