| 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...
| Jan 1, 2011
There is always a winner and a loser when you play a game but everybody was a winner when my entire softball team visited Caminiti's Restaurant in Burbank after our final game of the 2010 season.
The Burbank Dirtstars were defeated on the field but...
| Jan 5, 2011
Experts on topics from sustainable product design to reducing waste going to California landfills will be part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Burbank Redevelopment Agency and the Burbank Green Alliance.
Starting tonight and running every...
| Jan 12, 2011
Mark Kulkis went undercover for a little industrial espionage before launching his gleaming new specialty salad bar, the Chop Stop, on San Fernando Road in Burbank last week.
Kulkis was hired on at an entry-level job at a nearby chain restaurant that he...
| Jan 15, 2011
The Chop Stop, Burbank's newest "fast-food" restaurant, advertises a salad "loaded with fresh, wholesome foods that are nutritious, delicious and fast."
From my experience eating lunch at the Chop Stop with my wife on the day of its grand-opening...
| 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-...
| 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...