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January 12, 2020 0

GET THE BIBS

first_imgBy Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER Over 25,000 lobster meals are expected to be served this weekend at the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, held at Ports O’ Call Village in San Pedro. The three-day annual event will feature games, music, pirates and, of course, plenty of seafood. The most popular meal is the 11/4-pound steamed lobster for $17. The LobsterDog Pet Parade, today at noon, is also a popular festival tradition. Featuring dozens of dogs dressed like sea creatures, the parade raises money for Peninsula Dog Parks, Inc., the nonprofit organization that worked to establish the off-leash dog park on top of Knoll Hill. If you’re not too lobstered-out after this weekend’s festivities, make your own feast at home with these recipes from some the best local restaurants: BROILED LOBSTER TAIL By Chefs Alvin Sanchez and Michael Evangelista; House of Prime Rib & Lobster at Simon’s Waterfront Banquet Center 1050 Nagoya Way in Ports O’ Call 310-514-3878 INGREDIENTS 8 ounce lobster tail 1/4 cup clarified butter 1/8 teaspoon seasoning salt DIRECTIONS 1. Cut the top shell of lobster tail with kitchen shears from the front to near the tip of the tail. 2. Loosen lobster meat by pulling up from the tail end and lay over spread-out tail shell. 3. Sprinkle with seasoning salt and brush with clarified butter. 4. Place in the broiler on sheet pan, continually basting with butter. 5. Broil for 7 to 8 minutes until lobster has turned a light golden brown on the outside and is moist and tender on the inside. Serve with confetti rice pilaf and fresh vegetables or choose your own favorite side dish. Simon’s Administrative Manager Cynthia J Roth Minor said the lobster tail is often ordered in a “duet platter” with eight ounces each of lobster and prime rib. BOILED LOBSTER By Chef Mario Lino; San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant 1190 Nagoya Way in Ports O’ Call 310-832-4251 INGREDIENTS Whole lobster Butter Garlic Parsley Flour Lemon juice DIRECTIONS 1. Place lobster in boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes, or until nice and red. 2. Split lobster down the center of its spine and rinse thoroughly 3. For a delicious scampi sauce, place butter, fresh garlic, fresh parsley, a pinch of flour and a couple of drops of lemon juice in a pan. Cook over a medium to low flame until sauce lightly thickens. 4. Pour sauce over lobster and enjoy. At the restaurant, the lobster is topped with garlic or Mario’s Special Seasoning, and served with cauliflower, watermelon and carrots on the side. Lino has been at the Fish Market since about 1980. He said this lobster dish and the shrimp fajitas are popular with diners. LOBSTER PASTA By owner Joe Canetti; Canetti’s Seafood Grotto 309 E. 22nd Street 310-831-4036 INGREDIENTS Frozen lobster pieces Pasta Olive oil Garlic Parsley Chicken broth or white wine Butter DIRECTIONS 1. Saute frozen lobster pieces in a mix of olive oil, garlic, lots of parsley and a little chicken broth (or white wine) 2. Add a dash of butter as it’s sauteing 3. Add the pasta to the pan long enough to let flavors soak in The pasta is served with soup and salad. The whole dish takes about 10 minutes to make. “You don’t have to be a chef,” Canetti said. “It’s something I learned to make when my mother ran the restaurant.” He took over the eatery in 1958. LOBSTER BISQUE By Manager Manny Gutierrez; Puesta del Sol, formerly Baja Cabana 1622 S. Gaffey Street 310-833-9765 INGREDIENTS One chopped clove of garlic Butter Onions Tomato sauce Black pepper Lobster base Lobster pieces Manufacturing cream DIRECTIONS 1. Put the butter in a pan and saute it with garlic and onions. 2. Add the lobster pieces, and let it season for a couple of minutes. 3. Add lobster base, tomato sauce and black pepper. 4. Put the mixture into a food processor and blend just a little. 5. Add cream. 6. Garnish with fresh mint Gutierrez brought his lobster bisque recipe from the Gaffey Street Diner when he started at Baja Cabana about eight months ago. The restaurant changed its name to Puesta del Sol and was scheduled to reveal a new menu Sept. 14. “I’m going to be stuck in the kitchen for a while,” Gutierrez joked. He said he’s been cooking it for so long that he doesn’t know the exact amounts of ingredients, but cooks by feel. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


January 3, 2020 0

Hollywood banking on ‘Da Vinci’

first_imgThe movie industry is counting on the controversial film “The Da Vinci Code,” arriving in theaters today amid international furor and mostly tepid reviews, to kick the summer box office season into high gear. May had widely been thought to be a month with record-setting potential, but “Mission: Impossible III” performed below its lofty expectations and the big-budget disaster film “Poseidon” is quickly sinking. “Da Vinci,” which squares off against “Over the Hedge,” a highly anticipated release from DreamWorks Animation, has box office prognosticators predicting a three-day opening weekend from $50 million to nearly $100 million. Distributor Sony Entertainment Pictures is keeping its expectations in the $50 million to $70 million range. “Anything over that will be huge,” said a studio source, acknowledging that “Hedge” will draw the families and kids while “Da Vinci” is tracking “very, very well” primarily with adults. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Da Vinci” will be opening in 3,700 theaters and in 95 percent of foreign markets, although some theaters have decided not to show it. It had been kept tightly under wraps until its poorly received premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this week, followed by some harsh reviews. “Da Vinci,” directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, has also been the target of protests and boycotts from various Christian groups including the Vatican itself. The movie is based on Dan Brown’s blockbuster novel that suggests Jesus fathered a child with Mary Magdalene and that the secret is being covered up by the Catholic Church at all costs, even murder. Will all of this hurt or help opening weekend business? Opinions are mixed. Box office tracker Robert Bucksbaum, president of Reel Source Inc., said Thursday that “Da Vinci” has the highest awareness factor of any film he has tracked since the first “Spider-Man,” which opened to a record $114.8 million, and “The Passion of the Christ,” which had an $83.8 million opening. “Forty million books translates into $80 million at the box office, and even people who haven’t read it know about it. The awareness and interest is through the roof,” Bucksbaum said. “Religious themes were once the death of box office, but since `The Passion of the Christ’ are now the hottest ticket around. It could open close to $100 million.” But Gitesh Pandya, editor of BoxOfficeGuru.com, thinks the reviews and protests could result in a lower opening weekend figure than he originally expected,and now his prediction is in the $50 million to $60 million range. “This is an adult-skewing film, and adults listen to critics, so there is going to be somewhat of an impact, but it’s just a matter of how much,” Pandya said. “I think the hard-core fans of the book are going to be coming out regardless. The other half of the audience would be people who did not read the book but were sucked into the media hoopla.” But Bucksbaum downplayed possible impact from critics, including one review in The New York Times with a disparaging headline: “A Code That Takes Longer To Watch Than Read.” “This is something that people are just going to have to see for themselves, and critics will not matter,” he said. Online ticket seller Fandango released advance-sales figures Thursday that showed 81 percent of its ticket sales this week were for “Da Vinci,” with only 4 percent for “Over the Hedge,” 2 percent for “MI:III” and 1 percent for “Poseidon.” Fandango surveyed “Da Vinci” ticket buyers and found that 88 percent of them had read the novel, 74 percent said their religious beliefs did not affect their interest in seeing the film, and 71 percent said the controversy surrounding the movie did not affect their interest in the movie. Of the advance ticket buyers, 31 percent were Catholic and 21 percent Protestant, while 17 percent described themselves as “spiritual without choosing any specific sect.” Pandya said there is heavy pressure for “Da Vinci” to perform well, especially after “MI:III” bowed about $10 million below expectations domestically ($47.7 million), while “Poseidon” washed up at $22.2 million last weekend. “I think it will open with a bang and the second weekend should be solid also, but I think the long-term strength will be dependent upon the word of mouth,” Pandya said. “I think the industry is looking at `The Da Vinci Code’ as the savior.” greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

December 27, 2019 0

HARTE GETS ON HIS BIKE TO GET SLICE OF €4 MILLION FOR DONEGAL

first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte says he is hopeful Donegal can get a major slice of more than €4 million being allocated for cycling and walking routes.The Letterkenny politician has been informed by Junior Transport Minister Alan Kelly that €4million is being made available for local authorities soon.Works envisaged include cycle paths and cycle parking, pedestrian routes as well as improving pedestrian/cycling accessibility to key destinations including town centres. Others include signage schemes and low-cost safety measures to enhance the attractiveness of walking and cycling.Projects that have a fit with tourism development will be looked at favourably as well.A letter is currently being drafted by the Department for sending to local authorities.Senator Harte said the initiative showed that monies are still being pumped into trying to improve local areas to make them attractive for locals and visitors. “I welcome this initiative and the potential for tourism and the local economy. I will be monitoring the application from Donegal County Council and will speak with Minister Kelly on the matter shortly.“This initiative shows that even in difficult economic times funding is being made available to assist these projects,”EndsHARTE GETS ON HIS BIKE TO GET SLICE OF €4 MILLION FOR DONEGAL was last modified: May 21st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cycle lanesSenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more


December 26, 2019 0

Heavy rains lash parts of Gujarat, one feared drowned

first_imgHeavy rain was reported in at least six districts in Gujarat with Chhota Udepur taluka receiving 271 mm rainfall till Tuesday evening, officials said. Chhota Udepur, Panchmahal, Dahod, Mahisagar, Surat and Vadodara districts have been receiving heavy rains since Monday evening, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. While Chhota Udepur received 271 mm rainfall between Monday morning and Tuesday evening, Pavi Jetpur, in the same district, received 177 mm rainfall during this period.Orsang, Ashwin and Heran rivers flowing through Chhota Udepur district are in full spate, said Chhota Udepur Collector Sujal Mayatra. He said a few families living in low-lying areas along the Orsang river in Bodeli taluka were shifted to safety. The district administration has advised people not to venture near rivers. The Met Department has predicted heavy rains at isolated places in Banaskantha and Patan districts in north Gujarat and in Rajkot, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Gir Somnath and Kutch in the next 24 hours ending on Wednesday morning.On Tuesday, three persons travelling in a car had a narrow escape when their vehicle washed away while crossing a flooded causeway near Nasvadi in rain-soaked Chhota Udepur district, the Collector said, adding that locals saved the passengers.“Despite warnings, three occupants of the car insisted on crossing the causeway. Their car was washed away due to strong water flow. The passengers were saved by locals,” said the Collector. In another incident, a car was washed away while crossing a flooded causeway over Dev river near Vyara village in Vadodara district, police said. A Waghodia police station officer said they suspect that a lone person travelling in the car was feared drowned. An NDRF team has been working to try and locate the car, he added.last_img read more


December 1, 2019 0

Wednesday Group, Dreamchaser rule inaugural PBS

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Organizer Destine Javelona said the league resumes on Oct. 14. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Makati-based teams Wednesday Group and Dreamchaser Basketball hacked out thrilling victories on Saturday to rule their respective divisions in the inaugural Premium Basketball Showcase held at Kerry Sports at Shangri-La at the Fort.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kanter believes Westbrook will stay in OKC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:16CJ Peralta says QC judge followed rules in giving nod to raids on militant offices02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Shooting guard Roy Cayanan scattered 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Wednesday overcame Goto Pilipinas, 79-77, to claim the Spartan division crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutForward Jake Diwa and burly center JR Casulla also shone for Wednesday, which stunned R. Lapids, 74-73, in the semifinals of the division limited to recreational players.Earlier, center JM Agustin took charge with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lift Dreamchaser to a 66-62 triumph over erstwhile unbeaten Compadres-Wilmer in the 18-Under finals of the tournament backed by PMT Clothing, Basketball TV and Nike Park.last_img read more


November 30, 2019 0

Mavs, Nowitzki agree on 2-year, $10 million deal

first_imgThe agreement is similar to the one the Mavs and Nowitzki reached last year, although for significantly less money. Last year’s contract was for two years and $50 million, and the club declined its option before free agency opened this year.The 39-year-old Nowitzki is no longer the primary option for the Mavericks, so a $5 million deal is more in line with his role on a roster that has become significantly younger since the start of last season. The $25 million salary from a year ago was as much about Dallas paying Nowitzki for his loyalty, which included taking less money to help acquire free agents through the years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBryant retired following the 2015-16 season, his 20th with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the fifth player to spend at least 20 years in the NBA.Nowitzki doesn’t seem to have ruled out playing past the coming season. At the NBA awards show last week, he hinted as much during his acceptance speech for the teammate of the year award. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection LATEST STORIES Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates after scoring his 30,000 career point in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Center on March 7, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS, TEXAS—Dirk Nowitzki has a deal with the Dallas Mavericks that sets him up to join Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend 20 seasons with one NBA franchise.Nowitzki and the Mavericks have agreed on a two-year, $10 million contract that carries a team option in the second season, a person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday on condition of anonymity because a deal hasn’t been announced.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LOOK: Paul Millsap bids farewell to Atlanta on Instagramcenter_img Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Regardless of how much longer he plays, Nowitzki’s legacy is secure after leading the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011 as the NBA Finals MVP. The 7-foot German is also the only foreign-born player with 30,000 career points, a milestone he reached last season.But Nowitzki wants to get back into playoff contention before he leaves after the Mavericks missed the postseason for just the second time in 17 seasons.Nowitzki was second to Harrison Barnes in scoring last season at 14.2 points per game and could drop further with Wesley Matthews going into the third year of his deal as the starting shooting guard.Dennis Smith, taken ninth overall in the draft, and Yogi Ferrell are two young point guards who will spend time running the pick-and-roll with Nowitzki and 23-year-old center Nerlens Noel, a restricted free agent the Mavericks are expected to keep after trading for him at the deadline last season.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong View commentslast_img read more


November 28, 2019 0

Rain plays spoilsport in SL vs Aus World Cup tie

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November 28, 2019 0

Half F1 grid is after Nico Rosberg’s seat, says Niki Lauda

first_imgMercedes have been approached by half the Formula One grid since world champion Nico Rosberg announced his retirement on Friday, according to the team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda.”Practically half of Formula One and maybe more. I am constantly taking calls,” the Austrian told Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport on Saturday.Lauda, himself a triple world champion who announced his retirement in 1979 and then came back three years later and won the 1984 title, said he had been shocked when Rosberg told him his decision a few hours before the announcement.”I took it badly. I was not expecting it. Nobody in Mercedes imagined he could say ‘enough’. At first I didn’t believe him,” he said. (Ecclestone shocked by Rosberg retirement)”‘Nico,’ I told him. “Are you pulling my leg? Is it a joke?’ But he, seriously, said it was all true. Truly incredible.”Lauda, who said his main aim after securing a first title had been to win another, said Mercedes were ill-prepared for the situation and it would not be easy to replace Rosberg, with the other top drivers all signed up.”Hiring a youngster is a risk and we don’t know how strong he would be,” continued the Austrian.The team’s German reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein, the 22-year-old who raced for Manor this year, is one of the few immediately available options.Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said all options would be considered, with the search starting on Monday.Rosberg collected his winners’ trophy in Vienna at a prizegiving gala on Friday and was at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Sindelfingen, Germany, on Saturday, along with Hamilton and other team members.advertisementHamilton told the crowd that he intended to be at Mercedes for at least another 10 years, having been part of the “family” since he was 13, and hoped to have learnt some German by the time he retired.”If you’re looking for a German teacher, call me up as I’m looking for a job,” said Rosberg.Hamilton, all smiles as he patted Rosberg on the back, with their fierce rivalry now one for the history books, jokingly replied that his soon to be ex-team mate was “the worst German teacher you could have.”He tells me all the wrong words,” he said.last_img read more


November 20, 2019 0

Gujarat Lions were far more professional than us, says Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Friday praised his Gujarat Lions counterpart Suresh Raina for his brilliant 46-ball 84 which paved the way for Lions’ win over KKR at Eden Gardens.Raina played a captain’s knock to guide struggling Gujarat Lions to a much-needed four-wicket win over two-time champions KKR.Chasing a challenging 188-run target set by KKR, Raina led from the front with a blistering 46-ball 84 to set the platform for the Gujarat Lions victory.Raina’s efforts also saw him overtake Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli in the list of IPL’s all-time leading run scorer.”Raina) is a quality player and they are a quality side as well. It is always good to see Raina get runs, but obviously not against us (smiles). We are still in a good position. I would have taken four (wins) out of six games if you had asked me at the start of the tournament,” Gambhir said.Coming on to bat at the No.3 position, Raina took the attack to the opposition bowlers and decorated his innings with nine boundaries and four sixes to steer Gujarat Lions chase. He was ably supported by Brendon McCullum (33) and Aaron Finch (31) who stitched 42 runs off just 21 balls for the opening stand to get Gujarat Lions chase off to a flier.Down the order, Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on 19 to finish off the proceedings for Gujarat Lions with a boundary in 18.2 overs.Gambhir said Gujarat were far more professional than his side on the day.”I thought we batted really well. 188 was a really good total, but they took the game away from us in the first six overs. The way Finch and Baz (McCullum) batted, they took the game away. Whoever plays against Gujarat would want to chase because they are a batting-heavy side. They were far more professional than us tonight,” he said.advertisementMeanwhile, Raina said it was a great team effort.”It was an important game for us, do or die I would say. Wicket was pretty good, and we really bowled well towards the end. We came back strongly. We kept losing wickets in the middle and I thought I had to stay till the end. Kept telling myself, look to be positive. No need to play cross-batted shots. It was a good team effort today,” said Raina, who got the man of the match.last_img read more


November 19, 2019 0