| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:56 PM
"Doughnuts!" Homer Simpson once mused in awe. "Is there anything they can't do?"
Well, apparently they can't get me to work myself into a froth aboot Burger King's effort to acquire Canada's beloved Tim Hortons coffee-and-doughnuts chain and relocate...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:35 AM
In so many ways, George Stuart noted, 1964 was a monumental year.
The Beatles delivered the British invasion to America. President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act. Locally, an entertainment giant named Walt Disney made the decision...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:34 PM
When Angelina Jolie arrived at Oscar rehearsals Thursday morning, she had some wisdom to share with a group of film students clustered backstage at the Dolby Theatre. The actress and director spoke to the students not of the demands of a Hollywood career,...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:35 AM
National Doughnut Day is celebrating its 75th anniversary, so consider this your permission slip to eat a doughnut, guilt-free. (At least that's what we're telling ourselves.)
National Doughnut Day is the first Friday in June, begun in 1938 as a way...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Father's Day is just around the corner (it's Sunday for those who haven't checked their calendars). So here's a list of Father's Day barbecues and brunches for celebrating with dad.
Go "Hog Wild" for dad: On Father’s Day, Bouchon Bistro Beverly...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
On a hot July afternoon, Martin Riese sits in a suit at one of the patio tables at Ray's and Stark with eight bottles of water and 16 glasses in front of him. He laughs as museum goers pause in front of his table to smirk or make a comment about the odd...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Some things are sacred. Like fair food.
Cheesy bacon bombs, Krispy Kreme sloppy Joes and deep-fried pineapple are just a few of the belly-busting items on the menu as summer fair season hits full swing: The Orange County Fair opens Friday in Costa...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Burger King is to begin selling a $1 "French Fry Burger" next week, as in French fries piled on top of a hamburger patty.
For all of you out there -- and you know who you are -- who already pile French fries on top of your burger, sorry. You cannot...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Croissant-doughnut hybrids, test tube lab burgers, Krispy Kreme sandwiches and now, the Ramen Burger. What's the food world coming to with all of these Frankenstein creations? We're not exactly sure, but at least it keeps things interesting.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:57 PM
McDonald's has launched a website devoted to financial advice and tips for its employees called Practical Money Skills for Life, and in the process possibly signaled the fast-food giant isn't paying employees a decent wage.
The site is intended to make...