Mike Artinian remembers being the only family on his block in Beirut, Lebanon, to serve pasta dishes alongside kebabs.
At 6:20 on a recent weekday morning, Keith Sturm and Ron Strauch stopped for coffee. For Sturm, it would be a mix of cappuccino and Fusion Energy Coffee, which is infused with herbal extracts said to kick-start the day. For Strauch, it would be pure energy coffee.
At 1501, the decor provides as much sustenance — albeit of a psychic sort — as the restaurant’s bill of fare.
In regard to coffee-flavored syrup — being sought by reader Martha Flynn — it seems there are a couple of schools of thought.
Antojitos El Cejas, 3380 E. Russell Road, received 19 demerits March 3. Violations included employee without a current health card. GRADE: B
Al Bianco is looking for large pasta shells and also pre-stuffed frozen shells, and fellow readers point out that he need look no farther than a neighborhood Italian deli.
We know the verse (“beans, beans, the musical fruit …”) is going through your mind right now, so just go ahead and complete the thought. We’ll wait.
Hawaii seemingly has cornered the local market on island food, but the owners of True Island BBQ, 9550 S. Eastern Ave., want diners to know there’s more than one island in the Pacific.