| 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,...
| 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:...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Rather than take full advantage of the local cuisine during their visit to Chicago, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato opted for old reliable: The Cheesecake Factory.
The two friends had dinner Tuesday at the national chain’s Gold Coast location....
| 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...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 8:33 AM
Photo by Janeris Marte
Even in a tough economy, restaurant chains are banking on the belief that most people will continue to dine out, and Pembroke Pines seems to be a magnet for such chains. In August, the Cheesecake Factory opened in the Shops at...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 8:19 PM
COSTA MESA — Newport Harbor High School's culinary arts students will represent California at the nationals later this month after winning a state competition.
On April 7, Newport Harbor's culinary and management teams each took first-place...
| May 30, 2011
| 5:45 PM
Shoppers at The Mall in Columbia have no shortage of choices — with more than 200 stores and more than 1.3 million square feet of retail space to explore, they’re bound to find whatever they’re looking for.
Owned and managed by...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 6:17 AM
We know a lot about some of the big 2012 projects and almost nothing about others. But it's looking like 2012 could be the year of the comeback.
After a long absence, the founder of the Baltimore's first brew pub is returning to the restaurant business,...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:30 PM
Spirits were bright at the Laguna Beach Seniors Inc. luncheon despite dull, gray skies outside.
The 19th annual luncheon was held Monday at Tivoli Terrace. There were few empty seats, despite the inclement weather, and the atmosphere was festive —...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Whether I am talking to the toll-taker on the 73 toll road, eating at the Cheesecake Factory, working out at 24 Hour Fitness or standing in the lobby of the Regal Theatres, each person approaches me with anxiety and a frown and says "Oh, it's you, will...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 6:54 PM
Glendale-based IHOP on Monday announced its largest international expansion ever, unveiling plans to open 40 restaurants over the next five years in nine Middle Eastern countries.
DineEquity Inc., the Glendale-based corporate parent of IHOP and...