April 20, 2012
Just in time for next Sunday's Earth Day observance, a study published in last week's Environmental Research Letters warns that animal manure and fertilizers used in growing animal feed emit large amounts of nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas. An op-ed piece this month in the New York Times warns that the devastating environmental impacts of a meat-based diet are actually magnified when raising animals on the range, because this involves much...
October 15, 2012
Two men allegedly stole $120-worth of carne asada from Vallarta Supermarket on Sherman Way in Burbank on Sunday, police said. At about 10:15 a.m., the two suspects left the market carrying a package of meat, police said. A store employee confronted the pair, demanding that they pay for the merchandise. When they refused, there was a struggle for the package. Eventually, the suspects prevailed and fled on foot with the meat, Burbank police Lt. Eddie Ruiz said. The men were both described as 23- to 24-years-old Latino men. One reportedly had a thin build, wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and was about 5 feet 8 inches tall.
February 6, 2013
A 44-year-old man was hospitalized for chest pains Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to flee a Burbank Vons with $864 worth of meat and cleaning supplies stuffed in a shopping cart, police said. The man, Artur Khalatyan of Glendale, had entered Vons on Pass Avenue at 2:30 p.m. and allegedly tried to make off without paying after filling his shopping cart with 21 packages of “expensive cuts” of meat and 11 bottles of cleaning detergent, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. But a store employee who recognized Khalatyan from a similar stunt he allegedly tried to pull off just days before had already alerted loss prevention officers, Ruiz said.
February 7, 2004
DAVID SILVA Shortly after I broke up with my girlfriend, Angel, I took a job as a clerk at a health food store in Costa Mesa. The job paid slightly above minimum wage, and my weekly hours were always kept slightly below the number at which the owners would have to provide me benefits. But the store was just a couple of blocks from my apartment and offered me a big employee discount inside its full-service restaurant, so I was happy. I've never been a big fan of health food, and never less so than when I was in my early 20s. Raised in a Puerto Rican household, I found the very thought of putting anything in my body that wasn't fried, pork-based or heavily salted almost offensive.
February 25, 2006
Remember that commercial, featuring Clara Peller's plaintive query, "Where's the Beef"? Clara would have been in heaven, Brazilian-style, at Gauchos Village. This enormous all-you-can-eatery features swords filled with all things beef, as well as chicken, lamb and pork, carved to order. Vegetarians might want to take a pass, as meat certainly takes center stage in a constant parade of protein. Dining at this churrascaria (spit-roasted barbecue eatery) is quite an experience.
January 10, 2009
Animal Planet. Discovery Channel. Food Network. Three great channels to watch if you are hungry. I have all the respect in the world for animal lovers, vegetarians, vegans or any other form of non- or semi-meat eaters. But I am a carnivore. I love meat, any kind of meat. I salivate when I watch documentaries about salmon runs in the Northwest or albacore migrations off the coast of Mexico. “Deadliest Catch” is not a show about crab fisherman; it is a show about angels on Earth doing God’s work.
July 26, 2008
Without a doubt, barbecue is the national comfort food of the United States. Whether you are grilling hamburgers and hot dogs over a backyard charcoal grill or smoking baby backs in a smoker the size of an RV, barbecued meat, poultry, fish and vegetables are an American staple that dominates, especially during those hot summer months. Kansas City, Texas and North and South Carolina each claims to be the barbecue capital of the U.S. When you talk about barbecue, every place has its own distinct ideas and flavors, including Downtown Burbank.
March 3, 2007
Tucked away in a small corner between Glendale and Montrose, Schreiner's Fine Sausages is easily accessible to the regulars who know the establishment well. Just walking to the front entrance, my senses were assailed with the smoky aroma of specialty meats, promising more delights inside. Schreiner's has been in the area for more than 30 years and is like an old friend, always happy to see you — judging by the very friendly staff, dressed in dirndls, the traditional dresses worn in Austria and southern Germany, to match the atmosphere.
February 20, 2008
People must not treat meat cavalierly Last Sunday’s recall of 143 million pounds of beef by the U.S. Department of Agriculture should provide a loud and clear wake-up call that federal inspection is not adequate to ensure a safe meat supply. This largest meat recall in U.S. history was actually brought on by an animal rights organization’s undercover video showing a California slaughterhouse workers using kicks, electric shock, high-pressure water hoses and a forklift to force sick or injured animals onto the kill floor.