| Jun 25, 2014
In a galaxy far, far away in the Midwest, one known as Chicago, a grand institution will be built… George Lucas has […]...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Behind the counter at Starbucks, Niko Walker wants to be seen as "just a guy." A guy who craves In-N-Out Burger and burns it off with P90X. A guy who looks like Jeremy Renner. A guy who dreams of making films.
On YouTube, he bares his chest to show...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 10:27 AM
When it rains, it pours. The dining gods, in their infinite wisdom, broke open the clouds these last six months to deluge Chicago with a number of burger-centric restaurants. I notice three trends with this go-round of openings: 1) The price point for...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Screams rang out Saturday night across the Los Angeles Sports Arena as Taiwanese band Mayday brought its brand of Asian stadium rock to an all-Chinese audience for a show celebrating its 15th anniversary.
"We don't usually do anything on our...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"I developed a phobia of Los Angeles," says David Grand.
That could have been a problem for the 45-year-old author, whose novel "Mount Terminus" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 384 pp., $26) is set in early 20th century L.A. But it was the book —...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Cylinders hum, dashboards glow. Hubcaps glitter like necklaces.
The limos are gassed and the chauffeurs, GPS apps glowing from hand-helds, are plotting routes for Sunday's Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The drivers are the captains of...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Worth the trip: Fried shrimp at Phil's Last Stand
2258 W. Chicago Ave. 773-245-3287
I once ate about 15 pounds of fried shrimp in a single day. It was, as most of my digestive system-threatening binges are, an occupational hazard. I was in search of...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:28 PM
John Markulis, an owner of Puritan Bakery in Carson, which has supplied breads and buns for more than 2,000 restaurants in California, including In-N-Out, Fatburger and Original Tommy's, died Sunday at 83 in a hospital in Torrance, the Orange County...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Valentine's Day (Feb. 14, in case you didn't know) is next Friday, so if you and your sweetie are still thinking about dining out, here's a list of V-Day specials and prix-fixe menus from restaurants throughout Los Angeles. Reservations are probably going...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Anyone who watched Beyonce and Jay-Z's performance of "Drunk in Love" during the Grammy Awards could feel the love between the two music powerhouses. And now Brucie, a Brooklyn restaurant, is attempting to recreate that lovin' feeling with an entire...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I knew I met the right gal when, early on in our courtship, she said her idea of a perfect date night is going out for cheeseburgers. That's what we do now. No candlelit tables or sports jacket required, just a reliable burger and the pleasure of each...