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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...
  • Dining Out: Sweetsalt might just prove good for your health

    Dining Out: Sweetsalt might just prove good for your health
    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....
  • Community: Luncheon thanks retired volunteers

    Community: Luncheon thanks retired volunteers
    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...
  • Burbank temporary ice skating rink to close soon

    Burbank temporary ice skating rink to close soon
    Ice skating lovers — it’s your last chance to take a spin at the temporary skating rink in downtown Burbank, which will be open daily until Sunday. Operators said the rink drew thousands to downtown Burbank during its six-week run, and...
  • 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...
  • Man robs El Torito at gunpoint

    Burbank police continue to search for a man who stole $4,000 at gunpoint from El Torito after possibly entering through the roof. Around 2 a.m. May 21, the suspect entered the restaurant at 3113 W. Olive Ave. with a handgun around two hours after the bar...
  • Local unemployment edges down

    Local unemployment edges down
    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...
  • Dining Review: Michael's has its ups and downs

    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...
  • Employees buy, reopen bankrupt restaurant as part-owners

    Employees buy, reopen bankrupt restaurant as part-owners
    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...
  • Cheers to Granada's reopening

    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...