When your plane is stuck on the tarmac, just throw a pizza party. That happened earlier this week on a few Delta Air Line flights bound for Atlanta that were diverted because of heavy rain.
L.A. native Samir Choudry and his buddy Colin were on Delta flight 1561 on Tuesday that was supposed to fly from Philadelphia to Atlanta and connect to Los Angeles. Instead, they found themselves stranded on a runway in Knoxville, Tenn., waiting out the bad weather.
After the captain announced that he was going to order pizza for everyone, Choudry, 26, who works in digital media, decided to live Snapchat the situation. He later downloaded his posts into a video (see above) called "The Real Story of the #DeltaPizzaParty."
Instead of joining in the pizza high-fives for Delta that began streaming on Twitter, Choudry filmed things such as the arrival of water bottles ("we're pretty excited") and finally the delivery of the pizzas. He helped carry boxes to flight attendants in the front of the plane -- and...Read more
A lot goes on in San Francisco's Mission District, which is a historically Latino neighborhood south of Market Street. Eating and drinking, especially. All kinds of eating and drinking.
Which brings us to the stars of this video: a restaurant called Californios and a bar/restaurant/mini-golf course called Urban Putt. They stand just across 22nd Street from each other, and if they were cars, they'd be about as similar as a Tesla and Herbie the Love Bug.
Still, they're both newish, odd and a lot of fun, with Mexican touches here and there -- so maybe they're logical Mission District neighbors after all.
Californios, as you'll see, is a small, highly ambitious restaurant that takes Mexican traditions in unexpected directions. It opened early this year.
Urban Putt opened in 2014. It has food too. But it's better known for its course of 14 kooky miniature golf holes. (One has a Dia de Los Muertos theme; another celebrates Jules Verne.)
It serves as a play space for families in the afternoon,...Read more
The USS Arizona Memorial, one of Hawaii’s top tourist attractions, has closed for at least a week after a Navy ship struck and damaged the memorial’s landing dock.
The popular attraction is expected to remain closed until at least June 4, according to the National Park Service website.
Almost 1,200 sailors and Marines aboard the Arizona died as the ship quickly sank during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. About 1.8 million people visit the memorial each year.
The USHS Mercy, A U.S. Navy hospital ship, collided with the dock about 7:45 a.m. Hawaii time, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The ship was at Pearl Harbor for a training exercise. The Arizona’s floating dock was shoved about 10 feet toward the memorial, the newspaper said.
The ramp and handrails connecting the dock to the memorial were “mangled,” the Navy Times reported, and the park service noted that “it is not safe for visitors to disembark at the USS Arizona Memorial.”
While repairs are made, the Navy...Read more