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    One day during the 1970s, Maria Elena Avila served her family some artichokes. She, her siblings and parents had found success with their family restaurant, Avila’s El Ranchito in Huntington Park, and were beginning to expand into Long Beach and Orange County. But the years of struggle and sacrifice as Mexican immigrants in the United States were still on the minds of everyone. Salvador, Maria Elena’s father, had arrived in the United States in the 1940s as a bracero — a contracted Mexican farmworker. The harsh work and loneliness of those days made him hesitant to talk about them with his kids. But when he saw what Maria Elena was about to serve, he had to speak up. “He just looked at me, and then told all of us, ‘I can’t believe that I used to cut these,’” Maria Elena recalled. The patriarch proceeded to describe how he had to carefully slice the vegetable off the stem with a knife, taking care not to prick himself on its thorns, and do it hundreds of times a...
    A local family is bringing flavors of Portugal and Brazil to North Jersey with the 2021 opening of their seafood restaurant. Bossa Fish is run by Philip Carvalho and his dad, Eliot, on Trumbull Street in Elizabeth. The father-son put modern touches on traditional favorites, their website says. Take their 305 Sandwich, for example. Your choice of flounder, shrip, scallops, whiting, cod or chicken cutlet on a bun with bacon, mustard, Swiss cheese, sliced pickles, mashed avocado, garlic aioli and a side of fries. Or the Bacalhau a Casa: The family recipe for the traditional cod dish served with Spanish potatoes. Bossa Fish, 230 Trumbull St., Elizabeth
    A man who threatened a family wearing “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts at a Burlingame restaurant was given 60 days in jail and two years of supervised probation for a felony hate crime, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office announced. Steven L. Cibotti, 56, of San Francisco, was at Flights restaurant on June 7, 2020, when he approached the family — a couple with children ages 7, 5 and 2. They had just participated in a Black Lives Matter march and were wearing T-shirts with that phrase. Cibotti, who was allegedly intoxicated, slammed his hands on the family’s table and yelled, “Blue lives matter!” The father told Cibotti that he could not talk to them like that; Cibotti then allegedly yelled, “F— you, if I had a gun, I would shoot all of you.” He reportedly also called the mother an insulting name. He was arrested after an 11-day investigation. At that time, his attorney told TV station ABC7 that her client had recently been fired from his job with United Airlines and drank too much while...
    A university professor has been charged with killing a young girl who was poised to start classes at his college in the fall - after he got into an argument with another man that saw him fire a gun into a car where the incoming freshman was sitting.  The incident, which transpired early Saturday in Carrollton roughly 45 miles from Atlanta, saw cops cuff 47-year-old University of West Georgia instructor Richard Sigman, after one of his bullets claimed the life of 18-year-old Anna Jones. Cops say Sigman, who worked as a business lecturer at the school, fired multiple shots during the late night slaying, following a dispute inside a local pizzeria roughly a mile and a half from the college. The argument, which reportedly saw Sigman threaten another man with a handgun he had had concealed on his person, soon spilled out to outside the restaurant, located in Downtown Carrolton - a busy nightlife area - and into a nearby parking lot. Once inside the parking deck, cops said, a still-armed Sigman approached a car Jones had been sitting in, and...
    A beloved Italian restaurant in the Hudson Valley is closing after 71 years in business. In Orange County, the owners of Tony Boffa’s Restaurant, located in Middletown, announced that they are retiring and the eatery’s last day in business will be Sunday, Aug. 21. “We were hoping that someone would take over the family business and continue operating under Tony Boffa’s, but unfortunately that will not happen,” reads a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. The owners went on to say that the restaurant has been their pride and joy and that none of their success would have been possible without their loyal patrons. “Every day, every weekend, and every holiday we gave it our all to give you the best Italian food and service possible,” they wrote. Harry Truman was in the White House when founders Antonio and Antoinette Boffa opened a small Italian restaurant on the corner of Railroad Avenue and East Main Street in 1951. It’s been family owned and operated ever since, with their children and grandchildren later taking the reins. A peek at the restaurant’s...
    A popular Greek and Italian restaurant on Long Island is set to close after nearly 50 years in business. Aegean Pizza & Italian Restaurant in Holbrook will have its last day of business on Saturday, Aug. 6, according to an announcement from the owners. "We live in extraordinary times, which have made it impossible for us to keep Aegean's doors open, and keep providing the same high quality of serving that you became familiar with over the last five decades," the announcement reads. "This is a family business, and we take pride in the fact that from the very first day that Aegean opened its doors, we treated all of you as family too." The owners also thanked customers for their years of support. The restaurant is located at 58-01 Sunrise Highway in Holbrook and serves a variety of pizzas and specialty pasta dishes, along with gyros and seafood dishes.
    The owners of a popular Lehigh Valley hotel and restaurant have announced that they will soon retire and close up shop after 43 years. The Markopoulos family — owners of the Riverton Hotel and Restaurant in Bangor — made the announcement on the business’s Facebook page on Tuesday, July 19. “After 43 years at the Riverton, we are happy to announce our retirement,” the post says. “We have been truly blessed with the opportunity to serve our guests, many of whom have become like family to us.” The business’s last day open will be Monday, Aug. 29, the post says. “You have trusted us with your special occasions, family dinners and celebrations. Our family cannot thank you all enough!” The post was flooded with comments from longtime customers wishing the family a happy and healthy retirement. “Your restaurant and gracious hospitality holds many wonderful memories for myself and many others!” reads one of more than 100 comments on the post. “Wishing you a very happy, blessed retirement with the rest you deserve after working so hard all of these...
    If you need a little soul soothing then a new restaurant on Long Island can take care of that with not only food but some soulful tunes as well.  Waffles & Soul in Bellport has only been opened a short while but it is quickly becoming a favorite with foodies and online reviewers for their food, but also for the good vibes and tunes that help make a hectic day a little more relaxed. "I wanted a restaurant with positive energy with soul music from the 60s and 70s so customers could enjoy their food and feel good," said owner Ralph Mann. And soul, not soul food is what Waffles & Soul is all about. Instead of soul food, you'll find plenty of fried chicken with a variety of funky waffles and homemade syrup to top it off. So far, Long Islanders seem to like what they hear and eat, Mann said. "I'm blessed," he added. One Yelper put it this way: "Everything was delicious!! I had The Classic and the fried chicken was so moist, the collard greens were...
    After nearly three decades in business, a popular Capital District restaurant is closing its doors for good. Colonie eatery TJ’s Cafe made the announcement Friday, July 15, in a Facebook post that had garnered hundreds of comments and reactions just hours later. “To our valued customers, dear friends, family, and customers who have become friends and family... it is with a heavy heart that I must announce the closing of TJ's Café after almost 26 years in business,” owner Todd Leach wrote. The 55-year-old owner and chef cited “economic forces” for the closing, saying the cost of goods, supply chain issues, staff shortages, and “pure exhaustion” had become insurmountable. “We cannot, in good conscience, for the sake of ourselves, our health, and our family continue swimming against this current,” Leach said. “We have been burning the furniture to stay warm since the pandemic began, and we have thrown the last chair into the fire.” Leach went on to thank the restaurant’s “outstanding” staff, who he said had been there every step of the way. “Each one of them unique, wonderful,...
    A hardworking immigrant who worked as a food runner and bus boy at a popular Manhattan restaurant has died after he was robbed and viciously beaten by five men in the South Bronx on a bridge that is notorious for random attacks.    Tiburcio Castillo, 37, affectionately known as 'Tibo,' died on Tuesday after he was beaten into a coma and spent thirteen days on life support after the June 28 attack.  The married father of four worked at the French Bistro Quatorze located at 1578 First Avenue at 82nd Street in New York City. Castillo was riding his e-bike to his home in the South Bronx after finishing his work shift. He was riding along the Willis Avenue Bridge when he was ambushed by five men who beat and robbed him.  The five men who allegedly brutally murdered Castillo have not been caught. An NYPD spokesperson told DailyMail.com on Friday that 'a complaint was never filed with the name Tiburcio Castillo.'  The Willis Avenue Bridge that extends from First Avenue and East 124th Street in Manhattan to Willis Avenue and East...
    MAMA June's daughter, Honey Boo Boo, has worried fans over her eating habits while dining at a fast food restaurant. Comments from concerned fans flooded social media after the 16-year-old captured her "gross" behavior on video. 5Fans expressed their concerns for Honey Boo Boo after the teenager showed a 'gross' habit while dining at a fast food restaurantCredit: WE TV 5The reality star dropped a chicken nugget on the table and returned it to the cup, sparking backlash from viewersCredit: Instagram/Honey Boo Boo Honey Boo Boo, whose birth name is Alana Thompson, shared a clip on Instagram of her eating Boston Market chicken nuggets for an ad campaign. The ad was to promote the chain's new eight-piece Rotisserie chicken nuggets recently added to their menu. The video began with the reality star telling her followers that she's going to try the eatery's new chicken nuggets, calling them "the best on the market." The close-up shot showed Alana dressed casually, sporting a loosely-fitted gray t-shirt, her hair pushed back into a bun and her multiple nose piercings. Read...
    Getty Two women dine at a tavern in Atlanta, Ga. in 2021. Customers dining at a casual Atlanta restaurant didn’t count on live entertainment, but that’s exactly what they got when Mike Jackson and Egypt Sherrod — co-hosts of HGTV‘s Married To Real Estate — got up from their table for an impromptu slow dance, despite their family’s protests. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mike Jackson (@djfadelf) On July 10, Jackson posted a reel to Instagram after a family meal at HobNob Neighborhood Tavern. In the video, someone sitting at their table captures him getting up from the table, wanting to dance with his wife to the song on the sound system — “Best of Me” by R&B crooner Anthony Hamilton. In the post’s caption, Jackson wrote, “It was at this moment, my wife, daughters, and nieces wanted to disown me. Keep it fun, keep it sexy, keep it spontaneous” and added a dancing man emoji. As Jackson approaches Sherrod in the video, viewers can hear a young person exclaim, “Oh my god, oh...
    (CNN)A Team USA Olympic medal winner says a man attacked her outside a Los Angeles restaurant, hurling a metal object at her and fracturing her eye socket. Kim Glass, a 2008 volleyball silver medalist, posted a video to social media describing her ordeal. The footage shows her right eye swollen and bruised, with a line of stitches below her eyebrow.Glass said she was saying goodbye to a friend after lunch in downtown LA when she said a "homeless man" ran up."He had something in his hand on the other side of the car in the street and he just kind of looked at me with some pretty hateful eyes and as I turned to go tell my friend, 'I think something's wrong with him, I think he's gonna hit the car,' before I knew it, a big metal bolt, like a pipe, hit me in my eye. Hit me here, here. It happened so fast -- he literally flung it from the street so he was not even close to me at all," she recounted.California voters send a stark message...
    Americans are mocking the wife of UK soccer legend Wayne Rooney after she made it clear that she would not be joining him in Washington, D.C. because she hates the country and finds the lifestyle boring.  Coleen Rooney told friends she hates America and wouldn't be moving there with Rooney, 36, if he returned to work for DC United but now a move stateside appears to be on the cards for the former Manchester United striker following reports that he has agreed contract terms to become the Major League Soccer team's new coach. And now the soccer star's wife is getting slammed on social media for her refusal to join him after he arrived at Dulles International Airport on Sunday night without her and their four children.  Some joked that Coleen, who is used to a lavish lifestyle, would be a 'Real Housewife of Potomac.' Another one tweeted about her life being compared to 'Arrested Development' in which a formerly rich family is forced to live a 'normal' life. The couple have been married since 2008 and have four sons —...
    A young restaurateur is making big changes to one of his Bergen County restaurants. Tango Steak in Moonachie is an expanded version of El Tango Argentina Grill, BoozyBurbs reports.  Ariel Espejo opened the restaurant when he was just 23 years old. The menu boasts Spanish delicacies such as: Grilled octopus, quinoa, pesto, cauliflower purée, parsnip chips Oven baked chicken stuffed with spinach & cheese served over a tomato ratatouille Skirt steak, LTO, egg, ham, muenster cheese on a baguette, with provenzal French Fries and more. El Tango — which has a second Englewood location — has 60 seats in its dining room and 40 on the patio, BoozyBurbs says. Espejo was just 14 when he started working as a busboy at an Olive Garden in Paramus and then as a server at Burgerwood in Englewood. After that he worked as a teller at a TD Bank, and also moonlighted as a DJ. Throughout each job he saved his money, and the big payoff came April 22, when Espejo opened El Tango in Moonachie. "I have always wanted to be my own...
    Steve Young, 59, is a Florida resident, business owner, husband, father and one of the paying customers set to fly to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. 'They [Blue Origin] have my flight suit made. The date is now set and it will happen this year,' Young told DailyMail.com in a phone interview. 'Why do I want to go to space? Because I can. I am a bragger. I can say I went to space and my friends can't.' 'It [Blue Origin's flights] also intrigued me and I have the funds available to do this.' Those funds come from the sale of Florida's largest telecommunications contractor, Young's Communications or Y-com Young told DailyMail.com that he sold the company when it was generating $100 million annually and it was acquired by Grain Management, which only purchases companies valued between $20 million to $150 million. Scroll down for videos  Steve Young (center), 59, is a Florida resident, business owner, husband, father and one of the paying customers set to fly to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Pictured he is...
    A frugal couple with nine children who own their home in upstate New York, have zero debt and spend just $364 a month, say they're coping with the nation's record-high inflation by doing what they've always done: not spending money.    The Shillito family of Burnt Hill, New York, grow fruits and vegetables in their garden and their grocery shopping is limited to buying in bulk, buying marked down items, and shopping directly with restaurant supply stores.  Americans have started changing their spending habits as inflation hits pockets hard and economists warn a recession is inevitable.  But frugal families, like Art and Janelle Shillito, who have nine children, ages 2 months to 19 years, say they have a few tactics that could help Americans save some cash.  'It doesn't affect us as much because of the way we shop,' Art Shillito told the Wall Street Journal, adding that the way they save money is not always easy, which doesn't appeal to everyone.  'People find what we do interesting but when they find out how involved it is, they're not interested. They want a...
    More On: tupac shakur Snoop Dogg recalls passing out after seeing Tupac Shakur hospitalized New 50 Cent series will try to solve hip hop’s most notorious killings Digital Underground rapper Shock G dead at 57 Mike Tyson feels guilty about Tupac Shakur’s death Even though he’s not with us anymore, Tupac Shakur’s legacy continues to live on. When not making hit records, Shakur, who died in 1996, imagined owning an eatery called the Powamekka Café, which he meticulously detailed on a page of yellow-lined paper in a notebook. Now, the late rapper’s family opened a pop-up restaurant in Los Angeles of the same name and is set to welcome diners until June 30. The restaurant, which is an entity of Sacramento’s Fixins Soul Kitchen, serves lunch and dinner, and its menu features the “Changes” hitmaker’s favorite dishes, including fried chicken wings and meatloaf. The “California Love” rapper came up with the concept before his murder nearly 26 years ago – which remains unsolved. In September 1996, Shakur was hit four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas....
    A 40-year-old dad and Little Italy restaurant owner was shot and killed Father's Day in Baltimore has left the community in shock. Trevor White was one of the owners of RYMKS Bar & Grille, a soul food restaurant on East Pratt Street, sources say. He was shot multiple times on Lakeside Avenue in Northeast Baltimore around 4 a.m. Sunday, June 19, police say. His family released the following statement: "Trevor was many things to many people – a husband, father, brother, cousin, uncle, Fraternity Brother, and friend. The youngest member of the White family, he was an incredible source of strength; a firm, strong, and extremely loving person, who touched everyone he met. His passion was palpable and his energy will never be replaced." A reward of up to $8,000 was being offered in White's case.
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The co-owner of a restaurant in Little Italy was found murdered along Lakeside Avenue in Northeast Baltimore on Father’s Day. Baltimore Police identified the victim as 40-year-old Trevor White. He was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds just after 4 a.m. on Sunday. READ MORE: Baltimore's Peabody Heights Brewery To Raise Money For Victims Of Abell FireMedics pronounced him dead at the site of the shooting. Teaon Everage, the CEO and Executive Chef at RYMKS Bar & Grille on East Pratt Street confirmed to WJZ that White was one of the owners of the restaurant but had no further comment. Since at least Sunday, restaurant patrons have been met with a sign on the front door that reads “due to unfortunate events, RYMKS Bar & Grille will not be opening today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and we look forward to your support in the future.” White’s family explained he owned other businesses, including a tax consultant service called VBS Accounting on Liberty Road. “He accomplished all of his goals and I’m definitely...
    The Montclair Family Restaurant lives up to its name. While the owners are no longer related to the staff, they still treat their employees like family.  So when Peggy Curry, a long-serving waitress at the restaurant, fell ill recently, the store's owner Francesco Leone acted as if his mother was sick. He made daily visits to the hospital to bring food and news, and he started a GoFundMe campaign to help cover her bills until she could get back on her feet.  That fundraiser generated more than $11,000 so far, 10 percent more than his original goal. They reached that goal in under 48 hours. Leone said it's a testament to how beloved Curry is with customers and coworkers alike.  "She’s the mom to all of us at the restaurant," he said. "The community loves her, and she loves them." Curry has been a waitress at Montclair Family Restaurant for 30 years. Many customers she took care of when they were children now bring their kids to the 17001 Dumfries Road eatery.  "She's the face of the restaurant," Leone said. "... I have customers call...
    A WAITRESS saved an 11-year-old boy who was being abused by his stepfather with a note she showed him in secret. Timothy Lee Wilson, 36, was convicted of child abuse after Flaviane Carvalho called police when she noticed red flags while the boy's family was eating at an Orlando, Florida, restaurant on New Year's Day 2021. 2Waitress Flaviane Carvalho saved an 11-year-boy who was being abused with the secret note pictured aboveCredit: GoFundMe 2Timothy Lee Wilson, 36, was convicted of child abuse and neglect after prosecutors accused him of torturing and starving the boyCredit: Orange County Jail Carvalho realized the boy was secluded from the rest of the family, wasn't offered food or drink, and had noticeable injuries. That's when she secretly wrote a note that read “Do you need help?” and showed it to him out of the rest of the family's sight. The heroic waitress called 911 after the child signaled that he did need help. The boy was being kept away from his stepfather, mother and sibling in a hotel room used for storage, with duct tape covering...
    A restaurant has officially closed two of its locations. The owners of Chip's Family Restaurant made the announcement on Friday, June 3, saying the Chip's Southington and Wethersfield locations in Hartford County were closed. “My brother George built Chip’s Family Restaurant on three fundamental principles: quality, service, and community,” said Dina Bajko, owner of Chip’s Orange and Fairfield locations. “Closing our Southington and Wethersfield locations was a very difficult decision; however, this decision is absolutely consistent with my brother George’s much larger strategic vision for the Chip’s brand." Bajko added that the company has plans to expand once again in the future. “While we are going to miss our Southington and Wethersfield regulars, the Chip’s brand is refocusing on my brother George’s three founding principles: quality, service, and community," she said. "We have some tremendous plans for future expansion of our restaurants and, in the meantime, hope everyone will come visit us at our Orange and Fairfield locations.”
    BOSTON (AP) — Workers at a McDonald’s restaurant in Massachusetts intentionally put bacon on a fish sandwich that a Muslim woman had ordered for one of her children, a civil rights organization said Wednesday. The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a discrimination complaint on the woman’s behalf with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. “It is commonly known that Islam forbids Muslims from eating pork,” the complaint says. “McDonald’s employees willfully added bacon to the complainant’s food in an effort to offend, humiliate, and cause distress to complainant and her young children.” The complaint is the first step in the process for seeking monetary damages, said Barbara Dougan, a CAIR lawyer. She also hopes it prompts McDonald’s to better train its workers to prevent a similar incident in the future. “Religious discrimination at a place of public accommodation is not only illegal, but also morally reprehensible,” she said in a statement. An email seeking comment was left with McDonald’s corporate headquarters in Chicago. A message was also left with someone who answered the phone at Gomez Enterprises LLC, which operates the...
    IS there anything worse than others passing judgement on your parenting skills? Maya, who is from the US and posts under the acronym @oh.my.maya, took to TikTok and shared a video where she can be seen enjoying a meal in a restaurant with her partner and their son. 2Maya, who is from the US, was enjoying a meal out with her family when a stranger came up to her and passed judgement on her food choicesCredit: tiktok 2Maya was criticised for letting her young son try a chip - and was instead advised to order him a jacket potatoCredit: tiktok However, the family's evening was soon ruined by a stranger who decided to offer her unwanted opinion on the food they'd ordered for their young child. In the clip, Maya explains: "We were out for dinner tonight or the second time ever as a family." A lady sitting nearby told us we should have ordered a plain baked potato for him instead of fries." We were so excited to let our son try his first French fry and she...
    Hi everyone! Welcome to the gateway to summer! The Memorial Day holiday weekend is here, and in Maryland the crab is the king of the summer. Sorry, steak on the grill, it’s just our thing. Think about this, people actually flock to Maryland to vacation and, naturally, they want to enjoy some crabs, crab cakes or anything crab-related. READ MORE: Pandemic Highlighted Need To Address Disparities In Minority Access To Mental Health Care, Advocates SauySo, where else should K2 and I have gone this morning but the kitchen of Jimmy’s Famous Seafood? The Latin name for blue crab translates to “beautiful swimmer.” Millions of pounds of crab are harvested from the Chesapeake and its tributaries yearly. A lot of those pounds get put into steamers, at home or at the restaurant. I mean, really, is there anything better than just hanging and banging crab with family and friends? Throw in some sweet corn and fresh, chilled tomatoes and you’re living large. So just because it’s the first summer holiday weekend, we wanted some crabs. John Minadakis, Jimmy’s top guy, said...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Riverside has a restaurant that's getting a lot of attention and it's called Cali Tardka. The ones responsible for it are the Sanghu family who are serving Punjabi fusion food."I'd say get the Greg special. You are going to get chicken tiki masala, buttered chicken. You are going to get some rice, a freshly made samosa and some naan," said Manu Sanghu, the son in the family. "We sell out every single day. Our food sells out really quickly. Because of the demand, we are working nonstop."And Cali Tardka is literally serving up a home-cooked meal. The family said they are among the first in the state to get a permit to open up a home restaurant. They offer curbside pickup."We are literally a travel spot. We got people traveling four to five hours ... San Diego, Las Vegas, Tijuana. All the locals know us," said Sanghu.And this home restaurant was born out of need after the Sangu family said they were almost homeless a few years ago and went through many challenges through the pandemic,...
    CAMPTON HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- While many restaurants have struggled to stay afloat during the COVID pandemic, Egg House has opened a second location, a rare story of expansion during this trying time.The new location in Campton Hills, near St. Charles, is owned by Toni Zekjiri and Bani Ismili, who opened their first location just as the pandemic hit."If you work hard United States you make it," Zekjiri said. "Like working seven days and in two years we never got a holiday."The proprietors, both young family men, call their staff family, and the restaurants are focused on made-from-scratch meals at modest prices.Zekjiri and Ismili met seven years ago when Ismili was driving a taxi and popped into another restaurant where Zekjiri was working the grill. They pooled their life sacings to open Egg House in Lombard, relying solely on their vision."You wake up and you are positive about the work," Ismili said. "It's not like you're thinking negatively. You don't think negative, you only think positive and work."By late 2021, with business sizzling as pandemic lockdowns eased, the risk-takers had...
    A husband and wife who opened a brand-new Italian eatery in Fairfield County are working to make sure their guests feel at home from the moment they step through the restaurant's doors.  Constantino’s of Greenwich hosted its grand opening on Sunday, May 15. The restaurant is located at 699 West Putnam Ave. in Greenwich. Owners Michael and Robyn Bordes began working to open their own restaurant together in July and went through a lengthy approval process. “It was definitely a lengthier process than we anticipated," Robyn said. "But it worked out, and we’re opened, and we’re thankful to be open." Robyn said she has been working in the restaurant business for decades, and Michael has experience building restaurants through his construction business. The restaurant reflects their close family ties, with the dishes on the menu named after the adult members of their family, and the ice cream flavors named after the children in the family. “When Michael and I got together our families merged so well together,” Robyn said. “It’s been such an incredible process. We wanted to convey that love story...
    The Tasting House in Los Gatos is holding its grand opening on May 21, noon-3 p.m. A Champagne toast, poured from a Nebuchadnezzar (15-liter bottle) of Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne, will begin at 2 p.m. A variety of cheeses and wines will also be offered. www.tastinghouse.com The Montebello Market near the Los Gatos Post Office at 9 Montebello Way, had a successful opening on May 7, and their doors are now open daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., serving soups, smoothies, coffee, lunch and dinner items. There’s a bottle shop, a grab-and-go case and a well-stocked market. https://www.montebellomarket.com The Basin in Saratoga was set to close its doors May 15. Working with the Mahaffey family, the Chef Daniel Nally and his family and took ownership of The Basin right before the pandemic and weathered many ensuing challenges, including shutdowns, fires, power losses, labor shortages, supply chain havoc and constant cost pressures. Through it all, they supported the community and vice versa, providing food to go, delivery service, an online marketplace and Basin Basics grocery boxes. With generous assistance from the community, they...
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – At Los Dos Potrillos, there is no shortage of delicious Mexican cuisine. (credit: CBS) “Our menu is gigantic. We have about four menu pages,” said Daniel Ramirez, co-CEO of the family restaurant. Yet supply chain shortages have some Colorado restaurants in a pickle. Plus, the soaring cost of food is impacting many key ingredients. “Chicken, of course, has gone up especially with bird flu,” Ramirez told CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann. “It’s not just inflation, but nature itself. And avocados a couple months ago. We’ve seen it all. We’ve seen [costs] come up, we’ve seen it go down.” CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann interviews Daniel Ramirez inside Los Dos Potrillos. (credit: CBS) Historic inflation is putting a bitter taste in everyone’s mouth. It hit a 40-year record in March when U.S. consumer prices rose 8.5% from a year ago, according to the Department of Labor. Restaurants are trying to adapt as some whip up different flavor or even change their menus. “The good thing about it is we’re all restauranteurs,” said Ramirez. “We all have that inner driver in us...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Mother's Day 2022 was celebrated in style across the Bay Area. But for one group of moms who are experiencing homelessness, the day was extra special. A Mother's Day lunch was hosted in their honor."I feel very blessed," said Marie Tiaha.Tiaha and her partner Jackie say they never knew Mother's Day could be so amazing after a difficult year of experiencing homelessness.They along with dozens of other moms were guests of honor at this lunch party banquet at San Francisco's Le Colonial Restaurant."Sometimes you don't have opportunity or access to a beautiful place to eat, we can't be thankful enough," said Tiaha.VIDEO: The amazing mothers of twins and triplets in Silicon Valley EMBED More News Videos Deep in Santa Clara County, there exists a little-known local club for parents of twins and triplets. Kids made Mother's Day cards, each one with handcrafted messages of love.These families who are working to get back on their feet, are residents of Compass Family Services transitional housing and shelter program in the Tenderloin."I think it's important to honor the moms...
    THE heartbroken parents of a man who died after eating a pizza ordered on Deliveroo said he could have been saved by simple changes. James Atkinson, 23, tragically died after ordering a takeaway pizza from Dadyal Restaurant in Newcastle as he suffered a suspected allergic reaction. 1James Atkinson died of a suspected severe allergic reaction after ordering a pizza from from Dadyal Restaurant in NewcastleCredit: PA The computer science graduate from Leeds had an allergy to peanuts - and his family said that takeaways now need to have more "upfront" information about ingredients. A pre-inquest review into his death is due to open on Tuesday at Newcastle Coroners Court after his family were told he might have suffered a severe allergic reaction Gulfam Ulhaq, believed to have been the restaurant owner, said at the time that the order was placed online through Deliveroo and the website contained "very clear" information regarding allergens. At the time, the "restaurant notes" section for Dadyal had a "cross-contamination notice" for peanuts, Deliveroo sources have said. READ MORE ON HEALTHTRAUMATIC TALK Doctors told...
    Open for only five weeks, a new restaurant in Connecticut is just the spot to watch the game with friends while noshing on good food and drinks. Four Dads Pub in Hartford, an off-shoot of the original in Granby, is quickly gaining a reputation as the place to head to with friends and family for a pizza or a burger, along with a beer, or some high-dollar bourbon.  Started by, well four dads, who wanted a spot to kick back with friends and family, the restaurant reminds you of a Cheers atmosphere where fun and good food are the norms, according to online reviewers and local foodies. "Stopped in here with a group of friends yesterday to check out the new Four Dads Pub in Hartford," said Megan K.Elite on Yelp. "Absolutely delish spot! We split the garlic knots which they come out piping hot and ohhh sooooo yummy. I went with the Philly cheesesteak salad and whew those banana peppers on top have a KICK." The menu features all the "feel good" favorites including pizza, wings, burgers, sandwiches, meatball subs,...
    Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez rounded off their Sunday with a dinner at an exclusive New York City restaurant after an afternoon of shopping in SoHo. The billionaire Amazon founder, 58, and his girlfriend met up with his parents Miguel and Jacklyn at popular celebrity hangout Emilio's Ballato. The couple, who have been dating since 2019, dressed for the occasion at the swanky Italian. Lauren Sanchez, 52, is spotted alongside Jeff Bezos's mother Jacklyn as they visit Emilio's Ballato in New York on Sunday The billionaire Amazon founder, 58, stood alongside his father Miguel during the Sunday night excursion Sanchez, 52, stepped out in an eye-popping display, showing off her figure in form-fitting blue jeans, and a revealing lowcut ribbed grey-green top. The brunette beauty was also sporting a huge diamond dangling from a thin necklace.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'She got the dog!' Bill Gates reveals how he split wealth... Jeff Bezos sees $20 BILLION wiped off fortune in a matter of... Share this article Share She completed the ensemble...
    A longtime restaurant owner in Westchester County has died at the age of 82 following a long illness. Anthony Manousos, of Yonkers, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 26, according to his obituary. He was the husband of Orsa Manousos and the father of Michael and Seva.  He immigrated to the United States at the age of 16 with his father and sister and lived in Yonkers for the rest of his life. "Tony lived the American Dream," his obituary reads. Manousos was proud of his Greek heritage, leading a number of different community organizations, and he had a passion for cooking, according to his obituary. He worked in the food industry for more than 60 years, owning eateries such as Tony's Luncheonette in Yonkers, A&M Deli in Pleasantville, and Tony's Dog House, his obituary said. "His favorite thing was to fill the belly of his customers with great food and lots of laughs," his obituary reads. "Anyone who was lucky enough to eat at the Dog House quickly realized that they were part of a family. Over the...
    When New Yorkers caught wind that Forlini’s, a bustling Italian restaurant in Chinatown favored by downtown sophisticates, was permanently closing its doors in March, grieving patrons flooded their timelines with fond remembrances. Plans to shutter had been in the works for years: the Forlini family bought 91-93 Baxter Street, the building that housed their restaurant, in the 60's. In 2020, 91-93 Baxter was listed at $15 million, and the restaurant's owners said they’d close Forlini’s in the event of a sale, which finally took place this year in a deal with an unnamed buyer. For Forlini’s diehards, forewarning did little to soften the blow. Now its art is up for sale: on the restaurant’s website, 32 artworks that once adorned the walls, including landscapes, provincial domestic scenes and a portrait of the Forlini brothers, are available for purchase. When a beloved, well-appointed New York dining institution closes down, auctions of the items held within are commonplace. After the 2019 curtain call for the iconic Four Seasons, whose interiors were handled by none other than legendary architect Philip...
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- La Esquinita Mexican grill in Long Beach serves authentic Mexican food."We opened Oct. 18 of 2021. My brother has been a cook for over 20 years so this was kind of his lifelong dream," said Cynthia Zaragoza, the social media manager at La Esquinita Mexican Grill.Just two months after they opened their doors to the Long Beach community, the restaurant had a break-in."The alarm set off, we were here early in the morning to a window completely shattered. We were devastated because as it is, it had already taken two years to open up because of the setbacks with the pandemic," said Zaragoza.Flash forward to 2022, they've now been open for almost six months, but they've had more obstacles.They have had two more breaks in less than 24 hours over the weekend.On the restaurant's surveillance footage, a man picks up a rock and throws it at the window. After failing, he does it again, breaking the restaurant window.Less than 24 hours later, two men in hoodies break in."Checked in our freezer, didn't find anything. Seems...
    While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex insist they're just like any other couple trying to live a private family life, their treatment in restaurants even before they quit royal duties seems to tell a different tale. Jamie Shears, who was head chef at 45 Jermyn Street, owned by the Queen's grocer Fortnum & Mason, has spoken out about the reception given to the now California-based pair. 'We got celebrities in all the time,' Shears tells me. 'But, for Harry and Meghan, there was a real fuss. Half the restaurant was roped off for the night so they could dine in peace.' Meghan Duchess of Sussex with friends Genevieve Hillis (L) and Lindsay Roth watching the action on Court 1 Wimbledon Tennis Championships Shears, who is about to start as head chef at Mayfair gastropub The Audley, reveals: 'They came in together just before they went public as a couple. But it was still unusual: 45 Jermyn is a discreet place to eat without doing that.' There is no indication that the treatment was at the couple's insistence. Shears tells...
    Community support is growing for the Martinez family who lost their popular restaurant in a fire earlier this month. Their family eatery, Aby's Mexican Restaurant, has been a staple on the Jersey Shore since May 2002 when it first opened, providing some of the best Mexican dishes in the area. Just a month shy of their 20th anniversary, tragedy struck. Multiple fire companies responded to Aby's at 32 Mian St. in Matawan at about 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5. This GoFundMe page has been organized by Bryan Zakutansky to help with some of the costs associated with the fire. "As you can imagine, the family is now devastated by the loss of their pride and joy. With the restaurant being their primary source of income and supporting their family for the last twenty years, there is a long road ahead," Zakutansky wrote. "We're hoping this fundraiser will help with the sudden and unexpected financial hardships the Martinez family has incurred from this loss." Donor Dena Orfanitopoulos commented: "Sending love! We always enjoy our meals at Aby's. You will be back stronger!!"...
    A new restaurant with Cuban roots has opened in Bergen County. The Cuban 'Round the Corner, located on W. Main Street, in Bogota, is run by Manny Fernandez. Fernandez took over his mom's restaurant El Farallon in Cuba after she died in 2018, the restaurant's website says. "Traveling back and forth to the island took a toll on his family dynamics back in Bogota, NJ," it reads.  Fernandez and his family decided to sell the restaurant just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. He waited several months before his sister, Berta, and her family moved to the US. The siblings ultimately decided to open their new restaurant, located at the former location of GoFish. The menu boasts authentic Cuban fare such as Ropa Vieja, Vaca Frita and Lechón Asado, and an open concept kitchen where diners can watch the chefs at work. Cuban 'Round the Corner, 64 W. Main St., Bogota.
    STREAMS of fans have craved to know when Kim Kardashian's boyfriend will be making his Hulu debut. It's now been revealed when Pete Davidson will be appearing in his girlfriend's new series. 5Here's when Pete Davidson will be making his debut on Hulu's The KardashiansCredit: Instagram/Simon Rex 5Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend have gotten closer and attended the red carpet premiere for it togetherCredit: The Mega Agency Kim, 41, is set to hit the small screen in a big way on April 14th. But on if - and when - fans will see Pete, 28, on-screen, a source told TMZ they will have to wait. Pete will "not" be on-camera in Season 1, the source said. Kim, however, "will discuss her relationship" in the show premiering April 14th and his grand debut is in the works: Read more on Kim KardashianWIG DIFFERENCE See Kardashians' REAL hair Vs. Kim, Khloe & sisters FAKE wigs & extensionsMET MAYHEM Kim reveals if Pete will FINALLY join her at Met Gala & reveals her look "Fans hoping to get a glimpse of Pete...
    When two Nicaraguan Uber drivers told me that a Thai place in Koreatown was their favorite restaurant in Los Angeles, I grew curious. Then a Salvadoran driver emphatically recommended the same restaurant. Next, a driver from Guatemala told me the same thing. This is how I found out about Ocha Classic, a Thai restaurant beloved by Central Americans, Mexicans and Latinos familiar with Koreatown. Since it opened in 1985 in Koreatown, the restaurant has expanded to seven locations on the strength of a highly loyal, and almost entirely Latino, clientele — though three locations were forced to close during the pandemic. Although they have never advertised or done any marketing, most locations feature long lines and wait times of up to an hour. The restaurant is so successful that it has spawned dozens of copycats with various spellings of “Ocha,” a Thai word that means delicious. Most liked seafood soup Sopa Siete Mares at Ocha Classic Restaurant.(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Ocha also caters quinceañeras and weddings. The two busiest days of the year are Mother’s Day and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Bautistas, an immigrant family from Peru, have opened a John The Baker franchise in Davie. Everybody is involved in the effort to get the franchise up and running – just ask Jose Bautista, who rattles off all the players, “My mom, my dad, sister and brother.” This is a story of facing down the COVID economic disaster that impacted restaurant owners nationwide. READ MORE: Dozens Forced Out After Authorities Condemn North Miami Beach Apartment ComplexThe Bautistas operated a successful Peruvian restaurant in the space located in the Plaza 7601 Strip Mall, where they prepared delicious dishes like Lomo Saltado. Chrishell Bautista remembers, “We had to reduce hours, then after that we were having financial difficulties. You have two decisions: to have to sell and close and figure out what to do after.” They closed. Then, what to do? Along came the opportunity to open a John The Baker Franchise at the same Davie location. John The Baker is well known in Broward County, especially for pizza and their signature garlic rolls. The Bautista family turned out great...
    ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) -- An assortment of taco delicacies is leaving patrons begging for more by visiting multiple times a week at Tacos La Calle in Orange County."What makes me happier is when someone comes in, and I see it again. That means we're doing something right," said Victor Moreno, who co-owns the family business with his wife.Opened in June 2021, the Mexican eatery has been serving Guadalajara-style cuisine using traditional recipes handed down by close friends and family."The tacos really remind me of authentic tacos that you would find in TJ (Tijuana) or Mexico," said Rosie Flores, who commutes here from South Pasadena just for tacos.Topping list of favorites includes three popular street tacos: carne asada, shrimp, and specialty item - suadero.Moreno describes suadero protein cuts as an acquired taste made especially for adventurous "taco connoisseurs.""It's (suadero) advanced taco-eating or daring taco eater," said Moreno. "Every bite I have, something's falling out," said Alessandro Demoreno, a restaurant regular. "It's a lot of food, really good food."As for secret ingredients, Moreno credits the restaurant's success to two main things: friendly...
    AS gas prices continue to stay high, Bojangles is giving away $1million in free gas to help relieve American wallets. Due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, western sanctions have been placed on Russia’s financial and shipping industries. 1Bojangles has decided to give away $1million in free gasCredit: Getty However, since Russia is one of the world's largest oil producers, these sanctions have affected gasoline prices in the U.S. To help ease the burden Americans are feeling at the pump, Bojangles restaurants will be giving away one $10 gas gift card for every purchase of a Bojangles 12 or 20 pieces family meal. The 12 piece family meal will cost you $26.99, and you will get 12 pieces of chicken, six biscuits, three sides and half a gallon of iced tea. The 20 piece family meal will run you $38.79, and you will get 20 pieces of chicken, 10 biscuits, four sides and one gallon of iced tea. Read More on Gas PricesGAS HELP Cheap gas trick at Costco that could save you hundreds of dollarsBANK ON IT Five apps...
    GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Dinah's Chicken in Glendale is celebrating its 55th anniversary on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, with a deal for customers.The family-owned restaurant is offering their "Jr. Box O'Chicken," which consists of two pieces of chicken, one side order, and a roll with honey, at 55 cents for the first 200 people."It's a family-run business, this is my grandson. come and experience some old time, good food," said Linda Pearson of Dinah's Chicken.Dinah's opens at 10 a.m. Tuesday until supplies run out. The restaurant is located at 4106 San Fernando Road.
    A Jersey City restaurant is expanding its footprint: The Franklin has landed in Secaucus. Chef Jaime Ramirez's Italian restaurant is located on Fifth Street and boasts a full bar with the assistance of sommelier and consultant, Joel Liscio.  The 90-seat restaurant is spacious and comforting, bright and clean in the daytime, with a roomy bar area bordered by tables and banquettes, and a larger dining area in the back, appropriate for private parties or buyouts.  The team at The Franklin is also a family affair. Ramirez has brought his daughter Kelly on board as the general manager. Other family members will be around to help out. A variety of wines and cocktails are on the menu, but the focus is on a selection of craft beers, along with popular everyday favorites to round out the beverage menu. The Franklin opened on New York Avenue in Jersey City Heights in 2019. It has become well known for its vast brunch menu — including items like The Franklin Burger — and fresh entrees, like wild mushroom and salmon risotto or Lamb Sugo Pappardelle. The Franklin, 780 Fifth St.,...