Today's (9/25) L.A. Times has a brief note on how far can a little L.A.
celebrity go. The text is below (I corrected one typo). An image of "the
Termina'tor III" might come up after clicking the link at the end.
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It's just what you'd expect to find on the drink menu at a place called
the L.A. Restaurant -- an L.A. Colada (with Malibu rum), a Beverly Sling,
a Tequila Sunrise, even a drink called the Terminator III.
Of course, this L.A. Restaurant is in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Now
you know why people describe Los Angeles as "sprawling."
My informant, Nik Trendowski, tells me that, while California's governor
inspired one of those drinks, an ex-president has a dish named after him.
"A friend of mine had the Clintonovo Tajomstvo," Trendowski said, "which
was a traditional Slovak dish -- fried cheese -- but inside a potato
Clintonovo Tajomstvo, by the way, translates as "Clinton's Secret."