Now, being that it’s got a hot and happening reputation, if you find yourself at A-Frame, this is one of the places where you really should engage in a conversation with your Waitstaff. I think a lot of the menu items jump out at you, new takes on old favorites that you should dive right into. But take the time to venture past your comfort zone, that way you won’t miss things like the Pan-Roasted Asparagus and the Warm Cornbread and Chicken Salad.
Let’s say you want to see some Celebrities and you don’t want to do the Star Tours, or want to buy a Map of the Stars Homes. Maybe you were left off the Oscar Party invite list (aren’t we all?), or worse…just can’t get past the velvet rope of your favorite Sunset Strip nightspot. Well, you could always buy their book.
With Mike and Anne’s, you may be thinking “neighborhood joint” because of the name, but it really doesn’t sound like a restaurant or bar; it sounds like someone’s house. You’re going over to Mike and Anne’s place to have dinner. You’re going over to Mike and Anne’s place to have a drink. I’ll be over at Mike and Anne’s place watch the game.
You will recognize a lot of the basics. You will recognize the Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Fries. You will recognize the Fried Chicken (they brand it as Chickenjoy…and it even come in buckets!). You will ever recognize the small $1 Snackers.
It’s a small museum, but you’ll have to spend some time here. You’ll want to spend some time here. Some reading will be involved during your visit, not just looking. But do so, and you will learn something.
Three-term City Councilman Eric Garcetti’s relentless campaigning paid off early Wednesday as he decisively won a hard-fought race to become Los Angeles’ next mayor, scoring well with voters across the sprawling city and even challenging rival Wendy Greuel on her home turf in the San Fernando Valley.
Garcetti took 54% of the vote compared with 46% for Greuel in preliminary results, ending speculation that the race was so tight that a winner might not be known for weeks. Some mail-in ballots must still be counted, but they are not expected to significantly change the results.
“We have sent a message tonight and that message is that L.A. is ready to put the recession in the rear-view mirror and to become the city of opportunity that I grew up in once again,” Garcetti said early Wednesday in thanking his supporters.
Turnout was about 19%, a bit higher than the initial numbers in the March primary election, but still among the lowest on record. About 345,000 ballots were cast in city races.
The election also ended the one-term political career of City Atty. Carmen Trutanich, who was soundly beaten by former Assemblyman Mike Feuer, and swept Ron Galperin, a little-known Century City lawyer, to victory as the city’s next controller.
Marvin Gapultos shares some of his favorite Filipino dishes from his new cookbook The Adobo Road, and Roy Choi discusses his unabashed love of SPAM. Los Angeles magazine dine editor Lesley Barger Suter offers tips on sushi etiquette and where to find some of the best sushi in LA. Jonathan Gold enjoys a deconstructed eggplant parmesan at Riva Bella, and Jason Neroni talks about his new wave pasta techniques at Superba Snack Bar. Plus, LA Times writer Jessica Gelt takes a new social media ride sharing app for a spin during peak drinking hours. At the market, Laura Avery talks to Matt Strom about the apricots at Frog Hollow Farm and Amelia Saltsman is inspired by a 1911 recipe from the LA Times for a savory cherry salad.
In celebration of Latino Heritage month, the Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition of works from 20th-century Latin American artists. Spanning a 50-year period from 1931 to 1985, the featured artworks demonstrate how artists broke new ground, leaving behind or drastically altering artistic conventions to explore diverse forms of modernism.
Norton Simon, you’re not trying to compete with LACMA, are you?
If you, please continue...after all, more art for us.
Apparently, the dance tells the story of the Devadasis, translated as Servants of Gods in Sanskrit, which are figures in Hinduism. Basically (and I’m getting this from Wikipedia), the Devadasis are girls who are married to Hindu Deities and have to…well…dance in their temples for the rest of her life.
Doesn’t sound like much of a good deal on the face of it, but apparently the girls enjoyed a pretty high Social status as a result.