Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant and Food News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG

Vegans Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, along with other investors, including singer Chrissie Hynde and producer Steve Bing, have plans to open a vegan restaurant in the Bokado space on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City.  Oprah endorsed chef, Tal Ronnen, is said to be creating the menu. No word yet when the change will happen. Stay tuned.

Elf Cooking Camp with Little Feet in the Kitchen

Need a little something for your kids to do during the holidays? Check out Jennifer Evans Gardner’s Little Feet in the Kitchen Elf Camp, where kids, tweens and teens will bake and package and package their own delicious homemade edible gifts. Ages 5-11, Sunday, December 18, 1-4 p.m.: LINZER COOKIES – $50; Ages 10-13,Tuesday, December 20,9 a.m.-1p.m. $60 – CANDIED CITRUS PEEL, PEPPERMINT BARK; Ages 10-13,Thursday, December 22,9 a.m.-1p.m. $60 – PEANUT BRITTLE, CRANBERRY-ORANGE CHUTNEY.

Louises Trattoria in Studio City has closed and will be replaced by Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, a San Diego based company.

Woodland Hills Wine has scored some bottles of 2007 Sand Hill Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Durell Vineyard $27.95 ($50 list) each or $24.95 with purchase of 4 bottles or more (enter promo code: SANDHILL).  This small production wine only produced a few hundred cases and was recently featured in the Wall St. Journal’s ”2011 WSJ Wine Luxury Dozen.”

December is Customer Appreciation Month at Subway with six inch meatball marinara and cold cut subs offered at $2 each.

Kid’s Eat Free every Tuesday after 4 p.m. at Johnny Rockets at The Commons at Calabasas. Or check out the new Weekday Special: a choice of five plates for $5.49.  While you’re there, ask aboutdiscounted movie tix with food purchase.

Nate ‘n Al in Thousand Oaks has some good deals — Kids eat free with an adult entree every Tuesday and Thursday 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. For adults, all bottles of wine are 50% off on Monday and Wednesday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of MyDailyFind.com

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  • Evelyn Perl

    Hi Karen – Just saw that Panera is opening next door to Elephant Hut and Maria’s near Rubio and Ventura Blvd. HOORAY!! Looks like a new, renovated Uncle Chen’s is also going to open next to Panera’s.

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