| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:36 PM
My local Trader Joe’s has once again transformed into a purveyor of all things pumpkin. It’s as if the Pumpkin Innards Fairy launched itself from its pumpkin patch, gathering the masses of discarded jack-o’-lantern glop to insert them...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:05 PM
When one-hour parking signs went up last week on Magnolia Boulevard between Lima and Avon streets, where business owners have complained customers of a new cafe are "monopolizing" area parking, Edward Yacoubian said a prayer.
"I say, 'Thanks, Lord!'"...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:26 AM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Forget the fact you have to park in an auto repair shop across a busy stretch of Glenoaks Boulevard. Ignore that this hard-to-find eatery is next to a hectic multipump gas station. Overlook the limitation that it's only open at night. Just get yourself to...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:05 PM
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....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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,...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:47 PM
With two different, and yet equally important goals, the Roosevelt Elementary School Booster Club and Tony Yanow, the proprietor of Burbank's Tony's Darts Away, staged respective fundraisers this past week.
Gathering at the Canyon Grille at DeBell...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:54 PM
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.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:17 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:15 AM
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...