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Chamber Bravura live at The Table!


Carnegie Hall…Lincoln Center…the Sydney Opera House

“Waternight”…“Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”… “N’Sync Medley”…

From Borrego’s Clark Dry Lake, where they filmed their first video – the haunting “You Ruined Me” – to singing the mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, the young singers of Chamber Bravura have brought a cappella magic to audiences around the world.

And now these middle and senior high students from throughout the San…


Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on May 18, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Start collecting Fiesta Dinnerware

Collecting Fabulous Fiestaware  !


As many La Mesa residences know, “What A Dish!” specializes in Fiesta Dinnerware.  I have been collecting this American icon for over 20 years and I have approximately 350 + pieces in my personal collection.  Much of my collection includes vintage items made between 1936 and 1977 (any piece manufactured after 1986 is called…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on October 21, 2014 at 7:04pm — No Comments

A Cut Above

We, at "What A Dish!" La Mesa, are excited that the shop has been mentioned in the September issue of San Diego Home/Garden Magazine.  The magazine is celebrating its 35 year by highlighting "Hot Finds and Cool Stuff" Now and Then.  On page 26, "What A Dish!" and the new Ergo Chef tool is outlined.…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on August 27, 2014 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Fiestaware Poppy is Here!

Poppy is here, just in time for your summer entertaining.


The excitement has been building for months as collectors, shoppers and retailers have been waiting with anticipation for the arrival of the newest color to the Fiestaware lineup.  The wait is over with the first delivery of Poppy to…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on June 18, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Cast Iron Cookware Care and Maintenance

Care and Maintenance of Cast Iron Cookware

If you are anything like me, you worship your cast iron cookware. At my house, my sister and I fought over who my mother’s iron cookware should be given to. We debated to the point of exhaustion about who deserved it more. I, luckily,…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on June 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Remember Mom on May 11th

Mother’s Day-A History

Mother’s Day is a world-wide holiday honoring motherhood. It was created in American by Anna Jarvis in 1908. It became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.

Forms of “Mother’s Day” can be traced back to the ancient Greeks who celebrated mothers in pagan worship honoring the Goddess Rhea and Cybele.

The clearest modern precedent…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on April 26, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Artisan Finishing Salts

The concept of finishing salt is straightforward: fling a carefully chosen, artisan made salt across the surface of your food, and bite. As you eat, food and salt combine-first a flash of salt…then the food…a flicker of salt and now fuller food flavors, and then a faint spark of salt catches at the richest and most complex flavors of the food. With finishing salt, the…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on April 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The New Fiestaware color for 2014 is...

"What A Dish!" website

Well, it is finally here!  The announcement that every Fiestaware collector waits for, the release for the newest color for 2014.  Yesterday morning, at the International Home and Gift Show in Chicago, the  Homer Laughlin China Company reveled the name and color of the newest hue-AND THE WINNER IS  POPPY!!!!!!…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on March 16, 2014 at 2:02pm — No Comments

La Mesa Oktoberfest - What A Hoot!!!

This was my first year "out on the street" at Oktoberfest, being stationed at the corner of La Mesa & Palm.

I have to admit, It was so much fun for me as I have been located in the beer garden area and never got to see what happens on the streets. I loved seeing all the people passing by and as I played music from the 50's thru the 90's as well as German music everyone seemed to enjoy this. I could see people walking by and suddenly start "movin' & groovin'" to the music was a…


Added by Jack Leary on October 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Annual Wildlife Show at Foothills

Added by hazel ross on October 31, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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