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 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.
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.
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.
October 17, 1991 |
It takes an active imagination to conjure up images of Rome while staring at the Riverside Freeway, but that is exactly what A'Roma Ristorante asks you to do. It's a tall order. Who can say an industrial park in La Palma reminds them of the Piazza di Spagna? And then there are all those trucks whizzing by overhead. They aren't heading to the Trastevere--we know that much. But once you start eating, it's easy to forget all that.