Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 22, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 22, 2024




Clearman's Galley, affectionately known as 
"the Boat" among locals, is not only the go-to 
destination for sports enthusiasts in the San 
Gabriel Valley but also a culinary haven offering 
some of the best cheeseburgers and cheese 
bread/cabbage salad combos that people come 
from miles around.

As a sports bar, Clearman's Galley sets the 
standard with its electrifying atmosphere and top-notch entertainment. With two colossal TVs 
rivaling those of Las Vegas sportsbooks, every game, match, or horserace becomes an immersive 
experience. Whether you're cheering on the Lakers or the Bruins or your favorite team, Clearman's 
Galley ensures that the excitement never ends.

But what truly sets Clearman's Galley apart is its food. The cheeseburger is the thumbs, boasting 
juicy, flavorful beef and a perfect balance of toppings, all served on a toasted bun. It's a culinary 
masterpiece that satisfies even the most discerning burger connoisseurs. And let's not forget about the 
cheese bread and cabbage salad combo – a match made in foodie heaven that keeps patrons coming 
back for more.

Beyond the delicious food and thrilling sports action, Clearman's Galley offers warm hospitality 
led by General Manager Juan Arrieta. Every visit feels like a homecoming, with guests greeted like 
old friends and treated to exceptional service from start to finish. It's this dedication to customer 
satisfaction that sets Clearman's Galley apart as a beloved community institution.

In conclusion, Clearman's Galley is more than just a sports bar , just ask Ron Johnson– “it's Cheers!”, 
where excitement meets excellence. With its unbeatable atmosphere, mouthwatering cuisine, and 
warm hospitality, it's the perfect spot to gather with friends and fellow fans for a memorable experience.


• Electrifying atmosphere with two colossal TVs rivaling Las Vegas sportsbooks

• Standout cheeseburger and iconic cheese bread/cabbage salad combo

• Warm hospitality led by General Manager Juan Arrieta

• Vibrant atmosphere perfect for enjoying sports action with friends and family


• None to mention

In summary, Clearman's Galley earns a well-deserved 5-star rating. It's a restaurant and sports bar 
that consistently delivers on all fronts, and I can't wait to return for another unforgettable game day 


I’m Gustavo Lira, Tasting Room 
Manager and Wine Buyer at The Bottle 
Shop in Sierra Madre with another wine 
and spirits selection. 

This past Thursday evening, while 
sipping this Rosé at the Sierra Madre 
Chamber of Commerce Mixer on 
the patio of The Buccaneer Lounge, I 
couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy 
the summer heat than with a crisp, juicy 
glass of Rosé. Summer is officially here, and I have got an excellent bottle for 
you today. First, and most importantly, the wine is terrific. Second, it’s priced 
under ten bucks! 

The Domaine de Nizas “Le 
Clos” Rosé 2021 comes from 
the Languedoc region of France. 
The Languedoc region is the 
largest producer of organic 
wines in France. It also produces 
more Rosé wines than Provence. 
It is located in Southern France 
along the Mediterranean coast. 
The vineyards of Domaine 
de Nizas have been certified 
sustainable and are being 
converted to organic. 

This wine is crisp, juicy, and 
refreshing. The soil has a lot to 
do with this – basalt, limestone, 
and river pebbles all impart 
a unique characteristic to the 
wine. The wine is a blend of 
Syrah (40%), Grenache (30%), Mourvèdre (30%) with fermentation taking 
place in amphorae, stainless steel and concrete vessels. This is done to keep the 
wine fresh, bright, and pure. You get notes of citrus, cherry, and white flowers. 
There’s a nice tension to this wine. The long and smooth finish ends on a high 
note with good acidity and mouthwatering juiciness. 

You can spend more on other French Rosés that are meh – Whispering Angel 
comes to mind – or you can get a Rosé that tastes like a Rosé should, is certified 
sustainable, and comes in at an amazing price! 

This wine is available at The Bottle Shop for $9.99. Mention you saw the wine 
in the Mountain Views News and get it for $8.99!

Coming up at The Tasting Room – 6/23 Sauvignon Sunday! Sauvignon Blanc 
and Cabernet Sauvignon. 6/27 & 6/28 Gamay from France and California. 
Reservations are recommended, walk-ins welcome based upon availability. 
Scan the QRCode to sign up for our newsletter with more details. 

Until next time – Salud!


By Jeff Brown 


The Longest Day of the Year: The Summer Solstice(around 
June 20-21) is the longest day and shortest night of the year 
in the Northern Hemisphere because the Earth’s tilt toward 
the sun is at its maximum.

Sun’s Highest Point: On the day of the summer solstice, the Sun reaches its highest 
point in the sky at noon, providing the most direct sunlight and the longest period 
of daylight.

Egyptian Pyramids: The Great Pyramids of Giza are aligned with the solstices. The 
ancient Egyptians associated the summer solstice with the annual flooding of the 
Nile River, which was critical for their agriculture.

Mesoamerican Cultures: In ancient Mesoamerica, civilizations like the Mayans 
and Aztecs built temples and pyramids aligned with the solstices. For example, at 
Chichen Itza, the pyramid of El Castillo is designed to cast a serpent-shaped shadow 
during the solstices.

Ancient Greece: The Greeks marked the summer solstice as the beginning of the 
New Year. It was also the time of the festival of Kronia, celebrating Cronus, the god 
of agriculture.

Ancient Rome: The Romans celebrated the festival of Vestalia, in honor of Vesta, the 
goddess of the hearth, from June 7 to June 15, leading up to the solstice.

Native American Tribes: Various tribes, such as the Sioux, held sun dances during 
the summer solstice. These dances were both a spiritual and communal event, 
marking the significance of the sun in their culture.

Druid Traditions: The Druids, an ancient Celtic priesthood, celebrated the summer 
solstice as the "wedding of Heaven and Earth," which has continued into modern 
times with celebrations at places like Stonehenge.

Saint John’s Day: In Christian tradition, the summer solstice became associated 
with St. John the Baptist’s feast day on June 24. This festival incorporated many 
solstice traditions and symbols, such as bonfires.

Midsummer: In countries like Sweden, Finland, and Latvia, Midsummer is one of 
the most important holidays. It includes traditions such as dancing around the maypole, 
feasting, and lighting bonfires, all celebrating the light and the sun’s power.


8 to 10 servings


• 1/2 cup sugar

• 2 Tbsp. cornstarch

• 1 tsp. salt

• 2 1/4 cups whole milk

• 4 large eggs, separated

• 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

• 1 tsp. vanilla extract

• 3 1/3 cups vanilla wafers

• 4 ripe bananas, cut into 1/2-in. slices

• 3 Tbsp. sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk together sugar 
mixture, milk, and 4 egg yolks in a medium-size heavy saucepan until well blended. Cook over medi-
um heat, stirring constantly, 6 to 8 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in butter and 

2. Layer half of vanilla wafers in an 8-inch square baking dish. Top with half of banana slices and 
half of pudding. Repeat procedure with remaining wafers, banana slices, and pudding.

3. Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add 3 Tbsp. sugar, 
beating until sugar dissolves and stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Spread meringue over pudding, 
sealing to edge of dish.

4. Bake at 375°F for 7 to 9 minutes or until golden. Let cool 30 minutes, and serve warm; or chill 
an additional hour, and serve cold.


This pudding gets thicker as it cools. When it's warm, it may be a bit looser.

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