March 15, 2008
At William McKinley Elementary Wednesday, Stefania Batista, 7, and Janette Salcedo, 7, walked toward the school’s outdoor lunch tables with a little something special on their trays. “I wanted to get lemons, so I can make lemonade,” Janette said. “My favorite is peaches,” Stefania said. An enhanced assortment of fruit and vegetable choices was offered at Burbank’s 11 elementary schools this week during the “A to Z Salad Bar” program, held to recognize National Nutrition month, said Ralph Peschek, consulting director of food services for the Burbank Unified School District.
February 4, 2006
Healthy BitesAmong the world's cuisines, a Mediterranean diet is often cited as one of the healthiest. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients, savory herbs and spices, citrus juices and olive oil, it's also one of the most delicious. At Healthy Bites, you can sample these wonderful flavors and know you're treating your body right too. The restaurant occupies a narrow storefront where everything is made to go, a fact made plain by the obvious lack of seating. Healthy Bites opens early and offers a variety of espresso drinks, coffee, tea, pastries, bagels and croissants.
July 26, 2000
Linda D'Angelo BURBANK -- As my friend from Portugal and I entered the new Picanha (pronounced PicanYa), we were greeted by a friendly hostess, (no music, which was disappointing) and the delicious aroma of barbecue, which is Brazilian Churrascaria. Skewered meat is carved at your plate, piping hot from the open-fire grill. Waiters, dressed like pirates of the Caribbean, continuously circle the room with the choice cuts, inviting you to eat to your heart's content.
July 2, 2005
Cherie Mercer Twohy For a few years, steakhouses had gone the way of the dinosaurs, but they seem to have made a comeback. With everything ordered a la carte, a steak dinner can easily become a serious investment. No wonder many of us have cut back on eating red meat, not just for for dietary reasons, but also budgetary ones. Still, a few times a year, I feel a primal need for a good steak, served with the traditional trimmings -- steakhouse salad, baked potato, sour cream and chives.
October 24, 2009
The mere mention of hospital food elicits contorted facial expressions and conjures images of green Jello and meatloaf surprise. Depending on how sick the patients, or how sad the visitors, chances are, food is not foremost on their minds. But they want to be comforted. Hence, comfort food — flavorful, home-cooked meals that offer a nostalgic, soul-healing appeal. And because feeling better is what every hospital wants for its patients, shouldn’t the cafeterias strive to achieve this basic need?
March 18, 2000
Irma Lemus NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Bobby the Banana made his point. Meeting giant fruit characters eating at a 30-foot-long salad bar serving A-to-Z fruits and vegetables were some of the treats Thomas Edison Elementary School students delighted in at Thursday's National Nutrition Month celebration. As many as 500 students participated in the "Farm to Market" morning event, said Agnes Lally, Food Service Director for the Burbank district. Lally said the event, which included Oreo a live cow, instructed students on the importance of eating healthy foods.
May 6, 2006
Tep Thai has been a mainstay of Thai cuisine in Glendale since 1984. Owners Jimmy and Pat Tavornwattana strive to serve the best Thai food made with the freshest ingredients. The chef has over 20 years of cooking experience in Thailand. Tep Thai serves all the traditional dishes, like chicken Satay, Tom Kah Kai (hot and sour coconut chicken soup), Pad Thai (pan-fried noodles with chicken, shrimp, and egg garnished with crushed peanuts and bean sprouts), and succulent Thai barbecue pork, chicken, and beef.