May 15, 2002
Karen S. Kim MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Burbank residents could have a new place to have steak come the fall. Arnie Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse -- an upscale restaurant with locations in the United States, Hong Kong and Canada -- is slated to be a tenant of Burbank's Pinnacle project. The Pinnacle is an almost-completed office, retail and restaurant complex at 3400 W. Olive Ave., near NBC studios. The restaurant will cover 8,300 square feet on the first floor of the six-story Pinnacle building and will cost $1.3 million to construct.
August 5, 2009
While the folks at Morton?s restaurant are committed to catering to the discerning taste buds of their carnivorous clientele who are not in the least bit fazed by a three-figure tab, the eatery is also committed to making sure that food is being served to those who will most likely never cross their threshold. The West Olive Avenue steakhouse last week staged a cocktail reception to assist in beefing up the coffers of its charity partner, Feeding America and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
March 10, 2004
Burbank diners need more choices I had to laugh when I read the letters published recently about the possible future of Hooters in the vacant Crabby Bob's location. Every letter welcoming this fine establishment to our city was written by a man; those opposed were all women. I guess women just don't know a great "wing" when they taste it, Mr. Nuhfer. Yes, I'm a woman and no, I've never been inside a Hooters. So, I asked my husband, who's a man and who has been to Hooters, what he thinks of it. He pretty much compared it to any other mass-market chain sports bar, a la Friday's, except that the waiters all happen to be women and all happen to under the age of 25. Now, surgically enhanced servers aside, I'm curious as to why we need yet another sports bar in Burbank, and why do we need another of the endless stream of mass-market chains that are already overrunning this city?
August 16, 2006
For Klaus Fritsch, veteran chef and co-founder of Arnie Morton's Steakhouse, the question "How did you make this?" is just part of the job. So to accommodate curious food lovers and would-be chefs, Fritsch compiled more than 100 recipes in "Morton's Steak Bible," which was unveiled at Morton's in Burbank on last week, as a part of his book-signing tour. "I'd given away so many recipes, but people would always want more," Fritsch said with a friendly grin. "So I might as well give them a damn book."
April 30, 2003
Taxi drivers get lunch on the house MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Arnie Morton's The Steakhouse shows its gratitude for local taxi operators by declaring today Cabbie Appreciation Day. Cab drivers are invited to pick up a complimentary bag of lunch at the restaurant, 3400 W. Olive Ave. For more information, call 238-0424. Shop gives away patriotic cards BURBANK VILLAGE -- CardSmart will donate "Spirit of Freedom" patriotic greeting cards to store visitors requesting a card to send to members of the U.S. military.
June 8, 2005
Send DATEBOOK items to The Leader, 111 W. Wilson Ave., Suite 200, Glendale, CA, 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. THURSDAY Arnie Morton's, The Steakhouse in Burbank will host a premiere wine tasting event with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Chateau Ste. Michelle will introduce their award-winning Icon Wine collection created by head winemaker Bob Bertheau. Tickets are $40 per person, including tax and gratuity.
October 31, 2007
Alvord to be honored as Woman of the Year The Zonta Club of Burbank Area will honor Burbank City Manager Mary J. Alvord as Burbank?s Woman of the Year for 2007 at a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank. Reservations and sponsorship opportunities are available by calling Grace Farenbaugh at (818) 846-1927 or e-mailing email@example.com or go to www.zontaburbank.org. Tickets are $50 each in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
July 28, 2007
EMBLEM CLUB HAS 'AUTUMN ATTIRE' FASHION SHOW The Burbank Emblem Club #86 will have its annual luncheon/fashion show, "Autumn Attire," on Aug. 11 at the Burbank Elks Lodge, 2232 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank. Fashions will be presented by Holiday Hats and Gowns of Montrose. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with luncheon at noon. The fashion show and prize drawings begin at 1 p.m. Donation is $25, which will benefit Emblem charities and scholarships. Some of those charities are scholarships for local high school students: Salvation Army, Burbank Corps; Burbank Temporary Aid Center, Burbank Family Service Agency, BCR — a Place to Grow, formerly known as the Burbank Center for the Retarded; The Foothill Service Club for the Blind, Ronald McDonald House, the State Hearing Dog Program and Scholarships for Teachers of the Hearing Impaired.
January 22, 2003
Free valentines offered in Burbank MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Burbank's Hope Enterprises and Mail Boxes Etc. have teamed up for "Operation: S.W.A.K." -- an acronym for "sealed with a kiss" -- to provide free commemo- rative Bob Hope stationary and first-class postage for valentines and letters to U.S. military personnel stationed oversees. Customers can use the stationary to send a message of hope to friends and loved ones in the military through Feb. 14 at participating Mail Box Etc. locations.
July 13, 2002
Laura Sturza With the signing of Warner Music Group as the Pinnacle building's main tenant, Burbank has secured one of the area's biggest lease deals expected this year. "That's probably going to be the largest lease in the San Fernando Valley, maybe in the county, for 2002," City Manager Bud Ovrom said. Further securing Burbank's position as the "media capital," the company signed a 17-year lease last month to rent 195,000 square feet of offices at 3300 and 3400 West Olive Avenue -- nearly half of the building's space at a price of about $120 million.