| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:20 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Looking like a fine boulangerie in southern France, Sweetsalt Food Shop is a study in white marble, pewter, vintage silverware and cafe tables. The front window is filled with footed plates piled high with beautiful macarons, bars, bundt cakes and pies....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Burbank seniors, ages 55 to 99, were thanked for giving thousands of hours to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program during a luncheon last month at the Castaway restaurant.
Some volunteers serve every day or others a couple times a month, helping...
| 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....
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:08 AM
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...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 9:53 AM
Local unemployment figures edged down in November across the tri-city region, fueled by increases in industries such as retail, healthcare and hospitality.
The unemployment rates in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena all dipped by 0.3%, according to data...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:08 PM
If you ask someone whether they like fast service at restaurants, they will almost certainly answer yes. It’s worth thinking about, because some things really can’t be rushed.
These thoughts came to mind after dinner at Michael’s Bar...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:25 PM
The Granada restaurant, a Victory Boulevard landmark for nearly 40 years, re-emerged from an eight-month closure Monday with sizzling fajitas, cold margaritas and new owners who will probably look familiar to longtime patrons.
A group of employees bought...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 5:15 PM
There’s been too many stories in recent years of businesses folding, of employees left to scramble for another career while standing in the unemployment line.
It could have been the case again when Alfredo’s Granada restaurant on Victory...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 7:51 PM
East meets West meets Continental at Wrap Express, the latest addition to the cluster of quick eateries across from Glendale City College. The name implies fast food, but the culinary output is actually more sophisticated. The prices, while not rock...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 5:10 PM
An armed man attempted to rob the El Torito restaurant on Olive Avenue Monday morning, prompting the manager to call police while locked inside a back office.
At about 1 a.m. Monday, police say a Latino man confronted the manager and demanded money....