| Aug 27, 2008
HERE'S THE experience I'm always on the prowl for: a simple, golden, tender rotisserie chicken, bursting with juice, lifted off its skewer when it's just cooked and placed in my hands. I run home and pull apart the warm, delicate meat with my bare...
| Oct 22, 2008
On a warm Indian summer night in Sherman Oaks, my friends and I occupy a corner table framed by fashionably rusty metal trellises on the sidewalk terrace in front of Max. Outside, couples stroll by, some walking the dog, others, friends out for dinner...
| Apr 3, 2008
| 5:52 PM
MAYBE you went straight from the office to the concert at REDCAT or Disney Hall. Maybe you burned a lot of energy on the dance floor. Maybe the late movie triggered a conversation so intense that it's still going. For whatever reason, it's midnight and...
| Jun 18, 2008
Plenty of L.A. cafe owners have realized that ethnic food can have enhanced crossover appeal if healthful characteristics of the cuisine are emphasized. Lately, even fast-food places are oriented toward fresh and good-for-you offerings, often because...
| Jun 25, 2008
THE SERVER quickly unfolds a portable table, sets down a pan of saganaki -- fried cheese -- and sets it on fire. The blue flame soars upward and he calls out "Opa!" and disappears. From the main dining room, cheerful Greek music from a trio in the back...
| Jul 10, 2008
| 7:16 PM
The original shish kebab, they say, was broiled over campfires on Turkish nomads' swords.
Oh, sure. Give me a break. A nomad warrior, whose life depended on his razor-sharp blade, would ruin the temper of his sword's steel by sticking it in a fire,...
| Feb 6, 2008
Administrator2: Hi folks, and welcome to today's live politics chat!
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| Oct 21, 2009
Like a classic storybook bistro, with smart burgundy awnings, lacy curtains and flower boxes at the windows, Mantee exudes a warm and welcoming aura. So why is the small dining room so empty?
Because most diners at this diminutive Lebanese-Armenian...
| Jul 22, 2009
As soon as you place your order at Pita Pockets in Northridge, a cook slaps a soft round of dough onto the wall of a blazing tandoor-like oven. After a few moments, a bubbly disk of laffa, catacombed with air pockets and rich with yeasty char, is ready to...
| Mar 1, 2009
I'm Sorry You
Feel That Way
The Astonishing but True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother and Friend to Man & Dog
Putnam/Amy Einhorn Books:
208 pp., $23.95
Here's a quick way to determine if you're going to enjoy Diana...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Press Release from USD 259:
Students at all grade levels in the Wichita Public Schools will have more options in the lunch line when school begins in the fall. At the elementary level, that means students will make their own choices and serve...