| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2010
Tallyrand Restaurant has a new fan in Huell Howser.
The TV icon who tours the state looking for interesting stories is spreading the word about the restaurant's hometown feel and hot turkey sandwiches on his show "California's Gold," which airs on...
| Dec 4, 2010
There are three things in life that make many men very happy — barbecue, beer and football. A brand-new sports bar called the Hollywood Way in Burbank specializes in that trifecta of pleasure. Even though it's an expansion restaurant, with a few...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:24 PM
From the moment you walk in and sense the old wood, the crimson walls, the fresh ranunculus, you know this is going to be something special. Bowls of persimmons and quince and boxes of wild greens look straight out of a still-life painting. Hard-working...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:12 PM
While working at Once Upon a Time bookstore in Montrose, there’s a question employee Romy Griepp hears every day.
Patrons ask whether or not she knows what’s going on with the two longtime vacant storefronts nearby, located at 2200 and 2201...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Locals have four more weeks to see a remarkable exhibit on the history and culture of Route 66 at the Autry National Center of the American West, which curated the show. The exhibit goes far beyond the surface history of America’s...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:16 PM
It’s 3 o’clock on a Monday afternoon. I’m between errands, by myself and hungry. Many of my favorite restaurants are closed on Monday or awkwardly empty in the late afternoon. Can’t handle fast food. But wait, there it is, orange...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:44 PM
I had never been to Portobello’s in Montrose before. It worried me that when all the other restaurants in town were hopping, Portobello’s sometimes sat quiet. Now that I’ve been there and thoroughly enjoyed it, I have a theory....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:23 PM
L.A. Fitness and a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant will be setting up shop in the Glendale Marketplace, which has seen several businesses close. However, their grand openings likely won’t happen until the end of next year.
The gym is moving into...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 12:48 AM
Thanksgiving vacation is near. The family is coming to town. Thursday, everyone will be busy preparing food, talking and eating. What about Friday through Sunday? How will you keep them entertained?
A movie is always a great idea. Burbank’s AMC...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:08 PM
The space occupied by the new Toro Grillhouse has been at least three other restaurants in recent memory. There was El Toro Tacos, Kix’s BBQ and a kabob place. The owners of Toro Grillhouse are giving this food stand on a busy stretch of Colorado...