| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:00 AM
The L'Eden Restaurant & Bar sits on the corner of Tampa and Madison streets in downtown Tampa, about five blocks away from where the Republican National Convention was held this week.
The owner and executive chef, Gerard Jamgotchian, sat down with me...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 3:37 PM
For the third time, the Glendale City Council on Tuesday is slated to review a slew of options that could further restrict smoking in the city.
The council was scheduled to consider changing rules that limit smoking inside apartment buildings and at...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 7:25 PM
The Glendale City Council on Tuesday created a last-minute three-tier system regulating smoking in outdoor dining areas — a move that will increase the number of smokers able to be accommodated at some restaurants.
The change to what had initially...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Glendale police say more than $18,000 in donations have poured in for an 81-year-old waitress who lost her life savings to an overseas scam.
Checks for Glendale resident Antonia Becerra — a waitress for 44 years at the landmark French restaurant...
| Jun 17, 2012
When Frank's Restaurant, a Burbank landmark, went dark in March, a collective cry went out from Clybourn to Alameda avenues, from Forest Lawn to Bel Aire drives.
The Media City has seen too many of its longtime restaurants, dives and greasy spoons...
| 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.”...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:47 PM
There have been pop-up Halloween stores and other temporary businesses in Glendale, but this one just might take the cake, or at least the chou rouge.
A pop-up restaurant is opening in the shell of the former Palate Food + Wine, the popular eatery...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 10:27 AM
After recoiling from an unpopular spike in the cost of outdoor dining fees to $650 last year, the city is returning to the table with four options to soften the increase, but with more input from restaurant owners.
Only seven restaurant owners showed...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Restaurants looking to move into La Cañada Flintridge may be required to provide parking spaces based on the size of their operations, rather than a set number.
Currently, eating and drinking establishments outside of the Foothill Boulevard area have...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 3:54 PM
A bill introduced this week by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to protect against what he called “shakedown lawsuits” comes as 12 businesses in his district face similar legal action for not posting simple signage — violations...
| 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...