Living among the orchards and farmlands of California, we tend to forget that there are plenty of people out there beyond the Tehachapis who go without vegetables for hours at a time. These perfectly happy folk think nothing of passing up the varied roughage of the San Joaquin Valley for a landscape of meat, potatoes, ketchup, and cheesecake, only occasionally sullied by a wedge of iceberg lettuce. With Coachella tomatoes, Castroville artichokes, Watsonville salad greens, and Fresno zucchini at her beck and call, the typical Californian finds the concept of veggie-as-afterthought... More >>>
Club Mel: The atmosphere at Mel Hollen's is clubby,
smoothly masculine, and impressively decorated with
sports and movie memorabilia.