“Nearly half of Americans (47%) say they think of Fox News as “mostly conservative,” 14% say it is “mostly liberal,” and 24% say it is “neither in particular.”—
I’m going to have to assume that the 14% that think Fox News is liberal have either confused it for the Fox Television Network, are Nazis, or are deaf, dumb and blind like Helen Keller or The Who’s Tommy.
From today’s Tasting Table e-mail about the new Happy Hour at the Hollywood Umami Burger:
But the new Smashburger, served only at the bar for happy hour (daily from 3 to 7 p.m.), is the reason to go.
It’s a classic diner-style burger with an Umami twist. As at the Midwestern chain Steak ‘n Shake (and NYC’s Shake Shack), the cooks use a spatula to smash a freshly ground beef patty on the griddle so it’s thin and crisps on the edges.
The burger comes topped with pickles, charred onions and house-made American cheese, which melts into every crevice of the meat. No need for special sauce or condiments—flavorful juices permeate the soft bun down to the last bite.
The best part: The Smashburger is only $5. Paired with a $4 draft like Allagash White, it’s easily one of the best deals in town.
So wait, you’re telling me that the former site of the Berlin Wall gets a Dunkin’ Donuts but us folks in California are shit out of luck? If we tear down the mall at Hollywood and Highland can we get a Dunkin’ Donuts?
I’m adding this to the growing list of restaurants that I need to try.
"The noodle soup’s intense beefy broth with a touch of garlicky sweetness becomes more compelling the more of it you eat. A sort of distant cousin to Vietnamese pho, it holds rare beef slices, braised beef, tender meatballs and slender, slightly chewy pho-style rice noodles topped with a crisp herb-vegetable garnish.”
Willing to sacrifice neither the shot of the front nor the shot of the back, I have decided to embed both in a text post.
This is the front of the card. What’s a “slate”? It’s when actors say their names at the beginning of a taped audition. Usually (and I mean like 99% of the time), a slate goes “Hi, I’m [your name].” Very infrequently (1% of the time), one might say something like “Howdy, I’m [your name].” That’s literally all a slate is. Saying your NAME.
If you are unable to read this, allow me:
In just 12 easy weeks,
you can slate like a pro!
[Seems like a fake name] is the premier
slating coach in Los Angeles!
Let Lonnie guide you to
a more confident slate!
Uncover your perfect greeting
Learn the “Distracted Slate”
How to slate with accents
Learn why we have names [I bolded this.]
How to slate in a callback
Learn the “Hesitation Slate”
How to slate in adverse conditions
How to tail slate [saying your name, your GODDAMN NAME, just SAYING IT, at the end of an audition in addition to the beginning]
1. I wonder if Thurston Moore was bitter that he didn’t get to marry Lily and Rufus. He’s tall and lanky and looks way more like a priest than Kim Gordon.
2. Was that Pavement’s Mark Ibold on bass? When did he join?
3. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a group of people less impressed that Sonic Youth was playing in a loft for 15 people. Half the cast walked in front of them while playing and could barely turn their heads to even notice them.
4. Unrelated to Sonic Youth, Dorata won the award for best hat last night. Well done.