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The Best Burger Joints in LA

By Al Amer on May 16, 2014 - Comments off

Hamburger Spots in Los AngelesCelebrate National Burger Month this May by grabbing some patties, buns, toppings, and condiments at the market and throwing a backyard burger party. Or you can grab some friends and head to one of California’s iconic fast food burger spots, such as In n’ Out, Tommy’s, or Fat Burger. However, if you want the best of the best in burgers, there are some joints in Los Angeles you should check out to get the professional chefs’ take on the American classic. You’ll have a guaranteed good burger if you hit up any of the following locations.

Comme Ça

Many burger joints try to make their own burgers exceptional by adding special sauces or unconventional toppings. The burger at this French brasserie does not depend on any gimmicks or loud displays. It consists of a high-quality patty of aged beef with cheddar and a simple slaw on top, all packed between two slices of delicious brioche. These few, carefully selected ingredients make this seemingly modest burger one of the best you can find in the city. Unfortunately, the fries which accompany this burger aren’t anything to rave about. Read the rest »

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5 Unusual Easter Treats from Around the World

By Al Amer on April 14, 2014 - Comments off

easter casseroleIt’s Easter time once again. That means children and adults of all ages will be indulging in delicious chocolate, eggs, and sumptuous meals in the spirit of the holiday. And while everyone has their own traditions and favorite foods, you may be shocked by just how much Easter treats can change from country to country during this worldwide holiday.

So, here at The Amer Law Firm, we’ve decided to expand our boundaries and take a look at five Easter treats you may have never heard of before. Who knows, you may want to make these part of your holiday tradition from now on!

Russia and Poland’s Butter Lambs – In various European countries, chocolate bunnies are not the holiday tradition of choice. Instead, butter carved into the shape of a lamb is served with the Easter meal. These can actually be rather ornate sculptures that allowed their creators to show off their skills before everyone digs in. Read the rest »

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Top 5 Classic April Fool’s Day Hoaxes

By Al Amer on April 1, 2014 - Comments off

Classic April Fools DayWhile the origins of April Fool’s Day are still a little fishy (was it the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar in 1582 or a mixture of various Spring celebrations dating back to the ancient Romans and Hindus?), the 1st of April is a day of mischief and trickery the world over.  Every year there seems to be a prank that makes fools out of a surprising number of people, especially now with the popularity of social media.

In honor of this day of foolery and merriment, The Amer Law Firm would like to highlight some of the best April Fool’s Day hoaxes pulled by the media.

The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest

Known as one of the first April Fool’s hoaxes via television, in 1957, a BBC news program reported that Ticino, Switzerland had experienced an “exceptionally heavy spaghetti crop” that year. The spoof documentary showed Swiss farmers collecting strands and strands of ripe spaghetti hanging from the branches of spaghetti trees. The broadcast garnered mixed reactions from the British public who supposedly had relatively little exposure to pasta dishes at the time. Some viewers criticized the BBC for airing a spoof on a supposedly factual program, while others were eager to learn how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. The BBC replied to these hopeful queries, “Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.” Read the rest »

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Have You Found These 7 Hidden Treasures in L.A. County?

By Al Amer on March 20, 2014 - Comments off

los angeles best hidden destinationsEven lifelong residents of Los Angeles County miss out on some of the great experiences in the area. Like our past list of beautiful southern California destinations, it’s easy to miss out on some of the best places to go in the area.

If you are looking for someplace you’ve never been but are sure to love, The Amer Law Firm presents these seven hidden destinations you have to see. With spring arriving in southern California, now is the perfect time to get out and find these great hidden gems in L.A. County.

The Adamson House
This historic Malibu home was built as part of the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural movement in the 1930s. Now, visitors can experience guided tours of the house and gardens, as well as explore the Malibu Lagoon Museum located on its grounds to get a blast from the past. Part testament to creativity and part testament to natural beauty, this is a hallmark of the Malibu area.

Camera Obscura at the Santa Monica Senior Recreation Center
In the middle of this Santa Monica senior center is a monument to one of the great inventions. This device projects an image onto a blank canvas and led to the invention of photography, with this one projecting the nearby ocean view. This is one of the few camera obscuras remaining in the United States and one of two in all of California. A must see for history and invention buffs. Read the rest »

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8 Ways to Enjoy the Beauty of Southern California

By Al Amer on February 28, 2014 - Comments off

Southern CaliforniaPeople from around the world know the iconic southern California landmarks – the Hollywood sign, Disneyland, traffic everywhere – but those don’t really define the area for those of us who live here.

There are countless beautiful sights in So Cal. Some may be just a few miles away from your home. Others may need a day dedicated to seeking them out. In either case, these experiences can make for a richer, more fulfilling experience in our great state. Whether you are a lifelong resident or a visitor to the area, make sure to check out these great experiences.

  1. Explore Griffith Park – Most southern California residents know Griffith Park, but there is so much to see here that you can easily overlook the best experiences. The Griffith Observatory is a must see for everyone and the Hollywood Sign hike will give you one of the best views in all of L.A. Read the rest »

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The Strangest Southern California Urban Legends

By Al Amer on February 19, 2014 - Comments off

Southern California is known for many things – movie stars, great weather, amazing food – but it’s also home to some of the weirdest urban legends in the United States. The legal team at The Amer Law Firm thought it would be fun to explore some of these tall tales that give even more character to southern California.

These are some of the strangest and most fun urban legends around, both true and false.

Southern California Legends
The Haunted Queen Mary – Long Beach’s own Queen Mary luxury liner is a major tourist attraction year round, but it’s also filled with spooky stories and ghostly encounters. Countless stories revolve around slamming doors, flickering lights, and heavy ghost activity in the swimming pool, kitchen, salon, and especially the engine room.

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