| 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 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...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:54 PM
For vegans, gluten-free eaters, allergy sufferers, and those concerned about added hormones and antibiotics, going out to eat must be like stepping into a mine field. Is the food truly toxin-free? Has there been cross-contamination? For sufferers of...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:59 PM
In 1905, when Pacific Electric extended its Red Car line from Los Angeles deep into Glendale, the company opened a restaurant near the end of the line at the top of Brand Boulevard, one that would become a tourist destination and popular with the social...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Not everyone loves shabu shabu, but I do. You have to enjoy the simplicity of water-simmered food, to like cooking it yourself, and to not mind making a bit of a mess.
There's a sleek, new shabu shabu joint in what I'm boldly labeling the loft...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:31 PM
This article was updated.
It's always sad to see landmark restaurants close. Take the venerable Bucket in Eagle Rock. There for more than 50 years, then suddenly and unceremoniously gone. Larkin's in Eagle Rock wasn't there for decades, but the soul...