A Taste of Downtown Glendale surpassed all expectations with more than 1,000 foodies packing 45 Glendale restaurants for, in many cases, a lot more than a taste on May 11. Brand Boulevard was buzzing with enough foot traffic to make every merchant happy. This not-to-be-missed annual fundraiser for Glendale Healthy Kids gets tastier and tastier.
A popular restaurant that seldom gives away its specialties was Katsuya in the Americana. Fans were already lined up three deep before the 5:30 p.m. opening. The aroma of chicken teriyaki and panko-crusted albacore had mouths watering. Front and center were two sets of hungry sisters. Amanda Yu, 11, and little sister Natalie Yu, 7, didn’t let the adults get in their way. The girls grabbed the chicken teriyaki skewers. Mom Cathy Yu preferred the albacore.
Alyssa Miyamoto, 7, and sister Talia Miyamoto, 5, also were at the head of the line. Their taste of choice was the chicken teriyaki. Mom Julie Miymaoto and Dad Mica Miyamoto were more patient. They were waiting for a group of friends to join them.