Southeast Asian food includes beef broth at its best at Bone Kettle in Old Pasadena

By Merrill Shindler|

Breakfast is a big deal, even for lunch, at Nano Cafe in Monrovia

The very good Nano Café isn’t especially nano. The prefix “nano” refers to one billionth of … whatever. The always useful Wikipedia informs that “one nanometer is about the length that a fingernail grows i...

By Merrill Shindler|

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  • Food

    Luckyrice LA Feast, LMU Beer Fest among food events this week in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Aroha - New Zealand Restaurant and Bar: The restaurant introduces a new seasonal menu that includes main dishes New Zealand Elk Rack, New Zealand Hapuka (if available; substitute Bluenose) and New Zealand Lamb Loin, and the desserts Hokey Pokey and Pavlova. Hours: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; brunch and lunch, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Reservations. 30990 Russell Ranch Road,...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Dining

    Knott’s Boardwalk Barbecue now open

    Fans of Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park now have another spot to relax and eat, as the Boardwalk Barbecue is finally open. The name may sound familiar, as there was a walk-up eatery with the same moniker which closed and there has been a buzz about this new rendition since construction began in April. Located in the Boardwalk area of the park near Xcelerator, Boardwalk Barbecue is a fast-casual dining space offering smoked pork ribs,...

    Michelle Mills
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  • Things to do

    Summer Restaurant Week from dineLA among food events this week in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Hot Dog on a Stick: Celebrates National Hot Dog Month with $1 Original Turkey Dog on July 18 and 25. Also, the chain offers a free Original Turkey Dog on National Hot Dog Day on July 19. See website for locations. www.hotdogonastick.com Nerano: Five-course dinner tasting menu paired with wines from Antinori, 7 p.m. July...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Public health

    La Mirada restaurant temporarily shut down after health inspection

    A restaurant in La Mirada was temporarily closed last week due to a major public health hazard. Chop’d, 12754 La Mirada Blvd., had its health permit suspended July 7 for a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. The restaurant reopened the next day with an A (90) health grade. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Entertainment

    Classic Peruvian dishes in a casual cafe setting at Mancora in Alhambra

    At various points in the past, this mini-mall space in the heart of Main Street Alhambra has been home to a pair of Chinese restaurants — Xing Long and Big 3 — neither of which stuck around very long. And now, the location is filled with a joyous Peruvian restaurant called Mancora, named for Mancora Beach on the northern edge of Peru, right next to the Ecuadorian border. While its Chinese predecessors weren’t very good, Mancora is very good, good enough to find a...

    Merrill Shindler
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  • Things to do

    Granada Hills grubfest among food events this week in the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Hot Dog on a Stick: Celebrates National Hot Dog Month with $1 Original Turkey Dog on Tuesdays in July. The chain will offer a free Original Turkey Dog on National Hot Dog Day on July 19. See website for locations. www.hotdogonastick.com High Spirits - Wine Tasting and Comedy: Comedian and sommelier Patrick Ney leads an...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Fast food restaurant operators

    Wienerschnitzel to mark its 56th year Tuesday with 56-cent hot dogs

    IRVINE >> Hot dog lovers, listen up. To mark the 56th year since John Galardi opened his first Wienerschnitzel in Wilmington, the Irvine-based chain on Tuesday will offer a special 56-cent price for its Original Mustard Dog, a grilled hot dog topped with French’s mustard, or its Original Chili Dog. The special price is valid on Tuesday only, while supplies last, at participating Wienerschnitzel restaurants, and there is a limit of 10 hot dogs per person.

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  • Public health

    Cockroaches shut down 6 restaurants in La Puente, Rowland Heights

    Six restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between June 25 and July 1, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur during routine and owner-initiated...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Food

    Salsa Festival among the food events this week in Southern California

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Hot Dog on a Stick: Celebrates National Hot Dog Month with $1 Original Turkey Dog on Tuesdays in July. The chain will offer a free Original Turkey Dog on National Hot Dog Day on July 19. See website for locations. www.hotdogonastick.com The Castaway: “Red, White and Boom Party” barbecue buffet, 5:30 p.m. July...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Business

    Grub Burger Bar likely to come to Whittier shopping center

    WHITTIER >> After Applebee’s pulled out of its deal late last year to anchor a new shopping center on Whittier Boulevard, the developer is close to signing a lease with another eatery. The $5 million retail center, Whittier Crossroads at 13809 Whittier Blvd., will now house Grub Burger Bar, which will take up nearly half of the 6,000-square-foot site. “We tried to find a business that would take up the entire space, but we couldn’t do it,” said...

    Sandra T. Molina
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