| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Los Feliz was buzzing Sunday afternoon as crowds of people lined up for hours to grab a cup of coffee from, uh, Dumb Starbucks.
The mock store, which quietly opened Friday, is nearly identical to a typical Starbucks location, with tumblers and CDs,...
| Dec 19, 2013
It's getting to be crunch time for holiday shopping, so you can expect massive crowds in our area malls and shop-heavy neighborhoods. Which doesn't concern me, frankly, but dining out after a day of retail madness does.
So I decided to pay a visit to...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:48 AM
For too long moviegoers have had little exposure to the short films nominated each year for an Oscar, certainly not in the weeks prior to the ceremony. The awards for shorts — defined as shorter than 40 minutes and divided into three categories:...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:01 PM
People like rich, tasty food — and sweet, smooth desserts.
That's a recipe the Cheesecake Factory Inc. has been following for more than three decades.
The company's roots can be traced to the home kitchen of Evelyn Overton, who ran a small baked...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Weekly mortgage applications, January federal budget
Local earnings: Acco Brands, Deere & Co., Hospira Inc., Mondelez International Inc., Morningstar Inc., Nanosphere Inc.
Other earnings: Applied Materials, CBS Corp., Cheesecake Factory, Dr....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:05 PM
It's nice to see that Laurel is getting a new movie theater. Long over due. Does Laurel really need another Outback and Panera Bread? If they really want to have restaurants how about the Cheesecake Factory or UNO.
Why another grocery store when there is...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Q: We love the carrot cake from J. Alexander's. Do you think you could get the recipe for me? I really would appreciate it. — Jerry Darlene Mitchell, Boynton Beach
A: This request came just after running another recipe from J. Alexander's...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Gregory Krikorian's Dec. 18 op-ed piece about Walmart supported occupying empty buildings and staffing them with low-paid, part-time employees to boost employment statistics. His and other letters imply that what is most important is for Burbank...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Healthy freebie: Veggie Grill restaurant chain aficionados who download and use the company's new Android and iPhone app will receive a free winter menu item if they install the app before Jan. 5. Look on the "Love" tab of the app for this special offer....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Colin's Seafood and Grill plans a grand opening today at 11:30 in Randallstown.
The restaurant in Randallstown Plaza at Liberty and Offutt roads, co-owned by restaurateurs Dante and Candes Daniels, opened last month offering sit-down dining for 146...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Several years ago, a cookbook editor friend called asking my advice on whether she should publish Jacques Pépin's autobiography. Pepin is one of my heroes in food, I told her, but I'd pass on the book — all chef biographies tend to follow the same...