We had the good fortune of connecting with Tim Kang and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tim, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risks in terms of today is more about understanding oneself vs life and death. The more risks one takes, puts one into situations to learn more about themselves. Risks have been opportunities for me to continually challenge myself and keep me grounded.

What should our readers know about your business?
Grain Lab has been a cornerstone of healthy eating in the Burbank Community for the past 8 years. We serve nutrient dense grain bowls, salads, sandwiches accommodating towards dietary needs including vegan and gluten free. We re-pivoted during this COVID era by opening early to serve coffee and breakfast burritos. The success and tenure we have is largely due to our team. We believe in taking care of our team first because happy team members make happy customers and happy customers come back to be loyal supporters which make us happy. Our philosophy in how a POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE influences others, treat others the way you want to be treated! We could not have been more proud of our customers who have matched our resilience in helping us stay afloat during these very difficult times.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Start the morning off right at Palm Coffee bar then mozy over to Hank’s. Hop on some bikes and get on the LA River bike path and head south making a pit stop at Spoke Bicycle Cafe then continue down towards Highland Park Brewery. Grab some lunch and beers to picnic at the LA Historic Park. Bocce ball to play for next round of beers! The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to give a shoutout to Whitley Porter and Osamoje or “O” as he goes by. Whitley and O do a holistic vibe check to get the physical, mental and spiritual chi aligned to bring the best out of everyone. They have been long supporters of Grain Lab and its been amazing watching them do their thing and stay positive, especially this past year.

Website: www.grainlabrestaurant.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/grainlab
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrainLab/
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/grain-lab-burbank-2

Image Credits
Tim’s Iphone

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