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Dining and Drinking

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  • Parking issues vex Burbank merchants

    Parking issues vex Burbank merchants
    A group of Magnolia Park merchants has asked the city to crack down on parking enforcement and add tougher parking restrictions on their block, arguing that customer traffic has suffered due to a local cafe "monopolizing" area parking. Ten merchants...
  • On the Town: The hip crowd finds a reason to stay

     On the Town: The hip crowd finds a reason to stay
    Longtime Burbankers know (and have never been too upset by the fact) that for many years, hipsters from Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and the trendy west side would not even know where Burbank was located if not for the fact that many have, or do,...
  • Burb's Eye View: Rolling the dice on a new Burbank pastime

    Burb's Eye View: Rolling the dice on a new Burbank pastime
    A board-game designer and a beer brewer walk into a bar. These might seem like two unrelated professions, but there's an entrepreneurial spirit that bubbles in both. In Burbank last Saturday, these two worlds mixed at Story Tavern for an afternoon of...
  • Letter: Disappointed to see the Elephant Bar go

    I was very disappointed to learn that the Burbank Elephant Bar restaurant closed, along with a number of others all around the country. Nearby, Northridge, Simi Valley, and Irvine branches have closed. Today I stopped by for lunch, only to find a notice...
  • Elephant Bar closes in Burbank, restaurant's parent company files for bankruptcy

    Elephant Bar closes in Burbank, restaurant's parent company files for bankruptcy
    Downtown Burbank restaurant Elephant Bar quickly and quietly went out of business recently, along with more than a dozen other locations, as its parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The restaurant was in business at First Street and...
  • Dining Out: Check out these vintage diners

    Dining Out: Check out these vintage diners
    The 1950s and '60s saw a construction boom in the San Fernando Valley, Burbank in particular. Armed with newly invented building materials and a sleek car culture aesthetic, soldiers returning from war helped construct businesses and restaurants...
  • The Asian Project gives diners a few choices

    The Asian Project gives diners a few choices
    An interesting new fast-casual concept has sprung up in a strip mall in Burbank. The Chipotle motif (based on the Subway motif) is continuing to gain traction in dining culture but mostly with Mexican-style foods. This restaurant, called the Asian Project...
  • Burb's Eye View: Looking for that perfect pizza

    Burb's Eye View: Looking for that perfect pizza
    Two years ago I scoured Burbank’s sub shops for the perfect sandwich. Last year, I tested my arteries’ strength and loaded up on burgers, trying 24 different varieties throughout the city. You might say I’m a glutton for punishment....
  • Dining Out: Sweetsalt might just prove good for your health

    Dining Out: Sweetsalt might just prove good for your health
    Looking like a fine boulangerie in southern France, Sweetsalt Food Shop is a study in white marble, pewter, vintage silverware and cafe tables. The front window is filled with footed plates piled high with beautiful macarons, bars, bundt cakes and pies....
  • Community: Luncheon thanks retired volunteers

    Community: Luncheon thanks retired volunteers
    Burbank seniors, ages 55 to 99, were thanked for giving thousands of hours to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program during a luncheon last month at the Castaway restaurant. Some volunteers serve every day or others a couple times a month, helping...
  • Burbank temporary ice skating rink to close soon

    Burbank temporary ice skating rink to close soon
    Ice skating lovers — it’s your last chance to take a spin at the temporary skating rink in downtown Burbank, which will be open daily until Sunday. Operators said the rink drew thousands to downtown Burbank during its six-week run, and...
  • In Theory: When religion comes into conflict with work

    British department store Marks & Spencer has apologized after a Muslim sales assistant refused to sell a customer a bottle of alcohol. The customer, who hasn't been named, said, “I had one bottle of champagne, and the lady, who was wearing a...