Food and Drink Features Greg Horton
Custino’s Italian Kitchen has changed its name to The Taste Bud’s Diner, 2724 W. Britton. Owner Bud Elder said the name reflects the addition of an important new component.
What works: big portions of classic Italian fare for reasonable prices What needs work: The hostesses could be a little nicer. Tips: Urbanspoon says it's open for lunch. Only if you eat lunch at 3 p.m.
Western Rod Lott
Lee Van Cleef enjoyed a secondary career in Italy cranking out spaghetti
Westerns, with little regard to quality. However, 1972’s Grand Duel — aka The Big Showdown — is deserving of its Grand label. No wonder Quentin Tarantino borrowed its sweeping theme song by Luis Bacalov for Kill Bill; you'll recognize it in two notes.
When brokenhearted, middle-aged people assemble for a wedding in Italy, that’s amore.
Drama Rod Lott
On paper — or computer screen — Love Is All You Need sounds like an overdose of saccharine. Even swallowing just a few plot keywords could trigger symptoms: “widower,” “wedding” and “breast cancer.”
Grab something that warms the soul, whether it be a coffee-yogurt smoothie, Italian java, fresh-baked cookies or any of these other delectable, energy-sustaining treats.
OKG7 Dining Jenn Scott
How does a smooffee sound? If espresso and frozen yogurt are two things you love, have them together in a smooffee. Add an additional flavor like almond, coconut, white chocolate or raspberry. Grab some hot tea or a snack — like a cinnamon knot or doughnut — to go.