May 23, 2009
There?s a new kid in town named Roman ? Roman?s Gourmet Express, that is. Open just four weeks, this convenient spot for breakfast and lunch is already doing a bang-up business. That?s because it offers the right formula to the local population of businesspeople ? crowd-pleasing food, a large, cheery space, fair prices and quick, professional service. Roman?s Gourmet Express is on the street level of the large office building at the corner of Brand Boulevard and Milford Street, just a couple of blocks from the Glendale (134)
November 13, 2004
Garden club sponsors wreath workshop The Burbank Valley Garden Club will sponsor its "Succulent Wreath Workshop" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Verdugo Park Assembly Building, 700 N. California St. Members and guests will participate in a hands-on workshop and create a magnificent Christmas decoration, conducted by Jean Askeland, member and third vice president. Donation is $20. Coffee and cakes will be provided. For more information and reservations, call 766-2225.
July 29, 2006
Summer is burger season, but frankly, this summer is shaping up to be nearly too hot to fire up the grill. If you are hankering for a hamburger, but can't bear the thought of burning your own briquettes, head out to The Habit Burger Grill in Glendale. It's cool as an ice cream soda inside, with a buzz of conversation and the aroma of the grill filling the air-conditioned air. Choices are the classic burger-fries-and-soda combos, with a smattering of grilled sandwiches and salads.
December 3, 2005
Los Gringos LocosTacos, tostadas, fajitas, oh my! Just because it's "gringo" food doesn't mean it can't be tasty, fresh and fun. Los Gringos Locos in La Cañada Flintridge is a popular spot for just this reason, serving up California versions of Mexican favorites in a cheerful atmosphere. The folk-art painted walls create a seaside village feeling that is definitely family friendly. Oilcloth-covered tables and crayons add to the welcome, and the place is just noisy enough to invite smaller diners.
June 11, 2005
One translation of "far niente" is "doing nothing." But that's far from the case at this upscale Glendale establishment, which has been serving dishes from the Cinque Terre region of Italy for nearly two decades. From the bountiful floral display in the entryway to the old-world tin ceiling, coffered walls and black leather banquettes in the dining room, Far Niente Ristorante beckons with comfortable elegance. The white table linen and heavy cutlery are an indication of the fine dining to come.