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The Name Game

  1. The Name Game
    Stella Rossa Now Also Called Stella BarraJeff Mahin names his old restaurant after his new one.
  2. The Name Game
    Marlena’s Replacement Gets a Name: Brass TacksIt will, allegedly, be gay-friendly.
  3. The Name Game
    Restaurant at The Olema Inn Now Called Sir & StarIt was, briefly, called The Olema.
  4. The Name Game
    Interim Cafe Becomes Superfood ExpressOwner-chef Eddie Caraeff has kept most of the menu intact, including his renowned “Purple Erkle” smoothie.
  5. The Name Game
    New Poesia Spinoff in the Castro Gets a Name: Dante’s TableAnd there will be murals.
  6. The Name Game
    Duck Dive Taking Over Savory Space in Malibu?The planned gastropub may end up having to duck the lawyers of a San Diego business with the same name.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    Gather’s New S.F. Spot Gets a Name; West of Pecos Swaps ChefsAlso, Chubby Noodle is expanding to the Marina.
  8. Previews
    New North Beach Deli From Peter Mrabe to Be Called Central StationNot, as we’d earlier surmised, Lago Marsino.
  9. The Name Game
    Introducing Trader Joe’s ‘UpChuck!’Conveniently, it’s both an appropriate verb and a noun to use for Charles Shaw Wine.
  10. The Name Game
    What Can We Call ‘Two-Buck Chuck’ Now That The Price Is Changing?The price on Trader Joe’s infamous bargain wine is going up by 25%.
  11. The Name Game
    L.A.’s Foul-Mouthed Restaurants Get Called OutWe’re here to remind you of a few that were forgotten.
  12. The Name Game
    Strangelove or: How We’ll All Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the New BarDon’t expect a mural of Slim Pickens straddling an a-bomb.
  13. The Name Game
    Vine Street Stretch Seeking ‘Peru Village’ DesignationThe stretch is rich with four Peruvian restaurants including Mario’s and Balcones del Peru.
  14. The Name Game
    Psy Gives His Blessing to Rogue ‘Gangnam Style’ RestaurantThe singer considered suing, but really just wants to dance.
  15. The Name Game
    Inevitably, Harry Morton Laments The Name ‘Pink Taco’The Hard Rock heir would have done things differently today.
  16. The Name Game
    Dry Tour Becomes ‘Code’Co-owner Aaron Turnbull is stepping down from his FOH position.
  17. The Name Game
    Madame Chou Chou Becomes Cafe NoirThe concept is going from “upscale dining” to neighborhood “bistro,” under the same chef that earned it a steady following.
  18. The Name Game
    Two Locations of Abbot’s Pizza Co. Turn Into Grey Block; Alejo’s Becomes Eddie’sWestside restaurants are changing their names, but not a lot else.
  19. The Name Game
    John Besh Starts ‘Sunday Suppers at Lüke.’ Really?Of course, this really isn’t the first example of someone biting Suzanne Goin’s famous dinner party.
  20. The Name Game
    Echo Park’s Taix To Be Honored With a Street NameEric Garcetti wants to award the 85-year-old Frenchie with a Taix Plaza.
  21. The Name Game
    Tofu Ya Tear Makes Way For Galbi King in PalmsThe partners in this all-you-can-eat barbecue joint have parted ways.
  22. The Name Game
    Il Capriccio Becomes Di Carlo Under New OwnerThe one thing that’s staying the same is the inclusion of gourmet pizza cooked with almond wood.
  23. The Name Game
    Fifth Amendment Becomes Broadway AlehouseOwners and edible output remain the same.