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Commentary: Food freedoms in jeopardy

<i>Commentary</i>: Food freedoms in jeopardy
Alex Forbess, Food Editor We love to eat; let us not deny this. Everything we do gives us an excuse to eat and drink what we crave most. One person will work out for extensive hours so his metabolism will burn anything, while another is thinking since he earned a 4.0 GPA, a strawberry doughnut from the Donut Man should compensate him for the hours he put in studying. However, with diet-related health... 

Food Court: La Verne café offers Italy’s finest

<i>Food Court</i>: La Verne café offers Italy's finest
Mike Dietrich and Jody Padfield dine outside at Caffé Allegro on a calm afternoon. Dietrich and Padfield have been coming to Caffé Allegro for years and say they enjoy the food and wine. Caffé Allegro recently acquired a license to serve alcohol on the patio. Outdoor heaters provide diners with a warm outdoor dining experience as well as a view of D Street and Third Street. / photo by Chelsea Knight Karleigh... 

Food Court: New eatery features Asian American fare

<i>Food Court</i>: New eatery features Asian American fare
Spooners, located on D Street in Old Town La Verne, has replaced the former Angel’s Place restaurant, previously in the same location. Spooners, which features Asian-American cuisine, offers breakfast, lunch and early dinner options. / photo by Ryan Gann Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer The relatively new Asian-American restaurant in downtown La Verne, Spooners, has begun to catch on with the hungry stomachs... 

Food Court: Licon continues sweet tradition

<i>Food Court</i>: Licon continues sweet tradition
Junior movement and sports science major A.J. Licon enjoys baking when he finds himself with free time. He got into baking while following his mother around as a child and she put him to work. Licon enjoys baking a variety of desserts but especially likes peanut butter cookies. / photo by Ryan Gann Veronica Orozco LV Life Editor Hidden talents are always fun to figure out, especially when it results... 

Restaurant Review: Nikuni grill serves up healthy choices

Alex Forbess Editorial Director Despite being surrounded mainstream franchises at its location on Foothill Boulevard in La Verne, Steve Kim manages to not only have his independent restaurant survive but also fulfill its purpose: make sure customers remain healthy. Kim opened Nikuni Japanese Grill in 2008. After being an employee at the franchised San Sai Japanese Grill for six years, Kim decided to... 

House of Wings takes flight

House of Wings takes flight
Amanda Patron and Ana Ivanova work as servers and bartenders at Old Town La Verne’s new restaurant, House of Wings Sportsbar, which opened April 7. In the spot that was once home to Ellsworths’ Stationers, the restaurant features a full bar and an extensive list of beer on tap and in bottles. House of Wings features two happy hours, the first from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the second from 10 p.m. to... 

Food trucks roll through Damien

Food trucks roll through Damien
Susan and Scot Howard enjoyed a zucchini tornado from the My Tornado Potato food truck at Damien High School’s Food Truck Festival on Sunday. The event featured 20 trucks with many different types of food as well as live music, such as Mad-n-Mack from Alta Loma. Damien held the festival to raise money for their athletic facility and hopes to make it an annual event. / photo by Cassandra Egan Alex... 

Village Inn keeps it in the family

Village Inn keeps it in the family
Ramona Shuemate, who goes by “Ramona From Pomona,” serves up plates of eggs, hash browns and sausage. Ramona has worked at Roberta’s Village Inn on D Street for more than 15 years. Francisco Ramirez, who worked at the restaurant as a cook for more than 12 years, bought the café in 2010. Roberta’s is popular for breakfast and for pot roast. / photo by Candice Salazar Veronica Orozco Staff Writer Roberta’s... 

Eureka Burger titillates taste buds

Eureka Burger titillates taste buds
Leslie and Adrian Bergh complete their day at Eureka Burger in downtown Claremont. Adrian Bergh is a junior in high school and came with her mother, Leslie, from Galt, Calif., to visit prospective colleges. Leslie ordered the original burger, while Adrian ordered the Loma Linda vegetarian burger. Eureka Burger has been open for almost one year and offers more than 10 different burgers, including a... 

New wine shop delights the palate

New wine shop delights the palate
Jim and Mary Forgey not only sell wine at the Third Street Wine Shop, but also host wine tasting six days a week. The Third Street Wine Shop is located east of D Street in La Verne, in a small house built in the early 20th Century. Jim Forgey notes that the shop is a popular place for the staff of the University of La Verne who often come to the store in the evenings. / photo by Warren Bessant Brian... 
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