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By Lisa Dupuy | December 25, 2010
What is it about a diner that comforts us so? The waitresses with pencils behind their ears? The pies on display? The regulars? The long counter and swivel chairs? Is it the fake flowers and old photographs? Or just the predictable (in a good way) food? The Toasted Bun in Glendale gives you all those things and now they're doing it beyond breakfast and lunchtime. Since 1963 they've been serving up comfort food in an easy-going environment. In the mornings, they sling hash and eggs.
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By Cherie Mercer Twohy | June 3, 2006
Think of Eat Well as a diner with a difference. Your typical diner has a certain vibe ? kind-a retro, kind-a cool. Eat Well's got that. The leatherette booths, the gumball machine, stools at the counter, the vinyl-coated menus ? Eat Well's got those, too. So what's the difference? Well, the logo hints at it. "Eat Well, 'cause your mama told you to." If your mama was into soy and whole grains, she'd be delighted that you're eating well here. Along with the burgers and blue plate specials, the menu features lots of granola, tofu and vegetarian options.
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By Donna Huffaker Evans | July 4, 2009
Diners are the kind of eateries that appeal to the masses — folks looking for home-style cooking at an affordable price, parties of one who prefer the counter space for easier newspaper perusal and the bedraggled likes of those who over-indulged the night before, looking for the perfect greasy dish to sop up their alcoholic excess. You don’t have to drive too far around Glendale or Burbank to spot these greasy spoons, a distinction more charming than disparaging in today’s culinary terminology.
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By: VAN NOVACK | October 6, 2005
David Cronenberg has directed several graphically violent films over the years, including such horror staples as "Friday the 13th" and "Scanners." Accordingly, it is somewhat expected when his new film, "A History of Violence," opens with two drifters in the midst of a savage murder and robbery spree. When the story shifts to the bucolic town of Millbrook, Ind., and features the all-American Stall family -- who appear to have stepped out of a Norman Rockwell painting -- you just know it's too good to last.
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By Zain Shauk | June 26, 2009
GLENDALE — Bob’s Big Boy is considering a move back to the city where it all began. City officials have contacted the now-Michigan-based restaurant chain about a possible new location in Glendale, where founder Bob Wian opened the original Bob’s Big Boy on Colorado Street in 1937. Glendale has since lost its assortment of Bob’s Big Boy locations, with the final restaurant at 1407 W. Glenoaks Blvd. closing in March after store owners failed to renew a franchise agreement with the company.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | October 23, 2007
DOWNTOWN ? In hopes of making money in a busy downtown location that didn?t work for its predecessor, BJ?s Restaurant and Brewhouse opened its doors to Glendale on Monday. Parked at the corner of Brand Boulevard and Broadway, on the ground floor of the Glendale City Center at 101 N. Brand Blvd., the restaurant?s new stainless steel facade beckoned passersby to test the newly opened eatery. The sign was familiar to Irvine resident Shannon Shin, who randomly stopped in for lunch to enjoy some deep-dish pizza.
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May 13, 2004
Ryan Carter Glendale had its finest offerings of food and music outside Wednesday night for the annual Taste of Downtown Glendale. About 800 people bought the right to walk up and down both sides of the boulevard, from the 100 block of South Brand to 500 North Brand and sample the delicacies of 20 local restaurants as bands played in the background. "It's really great that the restaurants are opening their doors like this," said Katie Warren of La Canada Flintridge, who came with friends.
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By Liana Aghajanian | January 25, 2012
Last week, on my way home from seeing friends Friday night, hunger pains set in as I drove along Los Feliz Boulevard. It was 2 a.m., rain was softly grating down my windshield and I hadn't had dinner. There was only one solution in sight: Conrad's. It was late, but the parking lot was full and the atmosphere buzzing on the corner of Central Avenue. As I slid into an empty booth with a laminated forest green menu it felt like I was home. For many years, I have kept my love affair with Glendale's only 24-hour diner hidden, but I think it's time to finally come clean.
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By Ruth Sowby | November 14, 2012
Recess on North Brand is offering the gimmick of all restaurant gimmicks. But with this one everybody wins. Executive Chef-Owner Sevan Abdessian was the first Los Angeles resident to win a spot on the Food Network's popular New York-based “Chopped” show. Thursday-night customers also win with $30 delicious practice dinners including appetizer, entrée and dessert. On Nov. 8, about 30 hungry patrons enjoyed food, wine and conviviality. As on “Chopped,” a mystery basket of four ingredients accompanied each course.
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By Lisa Dupuy | March 6, 2010
Presiding over the elegant new eatery, The Cafe Victory, is none other than St. Patrick himself. Owner Rogel Aragon brought the 100-year-old stained-glass replica of the saintly man with him from his old restaurant, the popular Patrick’s Cafe, to his new, scaled-down place on Victory near Sonora in Glendale. I think it’s a lucky talisman because The Cafe Victory is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. The food and decor at the new cafe have absolutely nothing to do with Ireland.
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By Agnessa Kasumyan | February 13, 2014
Though last year saw a number of Honolulu Avenue eateries close their doors, new ones quickly pop up to take their place. One of the newest to debut in the Montrose shopping district is Thee Elbow Room, a petite-sized coffee and lunch spot, replacing the former Java Brew. Soft-spoken and bright-eyed, chief and co-owner Cristal Arguelles moves efficiently through the restaurant, providing a sandwich that made one customer exclaim “home-run” upon the first bite. “I'm very excited to have her here,” said Janelle Williams, a customer and neighbor.
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By Ruth Sowby | November 14, 2012
Recess on North Brand is offering the gimmick of all restaurant gimmicks. But with this one everybody wins. Executive Chef-Owner Sevan Abdessian was the first Los Angeles resident to win a spot on the Food Network's popular New York-based “Chopped” show. Thursday-night customers also win with $30 delicious practice dinners including appetizer, entrée and dessert. On Nov. 8, about 30 hungry patrons enjoyed food, wine and conviviality. As on “Chopped,” a mystery basket of four ingredients accompanied each course.
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By Liana Aghajanian | January 25, 2012
Last week, on my way home from seeing friends Friday night, hunger pains set in as I drove along Los Feliz Boulevard. It was 2 a.m., rain was softly grating down my windshield and I hadn't had dinner. There was only one solution in sight: Conrad's. It was late, but the parking lot was full and the atmosphere buzzing on the corner of Central Avenue. As I slid into an empty booth with a laminated forest green menu it felt like I was home. For many years, I have kept my love affair with Glendale's only 24-hour diner hidden, but I think it's time to finally come clean.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Dupuy | December 25, 2010
What is it about a diner that comforts us so? The waitresses with pencils behind their ears? The pies on display? The regulars? The long counter and swivel chairs? Is it the fake flowers and old photographs? Or just the predictable (in a good way) food? The Toasted Bun in Glendale gives you all those things and now they're doing it beyond breakfast and lunchtime. Since 1963 they've been serving up comfort food in an easy-going environment. In the mornings, they sling hash and eggs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Dupuy | March 6, 2010
Presiding over the elegant new eatery, The Cafe Victory, is none other than St. Patrick himself. Owner Rogel Aragon brought the 100-year-old stained-glass replica of the saintly man with him from his old restaurant, the popular Patrick’s Cafe, to his new, scaled-down place on Victory near Sonora in Glendale. I think it’s a lucky talisman because The Cafe Victory is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. The food and decor at the new cafe have absolutely nothing to do with Ireland.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | March 4, 2010
DOWNTOWN — DineEquity Inc., the Glendale-based owner of IHOP Restaurants and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, on Wednesday reported earnings of $31-million for 2009, bouncing back from a $154-million loss the year prior. The family-dining giant has more than 3,400 franchise or company-owned restaurants and employs 225 people at its headquarters and 1,000 nationwide. The majority of IHOP and Applebee’s employees work for franchisees, according to DineEquity.
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By Donna Huffaker Evans | July 4, 2009
Diners are the kind of eateries that appeal to the masses — folks looking for home-style cooking at an affordable price, parties of one who prefer the counter space for easier newspaper perusal and the bedraggled likes of those who over-indulged the night before, looking for the perfect greasy dish to sop up their alcoholic excess. You don’t have to drive too far around Glendale or Burbank to spot these greasy spoons, a distinction more charming than disparaging in today’s culinary terminology.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | June 26, 2009
GLENDALE — Bob’s Big Boy is considering a move back to the city where it all began. City officials have contacted the now-Michigan-based restaurant chain about a possible new location in Glendale, where founder Bob Wian opened the original Bob’s Big Boy on Colorado Street in 1937. Glendale has since lost its assortment of Bob’s Big Boy locations, with the final restaurant at 1407 W. Glenoaks Blvd. closing in March after store owners failed to renew a franchise agreement with the company.
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