| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:25 AM
In its quest for total world domination through savory meat and fluffy buns, Umami Burger has announced that it will open a branch of its popular SoCal burger chain in Burbank during the first half of this year.
The restaurant will be located in the old...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Some diners expressed disappointment last month to hear Dick and Cheryl Copeland would be leaving downtown Mishawaka.
"I drove by and my heart stopped when I saw you were closed. Total relief that you are just moving," Andre Jungermann, of South Bend,...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
As the night grew darker, a cold wind whipped across the asphalt expanse of the vintage Rubidoux Drive-In Theatre in Riverside. A howling gust banged open the door to the snack bar, where hot dogs glistened on metal spits and the black-and-white...
| Jun 20, 2013
To the right of the counter at Brother Tim's Vegetarian Fast Food, a photo of a lean African-American man, at work in a kitchen, grinning, leaps out from the faded page of a decades-old news clipping. The story opens, "Tim Thompson is a one man crusade...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 9:55 AM
"So cut away the thick calluses from your heart and stop being so willfully hardheaded. God, your God, is the God of all gods, he's the Master of all masters, a God immense and powerful and awesome" (Deuteronomy 10:16-17 The Message).
These words came...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:26 PM
More than 100 art and craft booths will be at Arts in the Park, which runs Saturday and June 16 at Melgaard Park. The booths will offer a variety of wares from exhibitors from at least 12 states.
There will also be 18 food booths to satisfy people&...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Despite Mother Nature's best efforts, the summer growing season is fighting its way into existence. Its first gift to us is the almighty strawberry, the first berry of the summer and a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. While some like to toss a few...
| May 27, 2013
| 2:45 PM
If you were over at the Home Depot on Hershberger Road, you were in luck.
They were giving away dogs, hot dogs that it is.
Observing Memorial Day , the store handed out the American favorite to customers for free.
They lined up, and were grateful...
| May 30, 2013
In the late 1960s, when restaurant meals were less common and restaurant hamburgers were an even bigger treat, my grandmother would pile us grandkids in her sedan and head to what she called a drive-in restaurant.
There, at an outdoor picnic table, we'd...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:05 PM
There are a lot of ways to waste your money. That investment in your second cousin's side project that was sure to make millions; those markers to write over the scratches on your car but never seem to work; that last-minute trip to Atlantic City, N.J....
| May 22, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Anthony Weiner, I'm looking at you, so stop tweeting for a minute and put the cameras away. Mark Sanford, I don't care if you won, you should listen, too. And so should anybody else running for office, because I'm about to explain The Five Rules...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:10 PM
International House of Hot Dogs
407 E. Northern Lights Blvd. (outside Trend Setters)
$6-$6.50 per plate
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday
I don’t often discuss my plans for Lunchbox...