| Sep 20, 2011
| 4:04 PM
In the back corner of the John Burroughs High School courtyard, about as far as you can get from the stage and still keep an ear on the action, Connie Trimble packed up the last of her cooking utensils.
On that stage all Saturday morning, the varied...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 3:02 PM
In a year of dining in Burbank, I have only sampled a fraction of the culinary tapestry that invites diners to explore different cultures downtown. Sure, my wife and I have our favorites, but there are only so many Market City breadsticks one can stuff...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 8:30 PM
The eighth annual Taste of Downtown Burbank takes place Thursday evening on San Fernando Road.
More than 40 restaurants are slated to take part in the event, which is scheduled from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue....
| Oct 7, 2011
| 4:24 PM
As several residents oppose construction of a Taco Bell at the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard because of the number of accidents there, new traffic figures indicate the problem may be worse than first thought.
Earlier this year,...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 8:59 PM
A little piece of Tinseltown is coming to Burbank this weekend as a new restaurant called the Hollywood Pasta Company opens on Burbank Boulevard with Chef Kurt Ehrlich, former chef at Tavern on the Green in New York City, at the helm.
Ehrlich said he's...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Our family was saddened to hear of the passing of Betsy Lueke, one of our city's all-time great employees of the parks and recreation department.
Startingin 1956, Betsy was a fixture at many of our city's parks through the years. Many of us know her...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...