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  • Dining Out: Handy Market serves up delicious barbecue

    Dining Out: Handy Market serves up delicious barbecue
    No need to wait for summer to enjoy smoky, backyard barbecue. Handy Market, the well-stocked corner store where Magnolia Boulevard meets Buena Vista Street in Burbank, spills out into the parking lot on Saturdays, 'cueing up pounds and pounds of beef,...
  • NBC exodus affects eateries

    NBC exodus affects eateries
    A few lunch cycles after about 300 employees left the iconic NBC building on Alameda Avenue for more modern digs in Universal City, the mood was upbeat for some and downcast for other business owners in the Media District on Tuesday. Workers at local...
  • Dick & Jane Family Orchestra is still alive and kicking

    Dick & Jane Family Orchestra is still alive and kicking
    There's really no way to adequately prepare one's self for a performance by the Dick & Jane Family Orchestra. The Hollywood underground quintet, who appear Friday at Burbank's Viva Cantina, squall, roar and strum through a dizzying barrage of...
  • Board OKs café in place of former Conroy's flowers, along with medical and office building

    Board OKs café in place of former Conroy's flowers, along with medical and office building
    A little more than two years ago, residents flooded City Hall to protest a 24-hour Taco Bell proposed in their neighborhood along Burbank Boulevard, concerned that traffic congestion and trash would disrupt their quality of life. Many of those same...
  • 60s rock band finds new life

    The soulful 1960's Chicano rock 'n' roll sound that put East Los Angeles on the musical map was one of Southern California's most distinctly urban, joyful styles. Yet one of the movement's earliest, most influential and successful groups, the Premiers,...
  • Throwing a rope over Western swing's return

    Throwing a rope over Western swing's return
    Bruce Forman, widely recognized as one of the top jazz guitarists in the world, has gotten off the straight-ahead path in recent years to follow what seems at first a highly unlikely alternate route: Western swing. Essentially a musical curiosity or...
  • Burb's Eye View: In search of Burbank's best burger

    Burb's Eye View: In search of Burbank's best burger
    I have seen the mountaintop and it is layered thick in cheese and beef. Since March my friend and I scoured Burbank for the best cheeseburger in the city. Many readers offered their favorite haunts — and some griddle jockeys I met along the way...
  • On the Town: Counting down to midnight at Tony's Darts Away

    On the Town: Counting down to midnight at Tony's Darts Away
    As the final hours of a year slip into history and a new one begins, everyone has their own personal way in which to bid adieu to the old and ring in the new. While some opt for the coziness of home, others don their finery and step out for some big-...
  • Fight leaves two men beaten on the street outside Burbank bar

    A bar fight outside Whiskey Bend in Burbank Monday night involving four men left one victim with head injuries and two suspects at large, authorities said. At around 10:45 p.m., the two Burbank victims -- a 48-year-old and 25-year-old -- left the bar,...
  • Burb's Eye View: Hopping on the home brewers' wagon

    The brewmaster said "mouthfeel" and I knew I was in over my head. This was some years ago, surrounded by fellow beerophiles in the belly of the beast at the Sam Adams brewery in Boston. Sam's top hop-ologists did their experiments here, a lab of sorts to...
  • Dining review: Grain Lab stands out from the chain crowd

    Dining review: Grain Lab stands out from the chain crowd
    Squeezed on all sides by chain shops and eateries in Burbank's Empire Center, Grain Lab is an independent island. The small eatery, which opened last month, has the minimal look of a hip chain, with a slightly industrial-meets-organic laboratory feel with...
  • Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy's 'The Muesli Belt' plays at Theatre Banshee

    Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy's 'The Muesli Belt' plays at Theatre Banshee
    In Irish playwright Jimmy Murphy's "The Muesli Belt," at Theatre Banshee in Burbank, a struggling pub owner and his neighbors face encroaching gentrification and the real estate feeding frenzy that was part of the stratospheric (and doomed) 1990s economic...