November 20, 2010
It's hard not to love a place like Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill. The name alone says "neighborhood watering hole and stick-to-your-ribs grub. " Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill, with all its funkiness, has catered to the Burbank locals since 1939. It must be doing something right because it has had only three owners since that time. It was one of my favorite places in the early 1970s when I was the sports editor of the Burbank Daily Review. When I returned last week after a 35-year absence, swinging open the saloon doors, it was like walking into a time warp.
December 4, 2010
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.
April 11, 2009
ORGANIZERS ARE COUNTING DOWN DAYS TO PARADE ?Burbank on Parade Goes Hollywood? is the 2009 theme selected by the Burbank on Parade organizers, and this year?s parade will begin at 11 a.m. April 25. The parade route is down Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets. The parade entries will honor the ?Hollywood? theme and will consist of decorated floats, local high school and marching bands from across the country, dignitaries, equestrian, celebrities and Burbank organizations including the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn.
December 30, 2000
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend GLENDALE -- One can't help being envious of Betty Shuss. Now retired from the travel industry, she can devote as much time as she desires to art. "It's a time people look forward to and I'm there," she said in a telephone interview from her Glendale home. Art, she said, is something she needs to do. "Or I don't feel good about myself," she said. And it's something, she said, she's been doing forever. Back in Cleveland, she took life drawing in high school at 16 and continued art school in Cleveland and then in New York.
September 21, 2002
48 HOURS The Victory Theatre begins its world premiere of the comedy "Love Struck" at 8 tonight. The play, a Macha Theatre Co. Production, reveals what happens when two love-struck Latinas fall off a couch, proving nothing is funnier than sex. It is written by Marie Barrientos and Odalys Nin and is produced and directed by Odalys Nin. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays through...
November 12, 2008
Bakery - Porto's Bakery 315 N. Brand Boulevard, Glendale 818-956-5996 . Dessert - Mignon Chocolate Finding something easy and unique is always a challenge when entertaining. Glendale's "Best Dessert" winner, Mignon Chocolate , has many solutions, but one of the most interesting is the Mignon Chocolate Fountain (see photo). Simply dip strawberries into the cascading chocolate for a spectacular addition to any event.
January 1, 2005
Jacqui Brown and Mark R. Madler Chamber adds familiar face After searching the nation to fill the executive director position vacated by Susan Bowers on Dec. 31, the Burbank Chamber of Commerce turned to three-term chamber president Gary Olson, a 20-year community leader. President-elect Bill Jacot said Olson was the perfect candidate because of his intimate knowledge of the city, his work on the city's Planning Board and his longtime understanding of the chamber.
September 22, 2004
FBI seeking alleged bank robber BURBANK -- The FBI is seeking a man they believe to be responsible for five bank robberies, including one in the city. The "9 to 5 Bandit" has worn a dress shirt and tie during some of the robberies, in which he hands a teller a note that he has a gun and demands cash in hundreds, fifties and twenties, the FBI said. The bandit is believed to have robbed the Washington Mutual at 840 N. San Fernando Blvd. in Burbank on July 2. He is also a suspect in bank robberies in Covina, Whittier, Pasadena and La Verne.
December 23, 2011
If you ask someone whether they like fast service at restaurants, they will almost certainly answer yes. It's worth thinking about, because some things really can't be rushed. These thoughts came to mind after dinner at Michael's Bar & Grill, a Louisiana-style restaurant in Burbank. The interior is modern and pleasant, with New Orleans artwork setting the mood and bouncy pop playing in the background. Many regional restaurants lay on the hickitude with a trowel; finding one that is both Southern and sophisticated was a pleasant surprise.