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  • More fans of the accordion are squeezing in lessons

    More fans of the accordion are squeezing in lessons
    Across the street from a wine lounge and a gourmet sausage spot on Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village, a small red-and-white neon sign reads: "DAVE'S ACCORDION SCHOOL." Inside, black and tan cases sprawl in a row along the floor, and two shelves hold...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Quick and simple pasta ideas in 30 minutes or less

    Easy dinner recipes: Quick and simple pasta ideas in 30 minutes or less
    It's Friday. Who has time for long dinner recipes? Keep it simple with pasta. Each of the following recipes features a handful of ingredients, and the dishes come together in 30 minutes or less! Angel hair pasta with fresh shiso-herb mix: A...
  • Dominique Ansel Bakery, home of the Cronut, shut down by health officials for mice

    Dominique Ansel Bakery, home of the Cronut, shut down by health officials for mice
    Cronut fans won't be getting any of Dominique Ansel's croissant-doughnuts this weekend. The New York bakery was shut down by the city's Department of Health after a customer posted a YouTube video of a mouse scurrying across the kitchen floor.  The...
  • Wall Street orders up GrubHub in market debut

    CHICAGO — Investors filled up on shares of GrubHub in the company's first day of trading. GrubHub shares rose as high as $40.80 on Friday and ended up 31%, at $34. The Chicago company's gains came even as the overall stock market fell, with the Dow...
  • Ireland: A friendly Great Western Greenway bike ride to Achill Island

    Ireland: A friendly Great Western Greenway bike ride to Achill Island
    ACHILL ISLAND, Ireland — Instead of asking if I wanted to see the dessert menu, the waiter took a surreptitious look around the restaurant and asked, sotto voce, "Do you want to go to the coziest pub in all of Ireland?" Before I could answer, he...
  • No cash and no tips at the new Brand 158 in Glendale

    No cash and no tips at the new Brand 158 in Glendale
    When you sit down at a table at the newly opened Brand 158 restaurant in Glendale, the host politely asks if you've visited the restaurant before. But it's not to give you a spiel on how the kitchen uses only organic ingredients, or how they consider...
  • Once-tired PacMutual Plaza is prime office space again

    Once-tired PacMutual Plaza is prime office space again
    In a sign that the definition of prime office space is undergoing a dramatic shift, an old downtown Los Angeles office complex — once considered second rate — is now outperforming many of its newer, glitzier competitors. PacMutual Plaza,...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Best Caesar salad ever? Check out these options

    Easy dinner recipes: Best Caesar salad ever? Check out these options
    Love a great Caesar salad? Each of these salads is considered a favorite by readers who wrote in requesting the recipe from our Culinary SOS column. You decide. American Fish's Caesar salad: Max Randall of Woodland Hills wrote that "I dined at...
  • Wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. to launch a lifestyle magazine for the mega-rich

    Wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr.  to launch a lifestyle magazine for the mega-rich
    When I saw the first tweet about this, I truly thought it was a hoax. But no, it seems wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. is launching a lifestyle magazine. Wine-searcher.com has the story and describes the mag as aimed at "high net-worth individuals and...
  • Taco Bell hires 'Ronald McDonald' (2 dozen of them) for breakfast ads

    Taco Bell hires 'Ronald McDonald' (2 dozen of them) for breakfast ads
    Taco Bell is leaving no doubt that it's going after McDonald's.  Commercials began airing Thursday promoting Taco Bell's new breakfast menu featuring — Ronald McDonald. Make that nearly two dozen of them. Don't expect them to look like a certain...
  • Grilled cheese and pastrami at Greenspan's Grilled Cheese opening April 11

    Grilled cheese and pastrami at Greenspan's Grilled Cheese opening April 11
    Eric Greenspan is ready to open his long-awaited grilled cheese shop, Greenspan's Grilled Cheese, on  April 11. The restaurant is on Melrose Avenue next to Greenspan's Foundry, now closed for renovations until August.   Greenspan originally announced...