July 15, 2013 |
The swanky Gelson's Markets chain may be sold, another sign of the intense competition for the food dollars of stubbornly cautious consumers. The 62-year-old brand's Compton-based parent, Arden Group Inc., said in a statement Monday that it had "initiated a process to explore and evaluate strategic alternatives, which may include a possible sale. " The 16-unit chain, headquartered in Encino, has developed a reputation for celebrity clientele and locates its stores in well-to-do areas such as Santa Barbara, Pacific Palisades and Newport Beach; certain ones feature red-carpet-quality service such as valet stands.
December 29, 2011 |
Here are some good Bloody Mary mixes to get you started. • Hoosier Momma, not for wimps, this new kid on the block may become the gold standard; available in Southern California only by mail order at http://www.hoosiermomma.com . • Zing Zang, award-winning peppery blend, almost as thick and turbo-charged as Hoosier Momma, and available in most supermarkets and liquor stores. • Dr. Swami & Bone Daddy's, another rich blend. Rule of thumb, if it's red as a firetruck, it's no good.
April 20, 2013 |
For many years, Maggie's Farm, based in Agoura Hills, has sold top-quality salad greens and herbs exclusively at farmers markets. Kenter Canyon Farms offers a wider range of similar produce, at a few farmers markets, but mostly wholesale and on a much larger scale. Many shoppers know that the two farms are owned by members of the same family, but few realize that they offer two versions, boutique and commercial, of production that now comes mostly from the same land. On a recent tour of Kenter's Ventura County grounds, the owner of Maggie's, Nate Peitso, who is the son and stepson of the owners of Kenter, showed off scores of immaculately tended hoop houses packed with rows of herbs such as thyme, tarragon and mint.
August 23, 2012 |
Just before my neighbor Cass left on a mushroom hunting expedition in northern New Mexico, she left a message to remind me that it's Hatch chile season. Now. That's the famous New Mexican chile grown in the Mesilla Valley with its hot days and cool nights. She also sent me the link to Melissa's , a produce company that brings in the Hatch chiles. Melissa's will be roasting up the chiles at several SoCal locations over the next few weeks. Here's the schedule: Saturday, Aug. 25: Sprouts, Chula Vista Saturday, Aug. 25: Bristol Farms, Westchester Sunday, Aug. 26: Sprouts, Chula Vista - Eastlake Saturday, Sept.
July 4, 2001
Holy cow! After spending a fortune on Web-ordered steaks ("Netsteak," June 27) couldn't you have thrown in a couple that were locally bought from high-end markets, such as Bristol Farms? DAVID WILCZYNSKI Redondo Beach In my opinion, you missed the greatest steak Web site of them all, http://www.omahasteaks.com, and as a Cornhusker, I may be more than a little partial. You will not find a better steak anywhere! JASON SIGMAN Via e-mail In your story you say that choice beef is "the usual supermarket grade."
November 14, 1991 |
Here's what shelled walnuts are currently selling for. * Albertson's, $1.99 for 6 ounces. * Ralph's, $2.39 for 10 ounces. * Trader Joe's, $2.49 per pound. * Vons, $3.19 per pound. * Grand Central Market, Stall C12, $3.25 per pound. * Gelson's, $3.85 per pound, on special for $3.19. * Bristol Farms, $4.99 per pound.
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May 8, 1997 |
Bristol Farms, a gourmet food market, has agreed to become an anchor tenant in the Kaleidoscope entertainment mall currently under construction, a company spokesman said. Kaleidoscope now has two major tenants and several other signings are expected to follow. Located at Crown Valley Parkway and Interstate 5, Kaleidoscope is expected to open next spring. Bristol Farms will lease a 25,000-square-foot space in the mall.
September 9, 1990 |
IF GROCERY SHOPPING gets any easier, it might even become fun again. Bristol Farms, Pasadena's gourmet market, has opened a cook store and a cooking school next door--and they house everything a kitchen whiz needs. It makes for a natural progression from Bristol Farms, says executive chef Claudia McQuillan. Cooks "can shop for groceries and wine in the market; at the cooking school, they can learn how to prepare their purchases; then they can buy the proper equipment to cook them in."
November 24, 1999 |
At America's first Thanksgiving, if you looked around the table you could be sure that someone there caught the bird, someone killed the bird and someone cooked the bird. But today, it seems that all we can be sure of is that someone--and all their friends and family--is going to eat the bird. More than ever, Americans are gracing their Thanksgiving tables with feasts prepared by, and purchased from, nearby restaurants or grocery stores.
April 11, 1991 |
Flavored popcorn is getting to be as imaginative as ice cream. From the Nut Kettle Candy Kitchen in Palm Desert, for instance, you can get boysenberry-pecan, macadamia-chocolate, honey-hazelnut and chocolate-peanut butter. The 23-year-old company started its business with Golden Butter Nut--popcorn, pecans, almonds and cashews in a rich-tasting, buttery coating. Boysenberry-pecan was developed for Knott's Berry Farm, and lemon-jelly bean was devised to honor former President Ronald Reagan.