Olive Garden, that purveyor of endless breadsticks and "Italian" cuisine, opens its 10th L.A.-area restaurant today, and the lucky winner of the unlimited soup and salad sweepstakes is Culver City! Yes, today Olive Garden creeps closer to the heart of Los Angeles (until now, Glendale, Manhattan Be ... More >>
Could it be they ordered the wrong number of stone tiles and then had to make up a pattern for the front of this Culver City gem? Some smart contractor came up with this ingenious plan: Make it look intentional to leave the upper half of the crap-brown stucco exposed.
Anne Fishbeina forkful of spaghetti at the Olive Garden How many years does it take to set down a salt shaker? For the Olive Garden (read Jonathan Gold's review here) and Red Lobster restaurants and their four sister chains (LongHorn Steakhouse, the Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 5 ... More >>
Michael HernandezThe Olive Garden Meets Zankou Chicken Meets KB Homes What better place to find inspiration for residential architecture than restaurants? That's just what these proud homeowners did to their L.A. area abodes. Above, the Olive Garden meets Zankou Chicken in this homage to pan ... More >>
Anne Fishbeinglass of wine menu at The Olive Garden No, this was not an April Fool's joke. Well, it was, but it was a prank that didn't quite turn out the way the Weekly's estimable reviewer planned. Thus in this week's Counter Intelligence column, Jonathan Gold visits not the latest Sichua ... More >>
Diamond Bodine-FischerOFF! at Club LingerieClub Lingerie, Hollywood. Last Wednesday evening. By 9:30 the line wrapped around the block, by 10 a roomful of people shuffled their feet, snuck looks at the crowd around them and sipped their beer. Around 10:30 Keith Morris -- founder of Black Fl ... More >>
So here's a rhetorical question for you: how many National Food Days are we technically allowed? Can we designate all 365 of them, or are some days reserved for non-edibles, like National AK-47 Day, or National Monopoly Day? Today, for example, is National Spaghetti Day. Which means, perhaps, that y ... More >>