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Chef’s Weekly Specials: 08/28 – 09/03

Executive Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials for 08/28 – 09/03 Arugula Salad with French green beans, cherry tomatoes, baby potatoes, hard boiled egg, pickled anchovies and Manchego cheese $13 Fried Oysters with mango-avocado salad, sambal vinaigrette and cilantro aioli $14 Angel Hair Pasta with shrimp scampi, cherry tomatoes, Fresno chiles and basil $23 Grilled Wild [...]

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Unleash Your Creative Side with Craft and Cocktails!

Grab your friends and join us on Saturday, August 30th from 11am to 3pm for Craft and Cocktails!!! This week, we’ll be painting Under the Sea! No experience? No problem! Guests will experience exhilarating art instruction by local artists with all supplies included! All this coupled with great atmosphere and food makes for a fantastic Saturday [...]

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Rockin’ and Travelin’

When I turned 40, something absolutely wonderful happened. The obstacles that had blocked my path moved out of my way, or maybe I did. As much as I longed for a mate, I’d come to the conclusion that it just wasn’t my turn. I was content sharing life with my son, rebuilding our home after [...]

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Chef’s Weekly Specials: 08/21 – 08/27

Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials for 08/21 – 08/27 Braised Chicken with guanciale, toasted orzo, shishito peppers And summer squash $23 Grilled Wild King Salmon with red curry sauce, coconut rice, Cabbage salad and toasted peanuts Half $18, full $28 Butterscotch Pudding with salted caramel, chantilly cream And pine nut cookie $7 Make your reservations today!

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Roasted Corn and Green Bean Salad with Pine Nuts

My father-in-law, Vernon Rock, who just turned 100 years old last Fourth of July, planted corn and soy beans all his life. When I was anguished by the meager returns of our risky restaurant business, I called him and we compared notes. He patiently listened to my concerns about business and when I was done complaining, [...]

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Croce’s Night with Robin Williams

About 10:00 on a Sunday Evening, the night we had Comedy at Croce’s…we got a call from our manager that Robin Williams was in the house. My husband, Jimmy Rock and our son A.J. Croce hurried downtown to catch the show and meet Robin. Jimmy said that when he started the night, there were only [...]

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Chef’s Weekly Specials: 08/14 – 08/20

Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials for 08/14 – 08/20 Fried Shishito Peppers with yuzu aioli - $12 Orecchiette Pasta with guanciale, asparagus, heirloom cherry tomatoes and pistachio pesto - $19 Soy Lacquered Salmon with ginger-glazed baby carrots, edamame and crispy rice cake – Half $18, Full $28

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New York’s Not My Home

When Jim and I were living in the Bronx, there were bars on the windows. Jim used to joke that they were there so no one would jump out. We had reluctantly moved to New York when Jim’s close friend and producer, Tommy Picardo (West), had asked us to do an album on Capitol Records. [...]

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Dine Out for the Cure at Croce’s Park West!

Croce’s Park West is proud to participate in the Second Annual Dine Out For The Cure this Thursday, August 14! For every dollar you spend, Croce’s Park West will donate a percentage of our profits to Komen San Diego. Just by joining us for you dinner, you can help San Diego breast cancer patients become [...]

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Unleash Your Creative Side with Craft and Cocktails!

Grab your friends and join us on Saturday, August 16th from 11am to 3pm for Craft and Cocktails!!! No experience? No problem! Guests will experience exhilarating art instruction by local artists with all supplies included! All this coupled with great atmosphere and food makes for a fantastic Saturday brunch date. Each ticket includes one menu item, one [...]

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