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  • Story Tavern to serve up a slice of history

    Story Tavern to serve up a slice of history
    A historical bond has developed between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern, a new restaurant opening Tuesday on San Fernando Boulevard. Story Tavern now occupies the historic building at 150 S. San Fernando Blvd., which once housed Story...
  • Burb's Eye View: Modern-day pub has its own Story to tell

    Burb's Eye View: Modern-day pub has its own Story to tell
    On the night of the American Revolution, militia from Lexington and surrounding Massachusetts towns waited all night in a tavern for the British military as it marched to Concord to look for colonists' weapons. Today, that tavern serves as the...
  • Dining review: Take a wildly successful trip to the deli

    Dining review: Take a wildly successful trip to the deli
    There should be a course at cooking schools called the Psychology of Restaurants. What makes us go into one restaurant and avoid another? For instance, my personal biases make me resist places that look corporate and slickly merchandised. So I was a...
  • Dining review: A taste of old Hollywood

    Dining review: A taste of old Hollywood
    Hollywood has Musso & Frank Grill, and West Hollywood has that lovable old hussy, the Formosa Cafe. For a squinting glimpse of old Hollywood glamour, Burbank turns to the SmokeHouse. It's a joint that's been serving up prime rib and iceberg wedges...
  • Big Jay McNeely still puts on a lively show

    Big Jay McNeely still puts on a lively show
    Tenor saxophonist Big Jay McNeely has been a musical revolutionary for decades. His first recording, the sinuous, irresistible 1949 instrumental “Deacon's Hop,” ignited a rhythm-and-blues explosion that heralded and hastened the rise of rock...
  • Providing an early snapshot of Burbank

    Providing an early snapshot of Burbank
    The recent grand opening of Story Tavern on San Fernando Boulevard stirred a lot of memories for Les Rosenberg, former owner of Photo Art Shop that was located down the block. Rosenberg grew up in town and is a member of the Burbank Historical Society...
  • After 20 years, Riverside Cafe closes down

    After 20 years, Riverside Cafe closes down
    After almost 20 years in Burbank, the Riverside Café will serve its final meal on Sunday as it closes because of a dwindling number of customers, and because the owner says he can no longer afford to invest in the failing business. Matt Peek took over...
  • Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy's 'The Muesli Belt' plays at Theatre Banshee

    Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy's 'The Muesli Belt' plays at Theatre Banshee
    In Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy's "The Muesli Belt," at Theatre Banshee in Burbank, a struggling pub owner and his neighbors face encroaching gentrification and the real estate feeding frenzy that was part of the stratospheric (and doomed) 1990s economic...
  • Salsa swings as the main course

    Salsa swings as the main course
    To the casual observer, Burbank may not look like a hotbed of salsa and swing dancing. But anyone looking a little more closely this summer would have discovered crowds filling the sidewalks of downtown Burbank every Thursday night, stepping out to the...
  • Burb's Eye View: Sausage king has links to past and future

    On San Fernando near the border of Glendale and Burbank, it looks as if someone flew in a sausage haus from Bavaria and dropped it smack between a bank and a blank beige wall. It wasn’t moved there, though walking into the Continental Gourmet...
  • Burbank gets in on comedic act

    CITY HALL — Life in downtown Burbank is about to get a whole lot funnier. The City Council has approved a business-assistance loan for Flappers Comedy Club to take over a vacant restaurant at Magnolia Boulevard and First Street. Councilman David...
  • City Council flips, approves gym

    CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday reversed course on a proposed 24 Hour Fitness on Empire Avenue, voting 3 to 2 to allow the club after operators revised the project. In approving the Super Sport club, the council voted against Crown Realty &...