March 12, 1992 |
I've been shopping the Roma Market, on the corner of North Lake and Mountain Avenues in Pasadena, on and off since I was 8 years old. It's my neighborhood market. There are new green awnings, but otherwise, the Roma grocery, as we habitues call it, doesn't look all that different from the market I remember from the '60s, '70s or '80s--unassuming, papered with hand-painted sheets advertising the week's specials. Inside, it smells like sharp cheese, ripe fruit and fresh bread.
October 12, 1991 |
America certainly has been a land of opportunity for Ireland's Roma Downey, who stars as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in NBC's six-hour miniseries, "A Woman Named Jackie," which begins Sunday. Downey, 28, hails from the Emerald Isle's Derry City. "I'm the youngest of six," she says. "My one brother is a Catholic priest." Not only is Downey the first actress in her working-class family, she is the first child to leave the nest.
August 2, 2006 |
At least the members of Dallas Roma FC can fall back on their day jobs. For Roma, a scrappy amateur soccer team whose players practice at 7 a.m. before heading to their professional jobs, its Cinderella run in the U.S. Open Cup ended at the hands of the Galaxy on Tuesday in a 2-0 loss at the Home Depot Center track stadium. In its four-round jaunt, Roma became the first amateur squad to beat an MLS team in the tournament when it outlasted Chivas USA on penalty kicks three weeks ago.
March 20, 1995 |
Pier Paolo Pasolini's second feature, 1962's "Mamma Roma," which begins its first local theatrical run Wednesday at the Nuart, is one of the director's finest.
March 29, 1985 |
The instruction, "close your eyes and you're eating in Italy," brings out the Walter Mitty in me. I imagine eating caponata in Palermo, polenta in the Tuscan hills, risotto milanese with a count. Ethnic cuisines--when carefully prepared-- should transport us. The new Caffe Roma in Santa Monica is not bad for a gastronomic carpet ride. I've always liked the Beverly Hills branch. It's filled with Europeans and positively hums.
January 26, 1995 |
DEAR SOS: Would you please try for the molasses-nut muffin recipe served at K-Paul's Kitchen in New Orleans? --JAZBL DEAR JAZBL: Chef Paul Prudhomme sent us this recipe from his book, "Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen" (William Morrow: 1984).
March 24, 2010
Caffe Roma Rating: half a star Location: 350 N. Cañon Drive, Beverly Hills; (310) 274-7834; http://www.cafferomabeverlyhills.com Prices: Small plates and antipasti, $10 to $12; larger salads, $16; pizzas, $14; pasta, $16 to $20; main courses, $20 to $32; desserts, $10. Corkage fee, $20. Details: Open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays to Fridays and from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Full bar. Valet parking, $6, dinner only.
April 18, 2010 |
I discovered La Bella Roma, a family-operated restaurant tucked in a corner of a strip mall off Ramon Road in Cathedral City (near Palm Springs). The correct use of herbs makes it a pleasure to try the spaghetti, mostaccioli, rigatoni or linguine. La Bella Roma, 68-100 Ramon Road, Suite C-2, Cathedral City; (760) 202-8181; entrees from about $10. Sheppa Vanderkleij Indio
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June 15, 2003 |
Tony Roma, whose casual North Miami, Fla., rib joint became an international restaurant empire after it caught the attention of a Texas financier in the 1970s, has died at the age of 78. Roma died Friday of lung cancer at the Chateau Battiste assisted-living center in Hemet, Riverside County Deputy Coroner Robert Powell confirmed.
February 24, 2009 |
A father and his 5-year-old son were shot dead in an attack on a Roma family home in Hungary, and two children were injured when the house caught fire, local news agency MTI reported. The attack in Tatarszentgyorgy, a village 40 miles southeast of Budapest, is the latest in a series on Roma houses in which seven people have died over the last year. Viktoria Mohacsi, a Roma Hungarian member of the European Parliament, said after visiting the scene that the two Roma were shot as they were trying to escape the house.