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  • Around Town: Checking out mysteries of mixology

    It was 4:45 p.m. on a hot Monday night in La CaƱada Flintridge. I was at a pub decorated with local historical memorabilia and riding equipment, waiting for some friends. It was Monday and the weekday Flintridge Proper Happy Hour had another 15...
  • Former Shanty owners to open new restaurant in center city Allentown

    One of Allentown's best-known restaurateur families is getting in on the redevelopment downtown. Don and Diane Saylor, longtime owners of The Shanty restaurant, announced plans Wednesday to open a restaurant at the former House of Chen at 732 Hamilton...
  • Cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop closes stores in L.A., elsewhere

    Caving under losses, Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. has closed its high-end bakeries in Los Angeles and elsewhere after more than a decade of promoting the cupcakes that tapped the nation's sweet tooth. Financially, the nation's biggest cupcake chain recently...
  • Chef of the Moment: Union's Bruce Kalman, fresh in Old Town

    Chef of the Moment: Union's Bruce Kalman, fresh in Old Town
    Bruce Kalman is the executive chef of Union, the northern-Italian-meets-California-cuisine restaurant in Pasadena’s Old Town, where the local farmers market schedule is written on a prominent chalkboard in the dining room and the menu is sprinkled...
  • Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive

    Garcetti moves to restart suspended LAFD hiring drive
    With overhauled procedures, Los Angeles is once again moving to hire new firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement. In a bid to boost the number of women and minorities in the LAFD's...
  • Newport News City Council approves new food truck fee, rules

    Newport News City Council approves new food truck fee, rules
    Food trucks and sidewalk vendors will have to pay a new fee but will for the first time be assured of a set place to meet their regular shipyard and downtown customers. The city council approved new regulations that seek to end the practice of people...
  • A Fresh Pesto Find During A Lunchtime Break

    A Fresh Pesto Find During A Lunchtime Break
    I promised to report on great food and eateries along Route 44 and here's a fine one. The Country Bistro on Academy Street in Salisbury, just off 44, exceeds your basic sandwich place by a lot. I skipped the cold cucumber soup and poached salmon for the...
  • Singapore anti-gambling ad turns into World Cup hot tip

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has scored an own goal with its World Cup anti-gambling ad which features a crestfallen boy telling his friends his dad bet his life savings on Germany - who have just reached the finals by thrashing host nation Brazil 7-1....
  • Acclaimed Los Gatos restaurant Manresa damaged by early morning fire

    Acclaimed Los Gatos restaurant Manresa damaged by early morning fire
    An early morning fire Monday burned through the kitchen and service area of acclaimed Los Gatos restaurant Manresa. The fire started somewhere outside the restaurant around 4 a.m. and was contained by 6 a.m., reported Inside Scoop SF. Firefighters on...
  • Misreporting the Hobby Lobby decision [Letter]

    Misreporting the Hobby Lobby decision [Letter]
    The Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case was confined specifically to exempting some employers from having to pay for medications or procedures that terminate a pregnancy after conception ("Court sides with employers in contraception case," June...
  • New ways of pouring wine allow for more variety and experimentation

    New ways of pouring wine allow for more variety and experimentation
    New advances in wine technology are great news for people who thrive on variety and experimentation. With more Baltimore-area restaurants adopting an array of advanced wine-dispensing systems — from kegs to devices that allow wine to be poured...