There's no sign outside of Hakkasan Beverly Hills, just a menu on the sidewalk and a cryptic symbol above two huge doors, covered in geometric metal lattice, that are practically impossible to open. Not to worry: A woman dressed in her restaurant uniform -- in this case, a tight black lace dress wit ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.] See also: The Steubenville Rape Case Is a Failure The ten year anniversary of the invasion and ... More >>
In celebration of Israel's 65th Independence Day, Suzanne Tracht will open her kitchen to Assaf Granit and Uri Navon, chef-owners of Machneyda restaurant in Jerusalem, at Jar for a collaborative one-night dinner on Saturday, April 13.
A huge red ball on the streets of downtown? Is it a stray from Coachella? Did the beach just move east? No, it's an art project from New York called RedBall. And it's here through Thursday:
It's a common problem for leaders who want to know exactly what takes place in their companies: How do you determine reality from fiction spun for your benefit? In an upcoming episode of Undercover Boss, Fatburger CEO Andy Wiederhorn donned an elaborate disguise -- complete with a full wig, a set of ... More >>
It's the ultimate salt vs. sugar smackdown! On Monday we reported that sugary drinks have been linked to 180,000 deaths worldwide annually. Now a new report presented at a conference yesterday says that eating too much salt kills 2.3 million people every year, CBS News reports. Researchers looked ... More >>
Civet poop is so yesterday for coffee connoisseurs. Coffee beans "laundered" through elephant dung is where it's at. Called smooth and earthy in flavor, an exotic new brew is made from beans eaten by a herd of 20 Thai elephants and retrieved the next day from their dung, the Associated Press report ... More >>
You know that complaints about the commercialization of Christmas are as unfashionable as figgy pudding when "Your Ad Here"-equivalent Christmas ornaments are popular store items. Companies like Coca-Cola pay big bucks to buy advertising space on billboards and bus stops, but they've cleverly figu ... More >>
Liz OhanesianAsk a question that involves revealing a spoiler at a TV panel and you probably won't get an answer. That is, unless you're a little kid. "What's the next big alien?" asked one child during the Q/A portion of Sunday's Ben 10: Ultimate Alien panel, part of the weekend-long PaleyF ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshScenes from Benihana in San Francisco.Bloggers, beware. Writing a bad review of Benihana could get you sued for $18,000 -- at least if you live in Kuwait. Mark Makhou, a Lebanese national working in Kuwait, wrote a fairly mild but definitely negative review of his nearby Benihan ... More >>
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If you follow the blog of Anissa Helou - and you should; nobody this side of Paula Wolfert writes better about Middle Eastern food, offal, or Middle Eastern offal - you've read her missives on desert truffles, Gaziantep katmer, and the exotic-sounding salad of purslane, cherry tomatoes, meq ... More >>
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