| 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 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 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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:28 PM
It was a spectacular autumn afternoon on Sunday, when more than 800 people came to Memorial Park to sip fine wines and sample gourmet foods at the 12th annual Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting and premium wine auction event. The gathering was sponsored by the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Before high school, Michael Bicos didn’t plan to get into the family business, but the fit seemed natural.
He spent his summers working at Everest, a family restaurant with diverse food fare including breakfast burritos, fried mushrooms and...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 6:00 PM
There aren't many places in Los Angeles where you can be sipping wine and nibbling appetizers when all of a sudden, 20 feet away, a train roars by. That's just one of the little thrills you can expect at the brand-new restaurant Momed in Atwater Crossing,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:47 PM
The Glendale Historical Society is toasting the Jewel City's history of cuisines and libations with its launch of a yearlong series that will find the group spotlighting long-standing bars and restaurants across the city.
With "Raising the Bar," the...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Ten Years Ago
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Crescenta Valley station announced that in the fall of 2004 it would be holding a “Clergy Academy” to give area pastors insight into law enforcement and to apprise them of resources...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:53 PM
When you ask owners Jaina and John Orphali what kind of restaurant Kebab Daddy is, they hesitate. It’s got elements of Armenian, Lebanese, Mexican and classic American. Their focus on high-protein/low-fat meals makes it totally Californian as well....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Perhaps it was the Old Fashioned. Maybe it was the Oysters Rockefeller. It might have been the artful elegance of the decor. Whatever the reason, at more than one point in the evening I expected to look over and see Don Draper and Roger Sterling from...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Ludwig Van Beethoven once said, "Only the pure of heart can make good soup."
This is so true it's become the de facto motto of my Soup Club. Yes, I belong to a Soup Club. It's mainly an excuse to get together, but it's also an homage to the what we...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
After over a year of construction, Glendale's Five Star Cinema is open and its owners are betting that Glendale residents are ready to pay premium prices, such as almost $20 per ticket, for a luxury movie-going experience.
The theater, which was...