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  • Studio for work, bluegrass for fun: The Brombies

    Studio for work, bluegrass for fun: The Brombies
    When local bluegrass band the Brombies gets to work, it always feels more like a family reunion than a professional musical performance. Now in their fourth year of an every-Monday residency at Burbank's Viva Cantina, their fast-moving style, far-...
  • Burb's Eye View: The burger quest for the best continues

    Burb's Eye View: The burger quest for the best continues
    This is the second installment in a three-part series. Hidden behind a shade tree on Victory Avenue, the Victory Café buzzes on a Sunday morning with platters of syrupy pancakes and mounds of eggs. I wait for my cheeseburgers. Two of them —...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Dining Review: Peacha's makes for a rockin' hole in the wall

    Dining Review: Peacha's makes for a rockin' hole in the wall
    Whiplash is one of the hazards of my job. I take unfamiliar streets when I drive around town with the express purpose of discovering new restaurants. Peacha's, a tiny place on south Victory near Alameda in Burbank, made me do a hard double-take, almost...
  • After 20 years, Riverside Cafe closes down

    After 20 years, Riverside Cafe closes down
    After almost 20 years in Burbank, the Riverside Café will serve its final meal on Sunday as it closes because of a dwindling number of customers, and because the owner says he can no longer afford to invest in the failing business. Matt Peek took over...
  • Salsa swings as the main course

    Salsa swings as the main course
    To the casual observer, Burbank may not look like a hotbed of salsa and swing dancing. But anyone looking a little more closely this summer would have discovered crowds filling the sidewalks of downtown Burbank every Thursday night, stepping out to the...
  • Dining review: A taste of the second city on the left coast

    Dining review: A taste of the second city on the left coast
    When I go to Chicago, I pack some clothes that won’t be coming back with me — socks wearing through at the heel, shirts that don’t really match anything else in my wardrobe, shoes that I think about wearing but rarely do. It’s...
  • The angel of rock 'n' roll

    The angel of rock 'n' roll
    When rock 'n' roll singer Jimmy Angel hits the stage at the Smoke House restaurant on Saturday, it will be just another stop along a decidedly tumultuous five-decade career path. Angel, who specializes in a mixture of retro-1950s big beat and fiery...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Burbank unveils Rose float design, Los Angeles pays family $6.6M

    San Fernando Valley roundup: Burbank unveils Rose float design, Los Angeles pays family $6.6M
    Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, June 30, 2012. Happy Orange Line expansion Day! You can now ride the line all the way to the Chatsworth Metrolink Station. What else is happening in the Valley? Most teenagers would create a personal online...
  • Story Tavern to serve up a slice of history

    Story Tavern to serve up a slice of history
    A historical bond has developed between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern, a new restaurant opening Tuesday on San Fernando Boulevard. Story Tavern now occupies the historic building at 150 S. San Fernando Blvd., which once housed Story...
  • Burb's Eye View: Modern-day pub has its own Story to tell

    Burb's Eye View: Modern-day pub has its own Story to tell
    On the night of the American Revolution, militia from Lexington and surrounding Massachusetts towns waited all night in a tavern for the British military as it marched to Concord to look for colonists' weapons. Today, that tavern serves as the...