| Jan 15, 2010
Punk rocker in Memphis
Jay Reatard, 29, a punk rocker known for performing shows and releasing singles at a breakneck pace, was found dead in his bed early Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn.
Memphis police are investigating his death.
| Jan 19, 2010
Glen W. Bell Jr., the innovator and entrepreneur who tapped an unsated hunger for Mexican fare as Americans discovered fast food, creating Taco Tia, El Taco and in 1962 his signature Taco Bell, has died. He was 86.
Bell, who'd had Parkinson's disease...
| May 27, 2009
These are recommended sources for blueberries and closely related wild fruits. Unless otherwise specified, they sell fresh southern highbush blueberries. Seasons depend on nature and may change.
* Biotta Swiss organic wild bilberry juice, wine-like and...
| Jul 8, 2009
Ramen California's soups are startling, peculiar creations crowded with a garden's worth of unconventional ingredients. Bobbing in a bowl might be florets of purple cauliflower, earthy chunks of celery root or broth-staining bits of beet. The restaurant's...
| Jul 8, 2009
24231 Crenshaw Blvd., Unit C, Torrance; (310) 530-2749.
Small plates, $3.25 to $7.50; 15-ounce ramen, $3.75 to $5.95; 20-ounce ramen, $6.75 to $8.95; 40-ounce ramen, $11 to $13.20.
| Oct 9, 2009
Small, russet brown, and dotted with pockmarks, the Ashmead's Kernel apples grown organically by Windrose Farm in Paso Robles definitely won't win any beauty prizes. They do, however, have the most intense, complex flavor of any fruit in the world, strong...
| Oct 18, 2008
ALAN SMART and Michael Uhlenkott are resourceful when it comes to period furnishing and decorating. Here are some of their Southern California favorites:
SPANISH REVIVAL AND VINTAGE
Don & Dee's Old California Store: 1528 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura;...
| Aug 15, 2007
Can openers, along with toasters and bicycle pumps, are perhaps some of the finest achievements of the mechanical age. Armed with a trusty opener, you can transform a pantry filled with canned goods into an endless array of dinners. Without one, you're...
| Apr 23, 2008
BEAULIEU VINEYARD, Inglenook, Chateau Montelena, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Heitz Wine Cellars: The online auction catalog reads like a who's who of Napa Valley pioneers, vintners who made the first world-class wines in California. The list includes...
| Feb 25, 2009
On the trail of kumquats
Recommended sources for kumquats and kumquat hybrids. For times and locations, see our farmers market list.
Beck Grove / La Vigne Organics (Helene and Robert Beck), Fallbrook. Organic and biodynamic Nagami kumquats, kumquat...
| Apr 23, 2008
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Three online wine auction houses offer substantial lists of older California wines: winebid.com, ackerwines.com and brentwoodwine.com. At 5 p.m. PDT on the second Sunday of every month, Acker closes out its monthly auction, coinciding with the Sunday...
| Jul 14, 2007
The rumbling of engines starts in the late afternoon.
Gleaming hot rods, vintage Corvettes and pristinely preserved Cadillacs converge at a busy street corner in Torrance and file into a parking lot. Overhead, speakers belt out Roy Orbison's "Pretty...