HomeOpinionColumnsThe Re-View – Chile Rellenos Sep. 19, 2019 at 6:00 amColumnsFeaturedFoodNewsRestaurant RoundupThe Re-View – Chile RellenosMerv Hecht2 years agoChile Rellenosel choloexican foodJorge QuirozKayndaves CantinasTepeyac & Tequila Sports Bar12 MBy Merv HechtThis week I write again about a particular dish instead of a particular restaurant.We all know that Mexican food is wildly popular in Los Angeles. But from what I see, the top dishes are Tacos and Burritos. Huevos Rancheros is pretty popular, and various mole sauces are appreciated, but my favorite dish, Chile Rellenos, is far behind.There is a lot of variation in Chile Rellenos. I used to see them on menus stuffed with various meats, especially shredded pork. I never see that any more, and I miss it. Today what I see is a traditional cheese stuffed chile in a tomato-based sauce. But there are still a lot of variations.The first question is what kind of chile to use. Most of the time I see the poblano chile, which is not very spicy. I wish a hotter chile was used. Second is the kind of cheese to use, and usually I think either jack cheese or something similar is in use. I don’t like cheddar cheese in this dish. Third is whether to use a thick fried batter or a thinner batter, and to me it’s clear that the thinner batter makes for a tastier dish. Fourth is the sauce, how much, how thick, and how spicy. This separates the men from the boys.For me, the cheese and the sauce should not overpower the chile, as happens in many of the restaurants I frequent. So, for example, at Tepeyac & Tequila Sports Bar in the City of Industry, one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in that area, they serve a chile that is a bit too large for my taste and is overstuffed with cheese and is over-sauced. It’s not bad, but it’s too rich and too much for me. That said, it’s a really good restaurant. It’s even worse at Tacos Por Favor in Santa Monica. This is my go-to place for tacos, with the best salsa bar and hot sauce in town. But the Chile Relleno is a disaster. First of all, the chile is so small you can hardly find it and it is totally smothered in tomato sauce and cheese.A nice variation on the dish can be found at El Cholo on Wilshire in Santa Monica. The Chile Relleno there is more round than oblong and is stuffed with something more like a cheese soufflé, which makes it much lighter. I don’t prefer it that way, but some people will like it.The main reason I go there is for the sauces. The sauce served on chilis just about everywhere is not spicy. I like it hot. El Cholo has a collection of five sauces, two of which are really hot. However, you have to make a special request for them, as the regular “gringo” sauce they serve is bland. Their habanero sauce is really great, served slightly warm.Surprisingly, Kayndaves Cantinas in Pacific Palisades, best known for its mole sauce, serves a good, customary Relleno, not over breaded, but in a somewhat bland sauce, and they don’t have a good selection of the hot stuff. Their only hot sauce is from green chilis, and lacks the right flavor for this dish. Their red sauce is mildly spicy and you have to request that as well.I’ve been trying Chile Rellenos all over the west side the past few months, and there’s not all that much difference. Nowhere have I found the meat stuffed variety so maybe a reader or two can help me out there. But for me the perfect rellano is at Lares Restaurant on Pico. The chile is the right size, the breading not intrusive, the sauce not overwhelming, and the cheese not too strongly flavored. They serve it with tortillas, and I usually cut off a bit of the relleno, and put it with some of the cheese and sauce into a tortilla and roll it up. Heaven! And a good feature is that they have a really hot red chile sauce to put on the relleno – but, of course, you have to special request it. The regular salsa is not bad either.My friend Jorge Quiroz took me to the opening of Lares about 40 years ago, and I’ve been going there ever since. Sometimes they have guitar music, but it’s gotten too popular and too crowded at times. But you can’t beat their Chile Relleno!Tepeyac & Tequila Sports Bar13131 Crossroads Pkwy SouthCity of Industry, CA 91746(562) 695-2277El Cholo1025 Wilshire Blvd,Santa Monica, CA 90401(310) 899-1106Kayndaves Cantinas15246 Sunset BoulevardPacific Palisades, CA 90272(310) 459-8118Lares2909 Pico Blvd,Santa Monica, CA 90405(310) 829-4550(Merv Hecht, like many Harvard Law School graduates, went into the wine business after law. In 1988, he began writing restaurant reviews and books. His latest book is “The Instant Wine Connoisseur” and it is available on Amazon. Or you might like his attempt at humor in “Great Cases I Lost.” He currently works for several companies that source and distribute food and beverages, including wines, internationally. 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UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – OK, so he is not a veteran in this situation. Not by any means. This is only his 10th major start, and just the third time he’s had a realistic chance to win, and he’s less than half the age of some of the prominent players in the field. But Jordan Spieth enters the final round of the U.S. Open with the confidence that he’s been there, done that, and it happened just 70 days ago. He has won a major – something that Dustin Johnson and Jason Day and Branden Grace and, well, all but one player (Louis Oosthuizen) within five shots of the lead have not. “If I can convince myself that I’m free rolling,” Spieth said, “I’ve got one of these and the other guys are trying to chase their first. I know how hard it is to chase your first and close it out.” Spieth, in a four-way tie for the lead at 4-under 206, says he has a winning formula to nail down majors. He employed it back in April at the Masters, when he stormed out to a big lead, steadied himself when the pack closed in Saturday afternoon, and then pulled away en route to a historic four-shot win. That was a coronation. This won’t be nearly as straightforward, as predictable. It never is, not on U.S. Open Sunday. There’s no such thing as a formality. Spieth is bracing himself for the hardest golf course of the year, for a five-hour gut check. Stay true to that winning formula, he says, and then it all boils down to execution, to hitting the shots that are required, to holing the must-make putts. “Mentally,” he said, “I think I’ll be strong enough to pull it off.” Mentally, he’ll be tested Sunday in ways he’s never experienced. Full-field scores: 115th U.S. Open Spieth has talked all week – all year, really – about patience on the course. Part of Spieth’s immense appeal is that he is so passionate, so expressive, so emotional. From 300 yards away you can tell whether he hit a great shot or a poor one. Allowing one bad break, bounce or bobble to fester generally spells doom at the Open. It leads to another mistake, and then another, and then before long it’s all over. A series of bad hops and bumpy putts threatened to derail his bid for history Saturday at Chambers Bay, but Spieth didn’t break. A snapshot of his turbulent day: • After holing 75 feet of putts on his first three holes, his ball on the fourth green settled in a sandy patch 30 feet away. Predictably, his attempt came up woefully short and wide. Bogey. • Steaming after a three-putt on 7, Spieth hit a tight draw off the tee on the par-5 eighth. He thought it was perfect, just down the left side. Then he walked up the fairway and saw his ball in the right rough, with a clump of grass behind it. “I was appalled,” he said. “This is a joke.” He made a disappointing par. • On 10, he hooked his tee shot left and signaled to the marshals almost immediately after impact. His ball came to rest on the side of a sandy dune, with no view of the flagstick. Three times he climbed the hill and hopped up and down, trying to find a line off in the distance. With the ball well below his feet, and his stance about two feet wide, he improbably chased his shot to the back of the green, 40 feet away. The ensuing two-putt – including a tricky 4-footer on a crown – was his biggest momentum-saving stroke. • On 11, which played as an all-the-way-back 530-yard par 4, Spieth hit what he thought was another perfect drive, but his ball caught the tall fescue on the sandy dune in the middle of the fairway, forcing a hack-out. Bogey. • On 14, he spun his iron after hitting what he thought was a snug approach. The ball nestled closer and closer, 15 feet and then 10 and then five … and then it disappeared over the back of the green. The crowd moaned. Spieth twirled around and swiped at the air, then walked away from the television camera with his right fist covering his mouth. Mike Davis, the USGA’s executive director and the man largely behind the setup here, was walking with this group. No, he did not smile. “Got robbed, Jordan!” a fan yelled as Spieth approached the green, but he deftly navigated the steep hill and then lipped in a 6-footer for par. He pumped his fist, twice. Still, the best putter on the planet had four three-putts Saturday, two of which came after driving the green on a par 4. “I’m going to need to execute a little bit better,” he said. But Spieth was at his best late, playing his last seven holes in 1 under to get in the house at minus-4, tied with three others. It was just what he needed – and the opposite of what transpired during the third round at Augusta, when he made an out-of-nowhere double on 17 and needed a nifty up-and-down from an impossible spot to protect his four-shot cushion. “I’m more relaxed now,” he said, “because I feel a little more comfortable about the finish of the round.” Whether he’s willing to embrace the hype or not, Sunday is an important day for Spieth. A hugely important day. Another major win, and he’d be halfway home to the Grand Slam, a feat only five men in history have accomplished. He’d be stamped as a once-in-a-generation player. “That’s going to have no bearing when I tee it up,” he said. “It’s just going to be how can I tackle Chambers Bay.” Without getting tackled himself, of course. Spieth expects a rough night sleep – he’s still tied for the lead in a major, after all – but also that he’ll be a little less anxious, a bit more patient. He knows what to expect on major Sunday. He experienced it two months ago. “We’re free rolling,” he said. “I’ve already got one of these.”
Tony winner Lea Salonga returns to the role of Erzulie for a final engagement in the Tony-winning and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning revival of Once On This Island beginning on December 27. Salonga will remain with the production through its last performance on January 6.An original cast member of this production, Salonga is a Tony winner for Miss Saigon who has also been seen on Broadway in Allegiance, Les Misérables and Flower Drum Song. She is slated to star as Mrs. Lovett in a 2019 production of Sweeney Todd in her native Philippines.Directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, Once On This Island features choreography by Camille A. Brown and musical supervision by Chris Fenwick, with scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Clint Ramos, sound design by Peter Hylenski and lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer. View Comments Once On This Island Related Shows Lea Salonga with the cast of “Once On This Island”(Photo: Joan Marcus) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 6, 2019
A ‘men-only’ Presidents Club’s dinner at The Dorchester caused controversy this weekWhat on earth were you thinking fellas? Whether it was down to arrogance, defiance or simply being out of touch, did you really think that a men-only event featuring hostesses and a brochure that had to stipulate that sexual harassment was unacceptable was going to fly past the radar without detection? Didn’t anyone have the wherewithal to think that, in the wake of ‘Weinstein-gate’, it might be worth toning things down a bit, or even, perish the thought, opening the doors to senior business women?The sad thing is that this doesn’t just potentially tarnish the reputations of those who were there; it also potentially tarnishes that of every man in the industry, which is now being painted in some quarters as one of the last bastions of sexual impropriety and worse.It is such a shame when significant, if belated, strides have been made by the industry to embrace diversity, as we have reported in our ongoing Open Plan campaign, and steps are also finally being taken to stamp out outdated, inappropriate behaviour.As a mixed-race, female editor, I am pretty sensitive to this sort of thing, and I can genuinely say that I don’t recognise the sordid picture being painted in some parts of the national press at the moment – it certainly doesn’t reflect what I have seen. But regardless of whether the bad behaviour at the Presidents Club dinner has been overstated or not, do not delude yourselves that this storm is going to pass quickly. People are baying for their pound of property flesh.The message is clear: if there ever was a time and a place for such a men-only gathering, that time has passed. Fortunately, I suspect few property folk – men or women – will be shedding tears over the demise of such an anachronistic organisation. My hope is that it also marks the beginning of the end of the behaviour associated with it. A chill wind will be blowing through people’s Mipim plans at the moment. At the heart of the story is the Post’s editor Ben Bradlee and owner and publisher Katharine Graham.Graham had to deal with all sorts of boorish, patriarchal behaviour, yet she steered the paper successfully through the most important period in its history – including its integral role uncovering the Watergate scandal, the subject of All the President’s Men. She also became the first female Fortune 500 CEO and had she been alive today and based in the UK, her professional status may well have entitled her to be a member of the Presidents Club. However, she was a she.Sadly, more than 40 years after the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, women are still being professionally side-lined and treated in an outdated, unacceptable way. In October, I wrote a comment asking ‘How many Weinsteins are there in this industry?’, which we followed up with an investigation, The Ugly Truth. Little did I think that three months later we would be asking that same uncomfortable question again, courtesy of the FT’s explosive revelations this week about the ‘men-only’ Presidents Club’s dinner at The Dorchester.I initially balked at the juxtaposition of the guest list and string of unattributed offences ranging from groping to someone exposing himself, thinking this was unfairly tarring everyone who had ever been associated with the event with the same brush. Surely some were there primarily for the charity or the networking.However, the more I spoke to people, the more I realised that while there is no way you could infer that the 39 men ‘provisionally identified’ as from the property industry were guilty of offences of any sort, you could infer that they knowingly attended an event involving some distinctly unsavoury behaviour, and that is simply not acceptable in this day and age.
With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. Barth currently serves on Adient’s Compensation Committee and was previously lead director from October 2016 to October 2018 and served as interim chairman of the board from June 2018 to October 2018. Prior to joining Adient’s board, Barth served as CEO of Johnson Controls from 2002 until his retirement in 2007 and as chairman of the Johnson Controls board from 2004 to 2007. “John has served on our board since 2016 when Adient became an independent company. He has been a tremendous board member, providing extensive business and leadership experience, including the benefit of the many global relationships he cultivated in the automotive industry over his successful career,” said Frederick Henderson, non-executive chairman of the Board of Adient. “On behalf of Adient’s senior management and our board, we are grateful for John’s contributions and wish him the best in retirement.” Adient’s board has taken action to reduce the size of the board to eight directors when Barth’s term expires immediately following the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, scheduled for March 12.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. Adient, a global provider of automotive seating, announced that John Barth will not stand for re-election to the company’s board of directors at the company’s annual general meeting on March 12, 2020. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.
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Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related TopicsCavsCleveland CavaliersIndiana PacersLebron JamesNBA LeBron James spoke with reporters following the Cavs’ 100-96 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena.Here’s some of what he had to say: Matt Medley
Loaned by Leicester City until the end of the season after the return of Leonardo Jardim at Monaco, Youri Tielemans has quickly endeared himself to the King Power Stadium faithful with his first few performances, scoring one goal and assisting twice in his first six appearances. Bought by the principality side from Anderlecht, the Belgian midfielder didn’t have the groundbreaking season many expected him to, and he quickly fell out of favour under the Portuguese.Eventually, Jardim’s comeback after three woeful months under Thierry Henry led to a temporary January move being sorted, and Leicester jumping at the opportunity.Speaking to Sport/Foot, the young starlet explained what has changed, and why he feels Leicester might be a better fit for him.Embed from Getty ImagesHe said: “The team plays well, I have players around me that have a lot of qualities. I just have to adapt to my new environment. In France, it’s quite a physical, static game. In England, things move all the time, there’s quite a lot of space.“I’m lucky to have a forward (Vardy) who dives into space. As soon as there’s an opening, you can be sure he’ll be there. It’s very easy to play with that type of player. I just have to feed him good balls. The fact that I’m playing higher up means I have more freedom. I feel I have more space to express myself, to give the assist or tee up a shot.”As for what the future holds for him, with British newspapers stating Leicester would need to spend €45m to acquire his services permanently, Tielemans is rather reserved for the time being.He said: “It’s very flattering. We’ll see in the summer, but for now, I’m not thinking about that.”by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo
Rose Hall Town Poonai on Saturday stormed off with the Berbice Cricket Board/Trophy Stall Under-13 title after gaining first innings points against Albion at the Hampshire Community Centre Ground. Playing the two innings format under glorious sunshine and witnessed by spectators that overflowed the stands and verandahs around the ground, Albion took first strike but were bowled out for 55 with only Devin Lalbehari (12) reaching double figures.Extras contributed 17.Deraj Ramjit picked up 4-3 while Kemraj Tika chipped in with 2-8. Rose Hall Town were in danger of losing first innings points but eventually climbed to 67 all out. Tyrese Sealy top scored with 12 while Albion gifted 18 extras.In Albion’s second innings, and with a deficit of 12, they raced to 47-4 with player of the match Lalbehari (23) and Chandan Parbhodyal (17) at the crease before declaring in the hope of an outright win. Tika returned to take 3-6.With 36 runs needed for victory and light fading quickly, Rose Hall Town reached 10 without loss when the match was called off to walk away with the $50,000 first prize. Speaking to the group of youngsters, President of the Berbice Cricket Board, Hilbert Foster, reminded the teens, and a few female players, that they are the future and that he hoped to see them continuing their development as they elevate into the U15, U17 and U19 levels.Foster said that if he is re-elected when the body holds its election of office bears for 2020 later this month, there will be an added focus on youth tournaments.He also said that he will give priority as it relates to assistance to clubs with solid youth structures. Trophy Stall’s representative Daniel Samaroo encouraged the players to remain focused on their goals and stick to being disciplined.He added that the company was proud to be associated with the development of sports and to invest in helping to curb the epidemic of delinquents in the country while meaningfully engaging the children.