It was the collision heard from Irwindale to Honolulu. Picasso’s owner Vincent DeRosa was hurriedly whipping up a fresh ponzu sauce. At his elbow, executive chef Paul Vigil was hastily putting the final accents on a picatta sauce. Then, the master chefs accidentally spun around and banged into each other, leaving the two dripping in […]
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Old-Fashioned Chicken Dinner, Like Cordelia Used to Make, Will Drive You Absolutely Knott’s … by Peter Bennett
When you’re sitting down for a chicken dinner at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant in Buena Park, you’re sitting down with history. From her little Buena Park tea room, which was attached to her and her husband Walter’s fledgling berry market, Cordelia Knott pulled out her wedding china and linen napkins and served eight people […]
Matt Fong II, owner of the new Pappas Artisanal restaurant/sandwich & salad shop in La Verne, is a capitalist with a conscience and an entrepreneur with an edge. The former investment banker not only wants to serve great food that’s “familiar but unique,” but also wants his establishment to serve as part-incubator and idea lab […]
Legendary Motown drummer James Gadson joins International Japanese Koto Artist Yukiko Matsuyama, Greg Vail (sax), Diana Dentino (keys),Vince van Trigt (bass), and Steve Biondo (percussion) for an evening of Japanese flavored World pop with a touch of R&B and a dose of Funk at the University of La Verne’s Morgan Auditorium on Saturday, Aug. 17 […]
If you didn’t already have enough reasons to come see the American Ballet Theater’s production of “Le Corsaire, which The New York Sun described as “downright giddy fun” and The New York Post said is “a showcase for ABT’s virtuosity in depth [and] a funny, charming ballet,” here’s another reason to attend a performance, July […]
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Mark Cuddy, Intervention Program Manager for David & Margaret Youth & Family Services in La Verne, recently completed a dream assignment.
Would you confess and entrust your darkest secrets, deepest troubles and greatest fears to a recovering alcoholic with an injured heart, who also flunked Greek and Latin? Over the years, hundreds, if not thousands, unfailingly have — anxious teenagers who don’t get along with their parents, bewildered and bankrupt parents who have lost their homes, […]