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  • Cheers to Granada's reopening

    There’s been too many stories in recent years of businesses folding, of employees left to scramble for another career while standing in the unemployment line. It could have been the case again when Alfredo’s Granada restaurant on Victory...
  • Bringing a taste of Hollywood to Burbank

    Bringing a taste of Hollywood to Burbank
    A little piece of Tinseltown is coming to Burbank this weekend as a new restaurant called the Hollywood Pasta Company opens on Burbank Boulevard with Chef Kurt Ehrlich, former chef at Tavern on the Green in New York City, at the helm. Ehrlich said he's...
  • Remembering a local patron of the arts

    Our family was saddened to hear of the passing of Betsy Lueke, one of our city's all-time great employees of the parks and recreation department. Startingin 1956, Betsy was a fixture at many of our city's parks through the years. Many of us know her...
  • Dining review: A taste of the second city on the left coast

    Dining review: A taste of the second city on the left coast
    When I go to Chicago, I pack some clothes that won’t be coming back with me — socks wearing through at the heel, shirts that don’t really match anything else in my wardrobe, shoes that I think about wearing but rarely do. It’s...
  • The angel of rock 'n' roll

    The angel of rock 'n' roll
    When rock 'n' roll singer Jimmy Angel hits the stage at the Smoke House restaurant on Saturday, it will be just another stop along a decidedly tumultuous five-decade career path. Angel, who specializes in a mixture of retro-1950s big beat and fiery...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Burbank unveils Rose float design, Los Angeles pays family $6.6M

    San Fernando Valley roundup: Burbank unveils Rose float design, Los Angeles pays family $6.6M
    Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, June 30, 2012. Happy Orange Line expansion Day! You can now ride the line all the way to the Chatsworth Metrolink Station. What else is happening in the Valley? Most teenagers would create a personal online...
  • 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...