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  • The wrap gets sophisticated

    The wrap gets sophisticated
    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...
  • Armed man flees restaurant after attempted robbery

    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....
  • Taco Bell plan cooks up resistance

    Taco Bell plan cooks up resistance
    Plans to open a 24-hour Taco Bell restaurant at one of the most dangerous intersections on Buena Vista Street have nearby residents fuming. Taco Bell plans to demolish a building that once housed Conroy’s Flowers at the intersection of Buena Vista...
  • Fabled eatery, Papoo's Hot Dog Show, closes its doors

    Fabled eatery, Papoo's Hot Dog Show, closes its doors
    Papoo’s Hot Dog Show in Burbank closed its doors Sunday after 62 years of serving countless hot dogs, hamburgers and mugs of cold beer. Its most recent owner, Leona Gardner, said she’ll remember fondly the staff and customers who made the...
  • Burb's Eye View: Surviving the attack on the Pentagon

    On a beautiful late summer day in Washington, families from all 50 states gathered on the steps of the nation’s capitol. They were recognized in a nationwide event honoring American families with children adopted from other countries. Rep. Adam...
  • Burbank theaters are a big draw

    The city where they make the movies is also the place where the people come to see them — in droves. Downtown Burbank’s collection of 30 AMC screens forms one of the highest-grossing cineplexes in the country, according to corporate...
  • Remembering a local patron of the arts

    Our family was saddened to hear of the passing of Betsy Lueke, one of our city's all-time great employees of the parks and recreation department. Startingin 1956, Betsy was a fixture at many of our city's parks through the years. Many of us know her...
  • Bringing a taste of Hollywood to Burbank

    Bringing a taste of Hollywood to Burbank
    A little piece of Tinseltown is coming to Burbank this weekend as a new restaurant called the Hollywood Pasta Company opens on Burbank Boulevard with Chef Kurt Ehrlich, former chef at Tavern on the Green in New York City, at the helm. Ehrlich said he's...
  • 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...
  • Dining review: Take a wildly successful trip to the deli

    Dining review: Take a wildly successful trip to the deli
    There should be a course at cooking schools called the Psychology of Restaurants. What makes us go into one restaurant and avoid another? For instance, my personal biases make me resist places that look corporate and slickly merchandised. So I was a...
  • Big Jay McNeely still puts on a lively show

    Big Jay McNeely still puts on a lively show
    Tenor saxophonist Big Jay McNeely has been a musical revolutionary for decades. His first recording, the sinuous, irresistible 1949 instrumental “Deacon's Hop,” ignited a rhythm-and-blues explosion that heralded and hastened the rise of rock...
  • Planners OK restaurant, nix stage

    Planners OK restaurant, nix stage
    A new restaurant planned for San Fernando Boulevard will bring lush landscaping to create a park-like atmosphere and nearly 900 square feet of outdoor dining. The restaurant, to be located at 546 S. San Fernando Blvd., will incorporate an existing 2,494-...