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When an acquaintance delivered Alicia Estrada a message from God in late 2011, it wasn't the first time that a man she hardly knew told her something that would change her life ... More >>
It's no coincidence that McDonald's, Carl's Jr., and Wendy's have each rolled out a new fish option on their menus around the time of Lent. In time for St. Patrick's Day, participating Micky D locations also offer the Shamrock Shake, a limited-time mint milkshake. Fast food chains are relying more o ... More >>
The USDA recommends adults consume between 1,200 and 2,000 calories and no more than 2,400 milligrams of sodium on the daily, but based on fast food chain offerings, said establishments tend to disregard the USDA's suggestions. Instead, fast food vendors capitalize on the country's food culture by i ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"For Mexican, I go to My Taco a lot. It's near my house in South Pasadena. The food there is really good and fresh and well prepared. Jonathan Gold wrote about it a couple of times for their carne asada fries, but I don't order ... More >>
Picketers and protesters outside a Hollywood fast food restaurant, shouting slogans and attempting to dissuade customers from going inside. A scene from Chick-fil-A in the last week? No, it happened at a Carl's Jr. a short distance to the east...in 1989. The protest, on August 30 of that year, wa ... More >>
Beer Belly's Backyard Boogie:
The Filipino grillmasters at the The Park's Finest are joining forces with Beer Belly to host their 2nd annual "Backyard Boogie," an afternoon stocked with plenty of BBQ and beer. From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can enjoy smoky pulled pork, hot links, coconut beef, bibingka ... More >>
Did you miss out on Oinkster's 2nd annual Burger Week? We sampled a few of the seven classics-inspired sandwiches ourselves, but lacked the true gastronomic constitution to sample all of them. Luckily, Geoff Sawyer and Molly Bergen of the new food blog Hood Burger have been providing burger aficiona ... More >>
From June 4 through June 10, Andre Guerrero's retrofied pastrami and burger shack in Eagle Rock will host round two of it's popular Burger Week, which features a burger-a-day tribute to some of America's cherished cheeseburgers re-engineered by the bun 'n' patty architects in The Oinkster kitchen.
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A missing comma and a forgotten "p" in the word "cappuccino" aren't the only omissions from the drive-thru menu at Orean the Health Express on Lake Avenue in Pasadena. While the menu itself says the vegetarian fast food joint serves shake flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, chai, peanut butter, capp ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with the man's ID. First posted at 11:41 a.m.
A man who swung a metal pipe wildly at police and broke out the windows of a Carl's Jr. in Monterey Park was fatally shot by the cops, sheriff's officials said.
Video (after the jump) from the incident seems to support the cop's ... More >>
Carl's Jr.Boo.We found something that's scarier than seeing your hairy bro dressed as Miss Turkey from the Carl's Jr. TV ads:
LAPD checkpoints. Because while people dressed as sexy cops might be funny this Halloween weekend, real cops pulling your drunk ass out of your ride will be truly hor ... More >>
Flickr/Kyle StricklandIn-N-Out Double-Double
With the mass exodus of thousands of UCLA graduates from their picturesque Westwood neighborhood -- picturesque if you've always envisioned a neighborhood where you'd search 30 minutes for a parking space before giving up, or if you've dreamed all ... More >>
[Photo gallery from Trufflepalooza 2010 after the jump.]
What kind of crazy, ambitious non-professional chef buys a pound of truffles at a time? That's what the vendor wanted to know when Erika Kerekes picked up her first big haul of black summer truffles.
The backdrop couldn't have been more pr ... More >>
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Del Taco Corp.With the further expansion of Chick-fil-A in Los Angeles, the recent announcement of Papaya King coming to Hollywood and the arrival of Australia's Oporto to the Southland, we at Squid Ink thought it was an opportune time for a trip down memory lane. Here, in no particular orde ... More >>
AppleObject of criminal desire?One week ago we told you about a Craigslist iPhone buy gone sideways: The victim met with a man who advertised an iPhone for $500 on Craigslist.
Only when he showed up he saw a gun instead. And his $500 bought a scary lesson.
But the law didn't sleep on this ... More >>
Object of desire, Craigslist bait.Craigslist earned a bad reputation for late-night transactions after a suspect dubbed the "Craigslist Killer" allegedly struck an escort in the Boston area in 2009. The site took down its "erotic services" ads.
Authorities say a transaction claimed another ... More >>
Sitting at the windowside counter at Rounds Premium Burgers in West Hollywood, watching drunk and soon-to-be-drunk clubgoers flit from bar to bar, we couldn't stop thinking about buns. Specifically, brioche buns, the de facto frame for every upscale burger, often lending them an unearned gravitas. ... More >>