Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 21, 2017 9FOOD AND DRINK & MORE Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 21, 2017 9FOOD AND DRINK & MORE 

Did you know that Pasadena has the mostrestaurants in the United States per capita?
It’s true!! So, when is a good time to check outthe new kid? Merrill Shindler from KABC 
Radio feels that if a restaurant is charging fullfare they are open to a full review. My deardeparted dad, Elmer Dills, thought six monthswas sufficient time to iron out any kinks. He’d 
say, “the paint isn’t dry yet!” and that’s actuallywhat led me to this article. I went to the new 
Nick’s Restaurant on South Lake the other 
night, and I could smell the paint (I reallycould!). Full disclosure Nick’s does have other 
locations throughout Southern California.

Nick’s is located on South Lake at the 
former Bru and Trattoria Neapolis 
space. Jinxed you might say? Well, stand the oven, my friends really enjoyed the Prosciuttoin line, brother - I have heard that comment a few and Fog Pizza, and the Fast Fry Broccoli is a 9/10,
times the last few days. But hold that thought. While but who doesn’t enjoy broccoli? On my returnthis first impression (spoiler alert) is favorable, Itrip, I have my sights on the Cioppino served withmust admit that I had a bit of a chip on my shouldera fisherman’s loaf of bread. I’m not sure what that 
because of the two aforementioned disasters. Mymeans, but I promise to investigate.
style of review is what I call a “vibe” and my firstThe interior layout hasn’t changed much with thevibe is favorable. It appears that these Nick’s peoplebar in the middle and dining available throughoutknow what they are doing. The menu itself reminds including upstairs. This a nice dining alternativeme of Houston’s, and there is nothing wrong withto Del Frisco’s and Paul Martin’s, though they don’tthat. Sandwiches and burgers feature a prime rib dipoffer happy hour and you won’t get that afternoon(which they serve till they run out so they must knowcrowd. This a place to go for a well thought outthat it is a popular item) and a buttermilk chickendining experience. Prices on the menu and wine listsandwich. My dinner choice was the cheeseburgerare reasonable. You may now proceed!!! 
with ground chuck on a sesame seasoned bun. The 
three of us all shared shrimp taquitos, and the GradeNick’s of Pasadena 336 S. Lake Ave Pasadena (626)
1 Ahi Tuna from the appetizer list. The shrimp787-1444 as always call before going. Listen in this 
received a thumbs-up, and the tuna was delightfulSaturday at 4:30 PM to my radio show on AM 870except that the sliced avocado was under-ripe. From KRLA. 



`Los Angeles, Calif.- As part of San AntonioWinery’s 100th anniversary celebration, state andcity leaders participated in a grape stomp for charity,
along with local media personalities. Secretary ofState Alex Padilla stomped it out, along with L.A.
City Councilmember Jose Huizar, L.A. CommunityCollege District Trustee Mike Fong, Univision anchorYarel Ramos, Estrella TV anchor Jennifer Montoya,
and KFROG radio host Vicki Pepper. The Ribolifamily donated $1,000 for each participant to donateto the charity of their choice. And the top threewho produced the most juice received an additional 
amount. In addition, the Riboli family will be donating

Estrella TV anchor Jennifer Montoya came in$1,000 of raffle proceeds to the Salvation Army Nor1st place, receiving $2,500, which will be donatedCal Fire Relief fund. 
to the Latino Equality Alliance, an organization toAbout 1,500 people attended San Antonio Winery’spromote liberty, equality, and justice for the Latino/aanniversary celebration Saturday, October 14, andLGBTQ community. Secretary of State Alex Padillaenjoyed a variety of entertainment, food from somecame in second, receiving $2,000 to be donated toof L.A.’s most popular restaurants, and the award-
FundaMental Change to help families struggling withwinning wines of San Antonio Winery.
mental health. And KFROG’s Vicki Pepper cameFACTS: San Antonio Winery remains the longestin third and will receive $1,500 to donate to the Las and largest producing winery in Los Angeles withVegas Victims Fund.100 years of winemaking under its belt, making it an

L.A. Councilmember Jose Huizar earned $1,000, essential component of the city’s cultural and historicalwhich he has designated to be donated to the Make-A-landscape. Still at its original location on Lamar StreetWish Foundation, L.A. Community College Districtin Lincoln Heights, the winery is the last vestige ofTrustee Mike Fong is choosing to split the $1,000the rich winemaking tradition of greater Los Angeles.
among the Chinatown Service Center and the LincolnFour generations of the Riboli family contribute toHeights Tutorial Program, and Univision anchorthe winery’s success. Its vineyards are located in PasoYarel Ramos’ $1,000 will be donated to Para los Niños, Robles, Monterey, and Napa Valley, and it is the mostdedicated to the success of L.A.’s neediest children and awarded winery in Southern California. Visit www.
families. for more information. 
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