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Manhunt Continues For Real-Life Hamburglar

February 13, 2012
Manhunt Continues For Real-Life Hamburglar

The bandit responsible for a series of fast food restaurant robberies in Los Angeles is still at large as police investigate the recent heists. Between December 9, 2011 and January 7, 2012, a rash of armed fast food thefts occurred in the areas of Highland Park, Lincoln Heights and Cypress Park involving a lone gunman threatening employees with a handgun. more › Continue reading here: Manhunt Continues For Real-Life Hamburglar

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Week in Reviews : Maximiliano’s Italian-American Cuisine Earns 1.5 Stars

February 1, 2012
Week in Reviews : Maximiliano’s Italian-American Cuisine Earns 1.5 Stars

Today Sher dishes out a fairly straightforward one and a half star review of Andre Guerrero’s Maximiliano , backhanded compliments and all. She finds the restaurant charming and dependable, but nothing to write home about: …his tribute to “kinda old school” Italian-American cooking seems perfectly pitched for the area. Set in a loft-like space on the corner of York Boulevard and Aldama Street, the newcomer brings some big-city zing to Highland Park without being over-the-top trendy… Maximiliano has a warm, friendly vibe and cheerful decor, not to mention an accessible menu (with prices to match) and a good little wine and beer list. The restaurant is just what it’s supposed to be: a good place to eat …And though his Italian food is updated with svelte contemporary touches, Maximiliano isn’t really the kind of place you’d drive across town to visit . SIV recommends ordering one of the restaurant’s thin crust pizzas, “not the most flavorful in town but good,” or one of the “hearty and familiar” pasta dishes. Despite the mixed review, she concludes that Maximiliano’s is “[s]oon to become a fixture on York Boulevard.” [ LAT ] The Goldster checks in to the Westfield Culver City Food Court to taste test Five Guys, Kyochon, 101 Noodle Express, Panda Express, Viet Gourmet Express, Sarku Japan . [LAW] The Elsewhere: Caroline on Crack drinks at Ray’s and Stark Bar , e*star LA talks Cooks County , kevinEats at Post & Beam , Midtown Lunch checks out the new Mid-City Jinya , Refined Palate hits Farmshop , and Sinosoul talks about burgers at Stout and The Churchill . Read the original post: Week in Reviews : Maximiliano’s Italian-American Cuisine Earns 1.5 Stars

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Eater Tracking: The Tasting Kitchen chef Case Lane…

January 12, 2012
Eater Tracking: The Tasting Kitchen chef Case Lane…

The Tasting Kitchen chef Case Lane has settled on a name for his anticipated downtown gastropub: The Parish . While he had originally planned to configure the former Angelique Cafe space into this next incarnation by New Year’s Eve, delays have pushed the launch to late March . [EaterWire] Continued here: Eater Tracking: The Tasting Kitchen chef Case Lane…

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Chef Shuffle: Jason Neroni, the chef responsible for…

January 12, 2012
Chef Shuffle: Jason Neroni, the chef responsible for…

Jason Neroni , the chef responsible for revitalizing Osteria La Buca with a fresh new spin post revamp and following Mama’s departure , has clocked out as of early January. Through the grapevine comes word that Neroni has signed on in a corporate chef role at Pitfire Pizza, though Neroni says this is not the case. [EaterWire] See the original post here: Chef Shuffle: Jason Neroni, the chef responsible for…

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Regis & Letterman: Man Kisses, Slut Talk & A Wrecked Vespa

November 19, 2011
Regis & Letterman: Man Kisses, Slut Talk & A Wrecked Vespa

Regis Philbin appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Thursday to discuss his television talk show career retirement. The final episode of “Live with Regis and Kelly” aired yesterday in front of a live audience filled with family members and famous faces. more › See the original post: Regis & Letterman: Man Kisses, Slut Talk & A Wrecked Vespa

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Alexandra Marvar: Miranda July on Her New Book, Her Dilatory Cooking Habit

November 17, 2011

Miranda July’s new book It Chooses You was published this week by McSweeney’s. Part narrative, part self-conscious ethnography, it tracks July’s exploration through the PennySaver “for sale” classifieds, which she used as a vehicle to meet people in their homes throughout Los Angeles and interview them about their lives. And the book itself, in fact, it began as a vehicle to flee the screenplay for her new feature film, The Future , in her most wicked throes of writer’s block. In fact, it was one of a slew of ways July used to procrastinate finishing The Future . The first bane of her productivity was a common one — the Internet. Desultory blog-trolling, compulsive information accumulation, self-Googling… And when she managed to wrench herself free of frivolous web surfing, she transferred that energy to the PennySaver, which she’d already had lying around to keep an eye out for estate sales. Gradually, July developed this tangential obsession. She spoke to the audience before reading from It Chooses You at Brooklyn’s BookCourt Tuesday night about the genesis of the project; “I would read through every single ad — through automotive, and just keep going… I think what struck me was that it was all real. Each one of these were real people they were really out there selling these things, and not only that, but [with innocent amazement] here were their phone numbers.” So began the interview process. “I started calling them. They expected my call, because they put the ad in — the initial conversation wasn’t hard. But the leap from “Yes the item is still for sale” to “Can I, when I come over to look at it, interview you about your hopes and dreams?” … That was a stumbling block. A lot of people said no, making the people who said yes feel very special, and that’s part of what “It Chooses You” means.” July met people under the auspices of an interest in their retro hairdryers and four-dollar Carebears, and got to know them. But it was more than just the charm of the objects or the quirkiness of the subjects that kept her involved. “This is just me — my grandiose sense of how I go about life — but I started thinking of this as kind of a vision quest or something, that I had to do this; in fact, it was important to not work on the script, and not to just fight it through and find the answer to my particular fictional problem, but to go out in the world and find the answer. Not just to that problem, but other problems I was having in my actual life. Questions about mortality, and time. So that was the scale I was operating on when I met with these people.” If It Chooses You was a means of creative resistance to completing The Future, it shook out to be a perfectly fruitful one, the film and the book now both conceptually entangled, complete, and completely awkward-lovely in classic July style. But July also practiced some less dedicated, less resilient forms of escape while trying to ignore her screenplay. Below are a quick four questions with her about another one of them — cooking. At the beginning of the book you speak about being so close to reaching the end of “The Future” you could see it, but you just couldn’t get there — and one of the means of further deterring you was throwing yourself into a domestic role. Which included cooking a lot. Did that wear off, or did it last through much of the process? Oh, it wore off. But, I think I actually became a better cook! But when you’re writing a book like this, you pull details out that are true but without the other details, they kind of become fiction. You know, my husband was shooting his movie before I shot mine, and so part of why I was cooking was to support him when he came home, which he then did for me when I was shooting. But, I was cooking before that too, out of thinking, “Well, if nothing else, I will have made a meal today.” Favorite thing to cook? I’m best at desserts. Probably just because I like to eat dessert a lot. But I head towards the healthy vein, like, I’m always doing lots of substitutions — cooking The Joy of Cooking but trying to use agave in their recipes, which, you know, doesn’t always work out. Ideal celebration meal? There was this berry thing that I made for literally every celebration. I’m not vegan but it was vegan — that was it’s main point. This vegan, berry, cake thing. Any time anyone had a birthday or anything, I’d make the berry thing, until people started saying “Oh! It’s the berry thing….” at which point I realized, oh, this has gotten sort of played out. Choice dish for a time of mournfulness? When I’m sad, I want to eat like a child. So, a bowl of cereal. A meal from childhood that was prepared for you often, or that you fondly recall? There was this thing called Yorkshire Pudding that my mom would make, that’s just sort of a buttery dough thing. We have some Welsh heritage, which I think she vaguely connected it to, but she’s from Denver… I’m sure it has more to do with Denver than Wales. After the reading, July enjoyed her third dessert of the day, which was pumpkin pie-like. Learn more about It Chooses You on the McSweeney’s website. The author appears again tonight at the grand opening of her custom-designed resale shop (selling items from the New York classifieds) at Partners & Spade , 40 Great Jones Street, New York City. Visit link: Alexandra Marvar: Miranda July on Her New Book, Her Dilatory Cooking Habit

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Listage : Taking The French Out of Fry at Short Order; ‘Gourmet’ Salt Not Healthier

November 17, 2011
Listage : Taking The French Out of Fry at Short Order; ‘Gourmet’ Salt Not Healthier

Short Order by day, Mid-City. [Photo: Darin Dines / Eater LA Flickr Pool ] · 10 Mountain Lodges with the Freshest Fare [The Daily Meal] · Short Order Puts on its Finishing Touches [LAT] · ‘Gourmet’ Salt is No Better For Your Health Than Table Variety [Guardian] · Thomas Keller Gets Profiled on CBS Sunday Morning’s Annual Food Episode [-EN-] · Best Fried Chicken in the U.S. [TDM] · Top Selling Beverages at Los Angeles Coffeehouses [Food GPS] · Junk Food Makeover: Cinnabons [BA] · Owners of New Highland Park Restaurant Remain Shy [The Eastsider] · Genki Grill is An Ideal Miracle Mile Lunch [ML] · Justin Bua Explores Link Between Hip-Hop and Veganism [Ecorazzi] Go here to read the rest: Listage : Taking The French Out of Fry at Short Order; ‘Gourmet’ Salt Not Healthier

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Listage : A Hangover Remedy; Price of Thanksgiving Din Up 13%

November 11, 2011

The Fuku mobile, Hollywood. [Photo: current events / Eater LA Flickr Pool ] · Should I Be Drinking This? Mercy, the Hangover Remedy [Esquire] · True Food Kitchen Hosts “Spontaneous Happiness” Event [Todrickallen] · Caffe Primo Gets New Neon Signs in Downtown LA [Brigham Yen] · Venison For Venetians at Chaya [Grub Street] · Designer Thom Browne Designs for Dewar’s Scotch Whisky [HLM] · KFC Is Putting Colonel Sanders’ Recipes on the Internet [Gawker] · Would You Consider High Fructose Corn Syrup Natural? The FDA Does [TA]

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LAFD Fire Captain Busted in Sting for Buying Heroin

November 11, 2011
LAFD Fire Captain Busted in Sting for Buying Heroin

A Los Angeles Fire Department fire captain was busted last week for buying heroin during a sting operation conducted by Los Angeles Police Department Narcotics officers. Captain Matthew Phillpsen, 52, was arrested at around noon on Wednesday, November 9 in the Highland Park area. more › Original post: LAFD Fire Captain Busted in Sting for Buying Heroin

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Hide Your Valuables! Gold-Snatchers Strike Northeast Neighborhoods

October 27, 2011
Hide Your Valuables! Gold-Snatchers Strike Northeast Neighborhoods

Crews of gold-snatching criminals are roving neighborhoods in northeast and yanking the gold chains right off their victims, according to The Eastsider . So far nine robberies have been reported in Eagle Rock, East Hollywood, Highland Park and Cypress Park. Police believe that there are three separate crews of criminals that are targeting victims wearing gold chains. more › See the original post here: Hide Your Valuables! Gold-Snatchers Strike Northeast Neighborhoods

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