September 6, 2006
Fruits from the tropics — guava, mango, pineapple and banana — inspire the name of the Paradise Juice & Deli, a petite eatery tucked into a row of businesses on Riverside Drive. Fresh-squeezed juices, Hawaiian shakes and smoothies top a menu that also includes sandwiches and salads. It's refreshing to find a local independent business making a go of it against juice and smoothie giants like Jamba and Robek's. And refreshing just begins to describe the delicious drinks to be enjoyed at Paradise.
March 27, 2010
When you choose The Best Fish Taco in Ensenada as the name of your restaurant, you instantly subject yourself to potential sneers of derision. It’s one thing to claim you have the “best” of something, but to be so bold as to make it your identity? Well, a new joint in Glendale did just that, and it measures up nicely. There seems to be a certain mystique to fish tacos that puts them into a separate category that’s almost elitist. It’s only recently that you can find them on the menu at the well-known Mexican fast food restaurants and they are the proverbial staple of beach bums, but now it’s time to let the rest of us in on this little delicacy.
August 1, 2009
Mango madness Vardui Andikyan v. Vallarta Supermarkets Inc., Case No. EC050221 Falling fruit may lead to bumpy walking conditions, especially for customers who frequent the produce section of any supermarket. That was the case for Vardui Andikyan. Andikyan was shopping at Vallarta Supermarket when she slipped and fell on a piece of mango that was left on the store’s floor, according to a lawsuit filed in Burbank Superior Court. She claims that the store failed to display warning signs about the fallen mango and slippery floor.
March 10, 2010
Media Village celebrates 10 years Media Village, Burbank-based Gangi Development Co.?s mixed-use development in downtown Burbank, celebrates its 10th anniversary in March. While marking its own milestone, Gangi is recognizing several of its retail tenants who have occupied Media Village since its inception, and so who will also be celebrating their own 10th anniversary. ? Pinkberry to host happy hour Friday To celebrate the introduction of its newest frozen yogurt flavor, mango, Pinkberry will host a happy hour from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
March 12, 2003
Support small shops, before they're gone We had our final ice-cream cone at Pegadoe's Frozen Custard on Hollywood Way and Verdugo Avenue before owner Mary Talsky closed its doors Feb. 28. While on vacation in the Raleigh, N.C., area, we discovered the pleasure of frozen custard at a family-owned shop, which had lines around the block each time we visited. How excited our family was when we saw the sign go up that a frozen custard shop was opening in Burbank.
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.
November 27, 2002
Dancing and live music will make spirits bright at a festive benefit from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at Descanso Gardens. The event is a chance for the public to get a sneak preview of Descanso Gardens' annual Holiday Festival and Marketplace continuing from Dec. 7 to 15. While listening to the saxophone music of Jason Weber, guests will be the first to visit the Holiday Marketplace with a variety of specialty gift...
June 27, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK VILLAGE -- Despite the scorching temperatures in Burbank over the weekend, nearly 10,000 people hustled and bustled through the Burbank Village Street Festival, enjoying some shopping, some eating and some music. "I was pleasantly surprised how many people were out there despite the heat," said Stephanie Pillard, executive director of the Downtown Burbank Stakeholders Assn. The association sponsored the festival to encourage business on San Fernando Boulevard in Burbank Village.