Cookbook features Trader Joe’s food

Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati, two women who love food, cooking and Trader Joe’s, found themselves wishing there were a cookbook devoted to their favorite grocer. When they realized one didn’t exist, they decided to write one themselves.

Spotlight on Advertisers: Delius Restaurant

Delius Restaurant invites the public to an information gathering Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. regarding the restaurant’s Culinary Arts Cruise. Learn about 2008’s voyage through the Mexican Riviera, Sea of Cortez and the Copper Canyon. Refreshments will be available and RSVPs to the meeting are recommended. To RSVP, contact Sandy at (562) 426-9130 or…

Spotlight on Advertisers: Bamboo Teri House

Bamboo Teri House now offers a new service for busy diners. In addition to their phone ordering service, customers can now order their favorite Japanese foods online at the Bamboo Teri House Web site. The service is a pre-paid take-out alternative through Gimmegrub.com. Visitors can view the whole menu, pay online and pick up their…

Bagel Barn under new ownership

The latest Long Beach eatery, Bagel Barn, located at 4147 Long Beach Boulevard, celebrated its grand opening Saturday, Nov. 17 with guests and fellow business owners in the Bixby Knolls area. Owner Eleanor Sia established her shop in early August. Never finding much in other shops to satisfy her craving, she aims to add a…

Spotlight on Advertisers : It’s A Grind

To spread holiday cheer, It’s A Grind coffee houses are serving up specialty drinks available nationwide. From now until the new year, White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Mocha and Frozen White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Mocha topped with whipped cream, Ghirardelli chocolate shavings and peppermint sprinkles will be on tap, and a special holiday blend will be…

Fitness-friendly meals launch at Supper Thyme with tasting party

Supper Thyme USA, a national meal preparation service, recently announced a partnership with NBC’s “Biggest Loser” contestants Marty Wolff and Amy Hildreth to create homemade meals that focus on fitness and weight loss. To launch the new meal plans, Wolff and Hildreth will host a meet-and-greet on Friday, Aug. 3 at Supper Thyme’s Long Beach…

BK landmark is well-seasoned in restaurant business

By Ofelia Saenz, Staff Writer Mike Johnson, owner of Arnold’s Cafeteria and Bakery, is not quite ready to retire, but he sure wouldn’t mind a vacation every now and then. Arnold’s has been feeding the Bixby Knolls neighborhood with its cafeteria-style midwestern comfort food since 1951. Although the restaurant has changed hands a few times…