November 12, 2011
Cake Monkey, Burbank www.cakemonkey.com (877) 640-CAKE (2253) Gorgeous individually sized layer cakes made with natural, hormone-free ingredients. The Must Love Chocolate ($7) features Valrhona chocolate pearls and crumbled honeycomb. I Heart Pies, Toluca Lake www.iheartpies.com (818) 744-1632 Sweet and savory pies made from scratch and brought to your home for a $10 delivery fee. This Thanksgiving, they'll have all the standards like apple crumb, pecan and pumpkin, plus one you've never heard of: Purple Forest with black currant mousse and a Dutch cookie crust ($25)
March 9, 2002
Gary Moskowitz NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Seats are still available for "An Evening at Maurizio's" on Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Celiac Disease Foundation and will include gourmet food, a dessert buffet, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $60 per person. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. at Maurizio's, 135 N. Maryland Ave. Proceeds will go to the foundation. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.
July 18, 2005
Mark Humphrey Rande and Curtis Colburn of Glendale hope that one day patrons will walk into their local Starbucks, and along with the fresh biscotti and the scones of various flavors will be licorice. The brothers, recent graduates of Union College in Lincoln, Neb., moved to Glendale last year and started the Licorice Exchange, an Internet-based company that sells gourmet licorice. Both majored in business administration with an emphasis in small business management, which goes a long way toward aiding their start-up company.
August 11, 2006
When walking into Gourmet a Go-Go, the first thing that strikes a customer is the delicious aroma coming from the freshly made entrees. This delightful, open-kitchen restaurant has exposed brick walls with high-beamed, original ceilings. There is also a private patio out back where diners could have a quiet lunch alone or reserve the whole patio and invite all their friends. Gail Connell, owner and chef, has been a caterer for more than 20 years, 10 of which have been in the area.
February 23, 2007
Glendale Healthy Kids and the Mary Pinola/Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce Educational Fund will be the beneficiaries of a "funraiser" scheduled this Wednesday evening, Feb. 28 at Gourmet a go go in Montrose. Beginning at 2 p.m. with take out orders and 5 p.m. for delivery and dine in, and continuing until 9 p.m., a percentage of sales and the silent auction will be donated to these two organizations. "We hope everyone will give themselves the night off and buy a delicious meal prepared at Gourmet a go go, in your home, or to put in the freezer to serve when that unexpected company shows up," invited Cathy Keen member of the Board of Directors of Glendale Healthy Kids.
March 14, 2003
The La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation will hold its 12th annual Spring Gala on March 22 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The event is black-tie optional, and features gourmet dining, dancing and music by the band Palm Drive. A silent and live auction will be held, and a Ford Mustang convertible car raffled off. The hotel is at 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Prices are $250 per couple for a regular community table, $400 per couple for a preferred table and $550 for a premium table.
February 25, 2011
The food fight between restaurateurs and mobile gourmet trucks has picked up in recent weeks as the two industries tussle over a prime customer base — the lunch crowd. Steve Sevag, operator of the gourmet food truck Meet ‘n Potatoes, is one of the mobile food vendors who’s been caught up in the match. Owners of the restaurants that he parks near say his and other trucks siphon away customers and park illegally to do so. Sevag said he’s just responding to consumer demand for his jumbo sandwiches.
March 1, 2004
Ryan Carter A local family's gourmet coffee will await participants at the start and finish lines of the Los Angeles Marathon on March 7, the first time the race has ever had an official coffee. Don Francisco's Coffee, owned by the Gavina family, whose members live in Glendale and La Canada Flintridge, has been named the first official coffee. The Vernon-based company, F. Gavina and Sons, which boasts annual gross sales of $70 million a year, is also a sponsor of the marathon.
May 9, 2001
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- Allisa Asmarian has a background in design, which may explain why her new restaurant is frequently mistaken for an antique store. Favorite Place, a cozy bistro accentuated with topiary trees, china plates and soothing shades that specializes in homemade dishes, opened Monday at 115 W. Wilson Avenue. "Until they put a [letter grade] sign in the window they didn't know it was a restaurant," Asmarian said Wednesday. "I wanted to make it very homey, like you're visiting someone's house."