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  • Fabled eatery, Papoo's Hot Dog Show, closes its doors

    Fabled eatery, Papoo's Hot Dog Show, closes its doors
    Papoo’s Hot Dog Show in Burbank closed its doors Sunday after 62 years of serving countless hot dogs, hamburgers and mugs of cold beer. Its most recent owner, Leona Gardner, said she’ll remember fondly the staff and customers who made the...
  • Build it and she will come

    I live in Burbank near Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard, where there is a proposed Taco Bell to take over the old Conroy’s Flower shop (“Taco Bell plan cooks up resistance,” Aug. 20). There is a letter being circulated by a guy...
  • On the Town: Supporters eat soup, assist families in need

    On the Town: Supporters eat soup, assist families in need
    While this past week saw millions of Americans wishing, hoping and praying for those magical numbers that would result in their collecting a $656-million lottery prize, one of the more realistic and sustained wishes, hopes and prayers is that every family...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Celebrities try to save Studio City taco stand

    San Fernando Valley roundup: Celebrities try to save Studio City taco stand
    Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, December 21. Elijah Wood, George Lopez and other celebrities came to Studio City this week to support Henry's Tacos, but it may not be enough. The famous small taco stand is slated to close at the end of the...
  • Dining review: Grain Lab stands out from the chain crowd

    Dining review: Grain Lab stands out from the chain crowd
    Squeezed on all sides by chain shops and eateries in Burbank's Empire Center, Grain Lab is an independent island. The small eatery, which opened last month, has the minimal look of a hip chain, with a slightly industrial-meets-organic laboratory feel with...
  • Dining Review: Vegetarian's paradise in Burbank

    Dining Review: Vegetarian's paradise in Burbank
    There are designers who specialize in making new buildings look old — fabricating that used and loved look before any actual customers arrive. Their tools include distressed wood, scratched steel and pre-aged Naugahyde, for an instant patina of...
  • Dining review: Take a wildly successful trip to the deli

    Dining review: Take a wildly successful trip to the deli
    There should be a course at cooking schools called the Psychology of Restaurants. What makes us go into one restaurant and avoid another? For instance, my personal biases make me resist places that look corporate and slickly merchandised. So I was a...
  • Small Wonders: Does anyone really care what they think?

    There used to be a time when the only people who cared what junk-food companies did were health advocates. How I long for those days. Can we not have our artery-clogging pizzas, breaded chicken filet sandwiches and crème-filled cookies without...
  • Dining review: A touch of Saigon

    Dining review: A touch of Saigon
    With its stylized olive-and-black façade and the silhouette of a lone woman in a wide hat standing in the midst of white lettering, Mama Hong's Vietnamese Kitchen stands out on Burbank's San Fernando Boulevard. Inside, spare décor and clean lines...
  • Dining review: A taste of the second city on the left coast

    Dining review: A taste of the second city on the left coast
    When I go to Chicago, I pack some clothes that won’t be coming back with me — socks wearing through at the heel, shirts that don’t really match anything else in my wardrobe, shoes that I think about wearing but rarely do. It’s...
  • Dining review: Ramen that will do in a pinch

    Dining review: Ramen that will do in a pinch
    By the time I got to Orochon Ramen, my dinner mates were like grumpy bears. The table was cramped and they’d ordered drinks that never materialized. I was undaunted. Parking was easier than I thought it would be in Downtown Burbank, and I liked what...
  • Burbank shop owners partake in National Donut Day

    Burbank shop owners partake in National Donut Day
    Several local shops on Friday took part in National Donut Day — a celebration of the origins of that sugary, deep-fried bread that taunts dieters. National Donut Day dates back to the Great Depression when the Salvation Army started it as a...