March 12, 2008
Owners of a restaurant in Media District West have transformed the site from Euro cuisine to American chophouse, specializing in Southern dishes. Savannah Burbank on 3400 W. Olive Ave. replaced French 75 Bistro last month, in a move that was meant as a departure from the restaurant’s growing reputation as a place for special events, said David Wilhelm, president of Culinary Adventures Restaurants, which owns both eateries. “The honest answer is that the restaurant wasn’t doing the sales volume we had anticipated it would do,” he said.
December 10, 2005
Refreshing, sparkling, reasonably priced -- these words, used to describe Prosecco wine, might just as well describe Prosecco the restaurant. A true Italian trattoria, Prosecco's is a place of casual elegance specializing in personal service, where regulars are greeted by name and individual preferences are indulged. Where the warmth and tastes of Tuscany can be found in the simple, well-prepared dishes set before you. Begin with the wonderful soups. Prosecco's soups are dairy-free, but they're so rich and creamy, you'll wonder how they do it. The Roasted Corn Chowder, always on the menu, is savory, hearty and topped with crispy proscuitto.
June 21, 2003
Molly Shore Graduation is not an ending, Burroughs High School Associated Student Body President Brent Schackman told his fellow graduates Thursday night. "It's a commencement, and so begins the rest of our lives," Schackman told 428 fellow seniors and a capacity crowd seated in the Memorial Field bleachers. Before class salutatorian Timothy Salamon spoke, he played a sea chantey on the kazoo, a novelty that has become a tradition among student speakers at Burroughs commencement exercises.
January 3, 2014
Golfers can expect a new restaurant menu and synergy between golf and food operations at DeBell Golf Club next week with the Canyon Grille, the club's new eatery, slated to open for breakfast and lunch on Friday. Tom Shayman, 17-year owner and operator of the Burbank Bar and Grille on North San Fernando Road, has taken the helm of the club's restaurant. “We want to make everybody feel warm and welcome here,” Shayman said Friday. “We're really going to be invested in the golf operation.” Customers will be able to enjoy a whole new menu, which Shayman described as “California continental,” with comfort dishes such as macaroni and cheese, burgers and flatbread pizzas, along with ahi tuna and salmon entrées.
October 23, 2010
So, a horse walks into a bar and the bartender says "Why the long face?" The first time I heard that joke it made me chuckle. For days later it put a smile on my face when I thought about it. Because of the genius of its simplicity, combined with its offbeat sensibility, it has become one of my favorite jokes of all time. I am having a similar reaction to my experience at Arbuckle's Bistro in Burbank. Arbuckle's is the restaurant attached to the recently opened "Flappers Comedy Club" and sports a clean and clever 1920s/Prohibition-era theme.
December 19, 2009
It is very easy to drive on the main commercial portion of Brand Boulevard in Glendale between Colorado Street and Glenoaks Boulevard and find restaurants varying in ethnicity, price and quality. But you need to continue traveling farther north to find top-notch culinary excellence at a marvelous gem called Gennaro’s. This stretch of Brand is still primarily business-oriented, but the look and feel are different, and Gennaro’s reflects this mood. Upon entering you notice décor that is elegant but not ostentatious — upscale in a manner that seems appropriate for an excellent Italian meal.
April 7, 2007
Some kids have mentors that take them to ballgames, help with their homework, or simply guide them through the obstacles of life. I have a food mentor. As soon as I got teeth, I was chewing on a gyro and learning that raw fish comes on a roll of rice. My mentor is my cousin Anita, who lives in Oregon now and works for Harry and David. So when she's not sending me Moose Munch, she is here visiting her old hometown and teaching me a thing or two about food. Last week, I knew the perfect place to take my mentor for lunch was Octopus Japanese Restaurant.
February 13, 2012
It's been a good season for the Providence High girls' and boys' basketball teams. Along with both winning Liberty League championships, the two Pioneers squads also garnered top-three seeds for the CIF Southern Section playoffs. The Providence boys earned the No. 1 seed in Division IVA and the girls are No. 3 in Division IV-AA. Including the Pioneers teams, seven area programs earned postseason bids, including Burbank and Bellarmine-Jefferson in boys and Burroughs, Bell-Jeff and the Bulldogs in girls.