Four years ago, my husband and I road-tripped to L.A. from Arizona for a long weekend planned around the 2014 edition of Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants. Our aim was to visit as many Gold-approved restaurants as we could squeeze into our budget (and stomachs).We started at Guisados in Boyle Heights, where we ordered one (or maybe two) of every taco. Next up, a nightcap of shrimp-stuffed tacos at the Mariscos Jalisco truck on Olympic Boulevard.The following morning, having overslept, we lined up for a late breakfast at Sqirl, where we covered our wobbly patio table with thick-sliced brioche toast plumped out with ricotta and jam and cups of “horchoffee.”For lunch, there was the #19 at Langer’s. For dinner, fried pig tail, minced chicken larb and cold bottles of Beer Lao at Night + Market in West Hollywood. Advertisement We snacked on fried shrimp and jerk chicken escabeche swaddled in flatbread at Bäco Mercat, and followed that with a splurgy dinner at … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Countdown to the 101 Best Restaurants in L.A.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have been busy trying to woo more big partners in the industry. Entrance to ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, where Netflix announced at the studio complex that it chose Albuquerque as a new production hub. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) Nick Maniatis, who ran the state’s film office before going to work for Netflix, spoke to a group of hundreds of business leaders and elected officials who were gathered Thursday in Albuquerque. He described it as a “golden era,” saying the amount of content that’s out there is amazing. “A year ago you could say all the major studios — take Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, Fox, all of them combined — would do about 300 or 400 projects a year. This year, we will do 1,000 … [Read more...] about Los Gatos-Based Netflix Leads Rush to Build Moviemaking Mecca in New Mexico
Citing a need for unity, Sen. Dianne Feinstein won’t seek the California Democratic Party endorsement she was unlikely to receive anyway in her re-election campaign. “I am respectfully asking you to vote no endorsement in the U.S. Senate race,” Feinstein said in a “Dear Friend” letter to the 350-plus party executive board members who will vote on the endorsements July 14 in Oakland. “Republicans would like nothing more than to see Democrats fighting each other ... at the exact time we need to come together and focus on the general election.” Republicans, however, could still have a chance to see that Democrat-versus-Democrat brawl, since Los Angeles state Sen. Kevin de León has no intention of backing away from his effort to grab the party endorsement he nearly claimed in February. “The senator has spent many years building a good relationship with members of the state Democratic Party, and he would be honored to have their … [Read more...] about Feinstein won’t seek California Democratic Party endorsement
The exterior of Rogers House, the oldest bed and breakfast in Lincoln, Neb., is seen in this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Justin Wan/Lincoln Journal Star via AP) (Justin Wan/Lincoln Journal Star via AP) less The exterior of Rogers House, the oldest bed and breakfast in Lincoln, Neb., is seen in this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Justin Wan/Lincoln Journal Star via AP) (Justin Wan/Lincoln Journal Star via ... more Photo: JUSTIN WAN, AP Photo: JUSTIN WAN, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 The exterior of Rogers House, the oldest bed and breakfast in Lincoln, Neb., is seen in this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Justin Wan/Lincoln Journal Star via AP) (Justin Wan/Lincoln Journal Star via AP) less The exterior of Rogers House, the oldest bed and breakfast … [Read more...] about Historic Lincoln mansion gets Hollywood makeover
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Visitors to Griffith Park can now use a free shuttle bus service on the weekends that will take them to a number of attractions, including the best hiking trails for viewing the Hollywood sign. The new service, called the Griffith Parkline, runs on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m. and makes 12 stops throughout Griffith Park, including the Los Angeles Zoo, The Griffith Observatory, Travel Town, Park Center, and the Hollywood Sign. Buses will run 15 to 20 minutes apart. The new green-and-white branded shuttle buses will include bike racks, ADA accessibility and seating for 25, and will connect to existing DASH and Metro Bus stops in and around the park. Parkline is the first transit system specific to Griffith Park. “At LADOT, we pride ourselves on connecting Angelenos with experiences,” said LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. “The new, free Parkline service will give residents and visitors alike the chance to explore each of … [Read more...] about Free Griffith Park ‘Parkline’ Shuttle Bus Service Begins, Will Drop Hikers By Hollywood Sign Trails