"It's literally an oasis in one of the most hardcore parts of the city -- and no one knows about it." So wrote Huell Howser in 2007 about The French Garden, an eatery in the industrial side of downtown's Arts District. But plenty of people know about The French Garden; they've sustained this lunch-o ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Among the topics? Secret burger menus, fair food, ostrich omelets and plenty of old guys in the desert." Top 5 Huell Howser Food Episodes: In Memoriam.
"4. Eat a meatball sub any time someone thanks Harvey Weinstein." Tina ... More >>
Huell Howser died last night and there's never been a night I wished more I was in California.
For me, growing up in Los Angeles in the '90s, Huell Howser was the most consistently watchable entertainer on TV. I was more of a radio geek as a teenager, but Huell I watched whenever I got the chance. ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with confirmation from the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner. KCET will honor him on-air tonight. First posted around 12:17 p.m.
Huell Howser Videos: A Top 5
Huell Howser, longtime host of the public television show California's Gold, has died, our sister publication ... More >>
Who knew that Hot Dog On A Stick started right on the beach in Santa Monica? Or that some real dogs, at least, like avocados?
Huell Howser did, of course.
In honor of Huell Howser's passing last night, here's a look at 5 of our fave video clips from his show California's Gold:
As many Angelenos probably already know, Huell Howser died Sunday night at the age of 67. In memoriam, we thought we'd channel-surf through some episodes of Howser's KCET series California's Gold, which have covered myriad subjects over the course of the beloved reporter's long career -- Howser onl ... More >>
It's the middle of December, which means you might be busy roasting chestnuts and decorating trees and, somewhat less glamorously, checking nearly every supermarket in town in the annual hunt for a Broguiere's egg nog. For the uninitiated, this liquid gold would be from a family-owned dairy farm tha ... More >>
On comedian James Adomian's debut album Low Hangin' Fruit, his celebrity impressions are so well-developed that it's sometimes hard to tell where they end and when his true voice begins. After honing his craft at Groundlings and the UCB Theater, the 32 year-old L.A. native has made his mark in rece ... More >>
*Scott Aukerman Asks: Can an Intelligent Person Can Like Phish?
*10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2012
While most fans know Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! from his loopily inspired weekly podcast or aggressively absurd IFC faux-talk show, the franchise formerly known as Comedy Death Ray ac ... More >>
Today's adventure in food word clouds comes courtesy of Pink's, the hot dog stand (legendary, iconic, fabulous, pick your overused yet applicable adjective) on La Brea. This is not the ordinary menu but the "super specials" menu, from which you can order hot dogs created for actual legends and icons ... More >>
T. NguyenCoffee CommissaryIt used to be that you just needed one hand to count all the truly outstanding coffee shops in Los Angeles. Now, thanks to a recent surge of brave coffee geeks-turned-entrepreneurs, you need both hands to tick off all the stellar shops in the city, and maybe that is ... More >>
It's not so amaaaaaazing that National Donut Day is almost upon us. It occurs every year on the first Friday in June. What is amazing is that our very favorite Tennesseaan-turned-Angeleno, Huell Howser, is celebrating the big day with a trio of donut-themed episodes on his show, California's Gold. ... More >>
In the Considerable Town column in LA Weekly's print edition this week, L.J. Williamson covers the Reality Rocks Expo that took place in downtown L.A. at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel April 9 and 10.
In-N-Out officials touched off a furor earlier this week when they tore down their Baldwin Park location, which many believed was the chain's oldest surviving restaurant. The Baldwin Park In-N-Out was demolished right under the nose of city officials who thought they were working with the com ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshPigs' ears at Shu Feng Garden in San Gabriel.--Sinosoul tweets that the San Gabriel outpost of Sichuan restaurant Shu Feng Garden, a Jonathan Gold favorite, has closed. (Rowland Heights location still open.)
--Yesterday was officially Burrito Day in LA. Vote for your fave. Echo P ... More >>
We're not sure who really came up with the idea of taking a processed tube of (potentially cancerous) mystery meat, then pouring a thick stew of heavily cooked-down meat on top of it -- but they should probably be congratulated, or yelled at, or both. Now you can order chili dogs almost everywhere, ... More >>
Last week the Franklin Avenue blog conducted a highly scientific poll of its readers, asking the Graphic: Franklin Avenuediscriminating electorate to choose its favorite among Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's TV-news girl friends. The known choices were, admittedly, only Telemundo/KVEA's Mirthala Salina ... More >>