This comes from sports reporter Steve Ramirez:
The news business is often filled with shocking, unbelievable stories. But today was like no other.
Spike’s, one of my favorite eateries, is closed.
I was visualizing today my favorite – a chicken teriyaki bowl with steam rice – for lunch, only to be broadsided by a sign that simple read: “Permanently closed due to illness. Thanks for 15 wonderful years.”
I was completely shocked. I had to give it a second read, just to be sure.
I was enlightened to Spike’s by former Tribune staff writer Joe Haakenson, and it was always a must visit, at least once a week. I always stopped by in the spring before I headed out to a Cal State Fullerton baseball game. There was nothing like watching the Titans while eating a chicken bowl.
Oh well, I guess Panda Express will have to suffice for now.
Steve is referring to the Spike’s location in Covina on 420 N Azusa Ave. There are two other locations in San Gabriel and in Ontario. Hopefully, those restaurants are still open.