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Valentino’s Italian Restaurant

by Terrance Mc Arthur


In November 1963, it was the first pizzeria in Reedley. Now in its fifty-fifth year, Valentino’s Italian Restaurant is still boiling, baking, and dishing out the good stuff.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I have lived in Reedley my entire life and seen restaurants, drive-ins, and fast food places come and go, but there are those that have had tremendous staying power for good reasons. I decided it would be fun to share some of my thoughts on why these places have stayed while others have come and gone.

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by Margaret Mendel



I don’t know of any fruit or vegetable that announces a changing season as does the pumpkin. When pumpkins show up in the market I know that Halloween is only weeks away and that soon there’ll be a range of festivities: family gatherings, friends coming together for food and drink, a time for gift giving, and then the year ends with champagne and an explosion of fireworks.

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by Jim Bulls



The Reedley Downtown Association’s gala event is fast approaching, touting fine cuisine from 30 food providers that call Reedley home. As the hysterical historian, I have been thinking back over my 65 years as a Reedleyite and of the 50-odd restaurants, cafes, diners, hotdog and frosty stands, drive-ins, bars and dives that came before.

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by Zachariah Zendejas




When I was asked to do a review of the Italian restaurant Valentino’s, I was excited because many family members have experienced their food both at its new location in downtown Reedley and when the restaurant resided on Manning across from Savemart.

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by Zachariah Zendejas



Welcome to KRL’s Chef’s Kitchen, a series of articles that takes us into the kitchens of local chefs where they share not only a personal recipe but a story behind it. This week we are again in the kitchen of Martin Barcellos, chef and owner with his wife Dawn, of Valentino’s Italian Restaurant in Reedley. You’ll find a discount coupon for Valentino’s at the end of this article.

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Bored in the Kitchen? Try Spreadable Cheese

IN THE February 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andFood Fun
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by Phyllis Johnson



Have the winter blues? Don’t know what to cook anymore? Here’s an idea for you. Pick up some spreadable cheese and some of that crumbled cheese the next time you’re out shopping. There are many flavors to choose from. You can try garlic and herbs, spinach artichoke, tomato and basil, vegetable, onion and parmesan spreads. Here are a few ideas for using it.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Welcome to KRL’s Chef’s Kitchen, a series of articles that takes us into the kitchens of local chefs where they share not only a personal recipe but a story behind it. This week we are again in the kitchen of Martin Barcellos, chef and owner with his wife Dawn, of Valentino’s Italian Restaurant in Reedley. You’ll find a discount coupon for Valentino’s at the end of this article.

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