Previously "La Buca" was run by my friend Fillipo and his "Mama", who made all the pasta from scratch. Now, Fillipo and Mama have since left and opened a restaurant down the street from La Buca called Osteria Mama. The new "Mama" seems to be quite popular, but I'm waiting until their liquor license goes through to try the place.
Friday, April 30, 2010
The Celentano is by far my favorite pizza from Osteria La Buca in Hollywood on Melrose. I've also had two great celeb citings there, Don Johnson and Danny Devito (so you know it's good). This amazing creation features pancetta (Italian bacon), blue cheese, mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano and yes, a sunny side up egg in the middle. There is no sauce on the pizza, so the egg yolk, once broken, serves that purpose.
Sublime with Rome at the Palladium on 4/20 was sublime. For those of you that don't know Sublime with Rome is the two original members (bassist and drummer) with Rome Ramirez as the lead singer. Legally they have to be called "Sublime with Rome". The show was smokin' ;) and Rome sounded very much like Bradley Knowles (R.I.P). Check out this clip of "40oz to Freedom" and other song video clips on youtube.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
For the record, I love a chowder, a chutney, a fritter, a custard and yes, a pot pie. So when we were at one of my favorite local eateries, The Larchmont Grill, recently, I had to try their's. When I saw that I could have it with lobster, I clawed at the opportunity. The waiter served it at the table "Larchmont Grill Style", which is flipped over, inside out with the flaky pie crust on the bottom. It was so good that I said to Leisure Girl, "Pinch me! I must be dreaming."
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Bowling Brunch went down this morning at Pinz in Studio City, CA. The 2 game session was followed by some nosh at Jerry's Deli next door. Leisure Girl, my long time friend PB and his girlfriend were there to join in the fun and food. Nice rolling, PB. Nice rolling, everyone.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I was lucky enough to attend the US premier of The Square, directed by an Australian colleague of mine, Nash Edgerton and written by his brother Joel. The movie has been out a while, touring the festivals (SXSW, etc), but now it's been released in the states. The film is a dark comedy thriller shot in the land of OZ, featuring an All-stralian cast, including the writer. It's definitely worth checking out on DVD if this indie does not make it to your local theater. NEWS FLASH: LA friends it looks like there will be a limited screening at the Landmark NuArt Theatre, this Friday April 9th.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Had a great leisurely weekend that kicked off with a 10 hole 4 person scramble-style Glowball tournament at Scholl Canyon in Glendale. They give each team 1 glowball per player (really it's a ball that flashes red when you hit it). Our team "Tron Shack", named for the glow of "Tron" and the comedy of "Caddy Shack", turned in a score of Even and tied for 5th place, just barely missing the cut for a prize for 4th place or better. The full moon and the Los Angeles skyline made a dramatic backdrop for a fun filled night. See you at the next one.