August 12, 2009
CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO Joseph Cohen runs the kind of family joint where he and his family would actually eat. Here, the John Burroughs High graduate marinates meats, dices vegetables for fresh salsas and makes the tortillas from scratch. Cohen, along with his wife and four children, opened Alambres Fresh Mexican Grill one year ago and have since braved the rugged economy. We caught up with him at his San Fernando Boulevard location. CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO: What’s the significance of the name?
April 6, 2012
I'd never quite understood the fuss over tamales. I found them to be heavy lumps, like bad protein bars, strictly meant for filling empty bellies. But Juan Tamale has shown me the way, and now I'm a believer. Juan (or Juan Tamale, as he likes to be called) is the owner and head tamale maker at California Fiesta Tamale House. He's been crafting hand-made tamales for more than 15 years. He made a name for himself at a little stand in North Hills and six months ago opened a large, cheerful space on the third floor of the Burbank Town Center mall.
May 3, 2000
Frank Murphy, Enjoy! BURBANK -- The one word that comes to mind after dinner at Poquito Mas is flavor. I was able to appreciate the taste of the chicken, steak, tuna and shrimp without being overpowered by cheese or cilantro, as is common at so many other Mexican restaurants. But Poquito Mas does use plenty of fresh onions, so bring along some Altoids, especially if you order the shrimp burrito. I went with five friends on a busy Saturday evening.
September 24, 2008
When you’re craving a margarita and a cupcake at the same time, Yummy Cupcakes is the place. The local pastry shop sets itself apart from other cupcake chains that have popped up by offering a wide range of flavors, including frozen banana, chocolate creme pie and margarita, co-owner Brogan Faye said. A 94-year-old woman’s Italian creme concoction is one of 140 flavors available. “This 94-year-old lady just wrote us and included a recipe for an Italian creme pie that she used to make for her children, so we altered it a bit and included it in our menu,” Faye said.
December 15, 2007
With Christmas just around the corner, it?s the time of year that strikes panic in those looking for the perfect gift for their significant other. Finding the right holiday present can be especially rough for the testosterone-impaired (i.e., women), many of whom just don?t know what the men in their lives really want. In the spirit of Christmas, I?m willing to help. I?m here to council you women about picking up the gift that will knock your man?s socks off. Just think of me as Tully Claus, kind of like the real Santa Claus, only less hairy, in a little better shape and a lot less jolly.