February 21, 1993 |
"I think the new economics are that people don't mind spending money," says chef Michael Roberts, "but they are not interested in a chef working out ideas and doing experimental things on them . People want food to be solid and steadfast--with no surprises." And Roberts feels many of those very people live in Pasadena. That's where the former Trumps chef/co-owner plans to open his next restaurant. "I think restaurants are appreciated out there," he says.
April 22, 1993 |
We all have the list: Things They Fed Me as a Child That I Refuse Ever to Eat Again. My mother's salmon and pickle relish patties, which always seemed to coincide with my father's decision to work late. The spaghetti casserole I inhaled as a child, whose main ingredient turned out to be Velveeta cheese. And of course, tuna-noodle casserole. It seems like everyone's mom made tuna-noodle casserole in the 1950s, and everyone had a trick to make the basic recipe unique.
April 6, 2005 |
Michael Roberts strode through life with the jaunty, slightly decadent air of a recently displaced count. Everything he did he did with style and grace and a heaping dollop of wit. The chef and co-owner of the landmark 1980s West Hollywood restaurant Trumps, Roberts died last week in Philadelphia at the age of 55 after a lifelong struggle with a progressive neuromuscular disease.
April 12, 1992 |
Want to know what baby boomers worry about? Read a magazine or watch TV--advice on sagging bodies, aging parents, the kids' college tuition, the going price of vintage Moby Grape albums--it's all there. And now, it seems, even boomer food is getting on in years.
September 21, 1986 |
Coach Mike Sheppard finally has some tangible evidence to show the improvement in Cal State Long Beach football. It came Saturday in the form of a cliff-hanging, 14-13 victory over Western Michigan, squaring the 49ers' record at 1-1. "We won, which gives us a better start than either of the last two years," said Sheppard, in his third season at Long Beach. Sheppard started his first season 0-5, and the 49ers were 0-2 last season before winning.