| Dec 11, 2010
On a strangely cool August day several years ago, I walked into a New York City classroom to begin my first day of classes at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Inside that small, overheated room were a dozen other students, and the...
| Dec 4, 2010
There are three things in life that make many men very happy — barbecue, beer and football. A brand-new sports bar called the Hollywood Way in Burbank specializes in that trifecta of pleasure. Even though it's an expansion restaurant, with a few...
| Nov 20, 2010
It's hard not to love a place like Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill. The name alone says "neighborhood watering hole and stick-to-your-ribs grub."
Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill, with all its funkiness, has catered to the Burbank locals since 1939. It must be...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:20 AM
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...
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:49 PM
Four times a week, before the heat of the day sets in, a small group of volunteers gathers at St. Bede the Venerable's parish kitchen. Their goal is to have as many as 300 lunches — a sandwich, a piece of fruit and a sweet for dessert — all...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:54 PM
The election is over.
We the people had our say.
And Chuck Norris' prognosticated “1,000 Years of Darkness” has begun.
Or it's simply the end of daylight saving time.
So now that that's over with, let's get to a debate that truly matters,...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:56 PM
I have a friend who swears she healed her son's serious brain injury with food. Antioxidants, omega-3s, pure proteins — she found them in blueberries, eggs and other nutrition-packed foods and helped pave his road to health. Even if you're not...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two gunmen who robbed local 7-Eleven and Subway stores in separate incidents.
The Glendale Police Department has released photographs and surveillance videos of the robberies, which occurred at the...
| 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.
| 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...