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first_imgBooksJ. Ryan Stradal Gets Fired Up About His New Book, Kitchens Of the Great MidwestBy Marielle Wakim – July 30, 2015633ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIt took L.A.-based author J. Ryan Stradal 364 days to write his debut novel, Kitchens of the Great Midwest (“Without kids or a job, it’s pretty easy to write eight hours a day,” he says with a chuckle). It’s taken far less time, however, for critics to sit up and take note. Released on July 28 by Pamela Dorman Books, Midwest has already drawn comparisons to Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge (which, need we remind you, won a Pulitzer and is now an HBO miniseries). Stradal took some time to chat with us about Mexican food, the Midwest versus the West Coast, and strongwilled characters before heading out on a cross-country book tour.Considering how quickly you wrote this book, it seems like a story you were itching to tell.It had been turning over in my head a long time, since 2010 or 2011. I’ve been saving money for years—I had been working in TV—to take a year off and write a book. I finally did that in 2013.  But I had some false starts. Three of the first four chapters I wrote didn’t make the book. I go in with a plan, but I’m totally open to changing the plan. If the characters start demanding to be treated a certain way, or if I find them making decisions that force their hand, I go with it. If we’re on our way to Six Flags and they need to stop and use the bathroom, we’re going to do that.I think it’s so interesting when fiction writers say that. As the author, aren’t you the one making the calls?I guess, but once I create a character in my mind, they’re going to do what they’re going to do, you know? They feel like friends and acquaintances, and writing is hanging out with them. I don’t feel like I’m so much telling them what to do as much as transcribing what they do [laughs]. Once I’ve concocted them, they’ve got a mind of their own. And I throw situations at them, like “Oh, your favorite thing is your bicycle? How about I take your bicycle! What do you think of that?”The book is set in Minnesota. Was it hard to lock into the Midwest mindset while living on the West Coast?Yeah, it was. I found myself going back a lot to get a feel for the place. There were times when I would look out the window and go, “This isn’t so different from Minnesota!” Then as soon as I get off the plane in Minneapolis I’m like, “Oh no, it’s totally different than Minnesota.” The air is different, the landscape is different, the plants are different. I had to strip-mine my memory for sure, but I certainly had to replenish the story with fresh memories. My trips back were strategically planned: I went back to go to the state fair at one point. I also went to the St. Paul Farmer’s Market at the same time of the year that Lars goes in chapter one to see which heirloom tomatoes were in season at that time. I suppose I could’ve figured it out, but I really wanted to see and taste them for myself, see who was there, how big the place is, what kinds of people are selling heirlooms, what their attitudes are. It told me a lot and helped guide my decisions in that chapter.But overall, in some ways it’s easier to write about a place you’re not presently in. I guess I’m the sort of person that often needs some distance to have some perspective. I’ve lived in L.A. for seventeen years now, so that’s plenty of distance [laughs].A lot of the story centers around this pop-up supper club concept, which L.A. is no stranger to. Was that inspired by L.A.?That was, actually, inspired by L.A. It’s possible supper clubs exist in Minnesota and I don’t know about it. They’re probably as secretive there as they are here. I certainly know people who do regular monthly dinner parties, the kind in chapter five—that’s pretty typical everywhere. But in terms of the pop-up dinner, that’s more something I’ve seen out here. I left Minnesota in ‘94, and the concept was not on anyone’s radar back then. If it was, it was so secret I didn’t know about it [laughs].There are real-life Stradal family recipes peppered throughout the novel’s pages. Are there any recipes you’ve picked up since living in L.A. that you wish could have made it into the book?To me this book felt so inspired by my childhood and teenage years that recipes I’ve brought into my life since being in Los Angeles didn’t really have a place in this realm. But there are a lot of things in Los Angeles that I wish I could’ve been exposed to growing up. Perhaps it’s better now, but it’s clear I had no idea what Mexican food was growing up in Minnesota [laughs]. What we had in regards to Mexican food in the ’80s and ’90s was like the airplane version of Mexican food. The school cafeteria version. A faint gustatory reminder of the real thing. But here, oh wow. I think L.A. has the best Korean food I’ve ever had, the best Mexican food I’ve ever had, some of the best Japanese food I’ve ever had, and some of the best Thai food I’ve ever had. And often inexpensively, too—some of the best restaurants that I’ve eaten at in L.A. are in strip malls [laughs]. I think I would’ve incorporated some of that because it’s so distinct in Los Angeles. It may not have had a place in a book specifically set in the culinary world of the Midwest, but certainly my food appreciation has evolved greatly out here.I know you’re very involved in Los Angeles’ literary scene. Who are three new writers you would recommend right now?Oh, wow, there are so many. The first would be Cate Dicharry. She’s a fellow debut novelist who wrote a book called The Fine Art of Fucking Up. Also Amelia Gray— Gutshot is great. Catie Disabato’s debut novel The Ghost Network is really cool. And there are two books I’ve picked up which are next on my stack, The Starside of Birdhill by Naomi Jackson and All That Followed by Gabriel Urza. TAGSJ. Ryan StradalKitchens of the Great MidwestPrevious articleMy LA to Z: Ice TNext article18 of Your Favorite Classic L.A. Places That Are About to DisappearMarielle Wakim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe 10 Commandments of Writing About L.A.Cozy Up with Some of Our Favorite Books of 20158 Books You Need to Read This Julylast_img read more

first_imgL.A. On ScreenTVHere’s Where to Find All of the L.A. Locations You Saw in GLOWWomen’s wrestling + 1980s Los Angeles = magicBy Lindsay Blake – June 26, 20173395ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItLos Angeles was a pretty spectacular place in the 1980s, and we’re not just saying that because we dedicated an entire issue to the decade. For those who missed out—or who want an excuse to re-live the era of oversized blazers and Duran Duran—Netflix’s new show GLOW might be your best bet. The original comedy series is a fictionalized account of the production of G.L.O.W.: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a cult-classic cable show about female wrestlers that aired from 1986 to 1989. Though the real-life series was shot in Las Vegas, Netflix’s version takes place in L.A. Here are 17 local spots to watch out for. (Note: Mild spoilers ahead.) Hollywood Offices6464 Sunset Blvd, HollywoodPhotograph courtesy NetflixIn the pilot episode, struggling actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) accosts a casting director in a restroom of the Hollywood Offices building in Hollywood. The 11-story modernist structure, designed in 1968 by architect Abraham Shapiro, is known for its ties to the music industry (it was once home to both Motown Record Corp. and Columbia Artists Management Inc.) and its sweeping views of the city.City Ballet of Los Angeles1532 West 11th Street, Pico-UnionPhotograph courtesy NetflixAfter her disastrous audition, Ruth heads to an aerobics class with her BFF Debbie (Betty Gilpin) at City Ballet of Los Angeles. Founded by Robyn Gardenhire in 2000, the Pico-Union-area dance school provides affordable movement training to underprivileged children. While aerobics classes aren’t actually offered in real life, ballet, modern dance, pointe, and yoga courses are part of the curriculum. (Glee fans: Don’t miss Heather Morris’s brief appearance in the background of the scene.)El Big Taco7427 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van NuysPhotograph courtesy NetflixLater on, a down-on-her-luck Ruth is robbed of both her taco and her purse by three pre-teen punks (aka the “Los Angeles Death Squad”) while in the parking lot of the now defunct El Big Taco in Van Nuys. Per Yelp reviews, the cash-only Mexican eatery served decent fare during its tenure, but was shuttered in February and is currently vacant.Samuel French Theatre and Film Bookshop7623 Sunset Boulevard, HollywoodPhotograph courtesy NetflixRuth attends a disappointing scene study class in the back room of L.A.’s preeminent theatre bookstore, Samuel French. Best known for publishing plays, the company opened its first Los Angeles book shop in downtown in 1929. It relocated to its current home, a charming Spanish-style building on Sunset Boulevard, in 1947.San Fernando Masonic Lodge1112 North Maclay Avenue, San FernandoPhotograph courtesy NetflixRuth, Debbie and their 12 GLOW castmates are indoctrinated into the world of female wrestling at Chavo’s Boxing Gym. The fictional facility was actually a mashup of of two locales; Exterior scenes were lensed on the rear side of the San Fernando Masonic Lodge, while interiors were shot at a studio-built set. Fun fact: Google Street View captured imagery of GLOW production trucks stationed in front of the building during filming.Cadillac Jack’s Café9457 San Fernando Road, Sun ValleyIn GLOW’s second episode, “Slouch. Submit.”, Ruth and fellow wrestlers Melrose (Jackie Tohn), Carmen Wade (Britney Young) and Rhonda Richardson (Kate Nash) grab a mid-rehearsal lunch at the walk-up window of Cadillac Jack’s. The café was originally established in 1949 on the then-bustling San Fernando Road in Sun Valley. When installation of the 5 freeway curtailed traffic, the diner saw a major decline in patronage and eventually shuttered in 1989. The eatery was left intact, though, frozen-in-time in its 1949 state. Today it’s used regularly in movie shoots. The interior of Cadillac Jack’s was featured in several GLOW episodes including “Debbie Does Something,” “This Is One of Those Moments,” and “The Liberal Chokehold.” The site has also appeared in Grease 2, The O.C., MacGyver, The Rockford Files, Vanderpump Rules, Mandy Moore’s “Candy” music video, Dance Moms, and in the 2016 Netflix series Flaked. (You can read an in-depth history of the restaurant here.)Circles On the Point Mansion29377 Cliffside Drive, MalibuPhotograph courtesy NetflixThe uber-modern pad belonging to producer Sebastian ‘Bash’ Howard (Chris Lowell), where the girls party in “The Wrath of Kuntar,” is known as “Circles on the Point” in real life. The sprawling 5,805-square-foot stunner also appeared in the 1994 film Color of Night. It’s situated overlooking Point Dume in Malibu and features a pool, a hot tub, landscaped gardens, a fire pit, a gourmet kitchen, an arcade, a game room, a four-car garage, and plenty of circle motifs throughout. (House robot and butler are not included.)The Pink Motel9457 San Fernando Road, Sun ValleyPhotograph by Erica Parise/NetflixIn the ’80s, the G.L.O.W. cast was put up at the Riviera hotel in Las Vegas during the production of their variety show. In the Netflix version, the wrestlers are sent to the Valley to bunk at the Dusty Spur. Filming actually occurred at the Pink Motel, which sits adjacent to Cadillac Jack’s in Sun Valley. Much of the series’ action takes place at the one-story lodging, which boasts seven rooms and a fish-shaped pool. Though the hotel is typically a bright pink color (hence the name), it was painted in more earthy tones.Universal Patio Furniture11055 Ventura Boulevard, Studio CityPhotograph courtesy NetflixUniversal Patio Furniture in Studio City masks as Patio Town, the local outdoor furniture shop where Bash and director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron) secure a sponsor for GLOW in the episode titled “Debbie Does Something.”Fosters Freeze2760 Fletcher Drive, Atwater VillagePhotograph courtesy NetflixAfter successfully landing the Patio Land sponsorship, Sam takes Ruth and Rhonda for celebratory hamburgers at the Atwater Village outpost of Fosters Freeze. The same site had a brief onscreen stint in Pulp Fiction; it’s in front of this eatery that Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) hits Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) with his car.American Legion Post 3087338 Canby Avenue, ResedaPhotograph courtesy NetflixIn “Debbie Does Something,” Carmen, Melrose and Debbie sneak out of the Dusty Spur in order to take Debbie to see her first wrestling match. Filming of the scene took place at American Legion Post 308 in Reseda, a military veterans’ facility that was originally established in 1928. The venue regularly hosts wrestling events in real life, too, for the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla organization.Regency Event Venue401 West Colorado Street, GlendalePhotograph courtesy NetflixHoping to learn more about Russian culture in order to improve her role as Zoya the Destroyer, Ruth accompanies Dusty Spur motel manager Gregory (Ravil Isyanov) to a party for his teenage cousin’s bris in “This Is One of Those Moments.” The celebration scene was filmed at the incredibly ornate Regency Event Venue in Glendale. The ballroom underwent a change in ownership post-filming and today looks much less opulent than it did onscreen in GLOW, thanks to a paint job that covered the space’s spectacular gold detailing.Pico-Union Victorian house1234 Fedora Street, Pico-UnionPhotograph courtesy NetflixDetermined to master the ins and outs of wrestling, Ruth and Debbie head to Carmen’s house, a fabulous 1890 Victorian in Pico-Union, for some backyard lessons from Carmen’s brothers in “Live Studio Audience.”The Mayan1038 South Hill Street, Downtown Los AngelesPhotograph by Erica Parise/NetflixIn “Maybe It’s All the Disco,” Ruth and Sam scout The Mayan, one of downtown L.A.’s most unique and elaborate theaters, as a possible location to shoot GLOW. The Pre-Columbian Revival-style property was designed by the Morgan, Walls & Clements architecture firm for oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny. The site’s rich interior, which boasts intricate detailing, cast-concrete ornamentation, a chandelier modeled after an Aztec calendar, and a gilded curtain, more closely resembles a mystical movie set than an events venue. (As Ruth says, “The place looked great in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”) The Mayan stopped operating as a theater in 1989 and today is utilized as a nightclub and popular filming location, appearing in such productions as Playing by Heart, The Bodyguard, A Night at the Roxbury, The Replacement Killers and Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. The fantasy wrestling sequence from GLOW’s pilot episode was also shot there.Moonlight Rollerway5110 San Fernando Road, GlendalePhotograph courtesy NetflixThough Sheila the She Wolf (Gayle Rankin) doesn’t “trust shoes that move,” the women decide to throw Sheila a birthday party at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale in “Maybe It’s All the Disco.” The rink was originally built as an airplane parts production plant in 1940. Transformed into a roller-skating venue in 1956, the place is still going strong today and retains its original maple wood flooring. Moonlight Rollerway’s retro aura has long appealed to location scouts who have used the place in such productions as Cold Case, Parenthood, The Goldbergs, Glee, Van Wilder, and Jessica Simpson’s “A Public Affair” music video.The Bundy House1365 South Oakland Avenue, PasadenaPhotograph courtesy NetflixHoping to raise the $9,000 needed to finish production on GLOW, the women head to a charity event at the home of Bash’s mother, Birdie Howard (Elizabeth Perkins), and pretend to be recovering addicts speaking on behalf of W.A.D.—Wrestlers Against Drugs. Fans of retro TV should recognize Birdie’s massive residence thanks to its weekly appearance as the Governor’s Mansion on the popular 1979 sitcom Benson. In real life, the Classical Revival-style property is known as the “Bundy House,” named in honor of its original owner, Harlow E. Bundy. Both the interior and exterior of the palatial 10-bedroom, 10-bath, 15,878-square-foot, 1914 manse were utilized in GLOW. The pad has also popped up onscreen in such productions as Scandal, Columbo, Monster-in-Law, Mad Men, and True Blood.Hollywood Palladium6215 Sunset Boulevard, HollywoodPhotograph courtesy NetflixThanks to Birdie, Sam and Bash finally secure a location to shoot GLOW—the Howard Family Ballroom at the fictional The Hayworth hotel—and the taping goes off without a hitch in the series finale. Filming of the episode took place at the Hollywood Palladium, the iconic Streamline Moderne venue built by former L.A. Times publisher Norman Chandler in 1940. Designed by Gordon Kaufmann, the site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, underwent a yearlong renovation in 2008 and still retains much of its original Art Deco detailing. Though only the interior of the former dance hall was featured in GLOW, the exterior did make an appearance as the movie theater where Sheila and Melrose convince patrons to forgo seeing Back to the Future in order to attend the taping of their show. GLOW is hardly the first production to feature the Hollywood Palladium. The venue also popped up in Day of the Locust, The Blues Brothers, Million Dollar Baby, Almost Famous, Galaxy Quest, and Feud. TAGSGlowNetflixPrevious articleL.A. Loves Its Soccer, and We’re Finally Getting The Stadium to MatchNext articleSkyscraper Yoga Offers Breathtaking Views of L.A. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORAfter Its Surprise Cancelation from Netflix, ‘Tuca & Bertie’ Gets a Second LifeNetflix Reveals Remodel Plans for the Egyptian TheaterActress Vanessa Kirby Didn’t Settle for the Costume-Drama Routelast_img read more

first_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. What is it? Tags drug developmentfinancepharmaceuticalsSTAT+ [email protected] Pharmalot Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. @Pharmalot Takeda R&D chief says the Shire deal will accelerate plans by three to five years About the Author Reprintscenter_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. By Ed Silverman May 8, 2018 Reprints What’s included? Ed Silverman After months of pursuit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals (TKPYY) finally won over Shire (SHPG) with a $62 billion offer, a move that will create the world’s eighth-largest drug maker with combined sales worth $30 billion. And for Takeda chief executive Christophe Weber, the deal will cap his quest to expand the Japanese drug maker into more profitable markets, notably the U.S.Once completed — the target date is the first half of 2019 — the combined company will become a leader in therapies for a variety of maladies. But Takeda is borrowing cash to pay for the deal, worrying shareholders about its debt load, especially after borrowing money to buy Ariad Pharmaceuticals last year for $5 billion. Dr. Andrew Plump, Takeda chief medical and scientific officer Takeda GET STARTED Log In | Learn More last_img read more

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first_img Related news IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “The appetite for change and growth in the foreign investment market is stronger than ever and we seized the opportunity to really challenge the status quo,” said Mahima Poddar, senior vice-president of personal banking at Equitable Bank, in a release.In April, Equitable Bank started offering a high-interest savings account in U.S. dollars. Desjardins to close four ETFs IG Wealth amends product shelf CC&L launch quant funds for European market blue curtain of a classical theater Viktor Thaut/123RF Keywords GICs — Guaranteed investment certificates,  Product Toronto-based Equitable Bank is now offering guaranteed investment certificates (GICs) in U.S. dollars.The interest rates on the products range from 0.20% for a 30-day cashable option to 1.30% for the 10-year term, and the GICs are sold exclusively through investment advisors. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_img2021 Parliament sitting schedule Michael Ferguson,Leader of the HouseThe Government has today released the 2021 sitting schedule for the 49th Parliament.The sitting schedule is in line with previous years, with the House of Assembly sitting for 15 weeks, and the Legislative Council for 13 weeks (not including estimates committees).Parliament will reconvene on Tuesday, March 2, and the 2021-22 State Budget will be handed down on Thursday, August 26.The sitting schedule can be found here: https://bit.ly/ParliamentarySitting2021 /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Assembly, AusPol, Australia, council, Ferguson, Government, house, Leader of the House, parliament, TAS, Tasmanialast_img read more

first_imgJustice Lawson to talk lawyer wellbeing at Center for Professionalism lunch-and-learn Feb 24, 2021 Top Stories Justice Alan LawsonThe Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism are launching a three-part series of online CLE programs on “The Well-Balanced Lawyer.”The “lunch-and-learn” Zoom sessions begin February 25 at noon with a presentation by Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson, moderated by administrative law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk. Lawson has spoken extensively in CLEs and other venues about work/life balance.Register online.“We hope to offer members of the Bar some tools that they can use, especially during COVID, to cope with the stress of practicing law and to find balance and engage in a healthy lifestyle, so they’ll be better lawyers,” said Van Wyk, chair of SCOP’s Mental Health and Wellness Workgroup. The workgroup, among other duties, was charged this year with coming up with the CLE series.“Lawyer wellbeing is a crisis of the profession,” she added. “We hope to shed some light on that issue.”The inspiration for the CLE series, Van Wyk said, came from a South Carolina Law Review article, Lawyer Wellbeing as a Crisis of the Profession.The second session will be Wednesday, March 3, at noon on Preventing the Other Pandemic: Lawyer Suicide Awareness and Tools for Prevention. That program will be moderated by Charise Morgan-Joseph and feature Jane Marks, LMFT, and Bar Board of Governors member Wayne LaRue Smith.“Suicide rates in general are up during a time of isolation. It’s hard to talk about these things, but it’s important that we talk about them,” Van Wyk said.The final seminar will be March 10 at 1:30 p.m. on Three Giant Steps Inside to Health, Happiness & Success in the Law. It will be moderated by Daliah Weiss and feature Florida State University law Professor Lawrence Krieger and Theresa Revell Krieger, a certified personal trainer, massage therapist, and health coach.last_img read more

first_imgHomeFeaturedLocal chef cooks up original diner at former IHOP location Apr. 27, 2017 at 7:10 amFeaturedNewsLocal chef cooks up original diner at former IHOP locationeditor4 years agoBar Pintxodaily pressfeaturefeature storyIHOPJoe MillerKiwanis clubRudy and HudsonSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica foodsmdpRudy and Hudson – IHOP Santa Monica  If you close your eyes, it sounds like nothing has changed.Overhead, a classic crooner sings through a nearby speaker, her melodious voice overshadowed by the clanking of engine red coffee mugs and knives scraping ceramic plates. Occasionally, the gentle murmur of about a dozen conversations is punctuated by shouting from the kitchen:“I need two eggs over easy NOW!”The shouting is not coming from you typical short order cook. A former Michelin star chef, Joe Miller, is now running the former IHOP kitchen at the corner of 20th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. A day before his new diner “Rudy and Hudson” opened to the public, Miller was busy getting his new cooks in line.“Our inspiration as a little bit of IHOP,” said Miller’s business partner Lawrence Rudolph, who brings seventeen years of restaurant experience from PitFire Artisan Pizza and other restaurants to the new endeavor. “We wanted to honor the people who have been passionate about IHOP and satisfy them.”Once you open your eyes, you can clearly see Rudolph’s influence throughout the restaurant, which serves locally sourced booze, Verve Coffee and farmers market produce and meats. On the back wall, Instagram-famous artist Donald Robertson has spray-painted multicolored lips that give the diner a modern edge.“We have to straddle two paths: to honor IHOP but to also do what we want.”That combination has produced a menu where you can still order three buttermilk pancakes for $9.50 or venture out of the ordinary. From fried rice bowls with shiitake mushrooms to Dutch Baby Cakes with kale, bacon and cheddar, Miller is putting his own spin on familiar diner classics.“The main force behind the idea is that we wanted to give people in Santa Monica, and Los Angeles of course, really good, simple food,” Miller said, who recently shuttered the doors at his other Santa Monica restaurant, Bar Pintxo, in February. The move came almost exactly a year after his iconic Michelin-star restaurant, Joe’s, closed its doors on Abbot Kinney.“They weren’t as user friendly as, say, a diner,” Miller said in a phone interview earlier this week. Miller says his new restaurant is filling a need in Santa Monica for a good, authentic, accessible, local diner.“There are a couple of good ones in town but not great and we’re going to be great,” Miller said.Before the “Rudy and Hudson” sign had even been installed above the door, booths managed to fill themselves Wednesday morning during the soft opening. Hotel guests at the adjoining Best Western wandered inside looking for a quick plate of eggs and a warm cup of coffee. An easy walk from UCLA Medical Plaza, a rehabilitation center and an auto body shop, a casual restaurant feels like a good fit. Rudolph says he’s keen on preparing food for the masses.“I think the most idyllic concept for feeding everybody is also the most American of concepts which is the coffee shop and the diner. It’s the American version of a bistro or a brasserie.”When the space was an IHOP, the corporate chain served as a backdrop for monthly meetings for several local groups, including the Lions Club and the Kiwanis Club. Lions Club President Susan DeRemer says she would love to bring her group back to the location. Rudolph, who spent three months eating at the IHOP while he developed new plans for the space believes its fans will be pleased with the new restaurant.He hopes his family will be pleased as well. Above the glass door entrance, the names of the business duo’s grandfathers will be up in lights.The back of the menu explains, “Rudy & Hudson is named for our grandfathers, two straight forward, uncomplicated men who dreamed big.”[email protected] :Bar Pintxodaily pressfeaturefeature storyIHOPJoe MillerKiwanis clubRudy and HudsonSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica foodsmdpshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentBBB gets vandalizedWhen you can’t go outYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson22 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter22 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor22 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press22 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press22 hours agolast_img read more

first_img Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress… Read more Previous ArticleUK to look at €5B German auction in setting licence feeNext ArticleMobile app gaming companies poised for record H2 – Strategy Analytics Blog Blog: Why Dish could break new ground for public cloud and open RAN Related Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 JUL 2015 Tags center_img T-Mobile US today unveiled its latest ‘Uncarrier Amped’ initiative, offering calling, texting and 4G data services within Mexico and Canada at no extra charge. The new offering came as the operator released preliminary Q2 results that show it’s likely to have grabbed the number 3 spot from fierce rival Sprint.Starting 15 July, the Mobile Without Borders initiative builds on its first ‘uncarrier’ initiative (Simple Choice) and claims to be the first and only wireless plan to span an entire continent.Naturally, CEO John Legere used the launch to take more digs at its competitors.“After spending billions buying up Mexican telecoms, AT&T’s CEO is promising ‘the first seamless network covering Mexico and the US,’ something ‘unique’ that ‘nobody else will be able to do for the consumer.’ So much for that. They won’t be the first. And they won’t offer Canada for free,” commented Legere. “We’ve done this the Uncarrier way − reaching across borders, partnering with leading providers offering the best LTE networks, creating a simple solution right now − then not charging a penny more for it.”In a statement, T-Mobile claimed the move eliminates “a major pain point for US wireless customers.” It reckons over one-third of all international calls (35 per cent) and over half of all international travel (55 per cent) from the US is to Mexico or Canada. “Cross a border with AT&T or Verizon, and they jack up the price for data 120x or more!” added the statement.In a vlog (see below), Legere added: “AT&T and Verizon are projected to make nearly $10 billion in global roaming charges this year at margins north of 90 per cent. This is one of the wireless industry’s dirtiest little secrets.”The operator says “everyone’s eligible, including Simple Choice postpaid and prepaid customers.” Starting next Wednesday, new Simple Choice customer will automatically get Mexico and Canada included in their plan at no extra charge. Current Simple Choice customers can opt-in online, by phone, or in-store by switching to the latest plans for free. Business customers can add coverage and calling across North America to their Simple Choice plan at no extra cost for the first 10 lines and $1 a month for each line beyond that.”The move builds on an earlier Uncarrier initiative that saw it offer free texting to “virtuallyanywhere” in the world and free 2G roaming data in more than 120 countries anddestinations worldwide. It also charged a global flat rate of $0.20 per minute for voice calls when roaming in those same countries.Meanwhile T-Mobile said earlier today it added 2.1 million customers in its most recent quarter (ended June 30), up 41 per cent year-over-year, marking the 9th consecutive quarter it has added more than 1 million customers. In fact, more than 1 million of the 2.1 million total were branded postpaid additions, the highest-spending form of customer.Its total customer base now stands at 58.9 million across postpaid, prepaid and wholesale. This is a figure that could push it ahead of Sprint to become the US’ third-largest operator. We will know for sure when both operators announce official results later this month. T-Mobile US hails nationwide home internet service Home T-Mobile offers ‘free’ roaming in Mexico and Canada; may have grabbed No.3 operator spot T-Mobile US readies 5G FWA business move John LegereMobile Without BordersSprintT-MobileuncarrierUncarrierAmped Justin Springham last_img read more