| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:58 PM
What an experience it has been.
When it came time to recuperate from my mini-stroke or whatever it was, the family went to Las Vegas.
They said it had been really tough on them.
Don't get the wrong idea. It wasn't as if they weren't thinking of me....
| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Bow & Truss, A-Frame, Post & Beam, Plan Check: A trend in L.A. restaurant names is the allusion to architecture....
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:52 AM
KNX Radio went off the air Tuesday after a suspicious package found in the station's Miracle Mile office forced an evacuation of its offices....
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:52 AM
It’s Bilbo Baggins time down at Denny’s, which is rolling out a menu and marketing campaign based on the upcoming film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
The 11 new menu items are enough to satisfy the diminutive creatures&...
| May 1, 2012
| 11:38 AM
DineEquity Inc., the Glendale-based owner of IHOP Restaurants and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, is making a heavy push toward franchising.
More than 95% of the company’s thousands of restaurants are now owned by entrepreneurs,...
| May 19, 2012
Do you remember those plexiglass dollhouses that museum shops sold for a while — brightly colored things that looked like the Brady Bunch house as re-imagined by a unicorn? The new Venice restaurant Sunny Spot is a little like that, a bit of...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:28 AM
IHOP, which for years has tried to establish itself as a good option for lunch and dinner, is returning its focus to its original calling – breakfast.
The morning meal is responsible for more than 60% of IHOP’s sales and more than 60% of...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Taco Bell doesn’t serve wake-up calls quite like anyone else – the fast food chain has added a soda and orange juice mix to its breakfast menu called Mtn Dew A.M.
The Mountain Dew and Tropicana concoction – think a non-alcoholic...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Young, active people have been a desirable demographic for Daphne’s California Greek ever since the Mediterranean-style restaurant emerged from bankruptcy two years ago and launched a hefty revamp effort.
The company hires “cool high school...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 5:00 AM
In the land of sushi, ramen and tempura, pretzel sales apparently do gangbusters. After launching its first Asian outpost in Japan, Pasadena-based Wetzel’s Pretzels said the store has become its top-selling location worldwide.
Photos show snaking...
| Aug 18, 2012
We know it's noisy out there in the restaurant world. Customers' complaints are growing, critics are including noise commentary in their reviews, and restaurateurs, to some extent, are trying to figure out ways to modify the acoustic mayhem. But just...