Local Flavor – Burbank

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Burbank is home to some of the biggest names in television and radio, but what you may not know is that it also has some of the best places to shop, eat and get your drink on.

Whether you’re having a delicious lunch at Porto’s Bakery and Cafe or finding “new music” at Backside Records, Burbank has everything you need.

So we want to give you a heads up on some of our favorite spots in the area.

EAT:

The best place to eat in Burbank is Porto’s Bakery and Cafe. Porto’s is known for their delicious and extensive sandwich menu which include fan favorites like the Cubano and Pastrami. When teamed with their amazing sides like Potato Balls or Plantain Chips, Porto’s is a can’t miss.

But what puts Porto’s Bakery above and beyond the rest is their crazy dessert menu that will cover any sweet-tooth’s needs.

Ranging from their cheesecake to fruit tarts it’s no surprise that Porto’s Bakery and Cafe is a must stop while in Burbank.

DRINK:

Some may say that the best bars are in downtown LA, only a short drive down the 101 from the valley, but the best hidden secret lies in the heart of Burbank. Tony’s Darts Away is one of the premiere craft breweries not only in Southern California but in the nation.

Voted one of the Top 100 Beer Bars for the last two years by Draft Magazine, Tony’s Darts Away will have you craft beer junkies in heaven. With 40 of the best craft brews on tap, Tony’s Darts Away might stay on that Top 100 list for years to come.

But don’t think that beer is the only thing that Tony’s has to offer, they also have a food menu that features both vegan and non-vegan meals.

So broaden your view on food and beer and check out Tony’s Dart Away.

SHOP:

Sure anyone can go to Burbank and hit up their local mall for new clothes but they’d be missing out on our favorite little hot spot.
If you’ve never gone to get new threads and new tunes at Backside Records, now is the time to go! It’s a fresh little place where you can pick up the newest mix tapes from hip-hops best and brightest, to any punk LP’s you would need in your collection.

Backside also has an extensive clothing department that rivals the big malls best apparel stores.

If we missed your favorite spot in Burbank let us know in the comments!

- Julian Garcia, 97.1 AMP Radio
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