| Aug 18, 2012
| 12:31 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The inside of 40 Love Café feels like a food court, the outside just the tiniest bit like Wimbledon courtside.
Within the Burbank Tennis Center, the café's interior is all large white floor tiles and pinkish walls, with the tables and white tubular...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, July 13, 2012. The North Hollywood Arts District seems to acquire a new business every month.
An area rather desolate a few years ago is now home to several restaurants, an independent coffee shop, a Laemmle...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Hollywood has Musso & Frank Grill, and West Hollywood has that lovable old hussy, the Formosa Cafe. For a squinting glimpse of old Hollywood glamour, Burbank turns to the SmokeHouse.
It's a joint that's been serving up prime rib and iceberg wedges...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Luke and Paula Dantuono celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary recently at Vintage Burbank during a dinner party with their three children — Carol, Michael and Luke, accompanied by his wife, Paula, and their daughter, Laura.
Deacon Rey Guiau...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:27 PM
On San Fernando near the border of Glendale and Burbank, it looks as if someone flew in a sausage haus from Bavaria and dropped it smack between a bank and a blank beige wall.
It wasn’t moved there, though walking into the Continental Gourmet...
| Oct 23, 2010
So, a horse walks into a bar and the bartender says "Why the long face?"
The first time I heard that joke it made me chuckle. For days later it put a smile on my face when I thought about it. Because of the genius of its simplicity, combined with its...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 5:51 PM
If you check out the new Moore's Delicatessen, at Third and Orange Grove in Burbank, in the space formerly occupied by Ben's Deli, don't plan to hang out long. You order at the counter, and they deliver your meal to your table. The day I was there, a...
| Aug 18, 2010
Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of the 13th day of a month falling on a Friday — a day when the superstitious tend to avoid black cats. Well, if black cats were being avoided, Black Cows were being embraced as members, friends and supporters...
| Nov 6, 2010
Mike Campbell and his son, Hayden, 8, combine exercise with fun on their trips to school several mornings a week.
Some days they ride their bikes. Other times, they take their skateboards or scooters. And then there are the days the third-grader jumps...
| Aug 28, 2010
In the Aug. 7 editorial "Some traditions deserve to die," the Burbank Leader chided the California electorate for the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008. The editorial went on to castigate the public generally for moral and religious views that have been...