| Aug 20, 2011
| 10:17 PM
Every day she looked at the quaint red brick building across the street from where she lived.
“I thought, ‘Man, if I was ever to open a store, that would be the cutest building ever,’” said Annette Starbuck.
Then, Starbuck won...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 11:47 AM
Café Colombia opened in 1999 to serve transplanted Colombians. But the Burbank restaurant has plenty of rich comfort to go around.
The stew comes with corn on the cob standing in the middle of the bowl. That's the first clue that this is no run-of-the-...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 11:56 AM
Papoo's Hot Dog Show, a Toluca Lake institution, closed its doors on Sunday. The restaurant caters to the "old Toluca Lake crowd," customers who regard this place as their neighborhood hangout where a person can get a hearty breakfast, a hot dog or a nice...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 1:48 PM
There are many things to love about Pasadena, but what I love most is how history meets modernity. This town values the vintage and welcomes the new. Such is the case at the Luggage Room, a nifty pizzeria and cocktail bar where old bricks meet new...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Goodbye, hot dogs. Hello, cheese plates and vino.
Big changes are ahead on the site where Papoo’s Hot Dog Show has operated in Burbank for 62 years.
Sal Calderone, a long-time chef who most recently worked for Urth Caffé, recently bought the...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:00 AM
On a quiet, one-way Pasadena street, a few doors down from a comedy club and where you must take caution not to get run over by little old ladies trying to parallel park in front of a medical marijuana store, El Metate Café is a family-run Mexican...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:38 PM
“I think most of all, what I want Disneyland to be is a happy place where parents and children can have fun together.” — Walt Disney, from the plaque on Partners Statue at Disneyland.
And somehow, that is exactly what happened,...
| May 8, 2011
It's official. The future has finally arrived. Just like in "The Jetsons" cartoon, you can now push buttons on a computer and the meal of your choice slides out on a tray. OK, maybe not immediately and certainly not for free, but at the new Specialty's...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Burbank High School show choir students gained hands-on experience putting on the annual Pop Show this weekend. Not only did students perform, but they worked on the technical aspects of the show — lighting and sound.
During a rehearsal Tuesday, a...
| May 20, 2011
| 4:56 PM
“…whether you're a 50-year-old or an adolescent, you're on some kind of hormonal rollercoaster in those two age groups. So I'm not quite sure if it's serious comedy or funny drama.” — Geoffrey Rush
When I was 12 years old, my...
| May 26, 2011
| 6:12 PM
There are hundreds of kebab restaurants in the Burbank-Glendale area. This is one of them. Garni Kebab sits like a beacon at a fork in the road where Scott Road and North San Fernando Boulevard part company.
This family-owned restaurant is clean and...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 1:14 PM
Charming as a Parisian sidewalk café, Leon Bakery and Café is the newest addition to the Verdugo Woodlands neighborhood. With a vast display case of artistic pastries, a tower of rustic homemade breads and a casual menu of things that go well with coffee,...