| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:57 AM
It's official. Glendale has arrived. It now has a supper club on par with steakhouses in San Francisco, Miami and Las Vegas. It's no surprise because Michael Mina, head of the Mina Group of restaurants and the force behind Bourbon Steak Los Angeles, has...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:56 PM
New restaurants are popping up, or set to pop up, all along Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. The most recent opening is Thee Elbow Room at the eastern end of town. With a Cordon Blue chef-curated menu of unique sandwiches and salads and a quiet patio to enjoy...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Three new eateries ranging from fancy to fast casual are arriving in the heart of downtown Glendale.
On Wednesday, Bourbon Steak held a grand-opening ceremony at the Americana at Brand.
The restaurant is run by celebrity Chef Michael Mina, who also...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Just in time for April Fools' Day, a new video shows how a Glendale shelter, with the help of a TV chef and others, pulled the wool over the eyes of the homeless, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Their surprise was a filet mignon dinner in a fancy...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:21 PM
There's a secret spot in the Americana with a wicked hamburger and a mean Mai Tai. You won't find it street side as you wander down shopping lanes. You probably won't see it from the fountain or green. No, this hidden gem is up three escalators, past...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Now that Daylight Saving Time is here, it’s time to go back to Min’s Kitchen in La Caņada. Our biological clocks need adjusting and the best method is Thai food, which, if well-prepared, is the best cure for jet lag or sleep disruption —...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:12 AM
A local sous chef who competed on the Food Network's weekly competition, "Chopped," participated in a question-and-answer session Sunday night after patrons of his workplace, the Flintridge Proper, watched the program on a TV there.
Though he placed...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:21 AM
A few exits east of La Caņada 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 3, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Even the residents of Sunland-Tujunga would agree the community is not exactly a foodie mecca. Still there are some good reasons to head over to this historical, artsy section of our valley. Sure, there are plenty of smoke shops, body shops and wrought...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:48 PM
When I was a little kid, my father was an executive with Pan American Airways. I would sometimes get to tag along on his business lunches in Manhattan. I remember linen tablecloths, waiters in neat clothes and a table full of men's hands holding amber-...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Yay! The Winter Olympic Games are now open in Sochi, Russia. I admit that I'm addicted to the games — be they summer or winter editions. However, my favorites are the winter games, so I'm keeping a close watch on the events as well as the athletes,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The best breakfast view in La Caņada is in the Flintridge Proper bar. Sit against the south wall. Look out the window to the north.
The majestic San Gabriel Mountains rise directly behind Trader Joe’s and Starbucks. Natalie, the pretty server,...