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Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, Taco Cook-Off, Burger Gold, Steak and Cigars

Posted By Karen Young On September 20, 2011 @ 11:18 pm In Featured,Food,Food Trucks,My Daily Find,Restaurants,Tasty Tidbits | No Comments


There’s another big restaurant on its way to Noho from the people behind the Federal Bar. Morgan Margolis, CEO of Knitting Factory Entertainment, says they are “excited to launch another restaurant in the NoHo corridor which will be located just two blocks from The Federal Bar and will feature a Latin theme.”   Stay tuned for the details!

Noho Cook-off Taco Festival this Saturday.

Get down to The Noho Taco Cook-off Fest on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature 20 local contestants competing for prizes and the title of “The NoHo Taco Cook-off champ.” A portion of the proceeds will be donated to “The Forgotten Dogs”, a local dog rescue organization. Also participating: Over 25 gourmet food trucks, live music, hula hoop and belly dance performances, art and crafts, piñatas, dog adoptions, vendors, and much much more.  Sears, 12121 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood.  Tickets are $4 online and $5 at the gate. $1 off admission with a Metro receipt. To purchase tickets visit: www.nohofoodtruckfest.com

Wendy’s Project Gold Hamburger, the highly anticipated Dave’s Hot n’ Juicy 1/2 lb. Double Cheeseburger, was finally  unveiled Monday after two and a half years, countless taste tests, expert chemists and cooks. After 42 years of the same burger, this burger has extra cheese, a thicker tomato and crinkled pickles — and weighs in at 810 calories fully loaded. Many of the  locations had to replace toasters and grills to make sure the burgers are extra special. Does Umami, Counter Burger or In n’ Out need to watch out? If you taste the burger, please weigh in.

Hugo’s Agoura Hills his having “Preview Days” in anticipation for its official opening day on September 26 with “Dine for Charity” with proceeds going to Malibu Creek Park. There are special seatings September 22-24: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Seating is very limited; please make your reservation early (maximum 4 people to a reservation): RSVP Preview Days Reservation line – (818) 483-0167 For menu and more information about Hugo’s go towww.hugosrestaurant.com

Quiznos is re-releasing an updated version of one of their most popular signature sandwiches. The Black Angus on Rosemary Parmesan sub — a freshly toasted loaf of bread is topped topped with  slices of Black Angus steak, rosemary and melted cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and covered with a layer of caramelized onions and sauteed mushrooms. To promote the recently returned sandwich, Quiznos is willing to give anyone who doesn’t enjoy eating it a $10 gift card to compensate.

If you’re into cigars and steak, then you might want to venture out to Morton’s The Steakhouse Woodland Hills on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. The event is “Puff on the Patio,” costs $115 per person and includes a four course dinner paired with wines and cigars. You can see the dinner menu and wine pairings list online:  http://www.mortons.com/woodlandhills/specialevents. Morton’s The Steakhouse, Woodland Hills is located at 6250 Canoga Ave. Reservations can be made by contacting Ashlea Gross at (818)703-7272 or ashlea_gross@mortons.com.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of MY DAILY FIND. Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

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