Celery is expected, bacon is everywhere, and those foie gras garnishes are off the legal table. Just when we need a little creative Bloody Mary garnish inspiration, we get Benny's Bloody Mary Beef Straws.
Iowa restaurant veteran and beef straw inventor Ben Hirko says he got the idea after a custom ... More >>
A new survey was released today by the same whorish online-dating empire that recently let us know which U.S. city has the most sugar daddies (not L.A., weirdly).
The new numbers again involve income/generosity. (And that's really the point behind all Brandon Wade's dating sites: accepting that du ... More >>
KCETSo we paid Ken Simmons an extra $25K per year for a "no comment"?The rap sheet for taxpayer-money-hungry execs at the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles just keeps getting longer.
Over the last year, KCET reporters for "SoCal Connected" have ripped the blinds off the HACLA exec ... More >>
Frank McCourtThis is a big day in the history of the L.A. Dodgers. Major League Baseball has asked a bankruptcy judge to order that the team be sold at auction.This is not a surprise, but it is quite something to see MLB lay out its case in black and white. The motion, posted after the jump, argu ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshThe longstanding Burriton King outpost at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street has been bought by the owners of Silver Lake pizza joint Tomato Pie, and is set to become Mixto Comida Latina, according to The Eastsider LA.
Gone is the yellow and orange paint, replace ... More >>
ExxxoticaYou gotta love this town. Not only do we have way too many "adult" confabs at the L.A. Convention Center (three and counting). But now August's upcoming porn fest has announced it is teaming up with another bastion of vice.
Because nothing goes better with nudity and smut like clas ... More >>
mudei para flickr.com/rogianesiJust another day at the ballpark
Thinking blue just isn't enough for the Dodgers anymore, now they want you to drink blue too (blue agave, that is). The Dodgers have recently announced a partnership with El Zarco Tequila, which predictably coincides with El Zar ... More >>
A. ScattergoodFarid Zadi at the Ecole de Cuisine kitchen
If you didn't make it to Test Kitchen over the weekend, where chef and culinary school instructor Farid Zadi was cooking dinner on Sunday, you may not quite know what to expect when Zadi opens his new restaurant, plans for which are no ... More >>
Having at least twice pushed off final approval for sale of 1601 N. Vine to developer Hal Katersky, the City Council will again consider today what to do with the prime spot, though at this point their desire to slow walk it is understandable.
As the Times noted in a brutal profile that ran ... More >>
Wente VineyardsAnnika Digs WineEver wonder what professional golfers do when they retire? They play golf, of course. But it seems many also have a soft spot for launching their own wine labels. Over the past decade, Arnold Palmer, Nick Faldo, Greg Norman and several other big swingers have go ... More >>
americanapparel.netHe's a polarizing figure, one who's been accused of sexual harassment and mismanaging the finances of one of the most influential fashion brands of the last 10 years. Dov Charney also started American Apparel in a dorm room, created its hipster ethos, supported immigrant la ... More >>
WeHo News editor Ryan Gierach tells L.A. Weekly that his spunky online-only newspaper that covers the city of West Hollywood will soon announce a partnership with Frontiers Media.
The publishing company owns Frontiers, Southern California's oldest gay and lesbian magazine, and will now have ... More >>
Responding to a request by the city of Bell's interim city manager, state Controller John Chiang was in the small Los Angeles County municipality Tuesday to take a look at its books. The move follows revelations of six-figure salaries for the City Council, which on Monday reduced its own pay 90 perc ... More >>
The City Council did its best Congress imitation today, hauling up officials and former officials from the L.A. Department of Water and Power. Council members grilled them -- and did some grandstanding -- on charges that the public utility misled council members about $73.5 million in surpl ... More >>
American ApparelLos Angeles-based hipster-uniform maker American Apparel announced Wednesday that it had a first-quarter loss of $17.6 million and, as such, it could end up afoul of certain loan terms and ultimately default of some of its debt.
The company, run by colorful and controversial ... More >>
ACLU Calls Jail Bedlam The American Civil Liberties Union has released a report Tuesday decrying mental health conditions at the Men's Central Jail. The group calls for the closing of the facility if swift changes cannot be made. L.A. Daily NewsHeight Law Shortened A county judge has thrown out port ... More >>
Off and Running? Detailed plans are moving forward to replace Inglewood's storied Hollywood Park racetrack with a mixed-use retail district and residential complex. L.A. TimesMercury Insurance Job Cancellations L.A.-based Mercury Insurance Company announced it will lay off 360 employees in order to ... More >>
Long Beach-based Pacific Energy Resources, whose drilling explorations extend from Wyoming to offshore California to Alaska, filed for bankruptcy today. The Chapter 11 move comes amid continued economic chaos and plunging demand for oil. Only last June PE's president, Darren Katic, told an interview ... More >>
The L.A. Public Library has a great online feature that allows you to view city directories for a select number of eras, along with many more telephone books. A search through the 1936 city directory, under the heading "Publications -- Periodical, Professional, Scientific, Technical, Trade, Etc.," r ... More >>
Among other things, the Tribune Company's announcement that it is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection has reliably sparked a chorus of anti-Semitic comments in the far-right blogosphere. (Sam Zell photo via Gawker)