| Jul 3, 2010
We're all familiar with kebab restaurants, with dozens of choices in the Glendale/Burbank area alone. But how many of us have gone deeper into their menus to savor some of the more complex and savory dishes of the Mediterranean and African countries?...
| Jun 26, 2010
There is a chain of chicken restaurants (whose name begins with a Z) that has led the market in succulent, finger-smacking roasted chicken for years. It's definitely delicious, but the next time I'm hankering for garlicky chicken, hummus and pita, I'll be...
| Aug 6, 2010
The struggling Verdugo Hills Golf Course is getting a facelift and new management, giving new hope to residents who want to save the 60-acre site from residential development.
On Monday, course owners Snowball West Investors replaced the former...
| Sep 4, 2010
We've all seen them. They take up space on the sidewalk outside reputable businesses. We try not to look at them, but wonder how they got themselves to this.
We secretly loathe them. They sit there, unkempt, sucking oxygen, unaware that there are hard-...
| Nov 6, 2010
The scent of baked bread mingled with chopped onion and celery in the kitchen of the Los Robles building on the Glendale Community College campus.
It was 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, and students in the Advanced Food Preparation class were completing the dishes...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 3:48 PM
For some cooks in Burbank, fast food has meant the kitchen moves at least 1,000 feet every 15 minutes.
Burbank law requires food trucks to move to a new location at least 1,000 feet every quarter hour. After three hours, they can return to previous...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 2:04 PM
Worlds fill the walls of Brian Draper’s Burbank bookstore — global maps, a “histomap” offering a timeline of human events, a 4-foot high map of California. These worlds are about to come down.
After nearly 25 years, Draper is on...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 6:39 PM
The YWCA of Glendale is having its 14th annual Legacy Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Castaway Restaurant in Burbank.
This year’s luncheon will honor five women with the Heart & Excellence Awards and two high school seniors with...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:21 PM
The Loguercio family has seen good times and bad from behind the 24-seat counter at Chili John’s in Burbank since 1990. They say they are better people for the experience, but with rising food costs and the loss of a patriarch, the family faces a...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:52 PM
They say you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. But how many do you have to crack to create a successful chain of brunch cafes? The owners of Another Broken Egg Café are trying to find out.
The family of restaurants that started in Louisiana...
| Oct 9, 2011
Nearly 130 employees who work for a third-party food-services operation at Walt Disney Co. offices in Burbank and Glendale are slated to be laid off in early November, according to the California Employment Development Department.
The firm, Lifeworks...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 4:01 PM
A proposed Starbucks on Honolulu Avenue in the Montrose Shopping Park is getting mixed reviews from local business owners who say the corporate chain may not mesh with the independent image of the district.
Starbucks plans to open in the 1,840-square-...