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  • 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-...
  • Man fatally shot outside Sun Valley nightclub

    Man fatally shot outside Sun Valley nightclub
    Los Angeles police are investigating a shooting outside a nightclub in Sun Valley early Sunday that left one man dead, authorities said. The shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. near the intersection of San Fernando Road and Vineland Avenue, police...
  • Providing an early snapshot of Burbank

    Providing an early snapshot of Burbank
    The recent grand opening of Story Tavern on San Fernando Boulevard stirred a lot of memories for Les Rosenberg, former owner of Photo Art Shop that was located down the block. Rosenberg grew up in town and is a member of the Burbank Historical Society...
  • 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...
  • Burb's Eye View: Student chef isn't in it for the halibut

    They came from all over the West Coast, six challengers armed to the teeth with knives and steel wills. They would need both to come out on top. They are the most prestigious culinary students from some of the country’s most prestigious schools,...
  • 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...
  • Throwing a rope over Western swing's return

    Throwing a rope over Western swing's return
    Bruce Forman, widely recognized as one of the top jazz guitarists in the world, has gotten off the straight-ahead path in recent years to follow what seems at first a highly unlikely alternate route: Western swing. Essentially a musical curiosity or...
  • 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...