| Oct 11, 2014
| 8:47 PM
The economic downturn of 2008 was a curse and a blessing for Denise Assad. After a prestigious career in advertising and design, she lost her job. Using her unemployment checks as start-up cash, she began baking and selling the fruits of her labor to...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Perhaps it was the Old Fashioned. Maybe it was the Oysters Rockefeller. It might have been the artful elegance of the decor. Whatever the reason, at more than one point in the evening I expected to look over and see Don Draper and Roger Sterling from...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Just as Los Angeles has four seasons in Los Angeles (wind, mud, rain and earthquake), there are four sections to the La Cañada year, each marked by unique weather patterns resulting from our city’s changing position with regard to the rest of the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Even the residents of Sunland-Tujunga would agree the community is not exactly a foodie mecca. Still there are some good reasons to head over to this historical, artsy section of our valley. Sure, there are plenty of smoke shops, body shops and wrought...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Favorite Place restaurant is a kind of wonderful enigma. Is it an elegant tea room or is it a quaint lunch place? Is it a spot for finger food or hearty sandwiches? The answer is, it is both. Plus, it is completely unique.
Favorite Place, nestled...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Pity the late John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, whose snack during a card game gave name to the English culinary craze that followed. No, he didn't invent putting a filling between two pieces of bread. That had been done since ancient times....
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:46 AM
For years now, I've been asking my Korean American friends, "What's the best Korean restaurant in La Crescenta?" The answer is always "None. We go to Koreatown." I think CHAM Korean Bistro in Pasadena is very good and much closer, but they're right...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Dozens of homeless people lined up for chili dogs Tuesday night from Dog Haus, one of CNN’s top five hot dog places, at an emergency winter shelter set up at the National Guard Armory in Glendale.
The restaurant, with locations in Pasadena and...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:17 PM
A member of the family that created Zankou Chicken is staking his name — actually his brother's — on his ability to replicate the success of the rotisserie chicken chain with a new Mexican restaurant called Ara's Tacos.
Steve Iskenderian, 34,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The folks at Cordon's Smokehouse & Grill are smoking purists. Their barbecue philosophy is not about sticky sauces or high-heat grill marks. It's about high-quality meats and fish smoked slowly over hard wood, seasoned by the best blend of rub spices. The...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Everything about 9021Pho, Glendale Galleria's newest restaurant, is lively and uplifting. Walls of windows let in light, retro-modern decor is steeped in the colors of mango and raspberry sorbet, and plates of colorful, farm-fresh foods all serve to...
| 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,...