| 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,...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:46 PM
Salsa Grill, which opened last September in Burbank, is a keeper, whether you come for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
I tried breakfast and then came back a week later for lunch. The fish tacos, served with rice and beans and only available on Fridays, were...
| 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...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 7:19 PM
If, somewhere out there in Grammarland, adverbs have their own post office, I'm sure my picture is hanging in it, probably above the caption "Public Enemy No. 1" or "Wanted Dead or Alive."
I don't deny the allegations. They're true: I'm an...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 3:03 PM
Gordon Biersch has always held a special place in my dining heart and nothing gets my blood pumping like their amazing appetizers. That’s why I was so excited to learn the Burbank location would be featuring a new beer and a mixture of unique food...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 3:48 PM
For some cooks in Burbank, fast food has meant the kitchen moves at least 1,000 feet every 15 minutes.
Burbank law requires food trucks to move to a new location at least 1,000 feet every quarter hour. After three hours, they can return to previous...
| Dec 18, 2010
With all the Korean barbecue restaurants dotting Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta, there's little reason to drive to Korea Town for your grilled meat cravings. Surajung Korean B.B.Q. is a top choice for decor and service, but it left me generally...
| Dec 25, 2010
What is it about a diner that comforts us so? The waitresses with pencils behind their ears? The pies on display? The regulars? The long counter and swivel chairs? Is it the fake flowers and old photographs? Or just the predictable (in a good way) food?...
| Jan 8, 2011
Now that the holidays are over, you're probably spending less time at the malls. But if you do need to go to the Glendale Galleria and you love waffles, you may want to check out the new Goffles Waffles tucked away in a little corner on the third floor...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Q. The Parents Television Council has released a report in which it claims prime-time TV shows sexualize the young girls portrayed in them. The report is based on a content analysis of the most popular television shows for viewers aged 12-17 in the 2009-...