| 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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Restaurants come, restaurants go. When one restaurant has dominated the landscape of the busiest street in Burbank for more than 20 years, it’s time to figure out why. Market City Caffe with its open air patio and large interior stretching over half...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:56 PM
With the proliferation of build-your-own-pizza places around town, I was not enthusiastic about trying another one. But 800 Degrees pizza, a small chain out of West L.A., took over the old Louise’s Trattoria at Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Ten Years Ago
Three men suspected of burglarizing a La Cañada jewelry store six weeks earlier were in jail and law enforcement officials were on the hunt for a Glendale businessman suspected of leading a theft ring that was believed to have taken...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:02 PM
With some businesses moving on and others moving in, Montrose’s main business district is getting a makeover this summer.
A few weeks ago, Three Drunken Goats, a tapas and wine bar, closed its doors, surprising neighboring businesses and Honolulu...
| 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...