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Classic breakfast and burger joint lives up to its name: The Original Tops

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Longtime Alhambra restaurant Twohey’s celebrates its 75th anniversary

ALHAMBRA >> When City Councilman Jeff Maloney describes the location of his home in the northwest corner of the city he always adds one detail that makes it crystal clear for whoever he’s talking to. “Close to Twohey’s...

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    Farmers market at Northridge Fashion Center among LA area food events this week

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Providence: Four-course anniversary tasting menu with seafood and California-grown produce, 6-10 p.m. through June 30. Cost $95 plus tax and tip. Reservations required. 5955 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. 323-460-4170. providencela.com Esters Wine Shop & Bar: Seasonal three-course wine pairing dinner, 4-10 p.m. June...

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  • Dining

    Claremont Village gets its first donut shop, why it’s different

    CLAREMONT >> You couldn’t get doughnuts in Claremont Village until Grizzly’s Biscuits and Donuts came to town. Open since April 1, it has been serving freshly handcrafted treats — such as the salted caramel and vanilla bean glazed doughnut and the beehive, the shop’s version of a cinnamon roll — using fresh ingredients. The quaint shop is the brainchild of Travis Flood and Matt Fong, the...

    Liset Márquez
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  • Food

    6 beach restaurants just steps away from the sand

    Summer officially starts this week, and the hot weather will drive thousands to the beach. And while many come with coolers full of food and drinks, others will get hungry and need places to grub. So with that in mind, here are six beachfront restaurants from Long Beach to Malibu where you can walk right from the sand and order. Some don’t even require shirt and shoes to get served. Belmont Brewing Company 2539th Place, Long Beach. 562-433-3891,

    Richard Guzman
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  • Dining

    Twohey’s Restaurant to open new location in Pasadena after 75 years in business

    Twohey’s Restaurant is finally expanding after almost 75 years of serving hot fudge sundaes and baby back ribs out of its cozy Alhambra diner. The new location, to be called Twohey’s Tavern according to liquor and catering license applications filed with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, will open up at 2835 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena. The restaurant will bring an updated, modern atmosphere to the nostalgic “Home of the Little...

    By Elise Takahama etakahama@scng.com @elisetaka_ on Twitter|

  • Food

    Sierra Nevada Beer Camp among food events this week in the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Valley Inn Restaurant & Bar: Double lobster tail dinner, 5-10 p.m. June 23 and 30. Cost $33 plus tax and tip. 4557 Sherman Oaks Ave., Sherman Oaks. 818-784-1163. www.valleyinnrestaurantandbar.com Mike’s Diner: American and Mexican dishes. The restaurant celebrates its 70th anniversary with a band and...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Public health

    Cockroaches temporarily shut down Walnut restaurant

    An Indonesian restaurant in Walnut was temporarily closed last week due to a major public health hazard. Sate House, 812 Nogales Ave., had its health permit suspended June 8 for a cockroach infestation, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. The food facility, which received a B (86) health grade during the inspection, reopened Tuesday, according to the health department website. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Food

    Cheers festival at Fairplex in Pomona among Los Angeles area food events this week

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Cascabel Taco Shop: New. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (call to confirm). 4005 Riverside Drive, Burbank. 747-283-1138. Dog Haus: Loco Moco burger (grilled Polish sausage, a sunny-side up egg, Japanese curry-style onion gravy, crispy fried onions and sriracha on King’s Hawaiian Roll), inspired by National Hawaiian Foods Week at locations, June 13-30.

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Public health

    Sewage discharge shuts down Glendora pizza parlor

    A pizza parlor in Glendora was temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazard. A Pizza Heaven, 1832 E. Route 66, Suite B, had its health permit suspended May 31 because of sewage discharge, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. The restaurant received a B (80) grade when it was closed. The facility was still closed Thursday. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Things to do

    Oxnard’s Mess-O-Greens Festival among Southern California food events this week

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Fig & Olive: Duckhorn Wines and three-course dinner, 7 p.m. June 6. Minimum age 21. Cost $150 plus tax and tip. Reservations required. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood. 310-432-2025. www.figandolive.com Monday Morning Cooking Club booksigning: The authors, Jewish women who live in Sydney, Australia, sign their third...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Public health

    Cockroaches, sewage discharge force closures at 3 San Gabriel Valley restaurants

    Three restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between May 21 and May 27, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations and sewage discharge, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur during routine and...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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