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Lou Amdur, may have sold his cozy, Laundromat-and-Thai massage parlor adjacent Hollywood strip mall wine bar, LOU, last March. But he still has that gift for being able to effortlessly hold forth on all things wine and fo ... More >>
Today would have been the 99th birthday of writer William S. Burroughs. In this space, we often celebrate writers and historical figures with a recipe for their libation of choice, but of course in Burroughs' case that's a little difficult. Heroin and LSD aren't exactly proper fodder for a food blog ... More >>
You can't say Molly Munger didn't put everything she could into the Proposition 38 campaign, especially when it comes to money.
The Pasadena civil rights attorney, according to votersedge.org, contributed $44.1 million to Prop. 38, which seeks to improve funding for K-12 public schools through a s ... More >>
We always kind of associated Walgreens with crummy carpets and leftover Halloween candy on super-sale. (No offense, Walgreens. If it makes you feel any better, Rite Aid's worse.)
But not the new 23,500-square-foot Walgreens slated to replace the shuttered Borders at Sunset and Vine!
Apparently una ... More >>
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Wanda Jackson has been performing for nearly 60 years. One of rock n' roll's original bad girls -- who once stole Elvis Presley's heart -- she recognizes a good year when it comes around. "It's been a good ride, I'll te ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshCharcuterie platter (left), arrancini (right) at Il Covo (bottom).When we last checked in with Jared Meisler (Roger Room, Bar Lubitsch) nearly a year ago, he and business partner Sean Macpherson were in the very early stages of revamping beloved Sunset Blvd. watering hole Coach & ... More >>
TumblrBenny done growed up.It's hard to hate a man in uniform. Especially when he gets caught by news cameras casually saving a kitten from smoke inhalation, emerging from a car explosion unscathed, etc.
Add a starring role in the cult childhood flick of a generation, and you've got Internet ... More >>
The Eastsider via PicasaThe lake was last drained in 1984. Yes, it was awful.For the new wave of borderline-eastside gentry who weren't around to see Echo Park Lake in a surly state of "stinking mud flat" in 1984 (or 1902, 1906, 1919, 1922, 1932 or 1946):
We hate to be the bearers of bad ne ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshCola Up: The soda that eats like Jell-O.If light can be a particle and a wave, why can't cola be a liquid and a solid? Cola Up bridges the chasm between traditionalists who insist that soda should be sipped and hydrocolloidal optimists who believe anything can be slurped down in ... More >>
With new and ever fancier "gourmet" sodas hitting the market, consumers (presumably) want to know whether those gourmet drinks, advertised as being made with natural ingredients, actually contain natural flavoring. Now scientists think have a way to find out -- at least with cola.
SapphireBlue22stack of newspapersWhat'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 ... More >>
Any of you guys try the new Coca Cola "Freestyle" machines yet? These are the super futuristic touchscreen soda machines that give you 100 flavors of Coke products that are made by a printer. Yes, a printer. I don't understand it. I had to read the description several times. Frankly, it scar ... More >>
Photo credit: Aaron Stein-ChesterCharlie BoghosianBefore there was This Is Why You're Fat.com, there was Chicken Charlie. For almost a quarter decade now, 40 year-old "Chicken" Charlie Boghosian has spent 5 months of each year touring the California fair circuit with his custom-built trailers ... More >>
"What does it taste like to you?" ask the promo advertisements for the new soft drink Pepsi Retro on bus stations and billboards in Mexico City. Clearly, they're asking for it. We've dealt with this question before, suggesting that maybe Pepsi is hoping its new product can dig into the market so ... More >>