| Oct 9, 2010
As a typical restaurant-going consumer who enjoys seeing entrepreneurs succeed, I sometimes want to take new restaurant owners aside and make some suggestions.
Often, they simply don't prioritize correctly. Yes, quality of food is important. But so...
| Oct 16, 2010
Run, don't walk, and order the short rib ravioli at Market City Caffe in downtown Burbank. The Italian restaurant's second annual Ravioli Festival continues through Oct. 31 and features seven ravioli dishes.
I tried three of the seven offered, including...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:21 PM
The Loguercio family has seen good times and bad from behind the 24-seat counter at Chili John’s in Burbank since 1990. They say they are better people for the experience, but with rising food costs and the loss of a patriarch, the family faces a...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 7:04 PM
With the incredibly hot weather we’ve been having here in the 818 lately, there’s really no better way to beat the heat than with a nice cold ice cream cone.
There are so many ice cream chains around town such as Baskin Robbins, Pinkberry...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:52 PM
They say you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. But how many do you have to crack to create a successful chain of brunch cafes? The owners of Another Broken Egg Café are trying to find out.
The family of restaurants that started in Louisiana...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:21 PM
For many men, the idea of poetry might conjure up nauseating images of rose petals, tears and candlelit dinners. But our young Glendale News-Press books critic is looking to challenge that notion with "Broetry," released earlier this month by Quirk Books....
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:22 PM
It might be the heat or perhaps it's due to skimpy swimsuits, but summer usually means lighter eating. So the timing couldn’t be better for the recent opening of the outstanding salad-and-smoothie restaurant, Malfi’s in La Cañada. Named for...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 5:28 PM
If you are searching for an eclectic fish menu, you would be hard pressed to find one more appealing than Fish Dish Grill Burbank.
You can choose from fish and chips to fish tacos or fish burritos, fish salad entrees, fish dish bowls or 13 different...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 1:07 PM
One of the most valuable parenting lessons I learned came before I was even a parent. It had nothing to do with diapers, puberty or college funds. It had everything to do with macaroni and cheese.
I was single, childless and naturally wise beyond my...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 3:08 PM
Lucy’s Pizza Corner was full of surprises. Its Burbank Boulevard location is not in the best Burbank neighborhood — it is attached to a liquor store and its overhead sign says, “Al Forno.” Furthermore, it has no web presence. If...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 6:33 PM
The new Giuseppe’s in Montrose hits all the right notes. The owners transformed the interior of the old DaFranco’s Italian restaurant to reflect what the Montrose community is all about — family, friends and conversation. They kept the...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 12:59 PM
When the recent turmoil in the Middle East ignited, causing gas prices to soar higher than Charlie Sheen's ego, there was only one sensible thing to do for the wellbeing of my family: rent a petroleum-swilling RV and hit the road.
Nothing makes sense...