| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:17 PM
A member of the family that created Zankou Chicken is staking his name — actually his brother's — on his ability to replicate the success of the rotisserie chicken chain with a new Mexican restaurant called Ara's Tacos.
Steve Iskenderian, 34,...
| May 13, 2013
| 9:23 AM
DineEquity Inc. isn't a name that would be familiar to most people, but they've probably eaten at one of the Glendale company's well-known restaurant chains: Applebee's and IHOP.
The first International House of Pancakes opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, a...
| May 23, 2013
A restaurant patron was arrested Saturday after he allegedly refused to pay for his $46 squid and steak dinner that he claimed was "too rare," and then assaulted workers who tried to stop him from fleeing, police said.
Joseph Lee was taken into...
| May 23, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A burglar pried open a security door and stole an undisclosed amount of cash Wednesday from a Riverside Rancho neighborhood sushi restaurant, police said.
The owner of Sushi Nishi-Ya arrived at his business in the 1700 block of Victory Boulevard at about...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would protect businesses against "shakedown lawsuits" sailed through the state Assembly Friday on a unanimous vote.
The bill was Gatto's attempt to remedy what small-business owners in his district...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:32 PM
A Dallas, Texas-based investment firm has purchased the Glendale Marketplace on Brand Boulevard, seeing major potential in the retail plaza that is home to stores and restaurants including HomeGoods, Outback Steakhouse, Old Navy and the four-screen Galaxy...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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?...