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Irrational Optimism

If you have never opened a restaurant before…Don’t do it! Also, if you have never tried to build a community from scratch, trust me, it will take more money, commitment and time than you could possibly ever imagine. I did it twice in Hillcrest and in the Gaslamp Quarter and now I’m doing it again […]

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Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials 6/25 – 7/01

 Grilled Wild King Salmon with meyer lemon-dill yogurt, grilled baby summer squash and za’atar panisse Half $21, Full $32 Roasted Farmer’s Market Peppers with lemon and smoked sea salt  $9  Smoked Chicken and Fusilli Pasta with basil-mint pesto, baby spinach, pickled cherry peppers and goat cheese 19 Reserve your dinner table today!

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(La Via Vechia) The Old Ways

The diary that James Albert Croce wrote, Jim Croce’s Father, was put in story form by my husband, Jimmy Rock. It was going to be the way we started “I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story”. But somehow, it got “lost in translation” and never made it into the book. I thought in honor […]

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Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials 6/18 – 6/24

Grilled Wild King Salmon with poached asparagus, baby carrots, steamed spinach, heirloom cherry tomatoes, pommes paille and saffron nage Half $21, Full $32 Roasted Farmer’s Market Peppers with lemon and smoked sea salt $9 Morel Mushroom Toast with fava beans, truffle goat cheese, seven minute egg and micro thyme $15 Reserve your dinner table today!

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Community

The Torchlighter from Our City, Our Story on Vimeo. I think “Community” is about welcoming people of all beliefs, creed, color and persuasion.  And it could be the most important reason that Croce’s Park West exists.  I know that Jim Croce and I were grateful for all the folks we visited along the way and […]

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Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials 6/11 – 6/17

Grilled Nectarines with Prosciutto di Parma, goat cheese, sun flower seeds and arugula $14 Roasted Padron Peppers with lemon and smoked sea salt $9 Grilled Wild King Salmon with blue lake beans, toasted almonds, horseradish vinaigrette, Yukon smashed potatoes and bing cherry salsa Half $21, Full $32 Reserve your dinner table today!

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Skunk Dress

Ingrid, you’ve lived such a fascinating life and you write about it so well in your autobiographical cookbook Thyme in a Bottle. Would you share some stories with us about Jim Croce, his music and those early years? I love telling stories about Jim Croce, because in remembering him, I can’t help but smile. You […]

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Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials 6/04 – 6/10

Roasted Padron Peppers with lemon and smoked sea salt $9 Grilled Wild King Salmon with blue lake beans, toasted almonds, horseradish vinaigrette, Yukon smashed potatoes and bing cherry salsa Half $21, Full $32 Grilled Nectarines with Prosciutto di Parma, goat cheese, sun flower seeds and arugula $14 Reserve your dinner table today!

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Hey man…You look just like Jim Croce!

You recall how grateful Jim was for the success of “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” but still shy, about being famous. What are your recollections of this particular time in your life? Once “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” reached Number one on the charts, Jim started getting a whole lot of recognition, not […]

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Celebrate Negroni Week with Us!

It’s official! We will be participating in Negroni Week June 1 – 7! Presented by Imbibe Magazine & Campari, Negroni Week was created not only to celebrate one of the world’s greatest cocktails but also to raise money for charitable causes around the world! Here’s how it works: $1 of each Negroni sale at Croce’s […]

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