They offer a generous wine list and various brews with which to pair their brazenly flavored entrees. Some of the house favorites include shrimp Tikka Masala, Tandoori chicken, and Vindaloo--which I learned is a storied dish of Eastern India which stars hot and spicy curry made with chilies and vinegar.
Kudos is given to the wooden pig that adorns The Barbeque Pit in downtown Merced for being so adorable and unfailing. Apparently, he has stood watch over the business at 1720 G St. for many decades. The menu bills him as one of Merced’s favorite landmarks, so, of course, I had to rub his tummy for good luck.
Although this film was far from my first choice of movies to view and write about, a part of me had hoped that I would be pleasantly surprised. Naturally, anything attached to the Tyler Perry name is bound to have some success. Temptation had a few better moments, but ultimately was dragged down by every other aspect.
The acclaimed Danish director of the original ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ movie, Niels Arden Oplev, makes his American theatrical debut with the new neo-noir action thriller crime film, Dead Man Down.
One of the most disheartening consequences of Christopher Dorner’s bloody rampage across Southern California is the exacerbation of the already tenuous relationship between law enforcement and the minority community in the United States.
It was a beautifully warm afternoon on a quiet Sunday in Downtown Merced when I visited the H&W Drive-in on 16 St. From this visit I hoped to recapture some of the “Old Magic” from the deliciously delightful drive-ins of my youth.
The end of our holiday break brings us a blast of that vintage Hollywood glamour that is too difficult to resist: Gangster Squad is stylish and flashy in all the best ways, with a strong ensemble to boot.
In the aftermath of horrific events, particularly the shootings in Newtown Connecticut, gun control became one of the first issues discussed as families across the country searched for answers to ensure that they never have to endure the heartbreak of losing a loved one to gun violence.
When I began writing this article, President Obama was sitting in the White House signing some executive orders and giving the battle over gun legislation a nice overdue push—and here I was, sitting seven blocks away from him.
In the spirit of the New Year and with the excitement of the new semester, I would like to introduce myself to the readership as a member of the Prodigy writing staff. My name is Eddie Gomez and newspaper reporting has been a sought after interest of mine for a very long time. Incredibly, this interest will come to fruition this spring in the opinion section under restaurant reviews.
In my continuing effort to be inspired by and report on the restaurant scene in Merced, I headed downtown with a good hearty cheeseburger on my mind. The facade of the old movie house where the Cinema Cafe is located at 661 W Main St. came into view and beckoned my neglected appetite.
If there is one thing we can expect of a film boasting Ang Lee as its director and producer it is color, in every sense of the word, color. Moviegoers are immediately overwhelmed by the bright and breathtaking colors of the natural world in the opening credits alone.
The nation is 16 trillion dollars in debt with 7.9 percent unemployment. 42.6 million Americans are living in poverty. These statistics would be enough to make any incumbent president seeking a second term tremble, and yet Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term of office. Four years after then-Senator Obama rode into office on a campaign predicated on social and economic change, many Americans are still waiting for the hope that they voted for in 2008 to translate into money in the bank. Here in Merced County, unemployment is at a staggering 14.5 percent, almost double the national average. Despite the bleak economic outlook, President Obama went into the election cycle doing what he does best: campaigning.