| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:40 AM
In the past decade, chefs have reached celebrity superstar status. Bruce Kalman has his credentials — winner of "Chopped" Season 15 and head chef at the Churchill. At his new Pasadena restaurant, Union, Kalman is definitely in charge but he seems to...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:45 AM
a) Portuguese for "sustenance"
b) A new restaurant in downtown Glendale
c) A mellifluous but meaningless word
d) The latest Phil Collins song
e) b and c
If you answered "e," you are correct. Much like the fusion food they...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A downtown Glendale building damaged in a fire in May 2013 was recently demolished, prompting the owners of the restaurant and retail stores that once called the two-story site their home to make differing choices about their businesses’ future....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Last Saturday we ushered in summer officially — yes, the hot season is here. I'll keep you posted about my home's lame air conditioning system. Hope yours works better!
It was a balmy early summer eve when more than 800 people came to...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:04 PM
There’s no doubt that when La Cañadans get hungry, Foothill Boulevard is where they head. The main route in town is where businesses rule, where there is no shortage of dining options, corporate or homespun.
At 1044 Foothill, just west of Chevy...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Gourmet burgers are nothing new, but in the hands of Chef Nadav Bashan they're something special. Bashan recently launched a Sunday Gourmet Burger Night at his eponymous bistro on Verdugo Road, and it's been all the rage.
A hand-ground filet mignon...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Walking into Seasoning Alley is a little like walking into a sunrise. Bright orange and yellow paint coat the walls and prints of big red poppies lift your spirits. An open floor plan feels more open with two bay windows big enough to house three tables....
| May 14, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Urban Spoon lists 49 “restaurants” in La Cañada Flintridge. Who knew there were so many fine dining establishments, complete with waiters service, menus and little flower arrangements on the table?
Actually, there aren’t.
Both of our...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:00 PM
If there were a Yelp site for fundraisers, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn.'s Beastly Ball would probably rank five stars. The event, a casual nighttime affair taking place in different locations around the Griffith Park zoo, is known in social circles...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:58 PM
The 12th annual Wags ‘n Whiskers/Kids ‘n Kritters Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday in the 2200 and 2300 blocks of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. There will be a petting zoo featuring an educational hands-on show presented at 10:...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:56 PM
New restaurants are popping up, or set to pop up, all along Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. The most recent opening is Thee Elbow Room at the eastern end of town. With a Cordon Blue chef-curated menu of unique sandwiches and salads and a quiet patio to enjoy...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:49 PM
After 70 years in business, Ernie Jr.’s Taco House will close for the last time on Saturday and many lifelong fans are flocking to the eatery this week for their last chance to munch on its Mexican fare.
The restaurant has been a family business...