| Apr 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Four Café in Eagle Rock feels a little like walking into a pal's kitchen. (OK, if your pal had a glass dessert case and a cash register right by the kitchen door.) The vibe is friendly and relaxed and the locavore food is worth lingering over.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:04 PM
On a recent Saturday night at Flintridge Proper, well-dressed couples and multi-generational families occasionally left their tables or bar stools to talk to people they knew across the room.
The 3,000-square-foot La Cañada Flintridge bar and restaurant...
| Apr 25, 2013
Nordstrom — the high-end retailer that has come to life on a prominent corner of the Americana at Brand — will open on Sept. 20, officials announced Wednesday.
Americana officials also announced that two big-draw restaurants will open in the...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:17 AM
When the younger generation of the Zankou Chicken family dynasty decided to open a Mexican eatery, there were naysayers. I was not one of them. I was excited at the prospect of Armenian-Mexican fusion fare. Just look what Kogi BBQ did for Korean and...
| May 7, 2013
| 12:37 PM
The Southern California wildfires of 2007 and 2009 are a distant memory for most, but an organization that emerged from the devastation is alive and kicking. ART from the ashes, a Glendale-based cooperative of artists and volunteers that creates...
| May 17, 2013
| 12:42 PM
A svelte brunette croons "Besame Mucho" to the small crowd, her smooth voice accompanied by a computer-driven soundtrack. The song runs seamlessly into the next, a dreamy Russian folk tune. She doesn't mind that no one applauds. She's creating atmosphere....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Not everyone loves shabu shabu, but I do. You have to enjoy the simplicity of water-simmered food, to like cooking it yourself, and to not mind making a bit of a mess.
There's a sleek, new shabu shabu joint in what I'm boldly labeling the loft...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:31 PM
This article was updated.
It's always sad to see landmark restaurants close. Take the venerable Bucket in Eagle Rock. There for more than 50 years, then suddenly and unceremoniously gone. Larkin's in Eagle Rock wasn't there for decades, but the soul...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Anyone who's been to the old location of Los Gringos Locos in La Cañada is bound to be wowed by the transformation that's taken place there. Brady Caverly, the proprietor of the brand-new Flintridge Proper Restaurant and Bar, has spared little expense...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The city of Glendale is a step closer to requiring businesses, hotels, car dealerships, shopping malls and multi-unit housing complexes to buy a $198 license, and pay a $50 annual fee to renew it, to have outdoor smoking areas.
Earlier this year, the...
| 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:
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It's ironic that at Frame 128, a restaurant dedicated to luxury, the shining star is the humblest of foods: soup. With the Soup King in charge, how could it be otherwise?
Chef Kareem Shaw was dubbed Soup King by none other than the governor of Michigan....