| Jan 9, 2013
Second of two parts.
What's going on in that mysterious world of banking when three successful businessmen in Lake County so far haven't been able to get a loan to build a Mellow Mushroom restaurant?
The answer is a tangle of regulations and...
| Jan 29, 2013
Split pea soup was a favorite during my college days -- inexpensive, filling and straightforward to prepare. I liked to add smoked bacon and lots of carrots. I may not be a college girl anymore, but I still feel the same way about split soup -- it's a...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:28 PM
The popular Wine Gallery in Corona Del Mar has opened a beautiful second location in Laguna Beach. The large room is centered around a spacious, U-shaped, marble-topped bar that faces the white-tiled, open kitchen featuring a wood-burning oven. The...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Pennsylvania is home to the most desirable food and agricultural products in the nation. But many Pennsylvanians are unaware of the significance of what's being produced in their home state. Take this quiz to test your PA Ag IQ!
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:58 PM
Squeezed on all sides by chain shops and eateries in Burbank's Empire Center, Grain Lab is an independent island. The small eatery, which opened last month, has the minimal look of a hip chain, with a slightly industrial-meets-organic laboratory feel with...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:14 AM
At Maggie's Farm, on a late December night, the small, square Harford Road dining room was full, with couples and foursomes along the edges, and in the middle, two separate large parties, of 12 and 18, celebrating birthdays.
We were concerned about...
| Jan 4, 2013
JR Linton's painting "What Do You Mean, Another Castle?" depicts an enraged Super Mario, eyes bloodshot, plumber's wrench in hand, cracking that infamous mushroom character Toad across the mouth. Mario's right hook is captured midswing by Linton, whose...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Sure, the slow cooker's great for stews and soups, but it also happens to make a mean lasagna! In this ingenious slow-cooker recipe, all you have to do is chop your veggies, then layer the ingredients (raw) into the crockpot.
Serve with garlic bread...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Lagers and ales made by Great Lakes Brewing Co., long popular in western Pennsylvania, are finally migrating to the Lehigh Valley — and the Virginville Hotel is highlighting its craft brews with a Beef and Ale Dinner on Jan. 12.
Wendy Hess, who co-...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 3:19 PM
By Kirk Swauger
Our Town Editor
It's the ideal meal for a cold January day.
Jean Scanlon of Johnstown makes cornish game hens with a unique and savory wild rice stuffing.
The unusual stuffing consists of wild rice, sauted onions, peppers and...
| Jan 6, 2013
First of two parts.
Ken LaRoe can't get a loan.
This is more than a tad odd, considering that LaRoe is president and chief executive offer of First Green Bank in Mount Dora, a prosperous venture based in Lake County. (It's LaRoe's second successful...