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Happy Hour Reviews: Guisados

Having grown up in a Latin-American household, finding authentic tacos nearby, and at a reasonable price is always a treat. With so many restaurant options to chose from in downtown Burbank, Guisados makes a play at becoming the premier destination spot for anyone looking eat during Happy Hour.

Guisados originated in Boyle Heights, in December 2010. The restaurant was created by a father and son duo, Armando De La Torre Sr. & Armando De La Torre Jr. Since 2010, Guisados has opened at five locations. Their newest location, here in Burbank, opened in October 2016, and is located at 312 N San Fernando Blvd Burbank, CA 91502.

What sets Guisados apart from other Latin-American restaurants is the care put into their dishes. Guisados features handmade corn tortillas, which are made daily, and an assortment of braises to choose from. Each meat, whether it is pork, beef, fish, or chicken, is stewed for a long period of time.

Currently, there are fourteen different taco options, with two additional quesadilla options. Their entire menu is gluten free, and the restaurant offers vegetarian and vegan options. Each taco is also priced at $2.95 each, expect for their seafood options, which is priced at $3.25 each. If you are unsure about what you want to order, the restaurant also features a “sampler” option which includes six mini-tacos from their menu, for $7.25. It’s also worth noting that, given the time of the year, Guisados also serves fresh tamales everyday. However, once the tamales are gone, they’re gone for the day.

Having had the opportunity to try most of the menu at Guisados, I have to say that one of the best attributes about the restaurant is its consistency. Whether you are taking your first bite into one of their tacos, or taking your 100th bite, the tacos never drop in quality. For those of you who enjoy tacos on the spicy side, you’ll be happy to know that the default level of all tacos are classified as “medium” spiciness. However, there is one exception to this rule, the Chiles Toreados, which is listed as “extremely spicy” should only be reserved for spice-veterans.

As far as non-alcoholic drinks, Guisados offers up the following:

Jamaica: Hibiscus iced tea

Melon: Cantaloupe water

Armando Palmero: 2/3 Limon, 1/3 Jamaica

Limon: Lemon, Lime water

Horchata: Cinnamon rice milk.

The restaurant itself two seating areas, one inside and one outside. Seating inside is more plentiful and does numerous tables that can be pushed together, and a large bench-like booth. The interior of the restaurant also features artwork and photography from local artists, some of which is available to purchase. On the opposite side of the featured artists is a mural depicting the story behind Guisados. On one end, there is a painted image of the first ‘Guisados’ in Boyle heights, and as you follow the wall, you in turn follow Guisados’ journey across Los Angeles.

Happy Hour runs everyday from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. There are no discounts on their tacos, however, there is a discount on all alcoholic beverages. Currently, Guisados serves Modelo, Modelo Black, Pacifico, and Coronas. Each beer is priced at $3 during happy hour.

So whether it’s a late lunch, or an early dinner, Guisados is place where you can pick up a light meal or fill up on tray-full of tacos. For any taco-lovers in Burbank, I strongly encourage you to try Guisados.

If you’d like to check out Guisados’ menu, you can do so HERE.

Exclusive Car Show Pops Up in Burbank Every Friday Night

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Unbeknownst to many in Burbank, car enthusiast Frank De Jesus puts on a car show with his friends right in the heart of Burbank every Friday night. The event is family friendly and unique in the type of cars on display. However, the event is by invitation only. To gain access, you’ll have to request an invitation through the group’s Facebook page.

Frank had a chance to sit down and answer some questions about his exclusive and eventful car shows.

How would you describe what goes on at your event every Friday Night? 

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

It’s a place for Japanese classic car enthusiasts to meet and unwind at the end of the week by sharing their current project or comparing notes, tech support or sourcing out hard to find parts from other enthusiasts.  It’s a form of therapy that keeps you out of trouble on a Friday night.  Drug and alcohol-free family environment.  Passerby’s feel welcomed, intrigued and reminisced by the cars their parents drove back when they were kids or even owned one themselves when they were young.  OJCM usually brings back good memories to spectators and a smile with interest in finding their first Japanese classic or similar.  Even though we are a closed group we are known across the US, Canada, Mexico, Central America and other parts of the world by other fellow Japanese classic enthusiasts.  The farthest traveled Japanese classic recently visited from Hawaii.  Die-cast model trading is a growing trend, especially with some of our actual cars, have been made into Die-Cast Hot Wheels by Mattel. 

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

What kind of cars typically show up during the events? 

Japanese classics mostly.  Some spectators with newer cars of all makes try to fit in but quickly feel out of place when they realize they are surrounded by rows of rare Japanese cars.  Typically cars that need some work or are undergoing a restoration.  I don’t really care if the cars are “show cars,” that’s not what OJCM is about.  As long as you share the same passion for our cars, you are one of us.  Let’s face it, most of the Japanese classics are scarce making them rare compared to most American classics like the 1964 Mustang for example.  You can pretty much build one of those from scratch with all the aftermarket support and reproduced parts easily found on hundreds of websites.  Unfortunately, you can’t do that with our cars.  My car, for example, 1985 Celica GT-S you cannot find any website that sells aftermarket parts or replacement parts.  We have to source them from junkyards (if there’s any), new old stock parts from liquidators or used parts sold on craigslist or eBay.  Very little reproduction parts available through non-dealership sources. 

For any car enthusiasts looking for a show to go to, what makes your Friday night events unique? 

We strive to keep it “exclusive” to Japanese classics 20 years or older (pre-1997) since some 1992 models spill over the 25 year mark.  This is by invite only but it’s no big secret I just prefer to have quality people rather than quantity to support our obsession.  Some that attend regularly coming from Ventura, Orange County, Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, Corona even Bakersfield.  Some have traveled as far as Kentucky, New York, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and even Canada on their way to pick up another Japanese classic. 

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

What’s the most interesting and/or strangest car you’ve seen at these events? 

It never ceases to amaze me that almost every Friday meet we get a Japanese Classic “Unicorn” to show up.  For example; The Suzuki Cappuccino (early 90’s Japanese Domestic Market only not available in the US) micro car sometimes mistaken by a Mazda Miata but much smaller, 1981 Mitsubishi Lancer (right-hand drive) ‘Box Type’ AMG Turbo Powered 4-door sports car, 1960 Subaru 360 (the first production car from Subaru) 2-door rear-engine micro car with factory suicide doors seats 4 and is about 4′ wide and about 9′ long, Mitsubishi Delica L300 4×4 right hand drive ‘All-Terrain’ van, Mazda R100 (grandmother of the rotary-powered cars), Honda N600 (stock) and VFR 800 (motorcycle engine) powered Honda N600 (probably one of the most unique modified car I’ve seen) and the list goes on…

Are the events free? 

The car meet is free by invitation only.  I refuse to advertise our event on social media and only have a “Closed Group” page through Facebook which gets so many requests to join but I carefully screen every interested party.  Even though most of the people requesting are into cars I make sure to send them a message explaining that this is an “Exclusive” car group so they know this is not your typical car group. 

Where is it located? 

In the city of Burbank close to the 5 Fwy right next to the Hollywood Burbank Airport.

What are the event’s hours? 

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

9 pm-Midnight (most of the time it goes longer)

Do other members of the Burbank community help you in organizing these events? 

Yes, a handful of the original guys who started the car meet with me back in 2012 help me during the Friday meeting as well as other community events I’ve been asked to participate, support or spearhead.  For example; LAPD – Toys on Patrol Toy Drive and Car Show (originally started by OJCM), Burbank’s Holiday in the Park Car Show, Burbank on Parade 2016 and 2017, Lancers Restaurant Cars and Coffee (Burbank) and Cars and Coffee at Cafe De Olla Restaurant (Burbank) just to name a few.

What prompted you to start these get-togethers and when did you start them? 

Always wanted to start one since I started attending and registering my cars for a show over 10 years ago at the Annual “Japanese Classic Car Show” in Long Beach, CA (Aka JCCS).  The interest in the Japanese Classics at the local car meets like Bob’s Big Boy (Toluca Lake) a was absent and if you showed up in one you would get asked to park away from the other makes.  Most of the time would get curious reactions from spectators but I felt out of place usually surrounded by American Classics.  Popular car meets overtaken by immature drivers (mostly Trust Fund Kids) showing off their latest tricked out BMW M3, new Mustang or latest Camaro SS motivated me to start OJCM back in 2012.  Not to mention the Honda, EVO and Subaru kids (sound familiar?) only attract negative contact with Police and safety concerns.  I just got tired of having to leave when burnouts, revving began usually resulting in “speed contest” “exhibition of speed and the Police showing up to shut down and asking everyone to leave or get cited. 

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Do you show any cars of your own? 

Yes, 3 of my own.  All 1985 Toyota Celica GT-S Liftbacks in Red, White, and Silver, the primary colors of TRD (Toyota Racing Development) coincidentally. 

About how many people would you see attend these events? 

On average 30-50 people every Friday night. 

Why hold them in the city of Burbank? 

Burbank is a very welcoming city and it is a pleasure to go to the shops, restaurants and other business.  There are no parking meters nor have to pay to park in a lot to go shop or eat in Burbank, unlike other neighboring cities.  This is our way to give back to the local businesses, some shop and have to eat.  This particular location is key since it is centrally located, it’s not visible from the street and there is only one way in and one way out.  Another key factor is that the lighting due to local airport regulations stays on throughout the hours of darkness giving excellent lighting for photographers without the use of a flash.  Best of all, we have support by Burbank Police Department as well as Burbank Airport Police. 

Raise a Glass to Black Angus Steakhouse and Golden Road Brewing Company’s partnership!

Black Angus Steakhouse in Burbank and Golden Road Brewing Company have teamed up to sell the latter’s beers at the former’s restaurant. Last week, I went to a 4-course dinner where we got to sample the beers with the restaurant’s dishes and they were perfectly paired.

To be honest, I am not really a beer drinker. I prefer Woodpecker Cider, but their ale was so good they have made a beer drinker out of me. The best part is 3 out of the 4 beers have a lower alcohol by volume, so you don’t get buzzed too quickly. In fact, I didn’t get one.

The first course consisted of Fire-Grilled Fresh Artichoke served with their house-made lemon aioli and their signature basil pesto mayo for dipping with Wolf Pup Session IPA. The Wolf Pup has a wildly aromatic tropical and citrus character, and it was my favorite. The sweetness from it went deliciously with the bitterness of the appetizer.

Next up was crisp Buffalo Wings that melted in your mouth. They were paired with the Golden Road Hefeweizen. I love my spicy wings, and the wheat beer with hints of banana and clove just made your mouth say thank you for the combo. It was a little bit of a darker and left a nice flavor on your tongue.

Now it was time for the main course, which consisted of a Teriyaki Top Sirloin with the creamiest, cheesiest and most mouthwatering Au Gratin Potatoes. My mouth was wet with excitement and it needed to be tamed. That is exactly what the Get Up Offa That Brown did. The brown ale with hints caramel and chocolate was just what I needed to calm my taste buds. The smoothness evened everything out and set me up for dessert.

As if my mouth did not have enough excitement for the night, now it was time for the climax. A Chocolate Torte with a Back Home Gingerbread Stout. The combo was just like that happy feeling of Christmas morning in my mouth. The dark beer with the hint of gingerbread was the best way to end a meal I won’t soon forget.

You too can experience this or mix and match the beers with their cuisines anytime you want as their partnership thrives. An experience I will be sharing with friends and family when they are in town because it something to remember.

Black Angus Steakhouse is located at 235 S. First Street and can be reached at (818) 848-8880. They are open daily from 11a-10p except Sunday where they open and close and hour earlier.

Golden Road Brewing Company’s main brewery is located at 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013 and can be reached at (213) 628-3170. They offer free tours on Fridays and Saturdays. Something I will make sure to check out.

St. Patrick’s Day in Burbank: Let’s Have Some Fun Irish Style


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Check out our local bars and pubs for some fun things to do in Burbank on St. Patrick’s Day.

Story Tavern: 2-day celebration, Irish menu and live Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day

Timmy Nolan’s: St. Patrick’s Day party

Lucy’s 51: Irish food, drink specials, live music

Wokano: Happy Hour all night

Joe’s Great American Bar and Grill: Traditional Irish music

Getting ready for Burbank's night life on Monday March 17th,  St. Patrick's Day sporting some green eye shadow is Burbank resident Angela your personal makeup artist. You can follow Angela Mobile Makeup on Facebook and Instagram (AngelaMobileMakeup) for additional makeup looks as well as professional tips and tricks. Her Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/AngelaMobileMakeup and her Instagram link:http://instagram.com/angelamobilemakeup .

Getting ready for Burbank’s night life on Monday, March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, is Burbank resident Angela your personal makeup artist. Sporting some green eye shadow, you can follow Angela Mobile Makeup on Facebook and Instagram (AngelaMobileMakeup) for additional makeup looks as well as professional tips and tricks. Her Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/AngelaMobileMakeup and her Instagram link is http://instagram.com/angelamobilemakeup www.AngelaMobileMakeup.com

The Snug: Green beer, Irish food, bagpipes

Tinhorn Flats: Irish food, drink specials

Burbank Bar and Grille: Drink specials

Viva Cantina: Live music

The Ramp: Irish Food, Drink Specials

If you know of a place in Burbank with a great St. Patrick’s Day celebration, let us know on twitter @myBurbankNights! This page will be updated as needed.

Beautiful Burbank Dishcrawl Highlights Local Cuisine

On Feb. 12, Burbank held its very first Dishcrawl Event. Dishcrawl’s concept is similar to the popular bar crawls, except attendees visit different restaurants in one city, and try the local cuisine. After signing up online, participants are notified of the first meeting location 48 hours before the event. Food is included in the ticket price, which was $45, and any drinks are additional.

Photo by Angela Kao

Photo by Angela Kao

Our first meeting spot was Octopus. When I arrived, I was introduced to Angela, the Dishcrawl LA ambassador. She was friendly and helpful the entire night. I was pleasantly surprised that around 20 people had shown up. It was an eclectic group and was mixed with people of all ages. Some came with big groups, and others came in pairs.

We sat down at Octopus, which has really been transformed into a trendy sushi restaurant. The colors and the décor are really striking and offer a different vibe than most restaurants in Burbank. We were immediately given three small dishes, albacore sashimi with crispy onion, fire cracker spicy tuna dip and lion king shrimp tempura roll.

Photo by Angela Kao

Photo by Angela Kao

I am normally wary of seafood, but I really found the food to be delicious. While I don’t eat sashimi and couldn’t get myself to try it, the other two choices were absolutely delectable.

The fire cracker was essentially like a spicy tuna salsa. It was made with jalapeno, green onion, spicy mayo and Sriracha with flavorful hints of cilantro. It was served with tortilla chips and cucumber slices. The flavor was so powerful and so delightful.

The third dish, the lion king shrimp tempura roll was also really tasty. It was also flavored with spicy mayo, and had a nice, sweet crunch to it.

I decided to order the Octopus special drink, Sake Mosa, which is raspberry sake mixed with champagne. It was the perfect compliment to a delicious meal. They had other fun drinks I would love to try in the future, like the Low Calorie Colada and Sake Sunrise.

Photo by Angela Kao

Photo by Angela Kao

As we left Octopus, all the attendees were trying to guess where we would be traveling next. We crossed the streets of Downtown Burbank in anticipation, waiting to see what flavorful adventure would await.

We arrived at our second stop, Golden Chicken Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine. Golden Chicken is located in the little alleyway next to the candy shop on San Fernando. Oddly enough, I have walked by this restaurant for years and never stopped in, so I was glad to see this was our second stop. We were served thinly sliced lamb with rice and salad. I don’t eat lamb, but the owner was kind enough to substitute chicken. The chicken was absolutely delicious and savory, and the rice and salad were the perfect compliments.

Photo by Angela Kao

Photo by Angela Kao

Walking by the restaurant, I always thought it was more of a quick grab n’ go type place, but the interior is quite quaint with Greek artistic design and a cute, comfortable feel. My only advice for future events would be to add hummus to the Dishcrawl menu. One of the attendees even ordered it separately, because when in Greece…

As we left Golden Chicken full and happy, we wondered how we would ever be able to eat another bite. It turns out, we could.

Our third stop was Burbank Bar & Grille, a Burbank favorite for nightlife and music. What I didn’t expect was really, really good old-fashioned barbecue. We were each given a big plate with a Dr. Pepper braised rib, tater tots and macaroni and cheese.

Photo by Angela Kao

Photo by Angela Kao

Of course, it’s obvious by now that I’m a picky eater and I don’t eat beef, but I really wanted to try the sauce, so I kept it anyway. The sauce was some of the best barbecue sauce I have ever tasted. It was the perfect combination of tangy and sweet, and I would have loved to bottle that up and take it home with me.

The macaroni and cheese is exactly what you would expect from a top-notch barbecue place-cheesy, creamy and oh, so decadent. And who doesn’t love tater tots? I even found myself taking the tots and dipping them in the barbecue sauce. My one problem with Burbank Bar & Grille was that the drinks came well after we had started eating.

After the meal, we were given tasty treats from Burbank Pastry. I chose the chocolate croissant, and even though I was absolutely stuffed, I ate the entire thing. The quality of the chocolate was good and the crust was flavorful and soft.

Photo by Angela Kao

Photo by Angela Ka

While the food was fabulous, the best part of the night was the conversation. I met some really wonderful people. Some had been on other Dishcrawl events, and some hadn’t.

It was a great way to meet people and share conversation over a good meal. Dishcrawl is something I will definitely do again in the future, but next time, I will bring a huge group and try a city we are completely unfamiliar with.

All in all, Beautiful Burbank Dishcrawl was an absolute blast, and I hope others try future events. For more information on Dishcrawl and future events, please visit their website at http://dishcrawl.com/la.

NYE 2014 in Burbank


There are plenty of things to do this New Year’s Eve in Burbank. Most of the local bars are throwing parties to ring in the new year. Listed below are the bars that have promoted their NYE events. Note: Some of these parties may require a cover charge or purchased ticket.

Story Tavern- NYE Beertacular, Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.

Tony’s Darts Away-NYE Party, Doors Open at 8 p.m.

The Office Bar & Grille –NYE Party, Starts at 10 p.m.

Timmy Nolans-NYE Party

Lucy’s 51-NYE Party, Starts at 7 p.m.

Burbank Bar & Grille-NYE Party, cover charge after 9 p.m.

Barney’s Beanery-NYE Party

Flappers Burbank-NYE Lineup at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill- NYE Party with Crown City Bombers

Dimples-NYE Party, 7 p.m.

Sardo’s-NYE Party, 9 p.m.

The Snug-NYE Party

Remember, be safe and drink responsibly. Bring a designated driver or arrange for a taxi service. Happy New Year!

Southern California Band Galvanized Souls Brings New Meaning to Music


Photo By: Jared Sagal – Rockerrazzi Media

I recently had the pleasure of being introduced to some great new music by the band, Galvanized Souls.

A self-described “modern grunge” band, Galvanized Souls is a breath of fresh air in an industry where technology largely dominates vocals. Natives of Southern California, Galvanized Souls is made up of four members, all who were introduced to music at an early age.

Galvanized Souls plays across Southern California, and were recently crowned the winners of the 2013 Thousand Oaks Battle of the Bands. The band just released a self-titled, five track EP.


Photo By: Jared Sagal – Rockerrazzi Media

Listening to the EP, I felt as if their music transcends time. Their punk/grunge quality is reminiscent of the 1990’s, with hints of Nirvana, yet can eclipse through time with their heavy guitar sound and clear, harmonized vocals.

My favorite song on the EP is “Shut You Down.” The vocals are really the focal point of the music, and the clarity of the overall sound is attractive and engaging. The main vocalist in the song has a Kurt Cobain-like drawl, really relishing each word and note. That distinct sound is incredibly captivating.

Each song in the EP is well-balanced and alluring, but what interests me the most is the nuance to their music. Each song encompasses a different style and almost a different genre. This layered and nuanced touch to their music is what makes them unique. Band members Matt DeMartini and Chris Traylor said their distinct sound is what distinguishes them from other bands.

“We think it is cool that people cannot categorize our music because that may set us apart from the pack,” they said an email interview.


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Their talent is clear, and as soon as I finished the last song in the EP, I hit repeat and listened to the entire CD again, an obvious indicator of really great music.

In addition to their original songs, Galvanized Souls also covers Cher’s “Believe” and recently released the music video. The video focuses on troubled teens and shares an important message about helping others.


DeMartini and Traylor said the music video for “Believe” was meant to help young adults who may be dealing with difficult issues.


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“We have also seen a lot of people committing self-harm and if we can help just one person with this video, it would be all worth it,” they said. “We think there is a big crisis out there and not enough people recognize the importance of the issue of troubled teens.”

They also recognize that suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young adults, and wish to try and spread the message of hope and help. “Believe” is a beautiful video, highlighting the importance of recognizing warning signs and helping others to believe in getting better.

I’m impressed by Galvanized Souls for many reasons. Their music is undeniably good. Their talent is palpable. But even more impressive is their passion for reaching people through the power of music.


Photo By: Jared Sagal – Rockerrazzi Media

Galvanized Souls is currently independent and have not yet signed with a record company. They play around the Southern California area and hope to tour in 2014.

Galvanized Souls has upcoming shows in Camarillo, Los Angeles and Orange.

For more information about the band and for a list of their upcoming shows, please visit their website at http://galvanizedsouls.com.

For their music videos, check out their YouTube site at http://www.youtube.com/user/GalvanizedSouls?feature=watch

Wokcano Happy Hour Hits the Spot

One of my favorite spots in Burbank for a delicious dinner and a good drink is Wokcano. Not your typical restaurant, this Asian fusion restaurant has normal seating and bar seating, making it the perfect combination of restaurant and nightlife.

I went just before 7 p.m. on a Saturday, so it was still Happy Hour. Happy Hour at Wokcano is really worth it. I had the $4 house Cabernet to drink, and my group picked a few different appetizers, like vegetable egg rolls and garlic brussel sprouts.

Let me start by saying I never used to eat brussel sprouts. Ever. However, since I tried the garlic brussel sprouts at Wokcano, they’ve been a staple at my house. We make them all the time. I try and recreate what Wokcano does, but it is impossible. Wokcano’s brussel sprouts are just so crispy and bursting with flavor.

I never used to think of Wokcano as a typical nightlife spot. However, the last few times I’ve been, the bar has been packed with young clientele. The bar area is always bustling with people, and the drinks are always good. Wokcano is also open until 2 a.m., so that may be the reason for the younger crowd.

Something that really stands out to me is the friendliness of the waiters and waitresses. I’ve only ever sat in the bar area, but the staff is really incredible and they always love to strike up a conversation with the patrons.

As my search for Burbank nightlife continues, I think Wokcano definitely stands out. The food, drinks and friendly conversation make it a nightlife favorite.

For information on their Happy Hour, check out Wokcano at http://www.wokcanorestaurant.com/happy-hour/burbank/.

Story Tavern Brightens Up Downtown Burbank

I’ve been saying for a long time that San Fernando Road could use a makeover.  There never seemed to be enough places for young Burbankians to hang out, unlike other parts of the city. Lately, to my excitement, I have noticed that San Fernando has made some additions. The other night, my friend and I decided to go on a hunt for new downtown nightlife.

That is when we walked into Story Tavern. A great little bar situated in the heart of downtown Burbank, Story Tavern is exactly what I’d been looking for. I walked in thinking it would be more of a restaurant than a bar, but pretty soon, the place filled up in time for happy hour and the talking and laughter became contagious. The inside of the tavern has a really cool vibe, with a sort of sophisticated, woodsy feel. The tables are long picnic-style and the walls are adorned with historic pictures of Burbank. The bartenders and waitresses were friendly and energetic, really adding to ambiance.

Looking around the bar, my friend and I (both in our early twenties) noticed the clientele was youthful, but not exclusively so. I was pleasantly surprised, thinking since we went early for happy hour, we would find an older crowd. I really liked the fact that the tables are picnic-style. It adds to the community feel, and in past experiences, usually helps to initiate conversation between patrons.

Given the fact that I was at a tavern, I ordered a beer. I like lighter beers, so I went with the hacker pschorr hefeweizen. I was happy with the beer, but needed some bar nosh to go with it. I ordered the totchos, or tater tot nachos, and was not disappointed.  The tots were covered in cheese, sour cream and green onions. Probably not the best choice for the night after Thanksgiving, but when in Rome, right?

The Burbank nightlife scene has been improved with the addition of Story Tavern. I’m really excited to see what is in store for their future, as they will soon be expanding to add a game room.

Story Tavern has an incredible amount of beer and food choices, so I know I will be returning soon to check each one off my list…


Live Entertainment at Lucy’s 51


It’s Thirsty Thursday! Tonight at 8:30 p.m., Ed Roth & Friends will be playing at Lucy’s 51 with no cover charge. Lucy’s 51 is a restaurant, bar and lounge and is a great spot for some local nightlife, with a jazzy vibe inside and patio seating outside. Lucy’s 51 has a full event calendar filled with live entertainment almost every night.

Lucy’s 51 Happy Hour is from 5-7 p.m. so it’s the perfect time to grab some drinks and food at a good price before the entertainment comes on. They have a full bar and some killer martinis, and I would suggest ordering the deliciously fruity “Pink Panther.”

Friday, Saturday and Sunday is also packed with entertainment at Lucy’s 51, featuring Phil Soussan, Dennis Harerra and Skin Deep.

Be sure to check out Lucy’s 51 for live entertainment and a variety of drink and food choices.

Find Lucy’s 51 on twitter at @Lucys_51. Check their twitter account for the latest information about live entertainment and their event calendar.