Spaghetti Eddie’s to Host 4th Annual Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser

Local law enforcement is trading in their handcuffs to spend the evening at Spaghetti Eddie’s raising money for the Special Spaghetti Eddie's to Host 4th Annual Tip A CopOlympics.

Police officers, detectives, California highway patrol officers and deputy sheriffs will be serving each table during the Tip-A-Cop event on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 100 percent of the tips collected by the law enforcement benefit local Special Olympics.

Last year, Spaghetti Eddie’s raised $3,400 at this annual event, which helped fund the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles hosted by Azusa Pacific University, the City of Azusa, the City of Duarte and the City of Glendora.

This is Spaghetti Eddie’s fourth annual Tip-A-Cop night, and each year the event has grown in participation.

General Manager, Teri Bainbridge, hopes to raise at least $4,000 at this year’s event.

“It’s such an important event for us because we are able to help a local chapter of the Special Olympics. It’s our job to be part of this community and pay it forward ,” she said.

Glendora Chief of Police Timothy Staab, Glendora Police Chaplin Karen Davis and other city officials may be in attendance.

To reserve a table, call 626-963-0267

Spaghetti Eddie’s Owners Named Entrepreneurs of the Year

Spaghetti Eddie’s owners, Ed Inglese and Jim Hermanson were recently named So Cal Restaurant’s Entrepreneurs of the Year for Spaghetti Eddie’s sister restaurant, Tutti Mangia Italian Grill. Tutti Mangia Owners Receive Entrepreneur of the Year Award

They were given the Golden Bacchus Award or “Greek God of Dining” award and also received five stars from the organization.

This award coincides with a huge milestone for the Italian Chophouse and Martini Bar, which is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.

In October, Spaghetti Eddie’s celebrated 30 years in the Glendora community and ran a very similar campaign including monthly giveaways, raffles and giving back to the local community.

The official anniversary date for Tutti Mangia is in November, but it began 10 months of . Each month, they’re partnering with a different local charity and cutting a check for a percentage of sales in the name of the organization.

For more information about Tutti’s 20th anniversary, click here.

The duo co-own a third restaurant in Claremont, Eddie’s Eatery & Pizzeria, which was given a five-star rating by So Cal Restaurant.

Spaghetti Eddie’s Teams with Glendora Churches to Feed Homeless

Spaghetti Eddie’s teamed up with the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition For the Homeless this weekend.  Spaghetti Eddie's Helps Feed Area Homeless

On Sunday, Dec. 20, the Italian restaurant fed over 200 people and donated nearly $2,000 in food to area homeless gathered at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Glendora.

Spaghetti Eddie’s was just one of many groups who came together to help the local community, including Mayor Karen Davis, area businesses and residents, assist homeless people during the holiday season by providing warm meals, clothing and showers.

Socks and underwear were also being collected at the restaurant in the weeks leading up to St. Dorothy’s opening its doors.

Spaghetti Eddie’s general manager, Teri Bainbridge, along with two team members joined Mayor Davis and other volunteers to help serve the food donated by the Italian eatery. Davis came dressed in a festive outfit and sang Christmas Carols.

“The event is so well orchestrated,” said Bainbridge. “We were very happy to be involved.”

St. Dorothy’s Church, 241 S. Valley Center Ave., will remain open from December 17 to January 1; and Glenkirk Presbyterian Church, 1700 E. Palopinto Ave., will open its doors from January 2 to January 15.

 

Eddie’s Spaghetti Eating Contest to Benefit Glendora Education

Mayor Karen Davis will take on Superintendent Dr. Robert Voors

Food, competition and charity.  Sounds like a winning combination, right?  That is what’s occurring at Spaghetti Eddie’s on Spaghetti Eddie's Eating Contest Set for October 5October 5 to coincide with their 30th anniversary celebration.

Glendora Mayor Karen Davis will go up against Superintendent Dr. Robert Voors in a spaghetti eating contest at the Italian eatery at 4:30 p.m., following a special ribbon cutting and toast with local dignitaries, chambers and other members of the Glendora community.

Guests are welcome get in on the competition and go up against others, in the ½, 1, or 2-lb heat.  Prior registration is recommended. Winners will receive a medal/trophy, a gift certificate and a free spin of the Spaghetti Eddie’s prize wheel for an opportunity at other items, including: wine, Garlic Puffs, gift certificates and more.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds, including entrants’ sign-up fee, and any additional money contributed throughout the evening, will be donated to the Glendora Education Foundation.  The charity is a working group of parents, businesses, and community members devoted to contributing support to the enrichment of every student’s education.

The celebration will occur from 4-8 p.m. with plenty of food specials, giveaways and friendly faces at the restaurant all night long.  The family-owned business will have roll-back prices from 4-9 p.m., including $3.95 Spaghetti, $4.95 Ravioli, and $5.95 Alfredo and Lasagna.

Registration, details and rules for the entire event can be found here: http://spaghettieddies.com/spaghetti-eating-contest/.

Spaghetti Eddie’s to Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary

Spaghetti Eddie’s Cucina Italiana is having its 30th anniversary celebration on Monday October 5.  The family-owned business will be celebrating by having roll-back prices from 4 – 9 p.m., including $3.95 Spaghetti, $4.95 Ravioli, and $5.95 Alfredo and Lasagna.

At 3:30 local dignitaries, and the Glendora Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and owners Eddie Inglese and Jim Hermanson will each say a few words. 

Immediately following, from 4-8 p.m. the restaurant will host a special celebration, including raffles and giveaways. 

The restaurant has celebrated for a year leading up to the 30th anniversary.

 Since last September, a monthly winner has been chosen to receive a special raffle prize. The restaurant has also had monthly food and drink specials all closely tied into their upcoming anniversary celebration.

For the month of August, the eatery is given the 30th dine-in guest during dinner on Mondays a free brunch for two, and will draw a winner for 4 LA County fair tickets, including parking on August 30. Dine-in and carry-out guests are eligible to enter the monthly raffle.

Past prizes have included Los Angeles Angels tickets, dinner and a movie, and a gift card to Spaghetti Eddie’s sister restaurant Tutti Mangia Italian Grill.

Also, all of the names collected over the year for each monthly raffle will be placed into one bin for a grand prize that will be chosen on October 5, where the winner will get a two-night stay at The Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. A second name will be drawn for a free pizza each month for a year.

During the event, smaller prizes will be raffled off every 15-30 minutes, all leading up to the grand prize.  These smaller prizes include coffee mugs, beer pints, key chains and more.

The Italian eatery has food choices for everyone.  From starters to desserts, everything in between, and even their extensive wine list, no one leaves disappointed.  They even serve up Sunday sit-down brunch.

Starting in 1985, Spaghetti Eddie’s has been in its same location since day one.  Owner Ed Inglese, and his partner and brother-in-law, Jim Hermanson, have owned the restaurant since the beginning.

Thirty years of business does not happen without the right owners and employees to back it up.  Co-owner Hermanson believes the success of the restaurant not only comes with great food and service, but with personal relationships with the guests that have been there.  And this has happened since the restaurant’s inception, and continues to this day.

“It is a warm, friendly, cozy environment where our guests can relax and be ‘EATER-TAINED,’” said Hermanson.  “My favorite saying to new employees is, ‘A happy guest happens from the moment they walk in the front door and receive a warm welcome from our counter staff, until they walk out after great service, and a great lunch or dinner.’”

Make sure you build your appetite, save the date, and don’t forget to attend Spaghetti Eddie’s 30th anniversary celebration on Monday, October 5 from 3:30-8 p.m.

Eddie’s Holiday Wreath Making Contest

Spaghetti Eddie’s is giving people a chance to win a $25 restaurant gift certificate and a donation to a charity of choice for their creativity. Eddie's Wreath Making Contest

Bring by a hand-made or decorated holiday wreath with an Italian flare by December 16 and you’re entered to win.

Contestants are encouraged to also post their holiday wreaths on Instagram using the hashtag #SEWreath or to Spaghetti Eddie’s Facebook wall.

The winner will be drawn on December 17, and can choose a local charity or holiday cause, which Spaghetti Eddie’s will donate a box of unwrapped toys or canned goods to on their behalf.

 

National Pasta Day at Spaghetti Eddie’s

Spaghetti Eddie’s is celebrating National Pasta Day with a special offer for customers. National Pasta Day at Spaghetti Eddie's

On Friday, Oct. 17, in honor of the holiday, all pastas will be discounted by 30% during dinner from 4 – 6 p.m. The offer is valid on any pasta dishes off the regular dinner menu.

Guests should mention offer to their server to receive the discount.

This special offer is also in conjunction with the Italian restaurant’s 30th year in business.

Each month, Spaghetti Eddie’s will be offering a different promotion, including a monthly raffle prize. This month’s prize will be 2 movie tickets and dinner for two at the restaurant. Dine-in and take-out guests can enter the raffle with their server or host. The drawing will take place Oct. 30.

Additionally, the restaurant will give away two free appetizers or desserts per day. Each day’s 30th dine-in guest during lunch or dinner will receive a a free appetizer or dessert to be used anytime during the month of Oct.

Eddie’s at the L.A. County Fair

Tired of the fried and greasy fair food? Eddie’s Cucina, located inside the Marketplace at the L.A. County Fair has some alternative options, which pair nicely with wine and craft beer. Enjoy Wine Country Pasta, Such asCrema Rosa at the L.A. County Fair

This year’s fair began Friday, August 29 and runs through Sunday, September 28, Eddie’s Cucina, always open during fair hours, will amaze the taste buds of fair-goers by offering off the chart menu items such as Gourmet Pizzas, Wine Country Pasta, Grilled Paninis, Homemade Desserts, and Sausage & Brats.

The specialty menu is a fusion from two Eddie’s restaurants — Spaghetti Eddie’s Italian Grill located in Glendora, and Eddie’s Pizzeria & Eatery, located in Claremont, Both establishments are owned by The Absolutely Italian Management Group, who own and manage a third white linen restaurant, Tutti Mangia, which houses a wine and martini bar. With years of experience, the goal of offering a memorable “food fair” experience is now a reality.

With Spaghetti Eddie’s Italian Grill celebrating 29 years this month, it was fitting to continue this adventure at the LA County Fair. As a staple in the Glendora area, there isn’t a local resident who hasn’t experience the food without creating a memorable evening.

Eddie’s Pizzeria & Eatery caters more than just to the Italian food lover. Diving into the menu you’ll find items such as ribs, burgers and calamari. Eddie’s menu places a focuses on satisfying each customer, no matter the type of food.

Before you run to the funnel cake, kettle corn or cotton candy line, take a stroll over to the Marketplace and let the experts of Eddie’s Pizzeria & Eatery open your eyes to the new meaning of “fair food.”