February 21, 2009
Glendale Community College students have something to cheer about in a friendly new spot to eat that is just across the street. Dino?s Cucina is not exactly new though. Owner Kostantinos Liosis, better known as Dino, used to run a tasty Greek spot here called the Athenian Grill but he found his hearty Mediterranean plates were too much food for students wanting a quick bite between classes. He?s turned his skills to pizzas, calzones, paninis, salads and pastas now. It?s New York-style Italian fare with Dino?
August 13, 2005
Bill Scollon The moment I entered Tony's Bella Vista I was struck with a craving -- must have pizza. The wait staff does a good job of making you feel right at home, which is exactly how my wife feels about the place. High on her list -- and mine -- are the great meatballs you can order with any pasta dish, really good gnocchi and a homemade sauce that's thick and a little sweet. The over-sized meatballs are a blend of ground beef, breadcrumbs and seasoning cooked just right.
August 19, 2000
Midge Boardman, People GLENDALE -- A walk along Glenoaks Boulevard changed Glendale resident Joyce Allred's life. While she strolled with friends one August evening, a motor home pulled up alongside them. Five young men inside were speaking all at once, but not in English. The women, understanding only "supermarket," pointed. Talk went on; nobody knew what the other was saying. But the women realized the foreigners were on holiday from Italy.
January 17, 2001
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- With the theme "It would be really strange if...," artwork for the Burbank Parent-Teacher Assn.'s fine arts competition is just that -- strange. With pictures ranging from rats surfing to a drawing of a house made of pepperoni, the PTA council awarded 16 medals to students Thursday at the Burbank Central Library. About 200 students submitted work in music, literature, visual arts and photography for the reflections arts competition, said Anita Davy, council president.
March 2, 2005
Rima Shah In his 15 years delivering Domino's pizzas in Glendale and Burbank, Poul Thomsen said he must have delivered about $1 million worth of pizza without getting a ticket. Thomsen, 46, recently surpassed 25,000 safe delivery hours. It's an accomplishment unachieved by anyone else in Domino's Glendale and Burbank stores and reached by about 10 deliverers in all of Southern California, said his store manager, Jim Hernandez. "Safe driving hours means no tickets, no accidents," Thomsen said.
January 30, 2008
It’s not every day a business owner goes from specializing in plumbing to pizza, but that’s what James Kirakosian did. As the owner of the fourth Garlic Jim’s Famous Pizza in California, Kirakosian will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Burbank pizza parlor. The other three locations are in Pasadena, Valencia and Simi Valley. But the Glendale resident has also owned a plumbing business, Premium One Plumbing, based in Glendale for the past seven years.
June 16, 2007
When it comes to great pizza, it is all about the crust. Forget sauce recipes and mozzarella cheese. Perfect pizza begins with the dough, like fine wine builds on the right grapes. One soggy crust and you end up with toppings and sauce all over your lap. And what's worse than an over-baked crust that crunches like a mouthful of croutons? The great pizza debate between New York and Chicago has nothing to do with toppings. Chicago says the crust must be almost as thick as a loaf of French bread.