Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 1, 2013

Food in Brief: 08/01/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Pizzas at Pleasanton

TRAVERSE CITY — Pleasanton Brick Oven Bakery hosts Pizzas at Pleasanton every Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

The pizza nights feature six varieties of fresh-baked pizza, including margherita, prosciutto, Meat Lovers, Ware Farms mushrooms and asparagus, barbecue pulled pork, and Farmers Market. Each is 18 inches and sells for $20. Pre-orders are accepted.

To order, or for more information, call 941-1964.


Old Mission honored

OLD MISSION — The Old Mission Peninsula has been named one of the country’s top up-and-coming wine regions by TravelNerd, the travel division of consumer advocacy website NerdWallet.

The peninsula is among 10 wine regions chosen on the basis of unique varietals, stunning views and boutique wineries with distinctive features. Other regions recognized include the Temecula Valley Wine Country in California and Finger Lakes Wine Country in New York.

For more information, see


Paella in park

TRAVERSE CITY — Paella in the Park is slated for Aug. 16, from 5 to 10 p.m at the Open Space Park.

The event will feature seven local wineries and 21 paellas from seven local chefs, along with local musicians.

For more information, visit


Porn names gone

LOS ANGELES — The days of buying pornographic videos with names based on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors are over.

Caballero Video has agreed to stop marketing “Boston Cream Thigh,” ‘’Peanut Butter D-Cup” and other films spoofing the names of the venerable Vermont ice cream maker’s products.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that the agreement settles a lawsuit Ben & Jerry’s brought against Caballero last year.

According to the suit, 10 titles in Caballero’s “Ben & Cherry’s” series besmirched the ice cream maker’s name and infringed its trademark.

Not only were the names similar to real Ben & Jerry’s products, but the films’ packaging also mimicked Ben & Jerry’s clouds-and-cows logo.