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All wines -- from a charming list that spans an Edna Valley Albarino to Napa Cabernet, with an Erbaluce di Caluso and Becky Wasserman et Fils Pinot Noir in between -- are served both by the glass and bottle. Beers include Port Brewing Co.'s Wipeout IPA and West Coast Brewing's Le Merle Saison (beers are served in 4-, 12- and 16-ounce pours).
Chef-owner Bryant Ng, a former Mozza chef de cuisine, is settling into the kitchen, which features a wood-burning hearth for grilling satay and vegetables and otah (mackerel, spices and coconut milk formed into a paste then steamed and grilled in banana leaf). Laksa (spicy noodle soup) and kon loh mee (egg noodles with ground pork, shrimp and char siu roast pork) are among the noodle and rice dishes.
"Snacks" include sambal fried potatoes, headcheese with housemade pickles, and spicy chicken livers with toast. Ralph Waxman, also a Mozza veteran, might stop by your table to suggest the Leitz Rheingau Riesling with the curry fried chicken wings.
Desserts are palm sugar soft serve ice cream and kaffir lime custard. Why not get both?
114 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles; (213) 620-1840; www.thespicetable.com
This post written by Betty Hallock (from an LA Times article)
CUSTOMTONE by Fracture & Neptune feat. Martin Fieber
ASTROPHONICA in collaboration with UTILE present the video for Customtone by Fracture & Neptune, featuring Martin Fieber.
Created to celebrate the launch of the album 'Retrospect - a Decade of Fracture & Neptune', UTILE (Emilski and Nick Duggins) take us on a psychedelic journey into the Astrophonica universe.
Customtone features the lap steel talent of Martin Fieber and will be available as part of a limited edition 12" sampler for the the album. The sleeve art for this release will be hand printed and individually numbered by Emilski and willl be available at the end of May 2011
Find out more about the album here - astrophonica.com/retrospect-lp-a-decade-of-fracture-neptune/
design and animation by Emilski & Nick Duggins for UTILE
We’re starting up production on our summer issue, and I’m on the hunt for amazing outdoor inspiration—events, locations, artwork, you name it. When I saw this xylophone project posted over at The Fox is Black, my jaw dropped. The video was made by the Japanese firm Invisible Designs Lab for DOCOMO to promote the Touch Wood SH-08C, a limited-edition phone with a solid wood body. The phone is cool, but the video? It’s incredible; a truly inspiring vision of what can be accomplished when creative minds work collectively to put a project into motion.
Set in a quiet forest, a long man-made structure gently slopes over the landscape, propped up by logs and containing hundreds of precisely placed wooden bars. I won’t say more and spoil the video for you, but I’ll just say I’ve never seen such a stirring rendition of a Bach Cantata, especially performed by a wooden ball. Enjoy!
Pssst … Do you have any amazing outdoor inspirations—a favorite hideaway, summer destination, or outdoor activity? Please let us know. We’d love to hear about them!
Founded - March 2011
Location - 132 N. Orange Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036
About - HELPING JAPAN THROUGH CERAMICS : 100% Volunteers. 100% Hand-Made Ceramics. 100% Proceeds to Japan.
Company Overview - BUY A JAPANESE TEA BOWL FOR $20 and support the people of Japan. LA ceramic artists, and others around the country, are busy making Japanese tea bowls for our upcoming fundraiser.
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, May 6 at Peter Shire's Studio from 5pm - 10pm - Opening Night Party.
100% Volunteers. 100% Hand-made Ceramics. 100% Proceeds to Japan.
Description - Our friends Chi + Mari, and their friends in Japan, have found the three prefectures most affected by the earthquake + tsunami. We will wire the money raised in the fundraiser directly to these accounts:
BUY A TEA BOWL:
=> For just $20 each, own an original, hand-made Japanese tea bowl... each one made to support our friends in Japan. Sale dates to be announced when locations are finalized.
MAKE A TEA BOWL:
=> We are asking each ceramic artist to make and donate at least 10 Japanese tea bowls per requirements.
• Quantity: 10 units or more
• Material: food-safe clay + glazes
• Hand-made Process: wheel thrown or hand-pinched
• Due Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011
Mission - Deadline to complete the pieces, mail or drop off the donated items is Sunday, May 1, 2011.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
Mari Nakamura Johnson's House
132 N. Orange Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
2856 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Peter Shire's Studio
1850 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Products - Hand-made Japanese Tea Bowls.
Email - Phi: email@example.com; Sylvie: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mari: email@example.com
Phone - Phi (310) 686-1795 + Sylvie (213) 448 9109 + Mari (323) 807 7989
More information here.
Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief.
Sorrow itself has been elevated.
Disciplined queues for water and groceries.
Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
The incredible architects, for instance.
Buildings swayed but didn't fall.
People bought only what they needed for the present,
so everybody could get something.
No looting in shops.
No honking and no overtaking on the roads.
Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors.
How will they ever be repaid?
Restaurants cut prices.
An unguarded ATM is left alone.
The strong cared for the weak.
The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do.
And they did just that.
They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins.
No silly reporters.
Only calm reportage.
When the power went off in a store,
people put things back on the shelves and left quietly
I don't know the author of this post ... it was sent to me as an e-mail .... if this doesn't move you, I don't know what will. Please spread the word!