Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:42 am
He started as a skinny kid scrubbing the dishes out back. Now, John DeNegris owns the place.
Habanero Hots In Lodi is one of the most popular restaurants in San Joaquin County, serving up hundreds of dishes each day, from soft fish tacos to chorizo enchiladas.
It’s more than a busy and profitable restaurant, a rollicking, elbow-to-elbow bar, a place for parties and family dinners and service club lunches.
It is a happening.
Victor Galdan, owner and chef Jose Aguilar, Sr., Jose Aguilar Jr. and Cindy Ramirez stand in the dining room of El Pajaro, a Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Lodi.
Friday, August 31, 2012 7:28 am
Jose Aguilar Sr. flips slices of ranchera steak in a large skillet with seasoned onions and bell peppers, preparing one of the authentic Mexican dishes he’s been cooking up for 34 years. In his kitchen, with his hand gripping a knife or pan and surrounded by his staff of family and friends, is where he is most comfortable.
Friday, November 10, 2006 10:00 pm
Lodi has a lot of Mexican restaurants, there is no denying that.
However, there is Mexican food, and then there's Mexican food done
right. And, when a cook has 28 years of experience, it's going to
be "done right."