Little Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya opened quietly last month in Sherman Oaks, replacing Sushi Fukyo on Sepulveda just south of Ventura. It’s the third branch of the West 3rd Street and Manhattan Beach restaurants and joins Katsuya Uechi’s other restaurants, Katsu-ya in Studio City and Encino. In addition to sushi, there is a good selection of fish, meat and noodle dishes, plus a larger sake menu—and of course, the specials for which Katsu-ya is known. 4517 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818) 789-3111.
This Labor Day weekend, Nesmon Cafe in Sherman Oaks is offering a free dessert with lunch. Also, owner Nily Yefet Shalom has newly loaded the boutique section of the cafe with imported goods from France, serving dishes, gift baskets,one of a kind cake stands, vintage runners and much more. Special for MDF readers, get 10% off all boutique items through the month of September if you mention My Daily Find. Also, Nily will be baking honey cake and apple cake for the High Holidays. She is taking pre-orders now. Read the MDF article here. 13333 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818) 855-8818 (between Fulton and Dixie Canyon)
The Aces of Cakes in the 818? Well, not quite, but we do have a pretty good simulation with Xtreme Desserts who is now adding specialty cakes to their sweet repertoire. In addition to baked goods, they also just started serving cookie ice cream sandwiches in six flavors, including: Red Velvet, Pecan Maple with Pralines & Cream, Double chocolate with Mint Chip, Chocolate Chip with vanilla, and latest trendy flavor of all, Caramel and Sea Salt. Located in the Studio City Trader Joes Center.
Pizza, pizza, pizza and more pizza…fortunately, this time it’s Joe’s Pizza coming by way of New York (with two L.A. locales first) and landing at the Westfield Fashion Square in Sherman Oaks. Also watch out forJoe’s Pizza Truck, selling pizza by the slice and by the pie. Look for both late September.
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