Sweatin’ Bullets (11/13/06): Food, trains, parking tickets, more food

Bill Strong notes this photo is of “An old passenger car painted for the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake, a fictional railroad. This car was used in a movie and is on display at the Nevada Railway Museum in Carson City, NV.”

Ever wonder what food is like on a film shoot? Peggy Archer breaks down the “Craft Service/Catering” hierarchy from Commercials (fancy catering) to Low Budget Shoots (Ramen Noodle feasts).

Los Angeles welcomes the Cookie Puss! Curbed announces the arrival of Carvel Ice Cream in West L.A., and two additional SoCal locations coming soon. If you’re also originally from the Northeast, you probably also miss the sweet, appetizing sound of Tom Carvel’s voice enticement to buy one of his ice cream cakes… makes me well up with phlegm.

The Valley News’ Paul Schraeder thanks the NFL for keeping a team away from L.A. because it allows for more football TV broadcasts.

Zach Behrens at LAist advises being creative in your name calling next time to spot a meter maid giving you a ticket.

Darleenisms provides a list of all the 24 hour eateries around LA that she suggests keeping in your car in case you find yourself needing a 4am snack.

Goths go Pilgrim tonite at Wumpskate. This month’s theme: Harvest Skate! Includes a canned food drive. Isn’t there a Bauhaus song about cranberries and stuffing?

5 thoughts on “Sweatin’ Bullets (11/13/06): Food, trains, parking tickets, more food”

  1. The San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake was a real railroad. It was financed by and eventually merged int the Union Pacific. It’s tracks went where the name says – San Pedro (and Long Beach) to Los Angeles, then to Salt Lake via Barstow and Las Vegas.

  2. what are you talking about, we’ve had a carvel store here in granada hills for two years now. i’ve had consecutive fudgie the whale birthday goodness.

  3. That train car may have been built for a movie, but, as Jose says, the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake RR was a real railroad.

    It was financed by William Andrews Clark, the man who gave his name to Clark County, Nevada, where Las Vegas is located. He was one of our more… ummm… colorful US Senators.

    It was eventually absorbed by the Union Pacific. Bits of its right-of-way can still be seen in Pasadena, if you know where to look.

  4. I actually live next to that former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe right-of-way in Highland Park. It’s now used by the Gold Line train.

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