| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:08 PM
If you ask someone whether they like fast service at restaurants, they will almost certainly answer yes. It’s worth thinking about, because some things really can’t be rushed.
These thoughts came to mind after dinner at Michael’s Bar...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 3:53 PM
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-...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:12 PM
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,...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2010
I discovered very early on that obligations are an integral part of being a father.
And when I mean early, I mean literally minutes after becoming a father.
In the hospital when my daughter Shannon was born in 2001, they cleaned her up and brought her...
| Jun 2, 2010
CITY HALL — Fresh off of approving a new comedy club and 24 Hour Fitness, Burbank officials have pushed back against proposed changes to the downtown shopping district, rebuffing a request to build a Gold's Gym and possibly more restaurants into the...
| May 19, 2010
CITY HALL — Life in downtown Burbank is about to get a whole lot funnier.
The City Council has approved a business-assistance loan for Flappers Comedy Club to take over a vacant restaurant at Magnolia Boulevard and First Street. Councilman David...