December 6, 2008
Since everyone has been asking me about President-elect Barack Obama’s favorite foods, I thought this might be the right time to mention a few favorites. In fact, this is the perfect occasion to discuss Mexican food since it seems to be the one cuisine (and subject) that both President Bush and Barack Obama agree on. Of course, no one can start researching any topic, especially food, on an empty stomach. So I stopped by Alambres Fresh Mexican Grill in Burbank. And I brought along my favorite research assistant, my mom (she also works for free)
June 24, 2009
Several years ago, while working in east Los Angeles, Sue Georgino used her trained palate to identify the genuine Mexican cuisine the neighborhood has become known for. “I think it’s about how everything is freshly made salsas, freshly made guacamole,” said Georgino, community development director. “It’s not over-cheesed, and the beans taste like they are not coming out of a can.” Add fresh, homemade tortillas, and the stage is set for a delicious meal, she said.
October 1, 2005
The line at the Tony Roma's table extended out 10 feet, hands down the longest at Thursday night's second annual Taste of Burbank. And those hands would have been streaked with the barbecue sauce from the chicken legs and ribs being served by restaurant employees. Arleta resident Mike Shanto was among those who lined up for a sampling of Roma's fare. "I love the food and I love the city and the music," Shanto said. San Fernando Boulevard between Orange Grove Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard was closed down for the event.
September 27, 2013
When I first visited Sharkey's Bistro, a brand-new barbecue and burger joint in Burbank, I had a real problem with the interior. The radio was too loud, the artwork was too loud, even the silent big screen TV was too loud. The big smiles on the faces of the people working there softened me up a bit though. And when the food arrived, those issues became dim memories. Now I'm a believer. Our very first encounter with Sharkey's' Southern-style food remains our favorite. Are you sitting down?
May 14, 2013
Whiplash is one of the hazards of my job. I take unfamiliar streets when I drive around town with the express purpose of discovering new restaurants. Peacha's, a tiny place on south Victory near Alameda in Burbank, made me do a hard double-take, almost hitting the car in front of me. Luckily, I didn't. Instead, I got to enjoy the best chimichanga of my life. In all fairness, I don't normally do chimichangas, with the deep-frying and all, but I had to believe the nice guy behind the counter when he said they were really good.