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Food Court: New rib joint serves savory fare

<i>Food Court</i>: New rib joint serves savory fare
Stan Preston from Covina waits for Ribs to Spare to open on a recent weekday morning. Ribs to Spare is a new restaurant on North Citrus Avenue in Covina. The store sells Chicago-style barbecue foods, including tri-tip, chicken, pork ribs, and hot links. Offering take-out and catering, Ribs to Spare also caters company parties and festivals. / photo by Ryan Gann Alex Forbess Food Editor It is 9:30 a.m.... 

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... 

Restaurant Review: Dillon’s taste of the south

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor The first thing I noticed walking into Dillon’s Pit Bar-B-Q was the warmth of the people working there. As they stood behind the counter, chatting as they waited for the customers of the day, you could tell that it was more of a family atmosphere than straight business. “The great thing is the owners had us meet each other before we started working,” cashier... 

Restaurant Review: Bangkok Blue serves red-hot Thai

Michael Phillips Copy Editor When I walked into Bangkok Blue in La Verne the aroma of Thai cuisine immediately made me hungry. The restaurant is small and seats about 30 to 45 people. The wooden floors, dim lights and wooden chairs create a calming mood. The addition of smooth jazz music and various Thai symbols and artifacts enhances the already pleasant mood. When I arrived at the restaurant I was... 

Restaurant Review: Flappy Jack’s flips delicious food

Michael Phillips Copy Editor There is a saying that if a restaurant is constantly busy, then the food must be good. Flappy Jack’s Pancake House Restaurant in Glendora more than proves this sentiment. I arrived at the restaurant to find every table in the restaurant full and approximately 10 to 15 people waiting outside to be seated. Twenty five minutes later when I was seated I could not help but... 

Restaurant Review: Norm’s Hangar offers secret delights

<i>Restaurant Review</i>: Norm’s Hangar offers secret delights
Erin Stroh serves up an order of biscuits and gravy, a popular menu item at Norm’s Hangar Coffee Shop at Brackett Airport in La Verne. Stroh’s mother-in-law, Kathy Touche, took over the restaurant from her father-in-law, Norm. Touche inherited the restaurant’s recipes, which remain on the menu today. Norm’s Hangar has been in business for more than 25 years. / photo by Candice Salazar Michael... 

Restaurant Review: Cupcakery has tastes for everyone

Michael Phillips Copy Editor Before going to My Delight Cupcakery in Ontario, I had always thought of cupcakes as miniature cakes that came in chocolate or plain flavors topped with vanilla, chocolate or holiday themed frosting and sprinkles. However, visiting the bakery challenged all that I thought I knew about cupcakes. From the outside it looks like a typical small bakery. There are two small black... 

Restaurant Review: Lucky Elephant offers tasty Thai food

<i>Restaurant Review</i>: Lucky Elephant offers tasty Thai food
Contractors Steve Pierce and Misty Henry caught an early dinner at Lucky Elephant Thai Restaurant on West Arrow Highway in San Dimas. The pair ordered Tom Yum Gai a hot and sour soup with chicken and Panang, a coconut curry, on Pad Thai. Henry had visited Lucky Elephant once before and enjoyed it so much she invited her co-worker Pierce to accompany her on her next visit. / photo by Allison Lavelle Michael... 

Dessert Review: Sinfully Sweet serves tasty desserts

<i>Dessert Review</i>: Sinfully Sweet serves tasty desserts
Claremont residents Eva and Abe Miakhael enjoy treats with their sons, 4-year-old Joseph and 2-year-old Timothy. Sinfully Sweet Apple Company is located in the shopping center on the southwest corner of Foothill Blvd. and D St. in La Verne. / photo by Allison Lavelle Michael Phillips Copy Editor As I walked through the doors of Sinfully Sweet Apple Company, the aroma of the various desserts quickly... 
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