| Aug 12, 2011
| 4:56 PM
Attempts to change city rules for hookah lounges to operate legally in Glendale went up in smoke Tuesday night as the City Council decided to stick with the status quo.
That means businesses that sell hookah — currently there are two that city...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Goodbye, hot dogs. Hello, cheese plates and vino.
Big changes are ahead on the site where Papoo’s Hot Dog Show has operated in Burbank for 62 years.
Sal Calderone, a long-time chef who most recently worked for Urth Caffé, recently bought the...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 3:16 PM
The literal translation of Iguanas Ranas is “iguanas frogs.” Strange name for a restaurant.
The real meaning makes more sense. The play on words is used in Mexico as a response to a farewell, something akin to “same to you.”...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:30 PM
The former site of the controversial Montrose Collection, which has sat vacant since 2010, will become home to a new restaurant — Chandelier — after the owner addressed concerns about inadequate parking and gave assurances that the business...