Years ago, when one yearned for home-cooked meals without spending hours in the kitchen, they'd head for Barron's Family Restaurant.
The late Edith and Gordon Barron ran the business in several locations for more than 50 years and almost 40 years on Burbank Boulevard. Daughter Connie “Barron” Trimble and son Jerry until 2001. Shortly after they sold the restaurant, it was ravaged by an electrical fire.
FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this piece incorrectly reported that Jerry Barron and his sister, Connie “Barron” Trimble, ran Barron's Family Restaurant until it was destroyed by fire. In fact, a new owner purchased the restaurant a few days before the fire.
Now, Trimble cooks at special occasions at First United Methodist Church — most recently an early St. Patrick's Day meal on March 16 and a pancake dinner and fundraiser for the church youth group on Shrove Tuesday, March 4 — a 15-year tradition.