June 22, 2000 |
The first thing John Bragg ever collected was rocks. But that's not the subject of his lecture tonight, which was organized by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. Nope. Instead museum officials were more interested in the 66-year-old's 427 different bottles of tequila. It's probably the world's largest collection of North America's first distilled spirit.
February 22, 2013 |
Happy National Margarita Day! To celebrate, we've compiled 13 of our favorite recipes . If you love a classic margarita, we've got you covered. Of course, we'll also take care of you if you'd like to get creative with a little blood orange, pomegranate or guava. Or perhaps you'd like to add a little jalapeno, horseradish or cilantro to the mix.... We include a variety of recipes, including favorites from El Coyote , Mas Malo and Border Grill (which is below.) Yes, we even include slushy margaritas.
July 13, 2013 |
Barbara Golding emailed me to tell me how much she loved an Israeli couscous dish: "We had dinner at the Vertical Wine Bistro in Pasadena last week and loved the couscous. Could you provide the recipe?" Vertical Wine Bistro's dish features large, pearly couscous flavored with chopped fresh herbs and garlic and a touch of bright tang from lemon juice and vinegar. It's rounded out with complex notes from the Moroccan spice blend ras el hanout . The dish is perfect made ahead of time to give the flavors time to marry before serving.
May 3, 2013 |
Cinco de Mayo is, like its brethren St. Patrick's Day, a day originally meant to celebrate another country's history. But then America turned it into an amateur-hour drinking holiday. Ah well, at least this historical revisionism comes with a side of tequila cocktails. Here are a few of the best Southland bar specials, live shows and culinary feasts to celebrate the occasion - whether it's the actual Mexican army's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla, or your purchase of a new frozen-drink mixer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1998
You have done a tremendous service to the community with your alarming expose of the underage binge drinking in Tijuana (April 9). My parents are so grateful for the terror, suspicion and panic you have instilled in their hearts and minds. Now they will know the truth: that when I say it's "Blockbuster night" at my best friend's house, I'm really going to TJ for a debauched evening of tequila poppers and "Sex on the Beach" with servicemen. This 20-year-old thanks you very much for ruining her social life.
May 2, 2013
Most raucous noisemaking on Cinco de Mayo results from partygoers' overconsumption of tequila. But at Psycho de Mayo, it's guitar feedback that will result in the splitting headaches. Noted noiseniks Black Mountain and A Place to Bury Strangers headline a bill that's a fine counterbalance to the usual Cinco self-pickling. Yost Theater, 307. N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana. 2 p.m. Sun. $25. yosttheater.com.