| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:21 AM
A few exits east of La Cañada Flintridge, in a mini-mall anchored by a security-bar-heavy liquor store, sits a little restaurant with a big heart. Pizza of Venice oozes neighborliness and a spirit of unbridled experimentation. The one long, communal table...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:13 PM
After 50 years in Glendale, Red Carpet Wine & Spirits is pulling up stakes and moving to Arcadia.
To some, it’s the end of an era.
Glendale city spokesman Tom Lorenz said he bought cigars at Red Carpet to hand out after the birth of his first...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Soup-dumpling temple Din Tai Fung is about to open its doors at the Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale, with exclusive truffle soup dumplings and a full bar. Its debut is scheduled for Monday.
Located next to the lobby entrance of Nordstrom,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Continuing with my wrap-up of the best Happy Hours in town, this week focuses on the 626 and 323 area codes. There is an overabundance of great Happy Hours in Pasadena, South Pas, Eagle Rock and Highland Park. Here is an incomplete list:
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:32 AM
A conspicuous vacancy at the eastern gateway of Montrose Shopping Park for more than seven months, the site of the former Rocky Cola Café may soon reopen as a restaurant and bar under different ownership and a new name.
City operating permits and a...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Writer/director Edgar Wright first became known in the U.K. for the TV series “Spaced.” His fame spread internationally when he reteamed with “Spaced” stars/cowriters Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to make “Shaun of the Dead&...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Glendale hit its economic development goals for the past fiscal year, with big businesses filling up office space and the city developing a nascent night-life sector, according to a recent city report.
Philip Lanzafame, Glendale's officer for...
| May 25, 2012
| 12:23 PM
San Sebastian's old town may be the most food-intensive neighborhood in the world, with street after street of pintxos bars and taverns and roaring restaurants, and hundreds of counters heaped with shellfish, hams and roasted meat — the answer to...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:56 PM
I have a friend who swears she healed her son's serious brain injury with food. Antioxidants, omega-3s, pure proteins — she found them in blueberries, eggs and other nutrition-packed foods and helped pave his road to health. Even if you're not...
| May 26, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Within moments of stepping into Gevork Kazanchyan's Eagle Rock home, his mother Mary has placed a copper-colored jazzve of Armenian coffee on the stove. “How sweet would you like it?” she asks with a smile. A demitasse of the ultra-potent brew...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The buzz around Trattoria Neapolis, the new fine-dining establishment on South Lake Avenue, is almost deafening. But there's a lot to buzz about. The venue is spectacular, the service is impeccable, the cocktails are exhilarating, the wine and beer...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Carmine Sardo leads a double life much akin to that of a comic book superhero. By day, he's a mild-mannered merchant, tending to his La Crescenta auto and boat upholstery business. After dark, Sardo is transmogrified into a musical crusader, a player of...