| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Favorite Place restaurant is a kind of wonderful enigma. Is it an elegant tea room or is it a quaint lunch place? Is it a spot for finger food or hearty sandwiches? The answer is, it is both. Plus, it is completely unique.
Favorite Place, nestled...