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Lunch in Burbank tomorrow

Hi there - I will be going up to see my client (ABC) around lunch time tomorrow and would like to figure out a quick and casual but good spot near there beforehand for me and my colleagues to stop at before our meeting.

Any suggestions?


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  1. Depends how far away you want to be. Granville, in downtown Burbank, might be your best bet, but if you want to stay closer to ABC you could go to Porto's, or Taste Chicago, or Kuru Kuru Sushi, or Salerno's.

    1. Thanks Das Ubergeek. Porto's is the Cuban bakery right? Any suggestions for lunch there? I'm originally from Chicago...does this play have deep dish pizza and hot dogs? Do you know if Kuru Kuru has lunch specials?

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      1. re: purediva

        Kuru Kuru has a lunch menu, but most people just order sushi a la carte. As sushi goes, it's not terribly expensive.

        They have "Chicago" style pizza but Lou Malnati's it ain't.

        They DO, however, have good dogs -- Vienna Beef, of course, and done pretty close to "right". (I'm from New York, or close enough. Chicago hot dogs look like sausage salad to me.)

      2. Gindi Thai is another option. Slighty fusiony Thai food . Very nice and fresh. Clean minimalist atomsphere. On Riverside just down the street from the Disney Bldg (block or two past Salerno's).

        1. If you want quick you don't want Porto's.


          1. Gindi and Olives sound interesting. Are they fast?

            1. Gindi is not super-fast -- but not totally slow. Probably good to have 30 minutes.

              1. Depends on which ABC 'campus' you will be visiting, and how casual. If on the BV lot alot of people a place on riverside Dr accross from the Equistrian center, the name escapes me but someone will hopefully chime in. You could also hit 'Taste of Chicago' on Hollywood way and Verdugo. Also, 'Monte Carlo' deli on Magnolia very casual, fast if there is not too long of a line. Granville is nice but parking is a bitch. If you are going to their Glendale/Burbank adjacent area location then I would suggest Patricks.

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                1. re: joea

                  Riverside Cafe is the name of the place. Never eaten there myself.
                  Porto's isn't so bad if you hit it before or after the lunch rush hour, like say right at 12 or after 2pm, and if you go in knowing that you can order the same thing from both lines. (It also helps to study their menu online: http://portosbakery.com/print_friendl...)

                2. Porto's: MUST have the potato balls. So delicious. Cuban sandwich is good. Pastrami and empandadas are not. Pastries are good, haven't had a bad one, so can't compare.

                  1. Riverside cafe is a family run place with a very eclectic menu (lamb pita sandwiches, shepherd's pie, cog au van) and amazing homemade soups. You can sit outside on a nice day and watch the horses walk by.