| 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...
| Nov 13, 2010
It is near impossible to find authentic Cajun and Creole food in Los Angeles. So we citizens of the 818 should consider ourselves lucky to have access to the real McCoy every Sunday at the Montrose Harvest Market.
Each week, Chef Gordon Pawlowski,...
| Nov 27, 2010
Glendale is not exactly known as a jazz mecca. We do have Jax Bar & Grill and the occasional special event at local theaters. But now, if it's in the cards, we have one more option — Thursday nights at Notte Luna Italian and Mediterranean...
| Dec 11, 2010
Going to Sakana Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill is a little like walking into a fairy tale. You step through the big wooden doors of an ogre's house, walk over the bridge of the three billy goats Gruff, and end up in a room filled with red chandeliers amid a...
| Jan 22, 2011
As a rule, I'm a fan of golf-course cafes. Hearing the click of golf shoes and looking out on the green landscape is very calming to me. Some golf-course diners are great for breakfast, some for soups and sandwiches. The cafe at the Verdugo Hills Golf...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2011
This location is a tough sell, I thought as I walked across the parking lot toward the entrance of the Pizza Grill Factory in Burbank. Parking is a problem, and most of it will be dominated by Subway in the same strip mall at the corner of Olive Avenue...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2010
The boom of the Japanese drum made us jump as the wait staff began their parade through the dining room. A guest at a neighboring table was having a birthday, and the nice folks at Sushi Kai in Glendale were helping celebrate.
A group of six hungry...
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Perigord duck fillete, Tasmanian smoked cheddar, wild fennel vinegar, Spanish Arbequina olives, French white truffle butter. Kids, you can keep your candy store. Give me the goodies on the shelves and in the chilled case at Anthony’s Fine Food &...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 2:57 PM
There’s really nothing I like more than a restaurant that offers really good gourmet food and also sells really good gourmet products. The Market on Holly in Pasadena has been one of my favorite spots since it opened a few months ago.