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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Manager Jose Lopez (center) helped out behind the counter during the pre-opening at Frank's Restaurant in Burbank June 14, 2012

Landmark Burbank restaurant re-opens

A Burbank landmark, Frank’s Coffee Shop and Restaurant, 916 West Olive Avenue, is back in business, after falling on hard times and having to close its doors several weeks ago. Today during the pre-opening,  manager and former owner, Jose Lopez, and his staff were serving customers just like old times at Frank’s. One customer, chowing down on a hot turkey sandwich, told me the food was even” better than before!” Frank’s first opened its doors back in the 1950s. It quickly gained a reputation as a friendly neighborhood eatery with... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- The oldest Bob's Big Boy restaurant anywhere is on Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake neighborhood of Burbank

Photo Gallery: Have you checked out Bob’s Big Boy lately?

Something new at an old favorite. Built in 1949, Bob’s Big Boy at 4211 West Riverside Drive,  is the oldest triple-B restaurant in the country and a local and state landmark as well. And it’s still packing them in — tourists and local folks. A while back, I hung out at a counter seat taking care of serious business with one of those triple-B burgers and grooving to the back-in-the-day oldies music. My server, a smiley guy named Alex, was terrific. He recommended the raspberry ice tea which had a great taste– not watered down like... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City Groove -- A crowd waits outside for tables on Thanksgiving at the popular Burbank restaurant, the Tallyrand November 25, 2010

Holiday Highlights: Dining at the Tally Rand

 I joined friends for Thanksgiving dinner at the Tallyrand located at 1700 West Olive Avenue in Burbank. Surprisingly, there were several different entrees on the special menu, but I went for the traditional turkey dinner — which is one of the specialities at the Rand. I was not disappointed.  It was a very good meal, except they only served pumpkin pie and I had a taste for apple pie. The holiday season is a busy time at this long-time Burbank eatery known for its great breakfast, home style cooking, and reasonable prices. Oh, and they... Read More →

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