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August 10, 1989 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
Two former executives of El Torito Restaurants have opened Salud!, a Mexican restaurant in Huntington Beach that is their fifth eatery in Southern California. Salud! is the latest concept of Larry J. Cano, El Torito's founder and former chief executive, and Fred LeFranc, who was a vice president with the chain. Cano stepped down in May, 1988, from his chief executive post with El Torito.
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May 15, 1997 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a pleasure to sample almost anything served at Raku, an Asian restaurant perched high in a West Hollywood mini-mall. The name--and the food--call to mind raku ware, the handcrafted vessels developed four centuries ago in Kyoto, Japan, for the tea ceremony. Each raku creation is a small treasure stamped with the individuality of its maker. And there is individuality aplenty at Restaurant Raku.
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May 15, 1997 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a pleasure to sample almost anything served at Raku, an Asian restaurant perched high in a West Hollywood mini-mall. The name--and the food--call to mind raku ware, the handcrafted vessels developed four centuries ago in Kyoto, Japan, for the tea ceremony. Each raku creation is a small treasure stamped with the individuality of its maker. And there is individuality aplenty at Restaurant Raku.
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August 10, 1989 | Mary Ann Galante, Times staff writer
Two former executives of El Torito Restaurants have opened Salud!, a Mexican restaurant in Huntington Beach that is their fifth eatery in Southern California. Salud! is the latest concept of Larry J. Cano, El Torito's founder and former chief executive, and Fred LeFranc, who was a vice president with the chain. Cano stepped down in May, 1988, from his chief executive post with El Torito.
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January 24, 1991 | BEVERLY BUSH SMITH
Larry Cano and Fred Le Franc of Vision Restaurants Inc. recently instituted what they term "Mexican food at old-time prices" at their Manana and Salud restaurants. They've cut entree prices as much as 50%. Combination plates now range from $2.95 (for a one-entree selection of taco, enchilada, chili relleno, burrito, tostado, taquitos or tamale) to $4.95 (three selections). All come with Mexican rice and refried beans. Manana restaurants are located at 17171 Brookhurst St.
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October 10, 1991 | BEVERLY BUSH SMITH, Beverly Bush Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly covers restaurant news for The Times Orange County Edition. and
Twenty top Orange County chefs will offer their specialties at the sixth annual Great Chefs of Orange County benefit for the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California at the Doubletree Hotel in Orange on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 6 p.m. They'll represent such restaurants as Alfredo's, Antonello, Bangkok Four, Chanteclair, Five Crowns, JW's, Prego, the Ritz Carlton, Watercolors and Zov's Bistro. Twenty California wineries will also pour samples.
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