Coachella can be brutal: Dry desert heat, sand storms, endurance tests. It's hard for folks to survive with their health intact. That is, unless you're in the Marine Corps.
Jimmy English and Tidas Friday (not their real names) repair tanks and other military vehicles. They recently returned from a ... More >>
Tuesday night, Geeks Who Drink, a pub trivia night, launched at Complex in Glendale. The night served up lots of alcohol and some really tough trivia questions on topics ranging from geography to comic books. I went down to the event thinking that, as a pretty nerdy lady, I could probably do well at ... More >>
Let me preface all of this by saying that I've never been to a Yoshinoya Beef Bowl, and I'm willing to bet that you haven't either. In fact, I don't know anyone who has dined at a Yoshinoya Beef Bowl, and my contacts folder reads like a who's-who of questionable eaters. Yet, inexplicably, those oran ... More >>
8:55 PM: I arrive at Corner Bakery Cafe in Westwood to pick up 43-year-old rapper/producer/MC Michael Troy (aka Myka 9) and his Canadian producer Graham Murawsky aka Factor. For some background on Myka, peep our story on his seminal group Freestyle Fellowship.
8:57 PM: "How are you, beautiful?" My ... More >>
Yesterday, New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells had some thoughts about small plates, which is a trend that has, thus far, stood the test of time. And yet the trend-complaint I hear the most is, "I'm so sick of small plates." Wells contends that the intent behind small plates -- that they are ... More >>
This year marked the 10th anniversary for Tales of the Cocktail, the massive cocktail convention that takes place each July in New Orleans. It's an outrageously sweaty and boozy event that transforms the French Quarter into a sea of fedoras and waxed mustaches. Bartenders come from around the world ... More >>
[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
"I'm blaming you if I puke later."
"Fine. But admit it in the story," Hanni El Khatib replies, passing a vodka and soda that I didn't order.
We've been ... More >>
Flickr/Darby RoseFour loco, etc.
You may remember the relative chaos over Four Loko, the energy drink that contains up to 12% alcohol, which debuted in US markets in 2005 and provoked a warning letter from the FDA this past November. The FDA called the caffeine and alcohol combination an "un ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"We regret that we didn't hold our First Bite off until March, giving 37 bloggers, 138 tweeters, the Windward School newsletter and Miss S. Irene Virbila the chance to weigh in first." [Updated] First Bite: The Platonic Ideal ... More >>
A. SimmonsMo of Mo's PlaceAt Mo's Place in Playa Del Rey, the television pageantry of Monday Night Football is no match for the debauched live-action carnival Mo concocts.
When you first walk in, you see a typical sports bar. Faded pennants and posters plaster every speck of the interior ... More >>
Valerie McRobertsDavid Ellefson enjoying a stiff Starbucks before Megadeth's setMegadeth are undoubtedly one of the biggest thrash metal bands of all time. Fronted by Dave Mustaine, founder, guitarist and vocalist, the band was formed in the early '80s after Mustaine was kicked out of Metalli ... More >>
Wouldn't it be glorious if the parentheses of dinner -- cocktails and dessert -- collided to form one sweet, liqueur-infused moment? In the just-released The Boozy Baker cookbook, that's almost what happens.
Author Lucy Baker (yes, her real name) delivers 75 recipes for spirits-infused cake ... More >>