| Mar 1, 2011
| 4:14 AM
Happy Paczki Day, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, or as it's known by the frugal, National Pancake Day 2011, aka IHOP Free Pancake Day. You won't be giving up bargain shopping for lent, will you? Just in case, here's a double helping of deals:
- That's right, ...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Glendale-based DineEquity Inc., the parent of the IHOP and Applebee’s restaurants, on Thursday reported a continued drop in the number of customers at both chains and warned that the rising price of food staples may make for a challenging 2011....
| Feb 24, 2011
| 6:37 PM
Are there any local businesses that do not have rock music blaring?
We hear it at Ralphs, Rite-Aid, Kmart, PetSmart, Payless Shoes, IHOP, Shakey's, Taco Bell, Pinkberry, Chase bank, Hometown Buffet and many other stores. Often we have to ask the...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Last Tuesday I reported that it was Fat Tuesday, Paczki Day and IHOP Free Pancake Day. Well, I was right about one of those things. I'm frankly kind of hurt that none of you emailed the Frugalista to let me know that I was one week early.
But to show...
| Mar 13, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series: TV Writing: A series of panel discussions featuring industry professionals will cover multiple aspects of writing for television. Panelists include Emily Cutler,...
| Apr 10, 2011
There may be no better time to escape the city for a sun-drenched jaunt to the desert than spring. Flowers are blooming, temperatures are moderate, and music and art beckon with two major festivals — the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 3:55 PM
In 1973, Joan Baehler had graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School and was working as a waitress when she entered "Lima Bean Blues" in the Chicago Tribune Magazine's first and only Fruit and Vegetable Poetry Contest. She won second prize -...
| May 24, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
What, like you’ve never made the same mistake twice? In Thailand for uptight Stu’s (Ed Helms) wedding to Lauren (Jamie Chung, who’s part Korean, not Thai), charismatic Phil (Bradley Cooper), insecure savant Alan...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Five years ago I was offered a chance to take on my dream job as the head football coach at Costa Mesa High School. I took over a program that had just come off back-to-back 1-9 seasons and had seen four coaches in as many years.
I once heard a radio...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 4:24 PM
It’s that time of year. The greatest non-holiday in this country’s history happens Sunday. The Big Game. The Super Bowl!
The game-of-games means that billions of dollars will be spent on office pools where often the most puritanical...
| Feb 3, 2011
In late 2008, Roy Choi and his buddy and partner Mark Manguera dreamed up the Kogi Korean BBQ truck and harnessed Twitter to send out a block-by-block account of the truck's whereabouts. Kogi's short-rib tacos and kimchi quesadillas went viral, the truck'...