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By Tracy E. Gilchrist | October 13, 2006
LA CRESCENTA — Workers literally rolled out the barrels from a musty storage space — scattered with vintage Life magazines and green-hued wine bottles — all of which reeked of La Crescenta's history. A work crew sporting gloves and dust masks hauled about six empty wine casks, dozens of empty wine bottles, a wine press and a piece of equipment presumed to be for corking bottles out of a storage space on the land where the historic Bonetto home sits on Manhattan Drive.
By Robert S. Hong | October 6, 2006
Local residents can enjoy wining and dining in the name of charity Sunday at the Glendale Memorial Health Foundation's 19th annual Evening of Wine and Roses. The event ? which raises funds for equipment and programs at Glendale Memorial Hospital ? will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the block of Eulalia Street, directly next to the hospital. "It's an evening of food and drink and dancing," said hospital spokeswoman Pamela Pollock. "There will be more than 20 Southern California Restaurants and more than 20 different wineries."
November 23, 1999
Buck Wargo GLENDALE -- Basset hound wine and champagne is proving to be popular. The Vons market on North Glendale Avenue ran out of its supply of wine that has the basset hound logo of Glendale's Rose float entry. More wine has been ordered and expected on the shelves today, said Marilyne Wiechmann, president of the Glendale Rose Float Assn. The group ordered 35 cases, which at 12 bottles a case comes to 420 bottles. The wine was put on the shelves Wednesday and was gone in two days, Wiechmann said.
May 11, 2007
The Sunland Tujunga Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Fine Art & Wine Tasting Show this Saturday, May 12 from 3 to 7 p.m. Held at Tierra del Sol, this fundraiser will benefit the chamber, the Humane Society and Tierra del Sol. The afternoon allows local artists to showcase and sell their art and gives wine connoisseurs an opportunity to sample some fine beverages provided by purveyors. Silent auction items will also be available for bid. Live music will be provided by Titlewave and EWA. This event is a wonderful way to usher in Mother's Day. The entrance fee is $25. The event is held outdoors on the beautiful greens of Tierra del Sol at 9919 Sunland Blvd.
May 2, 2008
I so admire creative people, those who are unhindered by inexperience to try something new. For example, my neighbor Mary. Mary’s twin boys are now grown up, but when they were young and active on the street, Mary would come up with kid activities during adult functions, like having bike contests during our block parties (complete with prizes) so the children would be occupied. We live on a fantastic cul-de-sac and have had wine-and-appetizer neighborhood parties, giving us a chance to catch up with each other (and yes, I know it’s the Goldsworthys turn to host)
By Michael J. Arvizu | 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.
March 23, 2007
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that Julia Child's reign as the queen of French cooking in America happened surprisingly late in life. Her determination to learn and master the classic techniques occurred in her 40s. Paula Deen, the doyen of Southern cooking, also came late to fame. She was in her 40s when a divorce left her in financial straits. Paula started a catering company that eventually blossomed into a landmark Savannah restaurant, best-selling cookbooks and her own television show.
By Lynn Duvall | September 30, 2005
On my return from Northern California, I gave my daughter an extensive travel report. When I finished the Kendall Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival section, she said, "So, that's going to be five-part column?" without a trace of sarcasm. I wish I had space and time to share everything I experienced up north, but I don't. Instead, I'll request your patience over the next few weeks, while I wander the countryside, mixing news from our native oak Foothills with tidbits gathered in the lush vine-covered hills and valleys of Napa-Sonoma.
By Tim Traeger, | February 6, 2014
After 50 years in Glendale, Red Carpet Wine & Spirits is pulling up stakes and moving to Arcadia. To some, it's the end of an era. Glendale city spokesman Tom Lorenz said he bought cigars at Red Carpet to hand out after the birth of his first child. “If you wanted to get a good bottle of wine and pick out a good cigar, that was the place to go,” Lorenz said Wednesday. Opened in 1964 on Brand Boulevard by John Vincenti, the liquor store that specializes in fine wines moved to 400 E. Glenoaks Blvd.
By Liana Aghajanian | November 14, 2013
Deep down below a bustling street in Glendale, there exists a cellar beyond the wildest dreams of any oenophiliac, or for those of you not versed in Greek root words, lover of wine. Part I: Booze goes underground in Glendale Calling it a storage facility is doing it a disservice and, frankly, insulting. Its utterly charming, dark and cold quarters are where a select group of Angelenos store the finest of wines, escaping their busy lives up above, retreating underground and transporting themselves to a long-forgotten era with just a knock on a wooden door.
By Lisa Dupuy | October 18, 2013
This article was updated. It's always sad to see landmark restaurants close. Take the venerable Bucket in Eagle Rock. There for more than 50 years, then suddenly and unceremoniously gone. Larkin's in Eagle Rock wasn't there for decades, but the soul food restaurant was loved by many before its closure last year due to a death in the family. The 100-year-old bungalow vacated by Larkin's has become a lovely spot featuring progressive American comfort food, destined to stay in the neighborhood as long as it likes.
By Ruth Sowby | October 8, 2013
Glendale Memorial Hospital's 26th annual “Evening of Wine & Roses” had a new venue this year. The lush Langham Hotel in Pasadena was the opulent setting Sunday for 540 guests who enjoyed cocktails along with live auctions and dinner fit for a magician. The centerpieces of white roses, top hats, gloves and canes fit the evening's “House of Magic” theme. Honored was Glendale's own Ruth Charles as community advocate. In 1950, Charles and her late husband, Dick, founded Charles Music Store and Studios in Glendale.
By Andy Klein | September 20, 2013
“You Will Be My Son,” the new feature from French filmmaker Gilles Legrand, tells one of the oldest stories in the book - literally, since it echoes Cain and Abel - but does so with enough gusto to overcome some of the familiarity. The story centers around white-haired Paul de Marseul (Niels Arestrup, looking distractingly like Rev. Gene Scott), owner of a major Bordeaux vineyard. He's the big boss, carrying on the family tradition, but he's also greatly dependent on Francois Amelot (Patrick Chesnais)
April 25, 2013
This Sunday afternoon, the intersection of Glendale and Glenfeliz boulevards in Atwater Village will be taken over by brewery tents, wine tasting stations and food trucks for the first Atwater Village Beer, Wine & Food Festival. Organized by the folks behind 55 Degree Wine shop and the adjacent Link N Hops gastropub, and sponsored by the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce, the festival will showcase more than a dozen breweries. Local favorites such as Eagle Rock Brewery, Angel City Brewing and Atwater's own Golden Road Brewery will be joined by farther-flung breweries such as Ventura's Surf Brewery, Triple Voodoo Brewing and Deschutes Brewery.
By Brittany Levine, | December 19, 2012
Glendale officials have approved the first draft of rules that would for the first time permit alcohol at parks, libraries and other venues - for a fee. Currently, alcohol can only be served at the Civic Auditorium, a popular site for weddings and quinceañeras. Exceptions can be granted by the city manager, but they are rare. If the new policy is approved, beer and wine could be served at such locations as the Brand Park Teahouse and Garden, Sparr Heights Community Center and the Adult Recreation Center after securing a $100 permit through the parks department.
By Mark Kellam, | November 16, 2012
There have been pop-up Halloween stores and other temporary businesses in Glendale, but this one just might take the cake, or at least the chou rouge. A pop-up restaurant is opening in the shell of the former Palate Food + Wine, the popular eatery that closed abruptly in March. The pop-up, Le Comptoir, was slated to open this weekend and be open three nights a week - Thursday, Friday and Saturday - and operated by chef Gary Menes, who was named one of the “Best 2012 Chefs of the Year” by Los Angeles Magazine.
By Raul Roa, | November 12, 2011
Local wine aficionados got a hands-on lesson on the wine-making process that began in January and culminated in October with a grape-crushing party at Deukmejian Wilderness Park. Stuart and Marie Byles, the Stone Barn Conservancy's husband-and-wife wine-making team, led classes on wine making for about 10 months at the park and at their La Crescenta home for those interested not just in wine tasting but also in what it takes to create a palatable vino. Alicante bouschet grapes are grown at the city-owned vineyard at Deukmejian Wilderness Park and these are made into wine and bottled under the Stone Barn Dunsmore Creek label.
By Ruth Sowby | October 4, 2011
“A Celebration for Healthy Children” was the theme for a first decade for Glendale Healthy Kids. Members and guests honored its “First Decade” on Saturday (October 1) at Palate Food + Wine. About 300 supporters gathered to sip, sup and mingle al fresco. The parking lot behind the restaurant was transformed into a festive reception with flowers, balloons, tents and tiny tables for consuming the rich hors d'oeuvres served by white-gloved servers. A favorite appetizer was melon gazpacho.
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