Excellent service sets La Vineria Italiana apart

By Vicki Paris Goodman Arts and Entertainment Editor La Vineria Italiana’s rather nondescript drive-by curb appeal doesn’t do it justice. The restaurant is quite attractive inside, with its minimalist architectural detail creating the perfect non-competing backdrop for some impressive features. For instance, a pristine metallic structure looms large in one corner of the wholly visible…

Back to School

By Carol Berg Sloan Registered Dietician A good friend of mine works with Eggland’s Best eggs and shared this article that is perfect for back to school. I buy Eggland’s Best because they contain higher amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids than regular store-brand eggs, and most of us lack Omega-3 in the diet. Eggland’s Best…

Drawing a Crowd

The Uptown Farmers Market celebrated its first birthday on Thursday, August 14. Eighth District Councilwoman Rae Gabelich was on hand to assist in drawing tickets for the opportunity drawing, in which fresh produce and a set of four lawn chairs were given out. Also helping out with the drawing was Milia Islam-Majeed, the new executive…

Rebs’ Roadhouse Revisited

By Vicki Paris Goodman Arts and Entertainment Editor Like the mystical phoenix, Johnny Rebs’ has risen from the ashes to begin life anew in its original North Long Beach locale. The restaurant is once again open for business! A kitchen fire one year ago ravaged the rustic building and closed the enormously popular eatery, leaving…

Frozen Delights

by Carol Berg Sloan RD My son David was home from college for the 4th of July weekend and I of course went crazy making all his favorite dishes. I found the ice cream maker that my son’s best friend’s Chris’s mom, Cheryl Redgate, had given David for a high school graduation present and thought,…

Memoir details wine connoisseur’s travels to Italy in Passion on the Vine

Paula Moulton has lived enough life for several people. She is sharing her unique story of struggle, despair, hope and triumph through her insightful memoir and wine making guide Seasons Among the Vines: Life Lessons from the California Wine Country. Moulton’s poignant memoir is part manual on natural grape farming techniques that inspires readers outside…

Truthful Cooking

By Carol Berg Sloan Registered Dietitian The popularity of Jerry Seinfeld’s wife Jessica’s cookbook Deceptively Delicious has many registered dietitians, moms and nutrition experts buzzing. Is it okay to deceive your kids into eating vegetables? Does sneaking broccoli or carrots into brownies make healthier eaters? Does it matter how you get kids to eat more…