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Sweetsalt Delights With Light, Fresh Fare

Along Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake lay a concentration of excellent and varied restaurants, many with an attention to fresh and healthy ingredients, including Sweetsalt. Open for several years now, the restaurant consistently turns out delightful meals with a creative flair.

We have mainly enjoyed breakfast and lunch at Sweetsalt over the years. The daytime menu is served from opening until 5:00 p.m., although some breakfast items are only offered until 11:00 a.m. weekdays.

Truffled Eggs Sandwich at Sweetsalt in Toluca Lake. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Truffled Eggs Sandwich at Sweetsalt in Toluca Lake. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Salads and sandwiches are the mainstay of the daytime menu. We’ve enjoyed the Fig & Bleu, the Curry Cauliflower and Strawberry Bacon salads along with the Shrimp Po’ Boy, the Steak & Brie sandwich and Avocado BLT. The Brussels Sprouts and Kale Tacos look interesting, and are on our to-try list.

With highly-customizable salads and sandwiches, we always find something to suit our craving here.

Breakfast and lunch sandwiches are served with a light mixed greens salad tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette, a tasty and refreshing complement to the main.

Sweetsalt's Micro-Greens Omelet. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Sweetsalt’s Micro-Greens Omelet. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

For the traditionalists out there, the Egg Hash is delicious and hearty concoction of eggs, potatoes, meat, cheese, onions and peppers, with a side of toast.

After 5:00 p.m., the dinner menu offers pasta, steak, chicken and fish entrees, along with sandwiches, burgers, robust salads and a variety of sides and small plates.

Egg Hash provides the meat and potatoes with eggs and cheese. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Egg Hash provides the meat and potatoes with eggs and cheese. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Sweetsalt also has fresh pastries and bakery items daily, along with delicious coffees, teas and flavored sodas.

Diners grab a menu and order at the counter and find a place to sit, inside the spacious dining area or outside at community tables. Servers bring out the food when ready.

For the best expression of the new fast casual-style restaurant, Sweetsalt rates a Tops In Town. Its amazing array of creative, colorful and healthy food is both exciting and enjoyable.

Restaurant Info: Sweetsalt is located at 10218 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake, CA 91602. 818-509-7790. Sweetsalt is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sweetsalt receives: Tops In Town

myBurbank Ratings:
Tops In Town (Outstanding)
On The Marquee (Really Good)
Could Use A Rewrite (Average or Slightly Below)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Poor)

Burbank Police Employees Participate in Special Olympics Torch Run

The 2013 Southern California Law Enforcement Torch Run involves more than 2,000 officers carrying the torch more than 500 miles through more than 150 communities. In a continuing commitment to support the torch run, Burbank Police Sergeant Scott Meadows brought together both sworn and civilian personnel for this year’s 4.3 mile run through Burbank.

Burbank Police Officer Joel Rodriguez K-9 handler, receives the torch from a Los Angeles Police North Hollywood Division Officer. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Officer Joel Rodriguez K-9 handler, receives the torch from a Los Angeles Police North Hollywood Division Officer. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s Police Department received the torch from the Los Angeles Police Department-North Hollywood Division, at Riverside and Clybourn and were joined there by Olympians Matthew Raymundi and Fred Orr.  The Olympians ran with police for portions of the 4.3 mile course.  The group ran up Riverside to Olive, continued up Olive, over the I-5 freeway to San Fernando, turned onto Orange Grove, and stopped at the police station for a few photographs.

A number of Burbank Police personnel that were in the station stepped outside to greet the runners, as they took a much needed water break.

This years Burbank Police Departments Special Olympic Torch Runners. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

This years Burbank Police Departments Special Olympic Torch Runners. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

As a special treat for the Olympians, Burbank’s K-9 handlers, already running the route, picked up their dogs at the station so they could join them for the final leg of the run.  The Olympians, Matthew Raymundi and Fred Orr were visibly excited as the group ran with “Steevo” and “Kimo” during the final leg of the Torch Run through Burbank.

Burbank runners handed off the torch to our neighboring Glendale Police Department, at Glenoaks and Alameda, and wished them well for their portion of the Torch Relay.

The following Burbank Police personnel sacrificed their time and effort to support the department in the Special Olympics Southern California Law Enforcement Torch Relay.

 

Lieutenant JJ Puglisi                                       Sergeant Scott Meadows

Sergeant Adam Cornils                                  Detective Brent Dyrness

Detective Peter Eirich                                     Detective Jeff Lamoureaux

Officer Jesus Espindola                                 Officer Sarah Brady

Jail Technician Dawna Jurecka                     Parking Enforcement Officer Marlene Montalvo

K-9 Handler Joel Rodriguez & K9 “Kimo”      K-9 Handler John Embleton & K9 “Steevo”

 

In addition,were members of the Traffic Bureau, who assisted with traffic control to create a safe running lane for the runners throughout the course:

 

Sergeant Kerry Schilf                                     Officer Dan Turpin

Officer Chris Hensley                                     Officer Todd Burns

Officer Steve Maxwell                                    Officer Randy Lloyd

Burbank Police run past the new Burbank Studios at Olive & Alameda Avenue. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police run past the new Burbank Studios at Olive & Alameda Avenue. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Breakfast Honors Burbank Employees

Many employees were recently honored by the City of Burbank for their years of service to the City. Not only were they recognized, but once again all employees were treated to a catered breakfast at City Hall. BurbankNBeyond’s Deborah Dodge was on hand as she highlights Mary Jo Watkins, Louise M. Paziak and Guy Zink who have all put in 40 years with the City.

Breakfast Honors Burbank Employees

Many employees were recently honored by the City of Burbank for their years of service to the City. Not only were they recognized, but once again all employees were treated to a catered breakfast at City Hall. BurbankNBeyond’s Deborah Dodge was on hand as she highlights Mary Jo Watkins, Louise M. Paziak and Guy Zink who have all put in 40 years with the City.