Archive for ‘April, 2014’


Bar Marmont

Bar Marmont

WHY For the eternal Hollywood scene. WHAT You’re probably not cool enough to come here—we’re certainly not—but you might want to come anyway, just to check out the never-ending scene, have an overpriced cocktail and taste the rustic food (oxtail bruschetta, burger with bacon, avocado and onion rings, roasted halibut with garlic sauce), which is […]

Onion quandary

Onion quandary

What to do when this is the last batch of onions you harvest??? Pair them with leeks and potatoes. Ta dah – bliss in a bowl. Very informal leek/onion/potato soup recipe based on one found at The Splendid Table website… 3 cups of leek and white of onion (ratio of onion to leek can vary; […]

Storefront Report: New vegetarian Indian restaurant underway in Silver Lake*

Storefront Report: New vegetarian Indian restaurant underway in Silver Lake*

Samosa House in Silver Lake SILVER LAKE — The exterior of the former Dusty’s Bistro has received a colorful new paint job and a new sign reading ‘Samosa House Sunset” has been installed. Inside, a new interior is under construction. Nearby tenants say the new Sunset Boulevard restaurant will be serving Indian-style, vegetarian cuisine. Could […]

Airlines try to squeeze even more seats into your plane

Airlines try to squeeze even more seats into your plane

The interior of the economy class of the new Airbus A350 XWB is pictured during a presentation in Hamburg, northern Germany on April 07, 2014. European aircraft manufacturing company Airbus presented the interior of its future A350 which – according to the company – will offer “more personal space, flexibility and comfort” than other aircrafts […]

Split Decision

Split Decision

She just couldn’t go back. It was the fear of returning, returning to the narrow, pale Dickensian chins, colorless competition with glazed blue eyes looking beyond and through her; the easing of their shapeless forms against cold leather chairs, pushing corporate words over, around and past her. The routine movements stretched and splattered, extending like […]

Umami Burger

Umami Burger

WHY For what is quite possibly the best burger in town. Sorry, Father’s Office. WHAT Adam Fleischman takes burgers very, very seriously. He grinds the beef from flap steak and short ribs, gets soft, shiny yet sturdy buns from a Portuguese bakery, and offers such toppings as grilled onions, parmesan cheese crisps and shiitake mushrooms. […]

Share Faire at Farnsworth

Share Faire at Farnsworth

It started as a few neighbors (3 miles above Pasadena, in the foothills) who had too much fruit all at one time. We set up a fruit stand and sold blackberries to passers by. We were amazed at the generosity of our neighbors, who liked to stay and chat, and even return with their own […]

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 2)

Digging Up Secrets in Lamanda Park (Part 2)

“The Lamanda Park of my time doesn’t exist any longer. The stage is still there, but the players and scenery long gone, so to speak.” – Jody Lorin, 78 Lamanda Park may not be a familiar name to many. Today it’s an ill-defined part of East Pasadena, bisected by Route 66 and hemmed in to […]

Koertge at Boston Court

Koertge at Boston Court

The drive is okay:  A.C. on high (it’s torrid in Los Angeles, with the usual muslin-yellow sky), radio up, some gratifying amiable/envious/admiring/lubricious glances. At the mall, she has to park at the top of a new structure, following a ramp so circuitous it’s like an inner ear. Is she going to emerge under the invisible […]

Mail Trucks Full of Food

Mail Trucks Full of Food

Clients may pick up a grocery cart full of food, sized for each family. Food is distributed six times a week. Homebound seniors and disabled clients receive food packages in eleven different cities. One hundred-fifty to 180 bag lunches that are substantial enough to last two days are distributed to the homeless or people who […]

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