If the air seemed a bit heavier with the scent of bacon along the Sunset Strip last night, it was due to the pork-centric carnival that rolled through the House of Blues on Sunday: the second annual L.A. stopover in the nationwide Cochon 555 tour, an event combining five chefs, five whole heritage-b ... More >>
Just when you thought nothing could be as simple and plain (or boring) as unflavored milk, Magic Milk Straws come along. While the magic is debatable, we can imagine that the straws enchant calcium-conscious parents and their kids. Stuffed with tiny candy-like pieces in pink, brown, and white, the s ... More >>
After a too-long hiatus, Beth Lapides, along with musical director Mitch Kaplan, brings back her whip-smart, hilarious comedy series UnCabaret. Hooray! This week's lineup includes Andy Kindler and Patton Oswalt.
And Kindler's pretty thrilled about it. Here's our Q&A:
How glad are you that UnCabare ... More >>
See also: Our Wilco slideshow
Better than: A swimming pool full of Banana Split Dippin' Dots.
Few contemporary American bands command Wilco's critical and fan adoration. Jeff Tweedy and Co. managed to sell out the Palladium in a flash, and they have two more sho ... More >>
newwavegurly/FlickrDippin' Dots, those frozen ice cream pellets that pop up at the county fair every summer, might not be around much longer. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company filed for Chapter 11 today in U.S. Bankruptcy court in Paducah, Kentucky.
The company has struggled to pa ... More >>
Paul T. BradleySouth, Powered by Vizio: This is the Sports Bar...of the Future
In the bars of the future, will we all be sharing beers around android tablets...bespectacled with 3D glasses...eating Dippin' Dots?
Santa Monica sports bar South and local electronics giant Vizio hope so (well, ... More >>
What's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free), it's where most of ... More >>
The last time Angelenos had something to celebrate on September 9, '09 was one hundred years ago today when the Santa Monica Municipal Pier first opened to the public. Ever since its beginning, the 1,600-foot-long concrete pier has been popular with tourists, fishermen, and hungry locals.
To celebr ... More >>