| Aug 14, 2010
Burbank is blessed with a number of restaurants that serve good breakfasts, but none can compare with the recently opened Bea Bea's, whose motto is "Breakfast is Everything." You would be hard-pressed to find a wider selection of eggs, pancakes, waffles...
| Aug 14, 2010
I was 8. Some would say too young to understand. Others would wonder what took so long. I remember the smells, the sounds, the faces. Equally frightening and liberating. I was changed forever.
And that time has come for my daughters.
Time for Dodger...
| Aug 21, 2010
This column is usually dedicated to reviews of new or newish restaurants. Sometimes old classics need to be revisited to see if they're still serving up the goods. La Cita Restaurant, a fixture in the south Glendale area, is still going strong after 37...
| Aug 7, 2010
If you've been searching for the best Lebanese food in town, you're getting "shawarma." In fact, if you go to Skaf's, you've hit the spot.
Skaf's Lebanese Cuisine is not just a good Middle Eastern restaurant. It has just made it to my Top 10 list of...
| Aug 28, 2010
Everything about the new Deluca's Deli in the Americana says "Italia." Strains of its lyrical language are bandied about over glass deli cases, products from Tuscany and Umbria scale its industrial metal shelving, and food offerings, like porchetta and...
| Sep 4, 2010
Late-night diners are known for their diverse menu selections and homey atmosphere. The food is never great, but as long as the staff is hospitable, it gets the job done. Conrads Restaurant in Glendale is not your typical Denny's or IHOP. With its...
| Sep 4, 2010
We've all seen them. They take up space on the sidewalk outside reputable businesses. We try not to look at them, but wonder how they got themselves to this.
We secretly loathe them. They sit there, unkempt, sucking oxygen, unaware that there are hard-...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 10:13 PM
Hard to believe that before Wacky Wok came along, there was no Chinese restaurant in current-day Montrose. Yes, New Moon and Sun Palace are down the street, but the walkable heart and soul of Montrose needed a modern, casual Chinese spot. They've got...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 6:16 PM
Ana's Kitchen Mexican Grill in Glendale is a hole in the wall. If you want ambience with your meal, you are advised to try another restaurant. If you want authentic, tasty Mexican food, Ana's is an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
| Sep 24, 2010
| 5:02 PM
Gourmet and ethnic food trucks may be here to stay. But nothing beats a casual food stand that serves good food and stays put. Now that Kix's BBQ is open, right there between Jack's Lube and Hamlet Auto, you'll always know where to go when you're...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 6:21 PM
I got an interesting e-mail recently from a reader who wanted to know about using "with" with an "ing" verb in "Robert took out a loan, with his house serving as collateral."
Joel wanted to know: Is that structure grammatical? Is it stylistically...
| Oct 2, 2010
La Cañada Flintridge's Cafe Solé has a Manhattan Italian restaurant feel to it, with a modern but classical decor. It's certainly not what you would expect in a strip mall. The restaurant is close enough to the Glendale (2) Freeway to hit it with a frozen...