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 lucky breaks, this upstart establishment could make the dining playoffs in its first year of business.
For the better part of a lifetime, on the corner of Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard stood a majestic old dive bar called Mr. B's. Many locals also remember that location as the romantic little hideaway, Bamboo Terrace. Sadly, most of Mr. B's patrons started to die off and a change was eminent. A few months ago, that historic location underwent a complete remodel, and our city now has another interesting place to visit for food, spirits and good times.
The Hollywood Way's "hook" is their barbecue-based menu and their slow-cooking process that creates flavors not available at typical chain restaurants. My sports-minded crew dined on pulled-pork sandwiches, Buffalo wings, tri-tip quesadillas, barbecued nachos and pulled-chicken sandwiches. To even things out, we also added coleslaw, French fries and chips and salsa to our sizeable order.