Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, Olympic Eats, Special Deals

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Newly opened Wasabi Sushi at Topanga Westfield  serves sushi and sashimi “kaiten” style on a conveyor belt at $2.50-$5 per order.    Photo: Wasabi Sushi

What’s New…

Studio City’s “sushi row” might just take on the name “pizza row” as well.  Pizza Rev, a “craft-your-own” eatery, is opening its second location on September 21 at 12103 Ventura Blvd  (just west of Laurel Canyon). The first Pizza Rev is located in Northridge and opened this past April (as previously mentioned by MDF).  This casual eatery is a pizza bar where you can customize personal artisan pizzas with a choice of multiple sauces, cheeses, and toppings. Their “Fire Deck” oven is on a super-high heat that cooks each pizza in under three minutes.  Each pizza is $7.45 for unlimited toppings including all the traditional favorites,  plus many gourmet options such as kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, capers, fennel, meatball, ham, sausage, bacon, and garlic chicken.

Speaking of  pizza, Crust Pizza Bar in Studio City has changed the eatery’s interior to tables and chairs instead of the previous “lounge” look.   According to V.P. Cody Highsmith,  the change was made because “an overwhelming majority of customers suggested that we change the tables and chairs so it’s more conducive for sitting and eating as most people were complaining that the seats and tables were uncomfortable (hunch forward). Highsmith said that the change has illicited  “an amazing response” from customers. The outdoor lounge furniture remains the same as does a tufted booth.

Wasabi Sushi opened its first California location last month at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park.  There are 70 types of sushi and rolls available by the plate that circulate on a conveyor belt (known as Kaiten).  Plates are color coded by price ($2.50-$5).  There’s also a bento box for kids. The eatery is located in an open space area on Level 1 of the Sears Court. Special Grand Opening Promotion: Get 50% off your check when you check in to the Wasabi page on mobile social media (FB, Yelp, FourSquare) through August 21. Show your phone to your server when seated. 6600 Topanga Blvd. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun.

Story Tavern  opened in downtown Burbank a few weeks ago. It is named after a hardware store that was once owned by Burbank’s first mayor. The bar menu includes  20 varieties of craft beer on tap, accompanied by a selection of craft bottled beer. there’s also 12 wines on tap and four ciders.  The food menu consists of seasonal comfort food choices, including burgers, satays, pasta, steak, salads and even root beer floats. 150 S. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank.

Deals with My Daily Find

COOK LA Cooking School: 10% off any class of your choice.  Classes for all ages and tastes, including an upcoming camp for ages 9-17! 10938 Ventura Blvd.  Studio City (818) 760-5157. Mention My Daily Find to redeem. www.cooklaonline.com

Grand Opening Offer:  Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill in Studio City is offering My Daily Find readers 20% OFF Lunch or Dinner* – Print or show this offer at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill Studio City to receive 20% off lunch or dinner.  - www.sammyspizza.com *Dine-in only. Not to be combined with any other offers or coupons. One time use. Not valid with alcohol purchases. Expires: 8/10/12. Coupon Code: PC109. 12050 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, (818) 762-3330

In Olympic news….

Decoy Lounge at The Beverly Garland in North Hollywood  is celebrating the Olympics with a special fish and chips appetizer has just been added to the bar menu. Plus,  during the XXX Olympic games, every time a World Record or Olympic Record is broken, patrons will receive a bottle of Guinness on the house.  Parking with validation is also complimentary.  The promo runs through Saturday, August 11.

The Ye Olde Kings Head in Studio City has all the Olympic Games playing on the flat screens.  Grab some beer or cider and some fish n’ chips and pretend you are in London—and don’t forget to order the sticky toffee pudding.

Loteria Grill has got Olympic fever showing the Olympics Games at all locations.  They’re continuing their ten year anniversary celebration with specialty taco menus that change every week — choices include fillings with swordfish, grilled chile ancho-marinated chicken, grilled beef medallion, mexican cactus paddle and more.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find.  Got news? Tips? Email: karen@mydailyfind.com


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