Archive for ‘May, 2014’


Friday Night Music with Raúl Pacheco

Friday Night Music with Raúl Pacheco

Raúl Pacheco looks like, sounds like, and appears to be one of the nicest guys on the planet with one of the best smiles in the world. He’s also the guitarist and sings vocals for the Grammy Award-winning group Ozomatli, which “fuses music from around the world in an urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, […]

Mozart & Memories: Pro Musica’s 50th

Mozart & Memories:  Pro Musica’s 50th

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Pasadena Pro Musica welcomes one of their most accomplished alumna. Mezzo-soprano Paula Rasmussen has not only had an international career, performing with L.A. Opera, New York City Opera, Glyndebourne, and Opèra National de Paris, she’s a litigation attorney. Luckily for audiences, Rasmussen, “who began her career as a young member […]

Without a Net

Without a Net

Esther Bradley-DeTally has had adventures most of us will never undertake, nor would we want to. On a whim and a (literal) prayer, Esther and her husband Bill lived in Russia in the early 1990’s, for several months at a time, as missionaries of the Baha’i Faith. Bradley-DeTally’s Without a Net isn’t about the Faith, however. […]

Summer Cooking Camps

Summer Cooking Camps

We figure a child is never too young to learn how to navigate the kitchen. Even the first bowl of cereal that is poured without half of it landing on floor, the first milk that is tipped and doesn’t flood the counter, is a miraculous feat to which we raise our hands skyward and say, “Hallelujah.” This […]

Lisa See’s book release party for “China Dolls” | Tuesday, June 3, 7pm

Lisa See’s book release party for “China Dolls” | Tuesday, June 3, 7pm

Vroman’s is extremely excited to host the book release party for Lisa See’s latest title, China Dolls on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7pm! Lisa See is the author of Dreams of Joy, Shanghai Girls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and many other bestselling titles. Please join us in celebrating the release of this stunning […]

‘Gold’ stars for a few Eastside eateries

‘Gold’ stars for a few Eastside eateries

Photo Credit: T. Tseng (left & middle) | The Eastsider (right) By Marni Epstein L.A. Times restaurant critic and the man single-handedly responsible for making and breaking many restaurateurs in this city, Jonathan Gold, has released his latest list of the city’s 101 Best Restaurants. You need an L.A. Times subscription to get full access […]

Urban Kitchen

Urban Kitchen

One woman was a corporate executive in the broadcast industry and the other woman had “one foot in the kitchen and one foot at the beach.” Chef Michelle Hohman is owner of Urban Kitchen in South Pasadena. Chef Samantha is her partner in cooking. A few steps north of the crumbling Rialto, but along a strip […]

Ray’s & Stark Bar

Ray’s & Stark Bar

WHY The Los Angeles County Museum of Art finally gets the high-style bar and restaurant it deserves. WHAT With bright red Saarinen chairs and a display of colorful teacups from the museum’s collection, the bright, airy restaurant complements the recently added Renzo Piano—designed pavilion opposite. On chef Kris Morningstar’s menu, flavorful fare like wild mushrooms, […]

Former NFL players allege league illegally used painkillers to mask injuries:

Former NFL players allege league illegally used painkillers to mask injuries:

CHICAGO – NOVEMBER: Defensive end Richard Dent #95 of the Chicago Bears stretches during game in November of 1987 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Dent is one of six retired NFL players who claim that the league illegally subscribed them painkillers to numb injuries that created health complications as time progressed. ; Credit: Jonathan […]

Honey Whole Wheat Flatbreads & Eggplant Walnut Dip

Honey Whole Wheat Flatbreads & Eggplant Walnut Dip

This combination has become a go-to for me as an appetizer. The eggplant dip is an adaptation of a Turkish red pepper dip called muhammara and the flatbreads are my take on a recipe from Plenty, one of my favorite cookbooks. Eggplant Walnut Dip, Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant 1 small red bell pepper ½ cup raw […]

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