Archive for November, 2009

Happy Holidays and Samba Launched at Universal CityWalk!

Happy Holidays and Samba Launched at Universal CityWalk!

Just in time for giving thanks! A parade of oh-so-lovely samba dancers in colorful barely-there costumes strutted along Universal CityWalk with a cadre of ultra-handsome drummers following. They were there for the big debut of the Samba Brazilian Steakhouse and Lounge. The yummy and exciting Samba spot has been added to the variety of restaurants […]

Living the California Dream, Ferrari Style

Living the California Dream, Ferrari Style

In the seminal 1980s film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” one of the most memorable plot lines revolved around the vintage Ferrari 250 GT California that Ferris absconds from the garage of his friend’s father. He and the gang, as well as a pair of garage attendants, flog the nearly-priceless car within an inch of its […]

Arunee House Thai-Chinese Cuisine  The Best of the Best

Arunee House Thai-Chinese Cuisine The Best of the Best

For Chinese and Thai food lovers there is nothing better than authentic dishes cooked with fresh ingredients in flavorful and savory sauces. Opened since 1982, Arunee House Thai-Chinese Cuisine features a select number of Chinese and Thai inspired appetizers, entrées, desserts and beverages that tantalize all five senses. Family-owned and operated, all recipes are passed […]

Lancers Restaurant

For decades, Lancers has been dishing up the best breakfast, lunch and dinners. The ultimate community mainstay, Lancers is one of the best restaurants in Burbank. Open daily from 5:30am to midnight, a great meal always awaits you at Lancers. Lancers will be open for a traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. All dinners are served […]

“Sin” at The Playhouse West Repertory Theatre

“Sin” at The Playhouse West Repertory Theatre

“Sin,” written by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Tony Savant, is riveting theater. Set in San Francisco on the eve of the earthquake of 1989, “Sin” features an astonishing performance by Elena Fabri (Avery) who is the beleaguered air traffic reporter for a local radio station. She appears in every scene, matched in intensity by […]

L.A. theatre lovers will be thrilled to know that after two years of obscurity

L.A. theatre lovers will be thrilled to know that after two years of obscurity

The Alliance Repertory Company is back! After 21 years in Burbank and offering high-quality, cutting edge multi-awarded productions on Magnolia, a mass realty shuffle forced them out of the “theatre home.” (Neighbors on the same block as my store “Hubba Hubba!,” I nearly got ousted at the same time but was saved at the last […]

Clear Eyes, Concise Message

Clear Eyes, Concise Message

With clear eyes filled with emotion, true windows of their souls, the cast of Saghatel Haroutunyan’s “If Your Eyes Are Clear…” tell the compelling story of a Soviet-era Armenian superior court judge, under great pressure from friends, family and society, weighing the scales of justice on all sides—clearly not an “open and shut case.” In […]

Men Who Stare at Goats

Men Who Stare at Goats

Men Who Stare at Goats Runtime 93 Minutes OK for Children Although inspired by Jon Ronson’s non-fiction bestseller of the same name, an eye-opening and often hilarious exploration of the government’s attempts to harness paranormal abilities to combat its enemies, screenwriter Peter Straughan was brought in to develop the goofy story of strange government-sponsored projects […]

Promise of Sumpin’ Special!

When I revealed that our luncheon destination was to be Frank’s just a few blocks from my friend’s Burbank address, he was incredulous. “Why Frank’s? That place has been around for decades and it’s nothing special,” he insisted. But the Palate was resolute, as I’d had nothing but positive reports ever since Jose Lopez, longtime […]

2012

2012

2012 Runtime 158 Minutes OK for Children While this is a disaster movie that nobody will take seriously, it’s instructive to know that last week a 25-foot wide asteroid missed the earth by 8,700 miles. That’s under the trajectory of lots of our satellites. In May a 40-yard wide asteroid missed earth by only 38,000 […]