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Dining and Drinking

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  • Burb's Eye View: Help us rate the best burger in town

    In the battle of man vs. food, man must always win. Otherwise, it's just sad to say it was bologna that did you in. Almost a year ago, I tested my gastronomic threshold for sandwiches. What started as an innocent tour of Burbank's sandwich shops became...
  • Civitans dance Irish jig to Holiday Inn

    The Burbank Civitan Club has moved its major fundraiser, the St. Patrick’s Day Champagne Brunch, to the Burbank Holiday Inn's South Pacific Ballroom for this year's event on Sunday. If you haven't been to the Holiday Inn for some time, you will...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Start the Presses: On the road to find Wall Street

     Start the Presses: On the road to find Wall Street
    At just past 8:30 a.m., the neon sign flickered to life. Guthrie's Alley Cat had put out the welcome mat for the morning beer-and-shots crowd. The bar sits on Wall Street in Bakersfield, a narrow piece of concrete near downtown. My wife, Donna, and I...
  • DeBell Golf Club to operate under new management

    DeBell Golf Club to operate under new management
    Starting in January, DeBell Golf Club will operate under a new management structure, relieving the city of day-to-day responsibilities, but the city-owned club is still grappling with a $600,000 backlog of capital improvements it cannot afford to make....
  • 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...
  • 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 CafĂ© buzzes on a Sunday morning with platters of syrupy pancakes and mounds of eggs. I wait for my cheeseburgers. Two of them —...
  • 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...