Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 2, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 2, 2017 

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


Eagle Rock is certainly the up and coming place to 
live. Many hipsters and new money are making 
Eagle Rock their home. Sound Familiar? For a city 
to thrive, I think you need good restaurants. No... 
not chains, I guess some people think it is a 
big deal if Souplantion opens near them. For 
me, the neighborhood restaurant is KING!!! 
A good stiff drink at a reasonable price, friendly 
service and portions still big enough to get a 
doggy bag to take home with you. Colombo’s 
in Eagle Rock is such a place. Everything 
aforementioned plus nightly entertainment. 
This isn’t Arnie Morton’s, but the prices aren’t 
either. The menu includes pizza ($14 range), 
pasta, a better then average Lasagna ,daily 
fish specials, steaks and wines by the glass. 
Is this the greatest meal that I have ever had? Well, I can’t 
say that, honestly. I am still in search of that meal. But 
I can say the best $25 Porterhouse in Los Angeles. 
The restaurant has been in business for 
over 50 years and has the red leather seats, 
corked ceilings and a long bar. Go on to their 
website at for updated 
pictures and prices. Old School at it’s finest! 
Back to the food and what to order? Two ways 
to order here - Family style for the pizzas and 
lasagna or, if it is date night, the Porterhouse Steak 
and Grilled Salmon On my visit I was trying, and I 
do mean trying, to stay at 170 pounds so I skipped 
dessert but am told that they are yummy as well. 
Entrees come with either Baked Potato or Spaghetti. 
Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Jazz Club 
1833 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock (323) 254-9138
Log onto their website for hours and additional prices
Join me every Sunday Night at 5 PM on AM 830 


Madeline, can you briefly walk us through your 
story – how you started and how you got to where you 
are today.

 Established in 1998, Savor the Flavor has been 
focusing on the International Fancy Food Show award 
winners. We decided on this venture because of our love 
for food and entertaining friends and family. We refer to 
ourselves as the Gourmet Gals! We try everything before 
bringing it into the shop. If it doesn’t WOW us, then it 
doesn’t get put on our shelves.

 We travel all over to find all these specialty foods 
and gifts. We go to Las Vegas, New York, Atlanta, 
Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia (just to name a 
few) and attend all these international gift and food 
shows and bring back the best-of-the-best and the 
award winners… Our goal has been to find the best 
tasting specialty foods as well as gourmet gifts, home 
decor and personal luxuries and offer them to any and 
all who share our passion.

 We’re always bombarded by how great it is to 
pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with 
enough people to know that it’s not always easy. 
Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?

 Being that we’ve been in business for 19 years, 
we’ve come across some rough patches but we made 
it through and we always come out stronger. There 
have been times when the economy has left the shop 
pretty quiet and we needed to find a way to get out 
name out there and remind people to keep shopping 
and supporting their small towns. That’s when 
we incorporated our loyalty program and we also 
reinvested a lot of time and energy into social media 
and branding. Every tough patch gives us a chance to 
build up our business and find new ways to improve.

 So, as you know, we’re impressed with Savor the 
Flavor – tell our readers more, for example what 
you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you 
apart from others.

 We are a family owned and operated business and 
we take pride in that. We also focus on customer 
service and our goal every day is to make every 
customer who walks through our door leave happier 
than when they walked in. We take pride in all of our 
products and we gift wrap all our items so it’s a one-
stop shop.

 So, what’s next? Any big plans?

 I’m looking to try and get better with branding 
my business and getting a bigger and better online 


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