Category Archives: Food

With little English, Moy Lee, 92, survived extortion attempt to introduce ‘Brooklyn Chinese food’ to south Florida

WILTON MANORS, Fla. – Moy Lee, an early operator of Chinese restaurants in South Florida, died Friday at her Wilton Manors home after a long illness, a family member said Tuesday. She was 92 and had lived in the city

With little English, Moy Lee, 92, survived extortion attempt to introduce ‘Brooklyn Chinese food’ to south Florida

WILTON MANORS, Fla. – Moy Lee, an early operator of Chinese restaurants in South Florida, died Friday at her Wilton Manors home after a long illness, a family member said Tuesday. She was 92 and had lived in the city

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Love your Lemonheads? Fond of FireBalls? Thank Nello V. Ferrara, 93

CHICAGO – Nello V. Ferrara created Lemonhead and Atomic FireBall candies for the Ferrara Pan Candy Co., founded in Chicago by his Italian immigrant father, Salvatore, in 1908. Mr. Ferrara, 93, Ferrara Pan’s chairman, died of cancer on Friday, Feb.

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Love your Lemonheads? Fond of FireBalls? Thank Nello V. Ferrara, 93

CHICAGO – Nello V. Ferrara created Lemonhead and Atomic FireBall candies for the Ferrara Pan Candy Co., founded in Chicago by his Italian immigrant father, Salvatore, in 1908. Mr. Ferrara, 93, Ferrara Pan’s chairman, died of cancer on Friday, Feb.

The ‘Picasso’ of Philadelphia’s cheesesteaks, hoagies, Domenic Spataro, 94, worked just days ago

DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Domenic C. Spataro, 94, of Buckingham, Bucks County, patriarch of Spataro’s, a decades-old sandwich shop at Reading Terminal Market, died Thursday, Jan. 26, of congestive heart failure at Doylestown Hospital. “He epitomized our independent merchant community,”

The ‘Picasso’ of Philadelphia’s cheesesteaks, hoagies, Domenic Spataro, 94, worked just days ago

DOYLESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Domenic C. Spataro, 94, of Buckingham, Bucks County, patriarch of Spataro’s, a decades-old sandwich shop at Reading Terminal Market, died Thursday, Jan. 26, of congestive heart failure at Doylestown Hospital. “He epitomized our independent merchant community,”

Losing a fight to ban gays, Danny Evins, 76, built Cracker Barrel into a national roadbreak

LEBANON, Tenn. – Danny Evins, who created Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, a restaurant heavy on grits and nostalgia, expanded it into a $2 billion chain and then fought a losing battle to discriminate against gay employees, died on Saturday

Losing a fight to ban gays, Danny Evins, 76, built Cracker Barrel into a national roadbreak

LEBANON, Tenn. – Danny Evins, who created Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, a restaurant heavy on grits and nostalgia, expanded it into a $2 billion chain and then fought a losing battle to discriminate against gay employees, died on Saturday

Teak farmer, hair stylist, artist and restauranteer, Sam Morreale had this bar …

DENVER – Sam Morreale fairly popped with pride on the night of the opening party for his son Jesse’s first restaurant in the emerging East Colfax neighborhood. “So, it’s come full circle,” he said as he surveyed Mezcal, a kitschy

Teak farmer, hair stylist, artist and restauranteer, Sam Morreale had this bar …

DENVER – Sam Morreale fairly popped with pride on the night of the opening party for his son Jesse’s first restaurant in the emerging East Colfax neighborhood. “So, it’s come full circle,” he said as he surveyed Mezcal, a kitschy

Inventor of meatball-rolling machine, restauranteer Dino DiPaolo had hands on his whole operation

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Dino Ramon DiPaolo, a Lakewood restaurateur whose inventions included a legendary meatball-rolling machine, died Jan. 10 at age 82. A natty man who was the son of Italian immigrants, DiPaolo sported a Clark Gable​ mustache and back-combed

Inventor of meatball-rolling machine, restauranteer Dino DiPaolo had hands on his whole operation

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Dino Ramon DiPaolo, a Lakewood restaurateur whose inventions included a legendary meatball-rolling machine, died Jan. 10 at age 82. A natty man who was the son of Italian immigrants, DiPaolo sported a Clark Gable​ mustache and back-combed

Waiter Curt Heiserman, 63, served a side of intellectualism with porterhouses at Minneapolis steakhouse

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – As soon as the first porterhouse sizzled at Manny’s in 1988 and for nearly a quarter-century more, Curt Heiserman waited on tables at the signature downtown Minneapolis steakhouse with an understated flair and a wide-ranging intellect that

Waiter Curt Heiserman, 63, served a side of intellectualism with porterhouses at Minneapolis steakhouse

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – As soon as the first porterhouse sizzled at Manny’s in 1988 and for nearly a quarter-century more, Curt Heiserman waited on tables at the signature downtown Minneapolis steakhouse with an understated flair and a wide-ranging intellect that