June 29, 2009
Amici Trattoria head chef Piero Topputo remembers being 15 and helping his mother prepare nutella, a hazelnut-based spread, from scratch in their home in the southern Italian town of Bari. He also remembers helping his mother roll pasta by hand for her dishes. “If she had to make some cookies for some party, she’d ask me ‘What you doing tonight?’ I’d say, ‘Why?’” Topputo recalls, to which his mother replied, “I need your help,” to which he replied, “OK, I’ll stay with you.” As Topputo grew older, he took up an interest in cooking.
October 15, 2005
bacco trattoriaThe space last occupied by La Scala has been transformed into a warm, Italian-style trattoria that is part wine bar, part restaurant and part deli. And the sum of its parts is delicious. The pleasing ambience features dark woods, brick, white linens and a tile mosaic of Bacchus, the restaurant's namesake and the Roman god of wine. His influence begins with a robust wine list, extends to the wine sauces that grace several entrees, and ends at the beautiful wine bar where you can enjoy the fruit of the vine.
October 31, 2012
Just in time for Halloween, Glendale Healthy Kids' second Annual Celebration was aptly themed “The Grand Masquerade - an evening of Masks, Music and Mysterious Identities.” On Saturday, Americana's Trattoria Amici was the setting for the mysterious merriment. A cocktail reception and silent auction kicked off the evening on the Americana's green. Harlequin masks were provided to anyone who wanted to appear mysterious. Attending from the political front were U.S. Rep Adam Schiff (D-Burbank)
May 31, 2002
To the generous people in the Glendale area, we thank you for attending the first "Taste of Downtown Glendale" walking tour on May 22. Since Glendale Healthy Kids relies solely on funding from corporate and community support, your support of this event was overwhelming. Money raised provides dental education to our schools, medical and laboratory services, eyeglasses, and makes it possible for us to bring the USC Mobile Traveling Dental Clinic to Glendale.
October 7, 2006
EMERSON — HAHN Tara Lyn Emerson of Fullerton and Matthew Allen Hahn of Glendale were wed at The Garden Room in La Habra, with Maurice Hilliard officiating. It was a rainy afternoon when Tara walked down the aisle to music Matt had composed and recorded. Joy Thomas was the maid of honor, with the bridesmaids including Rachel Hahn , sister of the groom, Erika Colon , Kristin Knight , Heather Shook and Leslie Stemler . Sisters Ellie Costanza and Emma Costanza were the flower girls.
November 25, 2009
Mailbag: All I want from the Americana is silence Published Nov. 20 Once again, like many Glendalians, I was startled out of my chair Thursday night by what sounded like gunfire. I finally decided it must have been fireworks at the Americana at Brand, although I couldn?t see anything (?Lighting up the night,? Nov. 20). Why does the city of Glendale allow this? Fireworks are for the Fourth of July and places like Dodger Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl in the summer.
July 22, 2000
Alexa Capeloto GLENDALE -- Glendale Cruise night promises to be bigger and better than ever. A record 400 cars will be on display for the car show, and organizers last year expanded the street party to five blocks along Brand Boulevard, from Broadway to Doran Street. For the first time, the Glendale Police Department will incorporate its National Night Expo into the event, using displays and games to teach nighttime safety. Swing and oldies bands will perform on two stages, and restaurants will stay open to greet hungry revelers.
November 5, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman The city staked millions on revitalizing the 100 block of North Maryland Avenue, beginning with a 1989 overhaul of everything from asphalt to greenery to make more pedestrian-friendly scenery. But retailers along the street say it's all for naught -- the lack of customers just one block from busy Brand Boulevard has driven many a business out of business. As many as four storefronts lie vacant within a block's space. "We've seen so many people come on this street and go out of business," said Deborah McElligott, co-owner of Exposure, a clothing store that has been at 127 N. Maryland Ave. for 12 years.
April 14, 2007
Several years ago, I spent a memorable month traveling through Italy. The hospitality of the people and the distinctive cuisines were what stood out most in my mind, not to mention the unforgettable countryside and beautiful cities, museums and art. In the United States, we have a tendency to take cultural cuisine and add an American twist to the dish. Not so at Fratelli's Pizzeria. Owned and operated by Maurizio and Ruth Iacono in the Montrose area for just about 10 years, Fratelli's authentic Italian cuisine is second to none.
November 12, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn is asking Glendale residents to put their pots and pans away, abandon their stoves and microwaves and give their kitchens a rest until Dec. 20. The request comes in the form of a campaign unveiled Thursday called "Dine L.A." Participating restaurants will offer patrons a 20% discount on Tuesday, Thursday or both days in an effort to revitalize the local economy. "I want to encourage everyone to dine out every Tuesday and Thursday, so that Los Angeles residents can get back to their normal daily lives and keep our economy on track," Hahn said in a statement.