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By By Bill Scollon | October 15, 2005
bacco trattoriaThe space last occupied by La Scala has been transformed into a warm, Italian-style trattoria that is part wine bar, part restaurant and part deli. And the sum of its parts is delicious. The pleasing ambience features dark woods, brick, white linens and a tile mosaic of Bacchus, the restaurant's namesake and the Roman god of wine. His influence begins with a robust wine list, extends to the wine sauces that grace several entrees, and ends at the beautiful wine bar where you can enjoy the fruit of the vine.
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By Lisa Dupuy | June 27, 2009
I thought I knew all the fine Italian restaurants in Glendale. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon Notte Luna, a charming trattoria hidden in the alley between Brand Boulevard and Maryland Avenue. The place looked elegant, the service seemed attentive, and the aromas emanating from the kitchen were fantastic. Why were only two of the 20 or so tables filled? After enjoying a phenomenal meal there, I’m still trying to answer that question. I can only guess it’s because it’s hard to find.
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By By Bill Scollon | December 10, 2005
Refreshing, sparkling, reasonably priced -- these words, used to describe Prosecco wine, might just as well describe Prosecco the restaurant. A true Italian trattoria, Prosecco's is a place of casual elegance specializing in personal service, where regulars are greeted by name and individual preferences are indulged. Where the warmth and tastes of Tuscany can be found in the simple, well-prepared dishes set before you. Begin with the wonderful soups. Prosecco's soups are dairy-free, but they're so rich and creamy, you'll wonder how they do it. The Roasted Corn Chowder, always on the menu, is savory, hearty and topped with crispy proscuitto.
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March 26, 2005
Bill Scollon Many of us know how tough it is to be the new kid in the neighborhood. To win people over, you have to give them something extra. Happily, newcomer Michael's Bar and Grill is up to the challenge. Michael's menu is built around Italian food -- pasta, pizza and paninis. But there are enough non-Italian dishes, such as steamed mussels, entree salads, chicken, steak and ahi tuna, to please any palate. The owners have done a nice job updating the decor from the "chaotic eclectic" look of the former tenant to something more modern.
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By Lance A. Wawer | October 23, 2010
So, a horse walks into a bar and the bartender says "Why the long face?" The first time I heard that joke it made me chuckle. For days later it put a smile on my face when I thought about it. Because of the genius of its simplicity, combined with its offbeat sensibility, it has become one of my favorite jokes of all time. I am having a similar reaction to my experience at Arbuckle's Bistro in Burbank. Arbuckle's is the restaurant attached to the recently opened "Flappers Comedy Club" and sports a clean and clever 1920s/Prohibition-era theme.
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By Bill Scollon | December 9, 2006
Krust, a café and bakery with a sense of humor, has a motto that is closely aligned to my philosophy of life: A balanced diet is a brownie in both hands. But that's not the only reason I like the place. Krust Café & Bakery is a new addition to the Burbank restaurant scene. The owners Shawn and Kaylene Stevens have done a great job, taking a Verdugo Avenue storefront and turning it into a beautifully decorated café/bakery that exudes style and comfort. The cabinetry that houses mouthwatering baked goods and even souvenir T-shirts, came custom-painted from Arte de Mexico.
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By Cherie Mercer Twohy | July 29, 2006
Summer is burger season, but frankly, this summer is shaping up to be nearly too hot to fire up the grill. If you are hankering for a hamburger, but can't bear the thought of burning your own briquettes, head out to The Habit Burger Grill in Glendale. It's cool as an ice cream soda inside, with a buzz of conversation and the aroma of the grill filling the air-conditioned air. Choices are the classic burger-fries-and-soda combos, with a smattering of grilled sandwiches and salads.
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By By Cherie Mercer Twohy | December 31, 2005
If you need a few things to round out your New Year's repast, you might want to visit Goudas and Vines in Montrose. This recently opened gourmet shop has most everything necessary to bring in the new year with panache. The atmosphere is European, from the sidewalk tables to the market awnings and paintings inside. Metro racks display row after row of condiments and spices, salts and vinegars, tempting to any cook. The sandwich menu displays creative flair, including a grilled asparagus in balsamic vinegar, with a poached egg, prosciutto and fontina panino ($9.95)
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By Lisa Dupuy | June 27, 2009
I thought I knew all the fine Italian restaurants in Glendale. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon Notte Luna, a charming trattoria hidden in the alley between Brand Boulevard and Maryland Avenue. The place looked elegant, the service seemed attentive, and the aromas emanating from the kitchen were fantastic. Why were only two of the 20 or so tables filled? After enjoying a phenomenal meal there, I’m still trying to answer that question. I can only guess it’s because it’s hard to find.
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By By Bill Scollon | October 15, 2005
bacco trattoriaThe space last occupied by La Scala has been transformed into a warm, Italian-style trattoria that is part wine bar, part restaurant and part deli. And the sum of its parts is delicious. The pleasing ambience features dark woods, brick, white linens and a tile mosaic of Bacchus, the restaurant's namesake and the Roman god of wine. His influence begins with a robust wine list, extends to the wine sauces that grace several entrees, and ends at the beautiful wine bar where you can enjoy the fruit of the vine.
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