Alvin Cailan’s breakfast concept just pulled back the curtain
Breakfast brand Eggslut’s third local expansion — this one into Glendale, across the street from the Americana — has been a long time coming. Among the first concepts to announce itself along redone Brand Boulevard, the restaurant has been far and away the last to come to life. In fact, just until the past couple of days, you couldn’t even see inside because of a tall construction barrier.
Now the facade has been peeled back, and word from folks inside is that Eggslut will start serving softly as of this coming Thursday. Staff is being trained up and some rounds of mock service are going down in the space right next to Shake Shack, so you know they’re close.
The Glendale expansion should help to continue to ease lines at the massively popular original stall at Grand Central Market. A previously opened outlet in Venice has done much the same, and the company’s far-flung expansion into the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas is a beast unto itself. If all goes well, expect to start chowing down on those delicious egg sandwiches by Thursday.
Finally, my dreams of owning a cheap biker bar can be a reality.
The Big Oaks Lodge hosted bikers, boxers, and ‘Beverly Hills 90210’
The Big Oaks Lodge is tucked nearly five miles into the Angeles National Forest, a bar-restaurant-retreat that’s served as an oasis for bikers, boxers, and the Hollywood elite for almost a century. Now Big Oaks looks to write a new chapter in its already varied history.
The Big Oaks Lodge has just hit the market, asking $449,000. The property’s 3,000 square feet of space includes a bar with a complete kitchen, a patio kitchen with grill and pizza oven, and three rental units on site. The buyer would also acquire the lodge’s Type 47 liquor license and catering license.
Built in the 1920s as a rest stop for traveling stagecoaches, Big Oaks Lodge was a favorite of famed gangster “Pretty Boy” Floyd, actor W.C Fields, and Hollywood’s original power couple, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks.
By the 1980s, things were a little rough and tumble at the Big Oaks Lodge. Afternoons were all about boxers and bikers, with motorcyclists guzzling brews at the bar, watching aspiring fighters train outside. No bouncers were needed, according to the bartender at the time, as he had a loaded shotgun and a German shepherd named Dukers to ward off trouble. Motorcycles would gradually disappear from the parking lot as the day waned, replaced with the cars of diners in search of classic American cooking.
For the next few decades, Big Oaks Lodge would continue to serve its biker and diner clientele, with the occasional film and TV shoot (Beverly Hills 90210, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) adding a bit of Hollywood.
In late October 2016, a six-month road closure squeezed the lodge’s business. Just one week in, owner Diana White told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, “The situation is dire.” It appears the dramatic decrease in traffic may have finally done it in.
But today brings good news for the Pillarhenge haters.
Eastsider LA reports that new housing is headed to the lot. Plans have been filed with the city to construct a 26-unit mixed use development on the site, with 24 market rate units and two units of very low income housing.
After a mixed use project planned for the site was abandoned in 2008, the remains of that development drew the ire of residents and inspired a Facebook group dedicated to removing the blight.
Hopes were lifted in early 2016 when the site found a buyer for $1.9 million, but no word emerged on the fate of Pillarhenge for the rest of the year.
Project renderings and a timeline for construction for newly proposed housing complex have not been made available yet, but for now it appears Pillarhenge is headed for the history books.
I really hate house flippers who install two shelves in the kitchen instead of upper cabinets.
Two bedrooms, a new kitchen, and a backyard
This Spanish-style bungalow in East Hollywood is returning to the market looking spiffier than it did one year ago, when it was last for sale.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom was scooped up for $440,004 last spring. The owner has reinvigorated the property by installing a new fence and landscaping, applying fresh coats of paint, and redoing the kitchen with new cabinets, marble counters, appliances, and turquoise vinyl floors.
But in the living room, dining room, and bedrooms, the original oak hardwood floors and built-ins are still intact, and they bring the charm.
Outside, there’s a verdant lawn and a new wood deck, plus a detached single car garage.
Built in 1920, the home, which measures 1,132 square feet, is now listed for $697,653.
I'll make noodles from scratch at my desk. good idea
Must an office desk lunch be sad? No; of course not. We’ve spent years debunking this fiction, traveling across the country showing companies far and near just how happy a desk lunch can be if done with love.
Someone's encroaching on our turf, though. She goes by “Little Ye,” and, as of January, she’s a sensation on YouTube, with her videos circulating across Chinese social network Weibo. She's amassed a truckload of followers: 45,000 and counting.
Her videos hew to a similar narrative pattern: They usually begin with shots of office drones droning away at computers, silent and heads-down, before Little Ye gets to work. She scrounges around the office for any supplies she can find and turn into makeshift cooking tools, from clothes irons to Pepsi cans; computer casings become pancake friers. She preps noodles atop bunsen burners, prepping literal feasts, and her coworkers go on with their days as if nothing’s going on.
Impressive, no? Really thought we had this Not Sad Desk Lunch thing down. Ugh. We’ve got to start upping our game!
Columns, chandeliers, and a 16th century staircase
Looking to make a real statement with your next real estate purchase? May we humbly submit this brightly-colored chateau in the Hollywood Hills for your consideration. Constructed in 1995, the 3,006-square-foot residence features neon blue shutters lining the exterior walls, and even less subdued design features on the interior.
Per the listing, the French Renaissance-inspired residence includes showy features like a 16th century marble staircase (apparently borrowed from an abbey in Spain), a 17th century fireplace, 19th century floors, and an 18th century Baccarat chandelier. There are also expansive murals, painted ceilings, and a different color scheme in nearly every room.
Other curiosities include stone columns, a wine cellar, a library (which appears to be outfitted with dummy books that disguise a pair of double doors), and a kitchen dumbwaiter.
The home is located just off Mulholland Drive northwest of the entrance to Runyon Canyon Park. Fortress-like enough to have been nicknamed “La Bastide” (French for either a country house or a walled town), the four-bedroom home makes the most of a relatively small 5,034-square-foot lot. The grounds also include a two-car garage, swimming pool, and pergola-shaded pool deck.
On and off the market for the past couple years, the house is now asking $5.25 million.
A price of $539,000 for 480 square feet is not a bargain by any reasonable measure. But finding a single family home at that price in Los Feliz is increasingly rare, even if the pad is tiny. And that’s what we have here at 1747 North New Hampshire Avenue.
At least the darling bungalow, built in 1921, requires no fixing up. It’s lathered in white paint and decked out in subway tiles, glossy countertops, and on-trend light fixtures. It holds one bedroom and one bathroom in an open floor plan that also fits a kitchen, small living room, and dining area with pitched ceilings.
There’s no back yard, but there is fenced-in font yard with gravel and concrete pavers and enough room for a sitting area.
What it lacks in space, it makes up for in location. It’s walking distance to shops, restaurants, and bars on Hillhurst and Vermont avenues, as well as to Griffith Park and Barnsdall Park.
Let’s all live vicariously through these perfect pups
With the warm and sunny weather, it feels like spring is already here. Thanks to a bunch of rain this winter, wildflowers are popping up everywhere from Griffith Park in Los Feliz to Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills, and hillsides are ridiculously verdant where once they were sad and brown.
If the sunshine, 70-degree temperatures, and colorful flora aren’t enough of a reason to get outside and into the city’s gorgeous parks, perhaps the final push can come from seeing happy dogs meeting friends, sniffing things, and panting heavily with the satisfaction that only a brisk hike can bring.
Whether off leash or on, in a designated area or not, adorable dogs always play a role in the backdrop of any city park. We’ve rounded up 18 of the best pictures of dogs across the area taking advantage of these public resources and of LA’s famously wonderful climate. Enjoy!
A puggle in Griffith Park, just east of the tennis courts by the Greek Theatre.
Try the grey stuff at Red Rose Taverne, it’s delicious
Beauty and the Beast season is upon us ahead of the upcoming live-action remake of the Disney classic. With it comes a new themed restaurant inside Disneyland Park in Anaheim called Red Rose Taverne, a takeover of Fantasyland’s Village Haus Restaurant inside the Magic Kingdom.
The enchanted pop-up runs indefinitely, yet the initial response was nothing short of insane, with multi-hour lines to enter when it opened this past weekend and such demand for plastic cups with red roses in them that they remain sold out.
Since the space is temporary, any princess-y decor is mostly intended to hide away any evidence of its past life as a Pinocchio-themed eatery, utilizing curtains to cover up set piece and stained glass artwork to pay homage to the fairy tale. There’s scattered imagery of Ms. Potts, Chip, Gaston, and Belle, but any mention of the forthcoming big-budget film — which is already deep into a month-long international promotional tour — is eerily missing, focusing instead on the animated imagery from the 1990s film.
Truly an under-the-radar homage
Lest you think this is a bombastic ploy to remind us to buy our movie tickets ASAP, it’s truly an under-the-radar homage. Save for the lengthy line, there’s no indication that something special is going on, let alone that it’s promotional.
Eater stopped in to try some of the more popular — and bizarre — items on Red Rose Taverne’s menu, where, magically, a poutine pizza and the world’s most lazily named dessert wound up being less weird than an anthropomorphized talking candlestick. Don’t just take the dishes’ word for it:
Slow-Cooked Beef Poutine, $10.99
Instead of blending together as a gravy-soaked hangover cure, this one falls somewhere between poutine and a kind of “x-treme” nachos. The waffle fries are straight from the freezer, but the tender, flavorful beef and its gravy are excellent, while the herbed cheese curds are a welcomed surprise, especially as a flavor you rarely taste at Disney parks. It was the worst thing we tasted, but still nowhere near bad. It’s just that a bucket of wet fries seems less like an $11 entree and more like something you’d make when you’re high.
Poutine Flatbread $9.49
It doesn’t look good, it shouldn’t taste good, and yet I could not stop eating it. Between the garlic aioli, herb oil, gravy, cheese curds, french fries and, well, pizza, this dish is more complicated than the reality of LeFou and Gaston’s relationship yet holds up better than Belle on her first day in the castle. The beef poutine was a better vehicle for the meat but this baby’s crowning achievement are the cheese curds, which, when fully melted and mixed with the aioli, come through as crazy-creamy as a tricked out white pizza. The ironic lowlight of this whole concoction? The twice-cooked fries, which are too tough to gnaw through easily. It’s as heavy as a theme park pizza can get, so consider taking a walk before potentially hurling among the stars in more ways than one on Space Mountain.
Beast’s Burger, $13.49
Gruyere is a weird choice because it’s more difficult to melt — and doesn’t here, due to a quick-service kitchen setup — but the mix of horseradish aioli, caramelized onions and those delicious little morsels of slow-cooked beef atop a ⅓ pound Angus patty is an aggressive choice that demands respect. The ciabatta bun is the only stinker, getting got so soggy that holding the concoction felt like a wet double-decker s’more, but unlike the godforsaken Star Wars-themed black bun burger of yesteryear, this one is so legit.
Even better? All of Red Rose Taverne’s sandwiches come with “pommes frites”, which are far from a French retitling of any crunchy little twigs. These are the much-adored parmesan and herb-coated fries that, until now, were only available at Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square, a letting you grab one of Disneyland’s best bites on the cheap and easy.
Enchanted Cauli-Flower Sandwich, $10.99
I’m not sure what about this is French — the tempura-battered haricot vert? — but there’s no way to eat this veggie sandwich without unhinging your jaw like a true American. Still, the curried cauliflower is such a smart and special touch for such a beef-slathered menu, and a bite of those fried green beans slathered in the spicy lime aioli is perfection, with a surprising amount of zing. We’ll bet no one would be itching to leave Beast’s castle if the object-inhabiting servants could cook up flavor profiles like this.
Grey Stuff Gateau, $5.49
This is what you came for, and damn, Lumiere was right: it’s freaking unbelievable. Avoid its shortbread base all together and dive into the white chocolate mousse-covered, raspberry-centered red velvet cake for a mix of the most decadent flavors you’ll find in Disneyland. Park food can often hit the sweet notes hard, but this dessert shows restraint in its flavors, elevating it beyond the sugar-sapped treats and dense chocolate cakes. Speaking of, there’s another cute rose-shaped dessert on the menu but don’t play yourself. You came all this way for the Beauty & The Beast experience, and you are ordering this dish. Who cares if it’s named after a color and a vague noun! It’s a must.
Well look what we have here: It’s one of Richard Neutra’s gravity-defying stilt houses newly arrived on the market. The influential modernist built a row of 20 such homes in 1966, near the end of his life.
Overlooking Beverly Glen Boulevard, the homes are suspended over a hillside in Sherman Oaks, supported mainly by a few long poles extending from the terrain below. The precarious-looking design was meant to incorporate the houses into the existing environment without extensively reshaping the landscape through excessive grading. So far, as the LA Times noted in 1998, the homes have survived at least two nearby earthquakes without incident.
This particular two-bedroom home features stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that provide panoramic views across the surrounding hills. A wide deck accessed from the living area and master bedroom also capitalizes on the stellar views.
Other features include updated bathrooms, built-in shelving and a walk-in closet in the second bedroom, and an open living room and dining area with hardwood floors and a large stone fireplace.
The 1,800-square-foot home is situated on a half-acre lot that includes a detached deck and front garden, as well as a two vehicle carport with a wooden gate. Asking price is $1.349 million.
Kind of bummed I won't be riding the Gold Line brought to you by The Whopper.
The Burger King Station is no longer an option
Metro is retreating from its plan to sell naming rights to its subway stations and bus stops, reports the Los Angeles Times. The policy, approved in December, was thrown out Thursday over concerns that refusing certain sponsorships could leave Metro open to lawsuits.
The transit agency had planned not to enter into deals with companies selling booze, electronic cigarettes, and weapons. It also wanted to exclude businesses with a history of unethical behavior, as well as political and religious organizations, says the Times.
There’s a legal precedent for public agencies excluding alcohol and tobacco companies from deals like these, because those products are considered a public health risk, Assistant County Counsel Charles Safer told the Metro Board of Directors in January.
But Safer also told the board that choosing not to be sponsored by a group “because you don’t like their politics, or that type of reason” could potentially conflict with the 14th Amendment. That amendment “requires that states guarantee equal protection of the laws to all people,” says the Times.
“As it turns out, we can’t really pick and choose,” County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl told the Times. Kuehl, who strongly opposed the plan, expressed concern that Metro wouldn’t be able to refuse sponsorship from a company with a history of discrimination or predatory business practices. “We couldn’t say no even based on the history of the corporation,” she said.
Beyond the potential for stations with unsavory names, the naming rights plan could potentially make it harder to navigate LA’s transit system. Talking to KPCC in December, Los Angeles City Councilmember and member of Metro’s Board of Directors Mike Bonin called the program “crazy,” and asked, “Is the Expo/Bundy stop gonna be the Burger King stop?”
Even though the plan has been halted for now, it’s not totally off the table. Metro spokeswoman Pauletta Tonilas told the Times she, “hasn’t ruled out pursuing the policy again in the future, although the board raised ‘valid concerns.’”
Tonilas’s department had proposed the naming rights plan as a way to help Metro raise funding in the long-term. Though LA County recently passed Measure M, a permanent half-cent sales tax increase that will generate funds for Metro projects, Tonilas told the Times that ad revenue is an important funding source because it is free from the spending restrictions that are imposed on sales tax revenue.
I'm going to go here even though a sticky rice ice cream sounds weird
Wanderlust Creamery is already a popular name in dessert circles
Here comes some more specialty ice cream for greater Los Angeles, with news that Valley option Wanderlust Creamery will head into Atwater Village this month.
The massively popular Tarzana shop is expanding into a space right on Glendale Boulevard, and has plans to be up and running by the end of the month. Owner Adrienne Borlongan, who holds a food science degree from Cal State Northridge and was formerly a head bartender under the SBE Hospitality group, is behind the project. The shop will not only feature signature flavors like a vegan sticky rice and mango option, but will also offer coffee and tea.
The new location should put further pressure on the Eastside to support so much quality ice cream, with other recent entrants including Magpies Softserve and McConnell’s in Los Feliz. Luckily Wanderlust has a large homegrown following, so the expansion into new digs should be a seamless one.
“A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?” 100% Karl
Karl Lagerfeld has decided to talk about money and insult Meryl Streep.
In an interview with fashion bible Women’s Wear Daily, the outspoken designer claimed that Streep backed out from wearing a customized Chanel dress to the Oscars this weekend because the luxury fashion house would not pay her to wear it.
In typical Lagerfeld fashion he lamented, “A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?”
Streep has since denied the designer’s claim, with her management issuing a statement to The Hollywood Reporter saying it is against her personal ethics to accept payment for wearing gowns to red carpet events.
The comment comes after the outspoken designer was candid with his thoughts on the actress.
Lagerfeld told the reporter a dress was to be created for Streep for the Oscars ceremony this weekend where Streep is up for the best actress gong for Florence Foster Jenkins.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, Chanel was commissioned to customize a grey silk gown for Streep from Lagerfeld’s latest couture collection.
Lagerfeld had started to sketch the dress when a phone came in from Streep’s people who reportedly said, “Don’t continue the dress. We found somebody who will pay us.”
Paying celebrities to wear their pieces, Lagerfeld noted, is against Chanel’s policy. They do, however, gift dresses with Lagerfeld noting “After we gift her a dress that’s 100,000 euros, we found later we had to pay [for her to wear it].
“We give them dresses, we make the dresses, but we don’t pay.”
This isn’t the case for other fashion houses. In 2015 Isabel Wilkinson, a senior editor at The Cut interviewed celebrity stylists including Brad Goreski, Jessica Paster and Brandon Maxwell on the not often spoken about financial arrangements between celebrities and fashion.
Stylists are the ones who help fashion brands get their clothes onto celebrities and it’s not small change. According to Paster, stylists receive between US$30,000 to $50,000 for these deals, and actresses can receive up to $250,000.
“The whole point of an actress having a stylist is so you can make more money, or more people want to hire you, or the brand that you’re wearing is making more money because it’s driving sales.
“It’s all wrapped up in money — it’s Hollywood — we’re not at church,” he said.
Can't wait to blow off of this during the Santa Ana winds.
Sky Deck Bar & Lounge will arrive by summer in the new InterContinental Hotel
As if you didn’t already know, there are big (like, really big) changes coming to Downtown’s already explosive restaurant scene, from out of town bigwigs to local folks expanding out. But none of the most anticipated new openings for the neighborhood plans to be as tall as the upcoming bar atop the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel.
To catch you up: InterContinental Hotel is landing atop the upcoming Wilshire Grand project in Downtown, making it the one of the highest hotel properties anywhere around. In fact, the building itself will be the tallest in the Western U.S. — no small feat consider the US Bank Tower and crown jewel restaurant 71Above nearby.
So what does that mean for the food and beverage programs on-site at the InterContinental? Much of the fine detail work is still be shaken out, but there’s already a big list of hits heading into the property, including a fine dining steakhouse that’s also 71 floors above the ground, plus a more casual three-square-meals eatery just a few elevator stops below.
But most exciting of all is the Sky Deck Bar & Lounge, an open-air outdoor skybar that rests on the 73rd floor of the massive building. Like, right near the tippy top of the whole property, making it by far the most elevated position for enjoying a cocktail anywhere in the city, and for many, many miles around. As you can see from the rendering above, there will be tall glass panels protecting guests from the wind, but otherwise this place is open to the stars and the evening sky.
Sky Deck Bar & Lounge is sure to become an almost instantaneous hit in Downtown, and make places like Perch overlooking Pershing Square feel downright tiny by comparison. Expect an opening sometime early this summer, with plenty of elevated cocktails to follow.
Another year, another Academy Awards, another Oscars party to plan for. Here at Serious Eats, that means it's also time for another pun-tastic Oscars party menu of dishes appropriate for the occasion.
Actors Laura Carmichael and Michelle Dockery, known to millions as feuding sisters Lady Edith Crawley and Lady Mary Crawley on the award-winning television series “Downton Abbey,” visited the Disneyland Resort during a recent trip to Los Angeles.
They were greeted by none other than Goofy, who showed up de rigueur to Sleeping Beauty Castle in his formal finest. This was the first Disneyland visit for both of them, and when I asked if they were here to celebrate something special, Michelle exclaimed, “Life!”
In addition to the sisters Crawley, this fun group also included actors Jessica de Gouw, Kelly Paterniti and another Downton alumnus, Michael Fox. Following our mild morning tomfoolery, they set out for their first attraction — Hyperspace Mountain!
sorry our wedding didn't have chair wings. we've failed as a married couple.
Lori and Josh had one of our best fantasy weddings ever with warriors meeting fairies in an epic love story arc. Yep, that happened. But one detail that kicked our collective asses was their chair cover alternative: CHAIR WINGS! Yep, they put little wings on the chairs and we fell in fairy love immediately.
Their chairs played host to their own lavish fairy wings and fur-trimmed cloak. Wings are pretty cheap at places like Amazon and come in tons of colors (even rainbow!). Then watch them fill the dance floor with fairies everywhere. Hell yes!
We’re No. 1! Unfortunately, we are No. 1 for time wasted in traffic. New numbers from the traffic data firm Inrix show that Angelenos spent an average of 104 hours in traffic during peak travel times in 2016. Thirteen percent of overall behind-the-wheel time was spent sitting in congestion, Inrix found.
Inrix surveyed more than 1,000 cities worldwide from Moscow to Bogota, so it’s fair to say that Los Angeles has the worst traffic of any big city on the planet.
Bob Pishue, senior economist at INRIX, notes that, “traffic truly is a double-edged sword.” While traffic is generally seen as a sign that the economy is doing well (i.e. more people are driving to work), traffic also lowers quality of life and endangers future economic growth.
Inrix estimates that traffic cost LA drivers $2,408 each in direct costs, such as the “value of fuel and time wasted,” as well as indirect c “business fees from company vehicles idling in traffic,” which are passed on to customers in the form of higher prices for products, says Inrix.
The top 10 most congested cities included New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Miami. New York came in third on the list, with drivers there spending an average of 89 hours in traffic.
The props frozen were visible, but not able to be wagered on, on the Bovada page included whether Trump will complete his full four-year term (which was at -130 yes, EVEN odds on no).
It’s incredible that a sportsbook could be so shaken by a President’s press conference that they would pull impeachment odds off the board, but that appears to be the case. My first reaction, along with many, was that they had some information or there was a significant wager placed that made them curious if there was a reason and thus they would pull it down. That still could be the case, but publicly at least, the reason is just a reaction to the Thursday press conference.
The odds were quickly changed, and at 1:30 p.m. ET they went back up with Trump going from a -130 favorite to complete his term prior to the press conference to a -130 favorite to NOT complete his four-year term afterwards.
That’s a significant odds shift to come after one press conference, but Trump looked bad enough to cause a massive line move, either through fear from the oddsmakers or a large wager coming in and pushing them to change the odds.
Possibly related: the burger king on my way to work was closed. Wasn't able to get a diet coke on my way to work.
An updating list of who is closed, who is donating, and more
Los Angeles is a municipality built on immigration, so it makes sense that this sanctuary city would be participating in the national Day Without Immigrants strike today. The idea is that businesses across the country will close, donate proceeds, or find some other way to protest the ongoing federal issues affecting unauthorized immigrants — an issue massively felt within the city’s restaurant scene.
Eater LA has compiled a list of restaurants scheduled to participate in the nationwide walk-out, which runs all day long, and we’ll be updating the list as other restaurants come forward about their plans. So far the list includes:
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Pok Pok LA, Chinatown: Donating part of weekend proceeds to ACLU
The Wallace, Culver City: 20% of today’s sales donated to ACLU
Rush Street, Culver City: Closed for lunch, limited dinner menu with reduced staff
AKASHA/AR Cucina, Culver City: Limited menu with reduced staff
Many other restaurants and chefs have reached out directly to Eater to offer their support of the cause, and will be privately allowing anyone within their organizations to take the day to protest publicly. That means that some, if not many, of your favorite restaurants around the city could be short-staffed today, so be sure to be extra kind.
One intriguing omission from this list of supporting restaurants is The Bazaar, a José Andrés restaurant, given the chef’s outspoken resistance to the current political climate surrounding immigration issues. Andrés is helping to lead the Day Without Immigrants charge in Washington D.C. and will be closing many of his restaurants there, though a call to the location on La Cienega confirms they will be open for business today.
Know a restaurant, bar, food truck, or other culinary option sitting out today in support of the Day Without Immigrants protest? Leave their names in the comments below, and if we can verify we’ll add them. You can also, as always, use our tipline too.
The following restaurants write in to say they will also be closed and/or limited today.
As an immigrant to this country, I fully support "A Day Without Immigrants," and would love to close today, but our restaurants face substantial penalties from landlords if we don't open, which ultimately would hurt those whom we wish to support. We also respect all who decide not to come in to work today and will not consider them a no-show.
So here is what we are planning. My very dearest friends, Yareli Arizmendi and Sergio Arau are the writers, producers and stars of "A Day without a Mexican" which we will be screening at Loteria Grill Hollywood at 6 and 8pm tonight.
Yareli and Sergio will be in the house tonight between the showings and, during the time of the screenings, a percentage of our sales will be set aside to be used as donations to support those organizations who fight for DACA.
Kitchen 24 (Hollywood and West Hollywood) — CLOSED
The Albright, Santa Monica — Portion of proceeds donated to ACLU
Kay N Daves Cantina (Brentwood, Culver City) — CLOSED
Ayara Thai / Ayara Luk — Donating 10% of proceeds to ACLU
Superba Food + Bread (Venice, El Segundo) — limited menu
A note from Border Grill:
Chef/Owners Mary Sue and Susan are committed to our immigrant and female communities as well as the Border Grill staff. They are keeping the restaurants open but will remain supportive of both efforts by donating 100% of the each day’s profits companywide to the ACLU (Feb 16th for Day Without Immigrants) and Planned Parenthood (March 8th for Women’s Strike).
After claiming to have watched Felix Baumgartner’s famous Red Bull Stratos jump from the edge of space, recording artist B.o.B is furiously tweeting everything science says about the Earth being round is a total lie. Why is he doing this? We have an idea.
Take everything you love about your favorite bottle of rosé — that lush, pale pink color; the crisp, refreshing finish; a fruity, just sweet-enough edge — and now imagine it packed into a gummy bear! That collision between the candy we munched on as kids (and probably still do now) and the "it" wine of the moment makes this surprisingly easy-to-make candy even more delightful. There's just something about biting into a gummy bear that tastes like your favorite bottle of wine.
With just a few steps and some chill time (which you could very easily pass with a glass of rosé) you can make these charming, lightly fruity, just a bit tangy rosé-flavored gummy bears.
My commute can't get any worse so let's just buy a house in the desert.
It’s looking for its first buyer in more than 45 years
On the market for the first time since 1971, this Indian Wells home looks as though it’s been all but frozen in time since right around then—a little wear and tear aside.
Constructed in 1962, the three-bedroom, three-bath residence was designed by prominent Palm Desert modernist William Cody. As the listing notes, the home is more or less Cody’s take on the modern ranch-style homes of his mentor Cliff May. In 1968, it made an appearance in Architectural Digest as the personal residence of designer Walter Dunivant.
Poshly furnished in those photos, the home is looking rather empty lately. But with elegant red tile flooring in the living room, a huge wood-burning fireplace, beamed and pitched ceilings, and walls of glass throughout, there’s plenty to like here. (There are also carpeted bathrooms. We’ll let you decide how you feel about.)
Behind the house is a large pool and deck, along with a good-sized patch of lawn. The 2,400-square-foot home is situated on a one-third-acre lot and offers outdoor access from nearly every room in the house. This includes the vintage seafoam kitchen, complete with electric stove and double ovens.