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Whiplash is one of the hazards of my job. I take unfamiliar streets when I drive around town with the express purpose of discovering new restaurants. Peacha's, a tiny place on south Victory near Alameda in Burbank, made me do a hard double-take, almost...
In the battle of man vs. food, man must always win. Otherwise, it's just sad to say it was bologna that did you in. Almost a year ago, I tested my gastronomic threshold for sandwiches. What started as an innocent tour of Burbank's sandwich shops became...
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...
Tags: Salads, Xbox, Soups, Caribbean Vacations, GameStop
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...
Tags: Salads, Pizzas, Potatoes, Pies and Tarts, Mushrooms
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...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Dance, Concerts, Music, Dining and Drinking
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...
Hollywood has Musso & Frank Grill, and West Hollywood has that lovable old hussy, the Formosa Cafe. For a squinting glimpse of old Hollywood glamour, Burbank turns to the SmokeHouse. It's a joint that's been serving up prime rib and iceberg wedges...
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...
A historical bond has developed between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern, a new restaurant opening Tuesday on San Fernando Boulevard. Story Tavern now occupies the historic building at 150 S. San Fernando Blvd., which once housed Story...
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-...
Tags: Music, Entertainment Events, Dance, Music Industry, Music
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,...
Tags: Justice System, Education, Students, Judges, Music
On San Fernando near the border of Glendale and Burbank, it looks as if someone flew in a sausage haus from Bavaria and dropped it smack between a bank and a blank beige wall. It wasn’t moved there, though walking into the Continental Gourmet...
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