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February 2010

The Desert

I watch reruns of the 1970s show Emergency!, which was set at a “Station 51.” Is there a Station 51, and was filming done there?

  Those honking sirens, those spinning red lights! I always loved the opening of Emergency! but usually lost interest by the first commercial break. Like many of Jack Webb’s shows (Dragnet, Adam-12),...

Stout

Appropriately decked out in a manly palette of wood, brick, and copper, Stout serves nothing but burgers and beer, plus a few fitting sides like onion rings (awesome) and fries (just...

The Great Big Desert Excursion

   What to See & Do Where to Eat & Drink Where to StayPoints of Interest

The Mercantile

The latest addition to George Abou-Daoud’s Hollywood empire (the Bowery, Delancey, the Mission Cantina) is his most ambitious effort yet. Under chef Kris Morningstar (Blue Velvet), this gourmet market...

The MPAA used to be in a building on Ventura Boulevard in Encino with really cool murals in front, but they’re gone now. Where did the mosaics go?

Like the Ark of the Covenant and the Tail 'o the Pup, those murals are being held at an undisclosed location, possibly to return in the future.  As part...

Thyme Café & Market

At this cheery Joan’s on Third-style café, tubs of beef bourguignonne are available for takeout. A deli case glistens with salads like the one with butternut squash, arugula, bacon,...

Troop du Jour

    When martial artist Steven Ho finishes enacting a stunt for a film job, he goes to Plush Home, the West Hollywood furniture showroom he owns with his wife. Lately...

Was the Formosa Cafe ever a real railroad car?

Quit looking for Lana Turner, put down your Singapore Sling, and mosey to the back room of this classic Old Hollywood hangout.  Along the west wall you'll see the...