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Dining and Drinking

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  • Dining Review: Go for the Story, stay for the applekraut

    Dining Review: Go for the Story, stay for the applekraut
    Story Tavern boosts Burbank and beer in equal measure. It's like walking into a history lesson where there's artisanal beer on tap. You're sipping your cider with Dr. David Burbank looking over your shoulder. The portrait of the eccentrically bearded...
  • Laurence Juber: Awkward start, smooth finish

    Laurence Juber: Awkward start, smooth finish
    Renowned guitar player Laurence Juber possesses such a staggering facility that in performance, his combination of technique, sensitivity, feel, melody and harmonics is nearly overwhelming. The British-born musician, who appears at Burbank's Viva...
  • Dining Review: Food and family win out over ambience at Sharkey's Bistro

    Dining Review: Food and family win out over ambience at Sharkey's Bistro
    When I first visited Sharkey's Bistro, a brand-new barbecue and burger joint in Burbank, I had a real problem with the interior. The radio was too loud, the artwork was too loud, even the silent big screen TV was too loud. The big smiles on the faces of...
  • Dining Review: Experience South American flavor and comfort at Mi Latin Kitchen

    Dining Review: Experience South American flavor and comfort at Mi Latin Kitchen
    I love L.A. You can get food from all corners of the world here. Take, for example, the two-mile stretch of Burbank Boulevard in Burbank. Here you can find two Mexican restaurants, an Italian deli, a sushi place, an American sports bar, a Cuban eatery,...
  • Dining Review: So-so hot dogs at Umami Burger, wonderful ice cream at Quenelle

    Dining Review: So-so hot dogs at Umami Burger, wonderful ice cream at Quenelle
    Hot dogs and ice cream: They’re not just for backyard barbecues anymore. Two new Burbank eateries have elevated the simple summertime treats to new heights. The Umami Burger chain of restaurants has certainly been written about before. But what you...
  • Burb's Eye View: And, finally, the best cheeseburgers in town

    Burb's Eye View: And, finally, the best cheeseburgers in town
    This is the third installment in a three-part series. Last Thanksgiving, while most of us were at home preparing our turkey and mashed potatoes, newly minted restaurateur Matt Peek was teaching himself how to cook. In that one day, he crafted recipes...
  • Ward Dotson's Golden Sombrero: A joke band that is no joke

    Ward Dotson's Golden Sombrero: A joke band that is no joke
    Ward Dotson, the brilliantly understated guitarist whose atmospheric style was a critical component of early ’80s Hollywood underground rock legends the Gun Club, is definitely an odd one. Widely recognized as one of the post-punk era’s most...
  • Vocal acrobat Troy Walker to play Burbank's Viva Cantina

    Vocal acrobat Troy Walker to play Burbank's Viva Cantina
    Anyone who remembers Troy Walker from his incendiary 1960s stint on the Sunset Strip club circuit or his infamous 1970s run at North Hollywood’s World Famous Palomino is likely beyond surprised to learn that not only did the ultra-flamboyant...
  • On the Town: Emblem Club struts its fashion sense

    On the Town: Emblem Club struts its fashion sense
    The Burbank Emblem Club gathered for its annual summer luncheon and fashion show earlier this month. Staged under the theme "Lazy Daze of Summer" at the Elks Lodge on Hollywood Way, club members and guests were welcomed by the event's chairwoman, Elaine...
  • Community: Fundraiser stems from a storied collaboration

    Community: Fundraiser stems from a storied collaboration
    The partnership between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern continues to make history as the tavern will sponsor its second annual fundraiser for the society beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday. The date, July 8, is significant for two reasons....
  • Dining Review: Burbank's Bea Bea's is noisy, pricey, decadent

    Dining Review: Burbank's Bea Bea's is noisy, pricey, decadent
    A plateful of thick, eggy French toast triangles amply drizzled with Nutella and sprinkled with powdered sugar stares up at my son. It's the kind of presentation that makes a kid's eyes widen in disbelief. He stares back, knife and fork in hands. Does...
  • In Theory: Must church be held in church?

    Holding a church meeting in a pub may at first seem a bit odd, but so-called theology pubs — regular pubs and bars where meetings are held, usually once a week — are catching on across the country. According to Keith Anderson, a pastor in...