| 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,...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Everyone makes mistakes. And everyone knows everyone makes mistakes. So, in just about every realm of life, it’s OK to be human.
This applies to writing and grammar. New writers often fear that even tiny typos peg them as amateurs, but that’s...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:05 AM
After months of hostile volleys, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants has succumbed to a takeover bid from Landry's Restaurants Inc., which owns the Rainforest Cafe and other chains.
In a deal valued at $131.6 million, Houston-based Landry's will...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:42 AM
On your right as you walk into Azeen’s Afghani Restaurant in Pasadena, a tapestry weaves a scene of Bushkazi, Afghanistan’s national sport, a sort of polo played with a decapitated goat carcass. On the wall on your left, a photograph shows...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Helping others by digging into a burger and fries is becoming a tradition at North Shore Burgers on Verdugo Boulevard.
Opened in November 2011, the restaurant has raised more than $5,000 for groups including the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge,...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:19 PM
As culinary enthusiasts stir up their dining plans for 2012, they’ll find three new restaurants and a soda shop in downtown Glendale striving to satisfy their appetites.
But even with the new businesses, there is still plenty of vacant restaurant...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Sometimes you run across a business in a location that makes you doubt the sanity of the person who established it. La Bamba doesn’t quite rise to that level — it’s not down an alley or in a basement — but it’s in an unlikely...