| Sep 19, 2014
| 11:51 PM
PortuCal Peri Peri, the new fast-casual eatery on San Fernando Road, has a name as peculiar as the circuitous route that brought this spicy chicken to Burbank.
It all started, they say, with a chili pepper brought over from the Americas to the Iberian...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:08 PM
When Umami Burger moved into the building on the corner of Riverside Drive and Rose Street in Burbank, it kept a few traces of Papoo's Hot Dog Show, a restaurant that had been there for 62 years before closing in 2011.
The most obvious trace is the...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:44 PM
The Burbank Traffic Commission on Thursday advised city officials not to change parking restrictions on a block in Magnolia Park where merchants complained of inadequate parking for their customers, as well as a lack of enforcement of parking rules.
| 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.