| May 14, 2013
| 1:06 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:13 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:24 PM
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...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 4:20 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:04 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:58 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2010
Alfredo's Granada, a Burbank restaurant, bar and civic institution for nearly 40 years, closed down Saturday night, to the sorrow and surprise of longtime patrons.
Owner Alex Bernal said a host of legal, business and family problems forced the Victory...
| Oct 6, 2010
Restaurants take over Thursday night
The Taste of Downtown Burbank is taking over the North San Fernando Boulevard on Thursday, with organizers working to keep trash and waste at a minimum.
From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. celebrity guests, live entertainment...
| Oct 9, 2010
Wine and Jazz evening for BTAC
Lockheed Federal Credit Union is sponsoring "Cheers to BTAC," a fundraising evening of wine and jazz for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. Francis Xavier, 3801 Scott Road, Burbank....