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December 1, 1999 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Hey you, come on over here and try some sausage," Jordan Monkarsh barks at a couple of tourists strolling the Venice Boardwalk. "Come on. It's free. . . . What do you like--mild or spicy?" After 20 years, the heckling and free samples of Monkarsh's Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom have become a familiar part of the Venice Beach experience and something of a Los Angeles institution, thanks to high-profile locations at Dodger Stadium, Universal City Walk and Westside Pavilion.
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December 1, 1999 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Hey you, come on over here and try some sausage," Jordan Monkarsh barks at a couple of tourists strolling the Venice Boardwalk. "Come on. It's free. . . . What do you like--mild or spicy?" After 20 years, the heckling and free samples of Monkarsh's Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom have become a familiar part of the Venice Beach experience and something of a Los Angeles institution, thanks to high-profile locations at Dodger Stadium, Universal City Walk and Westside Pavilion.
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January 27, 1994 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN
Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom, long a fixture on Venice's Ocean Front Walk, is expanding its territory. There's a Jody Maroni stall at the Universal CityWalk, and now there are two outlets at LAX--one at Terminal 1 and another at Terminal 7. The airport sites are actually called Fast Fare, two restaurants that offer Jody Maroni products. Still, if you are hungry at the airport, or maybe you simply just don't want to chance another on-flight meal, this is a good place to eat.
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October 4, 1986 | RUTH REICHL, Times Restaurant Editor
"Hey you!" He's pointing his finger straight at her, but the girl in pink looks back to see who's behind her on the Venice boardwalk. "Yeah, you!" he says. She turns a finger on herself. "Me?" she asks tentatively. "C'mere and try some sausage." She hesitates a minute and then edges toward the fragrant stand. The good smell of frying peppers and onions, mixed with the olive oil and wine and herbs in which they have been marinated, drifts tantalizingly on the wind. She comes closer.
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April 8, 1992 | TONY PERRY
The Padres have their home opener Thursday night, and there is much discussion about their mix of new and old employees. Can recent hires Gary Sheffield and Randy Myers produce up to expectations? Can family retainers Tony Gwynn and Benito Santiago continue their marvels? As much fun as such jockish speculation may be, it misses the over-arching significance of this particular opening night: To wit, sausage is appearing once again at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium.
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April 24, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So the grills are making a comeback, huh? And you've already brought back peanuts in the traditional double bag? You folks at the Marriott Corp. have made a lot of changes at Dodger Stadium, and who knows, maybe someday you'll get it right. You've been doing a lot of apologizing too. You're sorry about the Dodger Dogs, you're sorry about the long lines. When people wrote letters of complaint, you said we're sorry, please forgive us, here's five Dodger Dollars on us.
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June 26, 1988 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Hot dogs are a guilty pleasure for Brooks Kindel. As the khaki-suited executive joined the lunchtime crowd at the Kozy Kart hot dog stand in the Century City Shopping Center, he resembled a child on Christmas morning. "I only allow myself this indulgence once in a while," said Kindel, 35, grinning as he contemplated the steaming red frank on a hot bun. "And I always come to this stand. They smell so good that I can't resist."
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April 5, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his chair on the Venice Boardwalk, Walt Davis senses an unhappy change in the air. Maybe it is the numbing din from more and more amplified musicians, said Davis, who has drawn caricatures at the beach for five years. Maybe it is the cutthroat competition for the prime performance spaces. Maybe, he said, it is that some of the best entertainers have moved on to more lucrative spots, such as Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. "The magic's not really there anymore," said Davis.
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March 3, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Behind Venice Beach's clownish facade are the worry lines of a place fretting about its future. A severe business slump--the product of recession and new rivals for tourist dollars--has forced desperate souvenir merchants to borrow on their credit cards just to pay the rent. Boardwalk shopkeepers are still struggling to overcome worldwide publicity over gang fighting that prompted police to close the beach one afternoon last spring.
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June 26, 1988 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Hot dogs are a guilty pleasure for Brooks Kindel. As the khaki-suited executive joined the lunchtime crowd at the Kozy Kart hot dog stand in the Century City Shopping Center, he resembled a child on Christmas morning. "I only allow myself this indulgence once in a while," said Kindel, 35, grinning as he contemplated the steaming red frank on a hot bun. "And I always come to this stand. They smell so good that I can't resist."
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