| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:03 PM
For many years, the Miss Glendale Pageant was a major event in this city. The young woman who received the crown reigned as queen of the Days of Verdugos and also served as official hostess for the City of Glendale.
The contest was sponsored by the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:24 PM
A few years ago I wrote a review of Skaf's Lebanese Cuisine on Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale. At the time, I spoke effusively of the succulent chicken shwarma and gushed over the addictive cabbage salad. When the Skaf family, specifically sons Daniel...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Dominick's Italian Restaurant, a community staple in the Crescenta Valley for more than 40 years, has closed and everything — right down to the light fixtures — has been removed.
There is no sign on the door announcing the closure, but a...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:04 AM
At the conclusion of your meal at Technique, the teaching restaurant affiliated with Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, you're handed an evaluation form. It asks for opinions on quality of food, speed of service, and the like. While I couldn't...
| May 7, 2012
| 3:20 PM
This year’s Taste of Downtown Glendale on Wednesday will boast several new restaurants, such as Pierre Garden, along with about 35 regulars, including Porto’s Bakery and Billy’s Deli.
Tickets for the event, which runs from 5:30 to 8:...
| May 25, 2012
| 12:23 PM
San Sebastian's old town may be the most food-intensive neighborhood in the world, with street after street of pintxos bars and taverns and roaring restaurants, and hundreds of counters heaped with shellfish, hams and roasted meat — the answer to...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Frida Kahlo and Our Lady of Guadalupe gaze down lovingly at diners, their ornate frames nestled among carved crucifixes and colored glass hearts. They are emblematic of the care owners Vanessa and Jeremy Swan have for their customers at Mi Corazon, a...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The buzz around Trattoria Neapolis, the new fine-dining establishment on South Lake Avenue, is almost deafening. But there's a lot to buzz about. The venue is spectacular, the service is impeccable, the cocktails are exhilarating, the wine and beer...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Having acquired a taste for dog food, baklava, meatballs and other metropolitan fare, Glendale’s bear has apparently been experiencing menu shock since being captured on Wednesday.
Concerned that the bear hasn’t been eating much from a...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:00 AM
The L'Eden Restaurant & Bar sits on the corner of Tampa and Madison streets in downtown Tampa, about five blocks away from where the Republican National Convention was held this week.
The owner and executive chef, Gerard Jamgotchian, sat down with me...
| Jun 17, 2012
When Frank's Restaurant, a Burbank landmark, went dark in March, a collective cry went out from Clybourn to Alameda avenues, from Forest Lawn to Bel Aire drives.
The Media City has seen too many of its longtime restaurants, dives and greasy spoons...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 6:04 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, June 27, 2012 — hereby known as Stanley Cup Day in Glendale.
You heard that right. The 35 pound silver trophy is heading this way at 11 a.m. as it tours the Los Angeles area following the Kings' long-...