The Castaway Restaurant was transformed into a glittering Monte Carlo casino on Saturday night as members of the Burbank chapter of the National Charity League and their guests rolled the dice and spun the roulette wheel, earning more than $10,000 for good causes in the local community. Dozens of high-rollers, decked out in their snazziest finery, turned out to bid on a dazzling selection of prize baskets, try their luck at an opportunity drawing for a beautiful set of diamond earrings and partake of a sumptuous array of culinary delights. Among the charities benefiting from NCL’s first annual Casino Night were Burbank Temporary Aid Center,
Cela Cafe’s mediterranean restaurant is the talk of Burbank and has already been featured by numerous food vloggers across social media. Cela Cafe took over the space where Healthy Bites was previously located, and is preparing for their grand opening event on September 30th.
The rivalry between Burbank and Burroughs continued in a Pacific League girls' volleyball match.
At the very western edge of Burbank, Hades Hot Chicken serves up some very tasty fried chicken and delicious sides from a nondescript strip mall near West Victory Boulevard and North Clybourn Avenue. The spice level is easily customizable, from no spice, mild, medium, medium-hot and Hades-Hot, which registers between one and two million on the Scoville scale. A dry spice rub is added before each piece is cooked, so diners can get the amount of heat they want, on a scale from no burn to eye-watering and mouth-flaming.