Some Magnolia Park Residents Upset With Tinhorn Flats

Photos by Christian Leonard / Burbank Leader
A woman walking by Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill takes a picture of the restaurant, around which the city built a tall fence to prevent it from being operated until it regains the required permits.

Erik C. Andersen’s most recent visit to Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill was in 2019, when his company rented out the restaurant for a mixer. But that event may have marked the last time he’d ever visit.
Tinhorn Flats has been open recently, of course. Its defiance of coronavirus public health orders prohibiting in-person dining, and continued operations despite losing its permits and fighting the city and county in court, have garnered the restaurant national fame. Supporters both local and outside of Burbank have rallied to the eatery’s defense, seeing the city’s efforts to close it as government overreach.

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