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Bake n Broil proprietor

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  • kevin Jun 18, 2012 08:26 PM

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituarie...

Never knew that was the last name, and never knew he was a restaurateur and a veteran baseball scout.

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  1. Jongewaard's Bake N Broil is the signage at the restaurant.

    Yes a great scout, instrumental in the scouting and drafting of Darrel Strawberry, Ken Griffey Jr., and Alex Rodriguez. I thought about him while eating an Ollalliberry pie there.

    RIP Roger Jongewaard.

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    1. re: Ogawak

      is it the season for ollaliberry pie now ???

      1. re: kevin

        Yup, that was yesterday. Polly's also has them, multiple locations

        1. re: kevin

          Yes. Bake n Broil has them in pie and shortcake. I've been a bad girl and have been eating the shortcake for lunch.

      2. it's important to note that (while a great guy), he had little to do with the restaurant, which was founded by his wife and is now run by their children ... and even one grandchild!

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        1. re: FED

          His SIL Andy manages the restaurant; he is there almost every time I go. Nice guy.

          1. re: susans

            Would Andy be his BIL instead of his SIL (or is there something you know that is a bit of a family secret)? ;-D>

            1. re: Servorg

              i think he means son-in-law. andy and kristin are pretty much running the place. and one of their daughters is stepping up to become the third generation.

              1. re: FED

                YAY! That just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. We've lost many great places because the 2nd or 3rd generation had no interest in it... *sigh*

                --Dommy!

                1. re: Dommy

                  yeah, it's nice. unless you happen to be stuck working in teh family business. though i suppose having a waiting list pretty much solid from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. does help.