September 9, 2008
So it turns out that meatless Fridays, which for generations inflicted fish sticks and tuna casseroles on millions of school-age children, Catholic and otherwise, were actually saving the planet. The United Nations is now urging wealthy nations to make a dramatic shift in eating habits, saying the best way to curb climate change is for people to go at least one day a week without meat. And Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- which shared the Nobel Peace Prize last year -- isn't just asking diners to bypass a burger now and then.
June 8, 2013 |
In the restaurant world, being called "a regular" is a badge of honor. Phil Gittelman has been eating at Hugo's in West Hollywood almost every day for 32 years. He is so fond of the restaurant, which opened in 1980, that he is more than a customer; he's become a living time capsule for the place, a faithful repository of its stories, characters and food. The 75-year-old L.A. native lives half a block away from the restaurant, which is at Santa Monica Boulevard and Kings Road. The staff has affectionately dubbed him "Mr. G," and the owners have given him an honorary key to the front door.
February 18, 2013 |
This post has been updated. Please see note at the bottom for details. If meat is murder, as Morrissey famously proclaimed during his tenure as the Smiths' frontman, then Staples Center will be signifcantly less-homicidal when the singer plays his sold-out headline gig on March 1. Promoters for the show announced Monday that the downtown arena's food service will incorporate a greatly expanded vegan and vegetarian menu the night of...
February 4, 2010
SATURDAY Picture your food Love photographing your food, but feel self-conscious doing so? Check out the "photo-tasting" session at Checkers Downtown. Guests will enjoy chef Todd Allison's new winter menu while attending a workshop on how to best photograph at a restaurant. Checkers Downtown, 535 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 12:30 to 3 p.m. $45. (213) 624-0000. phototasting.eventbrite.com How edible is your garden? Silver Lake Farms is offering gardening workshops in a two-part series called "Creating an Edible Garden in Los Angeles."
August 6, 2010 |
Kevin Kline's prissy, stentorian-voiced Henry Harrison, a playwright manqué who lives in a seedy apartment in a Manhattan brownstone, explains to his new roommate, Louis ( Paul Dano), that he is an "extra man" who has cultivated the city's richest widowed grande dames and won a place at their tables and sometimes their Palm Beach guest rooms. What lifts him above a mere "walker," he says, is his "wit, intelligence and uncommon joie de vivre ." An enigmatic eccentric, Henry does in fact possess these qualities, and the deft ways in which Kline mines the comic valor in the man anchors writers-directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman's wryly comic "The Extra Man."
August 14, 1999
Motorola Inc. said it filed a countersuit against Qualcomm Inc., alleging that Qualcomm violated some provisions of licensing agreements between the companies. Qualcomm last month sued Motorola in federal court in San Diego, seeking to end Motorola's right to license Qualcomm's code division multiple access technology. In its counterclaim, Motorola contends that Qualcomm breached the royalty-sharing part of a 1990 license agreement involving CDMA, the world's second-most-popular cellular phone technology.
February 15, 2011 |
NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10 . Got lucky and got to take exactly who I wanted on a nice Valentine's Day dinner Monday night. We had the most interesting conversation, several shots of whiskey, and yes, America, some dishes that were going to help me get neither fit nor trim. RELATED: Two guys lose weight: The journey A while back, I remembered that she was inspired while at a yoga studio.
November 28, 2013 |
On Thanksgiving, the folks at Cafe Gratitude feel that everybody else has finally caught on. At Cafe Gratitude, plates are printed with the question that goes around many holiday tables: "What are you grateful for?" And each day at Cafe Gratitude, there is a question of the day - a practice some find too precious for words and some take as a nudge to live mindfully. Thursday's question was the obvious: "What are you grateful for?" "We're supposed to be grateful 365 days a year," said Ryland Engelhart, one of the owners of the chain of Cafe Gratitude restaurants and the company's chief inspiration officer.
February 27, 2013 |
Ever feel the need to take off your top while forming a soyrizo loaf? Are you the kind of person who likes to take off their pants and get comfortable before baking a dairy-free cake? Do you prefer to eat your veggie lasagna without socks on? Then nude vegan cooking is for you. Three students named Greta, Jess and Luke from the United Kingdom have started the blog NakedVeganCooking.com (warning: It's not safe for work). It's exactly what it sounds like. According to the blog, "We like to cook naked, for ourselves, our friends and lovers out of our huge, messy shared house in Manchester.