Good eats in Burbank near Warner Bros for lunch?
Starting a new job @WB on Monday looking for good eats that I can get in/out in an hour. The only place on my map is Porto's. Anybody got a recommendation for me?
Definitely make a drive over to Vineland and Magnolia for Kansas City BBQ company
Also, for great quick cheap thai on Magnolia and Cahuenga go to Amazing Thai Cuisine,
You should have no problem getting to them eating and gettin back in an hour.
thats all I can pretty much think of off the top of my head at the moment.
Kansas City BBQ
10863 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Amazing Thai Cuisine
10604 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Angelinos Pizza in North Hollywood
The Casting Office --Bar Food on Lankershim
Eclectic Cafe --North hollywood
Many more, depending on your taste and budget:
Viva Fresh at Riverside and Alameda - decent Mexican
Smoke House at Barham and Forest Lawn (a little "spendy")
The Club House at the two Griffith Park golf courses
Arnie Morton's - REAL spendy
The Mexican place at the strip mall with the Vons on Pass
Hot Dog Show/Papoo's on Riverside
Bob's Big Boy on Riverside
Couple of others further west on Riverside, names escape me
There are lots of places in the area, explore!
lamb shank = great
I'm not sure if you guys are referring to studio plaza cafe or the cafeteria, but today I'm getting one of these 2...
CARVERY Rotisserie Style Pork Carnitas, served with Cilantro Infused Rice, Spicy Black Beans or Pinto Beans, Warm Corn or Flour Tortillas, Sour Cream, and Salsa
GRILLE Italian Meatball Hoagie with Hand Rolled Italian Meatballs, Fresh Marinara Sauce and Provolone Cheese on a Toasted French Roll, with Parmesan Seasoned Frittes
Welcome to WB life! The Cafeteria - it's better and cheaper than the cafe. Crab Cakes are the best I've ever had, the turkey sandwiches use fresh carved turkey, the pasta bar's pesto sauce, the garlic bread, all amazing, and poquito mas for the steak burrito.
Also there is the Avon St. Grill (near 156/Bridge Building) that has tacos, baked potatoes, and great frozen yogurt.
Outside the lot avoid valentinos, Taco bell is walking distance, so is Don Cucos (mexican), Pizzera Uno, and a bunch of other places on riverside. Also farther down Riverside is Trader Joes for something different.
My usual off-the-lot eats are...
kansas city bbq, portos, tacos llama (or something), skaf's when I feel like driving, innout
still need to hit up taste chicago for their italian dogs
but on the lot food is plenty tasty for when you're lazy...i would daresay better than most of the lunch spots around DTLA when I worked there.
Taste Chicago's dogs are merely okay. Not worth the drive. What IS very, very good at Taste Chicago is the anisetta salad -- fennel marinated with olive oil, lemon, salt and herbs. Excellent!
El Taco Llama is the place you're thinking of on Magnolia and Bakman in NoHo.
Other decent eats: Northend Pizzeria in DT Burbank, Willie's Fish & Chips (in the liquor store @ Alameda & Victory), Osaka (in the plaza with the Auto Club -- not the godawful Yaki's on the corner of Alameda and Main), Philly's Best on Olive.
Bistro Provence is not bad (salty) but you won't get in and out in an hour. Smokehouse ditto -- not bad, but slow.
I'll let you in on a secret from WDI -- Cafe Bravo. A little drive from the WB lot but very, very good. Get there before noon or you won't be able to sit. It's on Glenoaks in Glendale.
Don Cuco's, incidentally, have another store opening on Orange Grove in DT Burbank.
FYI, that's Numero Uno (not Pizzeria Uno). One of the better branches of the chain -- which is to say, not great -- but it's better deep-dish than Taste Chicago. Taste Chicago has good Chicago dogs and Polish, along with a very tasty fennel salad. The rest of their menu is ehh.
Next door to NU is El Torito (many will scream, but it is walking distance).
I used to be an outspoken defender of the Smoke House, but I find it's gone way downhill in recent years. Still a classy bar, though.
603 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
Numero Uno Pizza
4006 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
El Torito Mexican Grill
4012 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
The Korean-run teriyaki place (Osaka?) on Alameda next to the Auto Club (NOT the one directly on the corner of Main, which is just disgusting) is not bad; Willie's Fish and Chips in the liquor store on Alameda and Victory. (Once you get east of Buena Vista, Alameda's a fast street.)
I actually like the red-sauce Sinatra-on-the-radio Ital-Am food at Pinocchio's but I know some people really hate it. There's a Zankou on San Fernando north of Burbank. That Greek place across from El Torito's not bad (if it's still open), the Thai place right next to it is not bad either, and there's Salerno's where all the WBites go for salads and sandwiches.
Try a Handy Market sandwich. It's a grocery store on Magnolia and Buena Vista, but the deli is great. Thier sandwiches are really good, and I LOVE their chicken salad. It's not expensive and it's a good portion. I don't think the wait in Portos is that bad...and it's definately worth it!