| 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...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:24 PM
A few years ago I wrote a review of Skaf's Lebanese Cuisine on Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale. At the time, I spoke effusively of the succulent chicken shwarma and gushed over the addictive cabbage salad. When the Skaf family, specifically sons Daniel...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Four Café in Eagle Rock feels a little like walking into a pal's kitchen. (OK, if your pal had a glass dessert case and a cash register right by the kitchen door.) The vibe is friendly and relaxed and the locavore food is worth lingering over.
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
One Burger King in Glendale wants its customers to have it their way — right to their front door.
Since April 9, the Burger King on North Central Avenue has been delivering a handful of orders each day — the first Burger King in the state to...
| Apr 25, 2013
Nordstrom — the high-end retailer that has come to life on a prominent corner of the Americana at Brand — will open on Sept. 20, officials announced Wednesday.
Americana officials also announced that two big-draw restaurants will open in the...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:17 AM
When the younger generation of the Zankou Chicken family dynasty decided to open a Mexican eatery, there were naysayers. I was not one of them. I was excited at the prospect of Armenian-Mexican fusion fare. Just look what Kogi BBQ did for Korean and...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:18 PM
If it were possible to tally up all the moments of my life so far, the top activities would probably be watching "Simpsons" reruns, talking to computers over the telephone, and asking fellow diners, "Are you gonna eat that?"
The activity of "swapping...
| May 17, 2013
| 12:42 PM
A svelte brunette croons "Besame Mucho" to the small crowd, her smooth voice accompanied by a computer-driven soundtrack. The song runs seamlessly into the next, a dreamy Russian folk tune. She doesn't mind that no one applauds. She's creating atmosphere....
| May 23, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A burglar pried open a security door and stole an undisclosed amount of cash Wednesday from a Riverside Rancho neighborhood sushi restaurant, police said.
The owner of Sushi Nishi-Ya arrived at his business in the 1700 block of Victory Boulevard at about...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Readers in the greater Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena have already demonstrated their cooking prowess with the L.A. Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off, now, they'll have to prove it on the grill.
Just a few more days are left for readers to submit their recipes...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Continuing with my wrap-up of the best Happy Hours in town, this week focuses on the 626 and 323 area codes. There is an overabundance of great Happy Hours in Pasadena, South Pas, Eagle Rock and Highland Park. Here is an incomplete list:
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Sometimes you just don't feel like cooking. Dressing up to go out for dinner doesn't sound good either. Here's an interesting option. Bring home a pre-made Persian Armenian feast from Old Fashion Deli & Market. Entrees, appetizers, salads and rice are...