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We've moved offices to a culinary wasteland! ...or?

Das Ubergeek | Mar 22, 200608:09 AM

My office used to be in downtown Glendale, which, while not exactly the pinnacle of Los Angeles dining, had a number of extremely useful restaurants within walking distance -- Carousel, El Morfi, Billy's, and Milano's, for example.

Now we're at Alameda and the 5 in Burbank. I, as a true chowhound, drove around the day before the move cataloguing the restaurants. Other than some random Armenian kabob houses and the usual chains (Carl's Round Hut McPopeye's-in-the-Box Taco King) there is just not much around here.

Please tell me I'm wrong. I know that downtown Burbank is a short drive away, but that's five to ten minutes to drive and five to ten minutes to park -- not very useful when it's an hour lunch.

I know that there's two Mexican places on the corner of Alameda and San Fernando (one's called El Tapatío, don't remember what the other one is called offhand) across from Trader Joe's -- are they any good?

Of course we'll be trying all the local places and I'll be reporting on it, but if you have any suggestions within a 5-10 minute drive (including parking, please) I'd love to hear them!

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