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Entries by Jay Weston from 08/2012

Remembering Tony Martin

| Posted 08.02.2012 | Los Angeles

I was privileged to know Tony Martin in the last few decades of his life. He died Friday night at his West L.A. home at the age of 98.

Clint Eastwood Is No Hero. At Least, Not To Me!

| Posted 08.06.2012 | Los Angeles

Instead of endorsing Romney, Mr. Eastwood, why don't you direct him on how to behave like a normal, caring human being. Roll cameras. Action. Cut.

Are You Kidding, Newsweek? Farmshop the Best L.A. Restaurant?

| Posted 08.10.2012 | Los Angeles

I eagerly opened my current issue of Newsweek and then threw the magazine in the trash with utter disgust after perusing the story.

The Best $500 Dinner of My Life... and Other Eating Adventures at the L.A. Food & Wine Festival

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Yes my friends, for a worthy charity I would spend $500 for a dinner of this superb quality. As a gent at my table said, "Where can you eat and drink food of this incredible quality and feel good doing so?"

Kirk Douglas Is Spartacus at Academy Screening!

| Posted 08.15.2012 | Los Angeles

Last night at the at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences they screened a new 70 mm print of Spartacus. Producer/Star Kirk Douglas, 95, was present with wife Anne, and engaged in a vigorous Q&A session.

800 Degrees Pizza in Westwood -- A Unique Concept!

| Posted 08.17.2012 | Los Angeles

For a quick, delicious and relatively inexpensive fast-food pizza option, Umami Burger's 35-year old honcho, Adam Fleishman, and Chef Anthony Carron have reinvented the whee ... only this time the wheel is edible!

Sparkle Is an Exciting Movie... Fun, Flawed and Moving!

| Posted 08.20.2012 | Los Angeles

As a picture of a pop music world only recently updated, Sparkle is a magnificent masterpiece that "has soul, sound, and sizzle."

Dudamel Conducts Domingo at Bowl in Iturbi Foundation Concert!

| Posted 08.21.2012 | Los Angeles

When Donelle Dadigan, co-founder and president of the José Iturbi Foundation, invited me to attend a Hollywood Bowl concert on Sunday, I readily accepted and had one of the most profound and thrilling musical evenings of my life!

NOBU MALIBU May Be Hottest, Most Exciting New Restaurant in Nation!

| Posted 08.27.2012 | Los Angeles

A huge spate of eager diners are trying to obtain a table at Nobu Malibu, the single hottest restaurant in the nation right now!

Lemons Are My Passion, and Our Trees Are in Peril!

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Los Angeles

When I first moved to California, I marveled at the fact that I had a lemon tree in my backyard. As a sometime chef, I consider lemons the prime secret ingredient making most dishes sing-and-zing with flavor.