Food and Drink Features Greg Horton
Custino’s Italian Kitchen has changed its name to The Taste Bud’s Diner, 2724 W. Britton. Owner Bud Elder said the name reflects the addition of an important new component.
What works: big portions of classic Italian fare for reasonable prices What needs work: The hostesses could be a little nicer. Tips: Urbanspoon says it's open for lunch. Only if you eat lunch at 3 p.m.
Western Rod Lott
Lee Van Cleef enjoyed a secondary career in Italy cranking out spaghetti
Westerns, with little regard to quality. However, 1972’s Grand Duel — aka The Big Showdown — is deserving of its Grand label. No wonder Quentin Tarantino borrowed its sweeping theme song by Luis Bacalov for Kill Bill; you'll recognize it in two notes.