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Aeirloom Bakery Serves Fantastic, Fresh Plates Daily

Aeirloom Bakery serves colorful, flavorful breakfasts and lunches seven days a week, from a cute corner spot on Riverside Drive. Fresh and tasty pastries and a wide range of coffees, teas and juices round out the large menu.

Aeirloom Bakery has been open for about four years in Toluca Lake, and there’s been some talk of the restaurant opening in the evening for dinner service. The cafe has become very popular for breakfast and brunch, particularly on the weekends.

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Aeirloom Bakery’s Waffleena, seved with chantilly cream and fresh berries. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

We’ve enjoyed their French bistro approach to breakfast in particular, opting for salads tossed with light dressing on the side with our egg and sweet breads mains.

A particular favorite is Le Chocolate – french toast infused with orange zest and spices, in a light egg batter and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Fresh berries, banana and the most amazing organic chocolate hazelnut spread provides dimension.

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Le Chocolat, divine french toast, at Aeirloom Bakery.(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Other favorites include the poached Eggs Benedict special of the day and the omelets. Paired with salad or perfectly made rosemary potatoes, Aeirloom makes egg dishes light, fluffy and absolutely scrumptious.

One thing we really like about Aeirloom – the french toasts and waffles and chocolate spreads are mildly sweet, not overly sweet, or overly buttery, which is often the case at many other breakfast spots around town.

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Aeirloom Bakery’s Country Style omelet. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

There’s a large seating area inside and some tables outside but the restaurant can get pretty packed on the weekend. Bathrooms are clean. There is a small parking area in the back and street parking is fairly easy in this part of Toluca Lake. The servers are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.

For delectable dishes, quality ingredients and a huge menu, Aeirloom Bakery receives a Tops In Town.

Restaurant Info: Aeirloom Bakery is located at 10550 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, CA 91602.
(818) 754-1955. Aeirloom Bakery is open Sunday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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)

Get Out Of Town!: Republic of Pie

While some Burbankers malign North Hollywood, we enjoy our funky, chill neighbor to the west. And Republic of Pie on Magnolia Boulevard, near Lankershim, is just one reason.

The laid-back cafe boasts delicious food, hot and cold drinks and, of course, pies and pastries. Open from 8:00 a.m. every day of the week, Republic of Pie also has a thriving evening cafe scene with live music just about every night of the week.

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Croissant Sandwich. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

We mostly enjoy breakfast or brunch at Republic of Pie. From egg dishes to specialty french toast and pancakes, quiche and vegan options, the cafe’s extensive menu has something for most everyone.

Fruity Pebbles French Toast is very sweet, of course, and nice to share with a friend. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Berry Berry Pancakes and Banana Cream Pancakes are other popular sugary items.

The Republic of Pie Omelet – ROP Omelet – is a tasty vegetarian omelet filled with mushrooms, spinach and cheese. The Vegan Hash, tofu, soy chorizo and home fries topped with spinach is a healthy way to start the day.

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Vegan Hash. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Croque Madame – a sunny side egg topped fried ham and cheese sandwich glistening with bechamel sauce – is a delicious indulgence.

A variety of quiches, a hearty ham and cheese croissant and several different breakfast wraps are available every day of the week. Sandwiches and quesadillas are also available on the regular menu.

With high ceilings and light and bright daytime vibe, Republic of Pie’s eclectic bistro atmosphere turns cool coffee house hang as evening falls. Decorated with mismatched chairs, tables, comfy couches and a beautiful living ficus tree, the cafe is fun and relaxing.

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Republic of Pie. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Bathrooms are clean and staff are friendly. Parking is available on the street or in several nearby lots off of Magnolia. Republic of Pie is open until 10:00 or 11:00 p.m. every night of the week.

The cafe’s dessert cases are filled with pies of every flavor, from berry and cream pies to cheesecakes, decadent breads and pastries and more. Their lattes, teas and coffees are the perfect accompaniment to these sweet treats. Republic of Pie is a favorite stop no matter the time of day.

Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

The Canyon Grille Brunch Combines Best Of Both Menus

When we first visited DeBell Golf Club’s The Canyon Grille last year, we enjoyed the fantastic view, relaxing space and the terrific sandwiches, sides and salads. We profiled some of their tasty and creative sandwiches last year in this article highlighting some of the lighter lunches around town.

We’ve continued to visit The Canyon Grille several times since their grand re-opening, nearly one year ago. While the restaurant functions primarily as a breakfast and lunch spot for golfers, weekend brunch and dinner have added to the dining options.

Crabcakes Benedict at The Canyon Grille's Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Crabcakes Benedict at The Canyon Grille’s Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The beautiful views and relaxed open-air California Art & Crafts-inspired space reinforces The Canyon Grille’s casual pace and slow-paced vibe. It’s perfect for a leisurely meal any day of the week, even if you’re not hitting up the links.

Recently, we stopped in to check out The Canyon Grille’s regular Sunday brunch, which they serve from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The brunch menu combines the restaurant’s more popular breakfast and lunch items. We tried out the Nutella Pancakes, French Toast, the California Omelet and Crab Cakes Benedict.

Nutella Pancakes at The Canyon Grille's Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Nutella Pancakes at The Canyon Grille’s Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The verdict from all in our party: excellent, all around. Fresh fruit and sliced tomatoes evened out the cheese, sugar, cream, Hollandaise sauce and chocolate components of our meals.

Our waitress was very friendly and capable, and seemed to be the only one taking orders and making drinks for the several already-seated tables. While it did take several minutes for her to bring menus and waters and take our order, once the order was placed, the food was ready fairly quickly.

The Canyon Grille's California Omelet with fresh salsa and a side of sliced tomatoes perks up brunch on a Sunday. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Canyon Grille’s California Omelet with fresh salsa and a side of sliced tomatoes perks up brunch on a Sunday. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Our coffee and water refills were looked after and overall, service was very good and not intrusive. We enjoyed the view of the canyon and golf course surrounding the clubhouse and the leisurely pace of the meal.

The Canyon Grille continues to be a favorite spot for meals and drinks. We only wish it would be open later for dinner during the week and weekend. Understandably, The Canyon Grille functions primarily for the built-in clientele of the golf club, with hours limited from dawn to dusk. The Canyon Grille receives a Tops In Town; it’s a gorgeous restaurant with terrific dishes and a great retreat from the clatter and noise of the city.

Perfectly made French Toast from The Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Perfectly made French Toast from The Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Restaurant Info: The Canyon Grille is located at 1500 E. Walnut Avenue, Burbank, CA 91501. 818-736-5530. The Canyon Grille is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the winter and for dinner service on Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner service. Summer hours will be posted on the restaurant’s website when available.

The Canyon Grille 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)

California Omelet with green chiles, avocado, sour cream, cheddar cheese and fresh salsa at The Canyon Grille. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

California Omelet with green chiles, avocado, sour cream, cheddar cheese and fresh salsa at The Canyon Grille. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

 

Honeydew Cafe Has Breakfast and Lunch Wrapped Up

Tucked in amongst towering office buildings between Riverside Drive and Alameda Avenue, Honeydew Cafe builds an impressive sandwich, along with delicious breakfast items and salads. Catering mainly to the workday crowd of this part of Toluca Lake and Burbank, Honeydew Cafe may be a tiny place, yet has grown a large following in the past few years.

The Veggie sub typically comes on a 10" whole wheat roll. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Veggie sub typically comes on a 10″ whole wheat roll. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The cafe is our go-to spot for fresh, creative lunches. We often order sandwiches at 4:00 p.m. for our Hollywood Bowl picnic basket. Add some chips, beverages and dessert, and one delicious Bowl picnic is ready.

Wrapped in clean white paper, the sandwiches are a festival of colors and tastes. We have enjoyed a majority of the cafe’s menu selections including the Roasted Red Pepper Chicken, Turkey Pesto, the divine Grilled 3 Cheese Bacon Avocado, Club Sandwich, Turkey Havarti Melt and Southwest Pepper Jack Chicken.

Honeydew Cafe makes excellent breakfast and lunch sandwiches and salads. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Honeydew Cafe makes excellent breakfast and lunch sandwiches and salads. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Most recently, we shared a Veggie sub and a Muffaletta for our picnic. Filled with vegetables such as mixed greens, cucumbers, tomato, roasted red peppers, avocado, and red onion, the sub adds aged provolone and hummus for protein and packs it all into a tasty wheat roll.

The Muffaletta always pleases the tastebuds with layers of ham turkey, genoa salami, sharp cheddar cheese, aged provolone cheese, parmesan cheese, tomato, olive tapenade, romaine lettuce and red onion. Dressed with mayonnaise, the sandwich is piled between two slices of toasted sourdough bread.

Honeydew's Muffaletta layers meats, cheeses, olive tapenade and vegetables in between toasted sourdough bread. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Honeydew’s Muffaletta layers meats, cheeses, olive tapenade and vegetables in between toasted sourdough bread. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

We like to call in to-go orders ahead of time. Be prepared for a bit of a wait in line if you walk in for lunch. While there are a few small tables with shady umbrellas outside the shop, the interior is tiny. The cafe also offers freshly-made smoothies, soups and coffees. Salads and sandwiches can all be custom ordered and the Build-Your-Own options are very popular.

For consistently making some of the best sandwiches around, Honeydew Cafe gets a Tops In Town. The cafe is only open weekdays, closing at 5:00 p.m. Parking can be a challenge during peak morning and lunch hours.

Restaurant Info: Honeydew Cafe is located at 171A N. Maple Street, Burbank 91505. 818-557-7556. Honeydew Cafe is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Honeydew Cafe 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 (Roadkill)

 

Sharkey’s Bistro Cooks Up Tasty Memphis-Style BBQ

Open just 10 months, Sharkey’s Bistro is located in a typical unassuming strip mall (where else?) on Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank. Dujuan Sharkey and his family brought their recipes to Burbank from the South. They serve homemade, hearty and absolutely delicious plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week.

Sharkey's collard greens and pulled pork sandwich are out-of-this-world delicious. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Sharkey’s collard greens and pulled pork sandwich are out-of-this-world delicious. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

While Sharkey’s has a wide menu selection and the burgers we tried out were excellent, the BBQ items are the true stars of the restaurant. The pulled pork sandwich, made Memphis-style with coleslaw, pickles and barbeque sauce, was an absolute explosion of flavors. Sometimes, pulled pork can be tough but this pork was extremely tender and perfectly prepared.

Complemented by a side of collard greens flecked with slices of garlic and flavored with a slight vinegar tang, the plate was approved by everyone at the table.

We tried two different burgers, the standard cheeseburger and the Jazzy Burger. Both were big hits. The ground beef in the burger tasted very fresh and got everyone’s attention.

Sharkey's Cheeseburger - tasty, tasty. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Sharkey’s Cheeseburger – tasty, tasty. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Dressed with cheese, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo and mustard, the cheeseburger was a classic recipe done perfectly, all the way to the airy, toasted bun.

The Jazzy Burger was an exercise in indulgence. Topped with cheese, bacon, onion rings and BBQ sauce, the burger was a burst of all things decadent in every bite.

Sharkey's Jazzy Burger is decadence and deliciousness. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Sharkey’s Jazzy Burger is decadence and deliciousness. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

After eating that Jazzy Burger, we all felt our next meal should be primarily vegetable-based. Sharkey’s offers some colorful and healthy salads as well, including a basic mixed green salad and a grilled chicken salad with spinach, pecans and cranberries. They also have a Kale Avocado Salad and a Kale and Spinach Salad, each complemented with nuts, apples and homemade dressing.

We also tried the Shrimp Po-Boy – four huge grilled shrimp in a bed of lettuce, mayo and tomato inside a grilled french roll. Tasty and simple, it was a good sandwich for a lighter meal.

Sharkey's Shrimp PoBoy. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Sharkey’s Shrimp Po-Boy. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Fries heaped with minced garlic and fresh parsley for the table and a bowl of fantastic macaroni and cheese rounded out the meal.

Typical morning fare including eggs, omelets and breakfast sandwiches are listed on the menu. Sliders, a variety of cold and hot sandwiches and a plethora of burgers, ribs and smoked meats round out the offerings. Sides of collard greens, mac and cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, corn muffins, chili and different kinds of fries add to the experience.

Piles of fresh garlic and parsley accentuate the fries at Sharkey's. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Piles of fresh garlic and parsley accentuate the fries at Sharkey’s. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

We found the bathrooms and tables clean and plenty of parking in the lot. Service was very friendly. It did take a while for orders to be prepared, as they seemed to only have one cook on duty when we visited and the restaurant was steadily busy. We found the leisurely wait worth the end result, but for someone in a hurry, calling in to order in advance may be a better option.

Sharkey’s also caters large and small events and delivers throughout Burbank. For their pulled pork sandwich and the burgers, Sharkey’s Bistro gets a Tops in Town. We look forward to stopping by Sharkey’s a lot more in the future and checking out more of their menu.

Restaurant Info: Sharkey’s Bistro is located at 520 S. Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank, CA  91502. 818-842-5116. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Sharkey’s Bistro 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 (Roadkill)

World Empanadas Combines Exciting Flavors For A Hearty Burst Of Deliciousness

World Empanadas has been operating for over a year as a take-out spot in the rear of a liquor store at the corner of S. Victory Blvd. and W. Providencia Avenue. This little shop has the best empanadas around, from the standard flavors of beef, corn, spinach and cheese, to more exciting combinations including fresh crab, chile relleno, chicken marsala, fajitas and pulled pork. The empanada dough is not too heavy or greasy or too abundant, but rather, just right.

Chicken Milanesa sandwich and a Chicken Marsala empanada special are brightened with some fresh pico de gallo and chimmichurri. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Chicken Milanese sandwich and a Chicken Marsala empanada special are brightened with some fresh pico de gallo and chimichurri. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

With changing weekend specials, more options for lunch and a newly added breakfast menu, World Empanadas does more than just make spectacular empanadas. The Chicken Milanese sandwich is out-of-this-world good, joining lighted breaded tenderized chicken breast with lettuce, tomato, melted cheese and a flavorful, garlicky spread in a soft roll. Chicken tortilla soup, a chorizo sandwich and a Chicken Milanese salad are also available for the lunch menu.

(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Chicken Milanese sandwich next to a several different empanadas – the varying shapes and marks on the empanada exterior help tell the various kinds apart. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The breakfast menu includes burritos, muffins, cinnamon buns and coffee. It’s more for the late riser or a mid-morning bite, since the shop doesn’t open until 9:00 a.m.

Started by young chef and Le Cordon Bleu graduate Matthew Hirtz, who gets some help from his parents Lia and Carlos, World Empanadas is known for baking, not frying, the empanadas, which leads to a fresher, lighter taste. The creative combinations of ingredients and flavors shines here. Hirtz is not afraid to try some pretty wild recipes sometimes – which usually turn out exceptionally well.

Corn empanada and Beef empanda. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Corn empanada and Beef empanda. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Because World Empanadas is a true mom and pop take-out restaurant in every sense of the word, we have found it’s better to call in our order ahead of time. That way, if the staff is very busy, we have a better idea of how long it may take to make our order. It’s not unusual for the shop to run out of popular items before closing. Sometimes the order taking is a bit hit and miss, and sometimes it takes a while to make the Milanese sandwich – which is okay, because it’s so delicious and worth the wait.

All the ingredients used are so fresh and the resulting creations are bites of deliciousness. World Empanadas often have a dessert empanada special; the recent Chocolate Gelato empanada was absolute perfection. Cool, softening chocolate gelato (from Ciao Cristina’s supplier) fills a flaky pastry topped with hardened chocolate. One-half of this dessert empanada is plenty for one sitting!

Chocolate gelato dessert empanada. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Chocolate gelato dessert empanada. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

This coming weekend, in celebration of the Super Bowl, World Empanadas is offering two specials. Inspired by the Denver Broncos, the shop is offering a pulled pork, green chile, pinto bean and veggie empanada. For the Seattle Seahawks, the chefs are making the longtime-favorite, fresh lump crab meat empanada with tomato-mayo, veggies and cilantro.

(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

(Photo By Lisa Paredes)

World Empandas’ website and Facebook page list their upcoming specials weekly. We have eaten from this restaurant regularly for over a year and the place continues to wow our family, young and old, with consistently good food and exciting specials.

World Empanadas gets a Tops In Town for elevating the basic empanada and sandwich to new levels and is always a popular choice for a delicious, easy meal for the whole family.

Restaurant Info: World Empanadas is located at 529 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA  91502. 818-934-1820. Open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays.

World Empanadas 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 (Roadkill)

YMCA Breakfast Serves 600 Hungry People

The Burbank YMCA Service Club hosted their annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 4, at the Burbank Community YMCA. This community breakfast began at 7:30 a.m. and for the next four hours served approximately 600 participants.

Sausage, sausage, and more sausage. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Sausage, sausage, and more sausage. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Volunteers estimated that they “flipped” over 2,000 pancakes and browned 1,200 tasty sausages. The club partnered with Gavina Gourmet Coffee, and the generosity of local business leaders of International House of Pancakes, Lancers Family Restaurant, Vons, Albertson’s, Pavilions, Trader Joe’s, Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market ,Elephant Bar, Monte Carlo Deli, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Barney’s Beanery, Pinkberry, Martial Arts World, Ralph’s, Handy Market, Smart and Final, Logix, Panera Bread, Insomniac, Barragan’s, Tally Rand, Kaprice, Dad’s Donuts & Bakery, The India’s Tandoori’s, Hollywood Baskets, Bahia Caporales, Roadrunner Press, Inc. and Racer’s Edge Indoor Karting.

Cooking up pancakes and sausage for over 600 guests. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Cooking up pancakes and sausage for over 600 guests. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The event also provided an opportunity for the Service Club to turn over the keys, to a brand new van donated by the club for Y youth programs. The keys were officially turned over to CEO JC Holt. The van’s exterior design was done by Warner Bros. Holt said, “The pancake breakfast is just one more example of the tireless work the Y’s Service Club does all through the year in support of the Y and the community. This new van is such a wonderful contribution to our youth development programs and Warner Bros. just knocked it out of the park with the van’s design.”

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The event brought together people from all over the city and all the proceeds go to the Burbank Community YMCA youth development programs. It was a wonderful time, seeing people come together for a good cause, catch up with friends, and enjoy a warm, sunny California morning. The event was co-chaired by YMCA Service Club members Kam and Melanie Kalantari and Frank Sakata.

In addition to the men and women of the YMCA Service Club, other volunteers included Burbank Community YMCA staff, family members, friends and YMCA volunteers.

Burbank YMCA Service Club Members Take to the Grill

Burbank YMCA Service Club members take to the grills to cook up the fare at annual Pancake Breakfast. Funds raised allow kids to participate in programs even if their parents can’t afford it.

 

By Joyce Rudolph
BurbankNBeyond

 

Mikhail Lazarev with his sons, Alec, center, and Nicolai, enjoying breakfast at the Burbank YMCA Service Club's Pancake Breakfast on May 12. (Photo by Joyce Rudolph)

The delicious scent of sizzling sausage pierced the air of the YMCA parking lot. Jeff Prutz, a member of the Burbank YMCA Service Club, was rolling the links across the grill for the annual Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for youth programs on May 12.

His reason for giving back to the community put a lump in the throat.  A member of the Marine Corps Reserves, Prutz is waiting to be deployed to Afghanistan, he said.

“In case I don’t come back, I want people to have a good image of me,” he said.

He also gives time to Boy Scout Troop 209 in Burbank and Toys for Tots in Kern County.

Burbank YMCA Service Club members Art Wetton, left, and Arnie Lee parpare pancakes for the fund-raising breakfast on May 12. (Photo by Joyce Rudolph)

Next to him Art Wetton, was flipping the golden disks. Arnie Lee was taking note of his technique. Co-Chairmen and husband and wife, Kamyar and Melanie Kalantari, were overseeing the operation.

The couple joined the group after shopping for a Christmas tree two years ago and finding out the funds raised by the pancake breakfast and tree lot go to youth programs, Kamyar Kalantari said.

Inside the all-purpose room, families were poking at links and pancakes doused with strawberries or maple syrup.

Mikhail Lazarev stopped to fuel up his boys, Alec and Nicolai, for swim practice at the YMCA, their father said.

Bernie and Dorothy Katz came from Newhall for the breakfast. Dorothy was sitting with friends from the YMCA Arthritis Exercise class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, she said. They include Julie Kenyon, Brenda Ballesteros and Yvette Hampton and their instructor Shari Brandon.

Noah Talmaci, 5, uses two hands at the Burbank YMCA Service Club's Pancake Breakfast. The event raised funds for youth programs. (Photo by Joyce Rudolph)

Roger Koll, president of YMCA board of directors, was pouring juice, alongside YMCA Service Club member Tony Ballesteros.

“It’s my favorite event,” Koll said. “It pulls everyone in from the community. We see small kids to seniors and everything in between ~ people from the entertainment industry and small businesses. And it is a fundraiser that helps kids from families who can’t afford the programs.”

The YMCA Service Club meets two evenings a month. For more information, call Chris Nishimura at (818) 566-7755.