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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 7, 2013 


 The biggest-ever Taste of Arcadia and Business 
Showcase at the Taste will be held from 5:30 
p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, September 23 at the Los 
Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin 
Ave., Arcadia.

 All-you-can-taste tickets to benefit the Arcadia 
Chamber of Commerce and local non-profits 
who help sell tickets can be purchased through 
Thursday, Sept. 19 for $60 at the Chamber office, 
388 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia; by phone (626) 
447-2159; e-mail:; 
or online: Tickets 
at the gate are $70. (Chamber members get $10 
discount.) About 1,000 patrons are expected.

 This year’s event, made possible in part by 
Gold Sponsor Westfield Santa Anita, will also 
feature a record 43 booths offering tastes (at no 
additional cost) of the finest and most distinctive 
food, wine, beer, and desserts in the area.

 New this year will be a Monday Night Football 
Lounge sponsored by T.G. Metzger State Farm 

 The face of Taste of Arcadia this year is Talk 
Radio KABC 790 star Peter “King of Cuisine” 
Dills. That’s Me !!! I will be available to take 
photos with guests on the red carpet, sign 
autographs in my booth, and be one of the judges 
of the annual Culinary Contest.

 Returning favorites include Daniela Brazil’s 
exotic Brazilian dancers, the Arcadia High School 
drum line; and the popular Lounge-O-Rama 
band playing Big Band music in the evening and 
shifting to classic pop rock after dark.

 Sponsors include: Presenting Gold Sponsor 
- Westfield Santa Anita; Business Showcase at 
the Taste Sponsor - Rose Hills Memorial Park & 
Mortuary; and Silver Sponsors: Breeders’ Cup; 
Merrill Lynch, Arcadia; Methodist Hospital; 
Professional Advisory Services; and Wells Fargo 
Baldwin Avenue.

 Red Carpet Sponsors: Printing Control and 
The Executive Factor; Monday Night Football 
Lounge Sponsor: T.G. Metzger State Farm 
Insurance; Ticket Sponsor: Metro Gold Line 
Foothill Extension Construction Authority; 
Gift Bag Sponsors: Vons and Century Rooter 
Service and Plumbing; Live Music Sponsor: 
City of Arcadia’s Shop Arcadia and Arcadia 
Transit; Tram Sponsors: Arcadia Association of 
Realtors; Southern California Edison; The Roost 
Sponsor: Dolphin Event Services; Parking Light 
and Support Services: Jan’s Towing; Bottled 
water provided by O.N.E. Coconut

A complete list of restaurants in next week’s 

For tickets call: - 626-593-6276 

 Sad News: Years ago Burger Continental was 
one of my late father’s favorite restaurants, and 
I have to say, mine too. Recently the restaurant 
was closed for numerous health code violations. 
Many of you emailed me for my reaction. I have 
to say I am not surprised, however, here is hoping 
they clean up their act. 


 Listen to my radio show every Sunday evening 
at 5 PM, KABC Radio 790 AM.


TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills

Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings 


6 green bell peppers 

salt to taste 

 1 pound ground beef 

 1/3 cup chopped onion 

 salt and pepper to taste 

 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped 

 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 

 1/2 cup uncooked rice 

 1/2 cup water 

 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 

 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup 



1.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cut the tops off the peppers, and remove the seeds. 
Cook peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes; drain. Sprinkle salt inside each pepper, and set 

2.In a large skillet, saute beef and onions for 5 minutes, or until beef is browned. Drain off excess 
fat, and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the tomatoes, rice, 1/2 cup water and Worcestershire 
sauce. Cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until rice is tender. Remove from heat, and stir in 
the cheese.

3.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C). Stuff each pepper with the beef and rice mixture, 
and place peppers open side up in a baking dish. In a medium bowl, combine tomato soup 
with just enough water to make the soup a gravy consistency. Pour over the peppers.

4.Bake covered for 25 to 35 minutes, until heated through and cheese is melted and bubbly.



Please call the Class Registration line at 626.821.4623 to register as 
space is limited! This is a demonstration class…except for the eating 
part!!! There are lots of samples for you to taste and wine for you to 
sip! Join the celebration in honor of Mexican Independence Day!! Jill

Gale Kohl (ABOVE) with SURPRISE GUEST CHEF Peggy Dark from The Kitchen For Exploring 
Foods Celebrate Mexican Independence Day!

Accompanied by Chef Beningo Zarate

Wednesday, September 11 from 3-5pm

$50 Arboretum members / $60 non-members

Call 626.821.4623 to register – space is limited!

We are in for a treat! 

Every September 15th, Mexicans commemorate the war of Independence, which was actually initiated 
in the small town of Dolores in Guanajuato Mexico on September 16, 1810. On that day Miguel 
Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest from a wealthy family of Mexican-born Spaniards or criollos, 
rallied his parishioners to rise up in arms against the Spanish crown. 

However, we are going to raise our hands in applause when we taste some of Gale’s – and SURPRISE 
GUEST CHEF Peggy Dark’s - fabulous dishes from our neighbor to the south…ever-so-delicious 
Tomatillo Salsa with Avocado and Queso Fresco, snappy chili rellenos with a delicious tomato sauce, 
Peggy’s famous chicken enchiladas with cheese sauce…and more! Who knew that Gale (from Gale’s 
Restaurant - known for Italian cuisine!) would delight us in yet another culture! Don’t miss these 
fabulous chefs! Call soon as space is limited!!!