| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:23 PM
The shopping village of Montrose is not unlike Paris' Montmartre district. It may not be quite as historic or charming as its Parisian ilk, but it's filled with shoppers, walkers and diners. When Vasken and Annie Fernezlian wanted to open a cafe like...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Frida Kahlo and Our Lady of Guadalupe gaze down lovingly at diners, their ornate frames nestled among carved crucifixes and colored glass hearts. They are emblematic of the care owners Vanessa and Jeremy Swan have for their customers at Mi Corazon, a...
| 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...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:44 PM
The Chinese buffet looms large in certain circles. Bodybuilders blog about how to load up on protein, with articles like “A guide to getting huge on the cheap.” For obesity researchers, the Chinese buffet is the mecca of behavior analysis,...
| 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...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Damon's just isn’t the same.
It's not worse. Not necessarily better, either.
Just not the same.
Which shouldn’t mean anything, really, when you think about it.
What is the same?
I’m not. And unless you’re Joan...
| 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...
| 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...