April 18, 2001 |
If you like big sandwiches, try the Godfather at Papa Don's Delicatessen. The long bun is stacked with mortadella, capicolla, genoa salami, bologna, ham, Swiss and provolone cheeses, plus lettuce, tomato, chopped red onion and pepperoncinis. While you wait for the sandwich to be assembled, look around at the automobile memorabilia mounted on the walls. Among the photos and ads is a shot of the Pasadena Freeway when it was still a brush-filled arroyo. The Godfather sandwich, $4.
July 1, 1999
Italian markets often have a counter where you can have juicy "submarine" sandwiches made to order. They're great for picnics, and some places make sandwiches up to 6 feet long for parties. * Bay Cities Italian Deli: The most popular sandwich here for the last 70 years has been the God Mother: salami, mortadella, ham, prosciutto and capocollo on a fresh Italian roll baked on the premises. Sandwiches are customized to order.
September 29, 1994 |
In 1913, in an article in Smart Set magazine, Willard Huntington Wright--who had previously been chief literary critic for this newspaper--wrote this of Los Angeles dining habits: "The spirit of (the city's) provincialism is nowhere better shown than in (its) restaurants and cafes. These eating places are little more than magnified village lunch rooms. The most popular ones are those which serve the largest portions. The gastronomic ideals are simplicity and quantity. . . .
May 14, 2003 |
It's Ferrari red and gleaming, but it's not what you'd think. "Some people buy exotic cars. I buy a meat slicer," chef Hans Rockenwagner says of his newest acquisition, which stands waist-high, weighs 500 pounds and is the centerpiece of his newly remodeled Santa Monica restaurant, Rockenwagner Restaurant & Brasserie. Rockenwagner uses the machine to slice smoky Black Forest ham, prosciutto and salami. The prewar meat slicer's workings are all mechanical.
February 12, 1988 |
Most members of a premier candy family favor a flight to Mars, one refuses in the belief that aliens are evil and some people say the fuss is a lot of salami. At stake is the future of the Tonnema company, whose peppermints and roll candies have put smiles on the faces of sticky-handed Dutch children since 1903. The question is whether one of this northern town's prized industries will be sold to Mars Inc. and become part of the $12-billion U.S.
February 26, 1987 |
A Japan Air Lines pilot's recent claim that he saw a UFO has generated so much interest that the Federal Aviation Administration is offering a mail-order package that includes tapes of interviews with the crew members, spaceship drawings by the pilot and air controller statements, and even four glossy color photos of regenerated radar data. All yours for $194.30.