| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:25 PM
I don’t know about you, but anything called a tahini chicken salad sandwich piques my curiosity. So I made my way down to the recently opened Tanya’s Lunch Box on Glendale Avenue to try one.
It’s a crispy, flavorful, unique sandwich...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Call it the naked lunch. No, we’re not talking about the William S. Burroughs junkie novel (do junkies even eat?), but a novel lunch truck where you order sandwich-style or without the bun — ”naked.”
Clean Street Food, the...
| 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...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:10 PM
Andean music plays on the stereo and photos of Lima line the walls of Con Sazon Authentic Peruvian Cuisine. The straw mats, the folk art and even the exposed ventilation ducts and florescent lights give you that pleasant wayfaring feeling of being in a...
| 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-...