Uh-oh, the Times thinks Gladstone's is in Malibu *

lat-gladstrones-malibu.jpgIn a story on the remake of Richard Riordan's beachfront restaurant into something less awful and possibly hipper, the reporter never misplaces Gladstone's Malibu as actually in Malibu. But the online headline and caption writers at the L.A. Times do. Their confusion might be understandable: the paper's own listing database is of two minds, carrying the proper address data then gushing in the narrative, "Located right on the beach in Malibu..." Local geography isn't one of the paper's strong suits, especially online, but is it too much to ask for a passing acquaintance with the city? Gladstone's corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard is about two miles shy of the Malibu city limits and not even contiguous — it's still in Los Angeles. What next, the local paper starts giving away the Getty Villa to Malibu too, just because the Getty sometimes does?

The story: In 2008 the LAT's Leslie Brenner savaged Gladstone's food ("abominable") and overall quality ("poor.") Hence the remake in cahoots with nightlife impresario Sam Nazarian.

* Noted!: Back in 2008, Mark Lacter thought Gladstone's was in Malibu too. I feel confident that Mr. LA Biz Observed knows better now.


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