The block between Dixie Canyon and Fulton in Sherman Oaks keeps changing and growing. Dixie Tavern just opened this past weekend, replacing the short lived Oakfire. Co-owner Omar Rahmani describes Dixie Tavern as an “an upscale bar/restaurant/sports bar for those 21 and older that’s comfortable for any occasion…whether watching a game or for date night.” The kitchen is helmed by chef Danny Hung (previously from Osaka Restaurant in Hollywood). Hung has created an eclectic menu of Peruvian, Argentian and Asian fusion specialities. The new owners removed the open kitchen where the wood burning pizza oven stood and replaced it with a VIP room for private parties that can hold 20-25 people. Hours: Monday-Wednesday 4 p.m. – midnight. Thursday and Friday, 4 p.m. -2 a.m., Saturday/Sunday, noon—2 a.m. Remember, it’s 21 and older only.
Check out the weekend brunch at The Six in Studio City. There’s $10 Bottomless Mimosas, Great White and Bloody Mary’s anyone? 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday. Menu items include: waffle sliders (fried egg, cheddar, Debecca Farm bacon), frittata, breakfast burrito, Hay Stack (fried egg, cheddar, Debecca Farm bacon ), Breakfast egg sandwich, Omelet, Strawberry and Banana waffles.
Whole Foods Market in Woodland Hills (21347 Ventura Blvd) is having a Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The cost is $7 (proceeds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation). All attendees who RSVP will get a goodie bag with a coffee travel mug and product samples from the Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance (suppliers who have committed to donating $50,000 this year to the foundation). Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by emailing email@example.com. Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market stores with product. To learn more, visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org.
The first Starbucks to serve alcohol is slated to open in Calabasas at 26531 Agoura Rd. The beer and wine license permit is currently in the filing process. Stay tuned for when service will begin. Alcohol is currently being served in Portland and Seattle stores.
The Cheesecake Factory is adding more choices to its SkinnyLicious menu . Already offering more than 50 items under 590 calories, the SkinnyLicious™ menu will expand even further to include more globally influenced dishes such as SkinnyLicious™ Chicken Enchiladas, Island Grilled Chicken and Shrimp Creole, Fresh Kale Salad, Santorini Farro Salad , Shrimp & Grits, Green Chilaquiles with Carnitas and Eggs and the Over the Top Meatloaf Sandwich.
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