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Tasty Tidbits: New Pizza Joint, LA Beer Fest, Food Trucks and Planes, Avocado Dinner

Posted By Karen Young On September 18, 2012 @ 12:12 am In Bar/Pub/Taverns,Breakfast,Cuisine,Dessert,Dinner,Eat,Featured,Food,Happy Hour,Lunch,My Daily Find,Pizza,Pubs and Sports Bars,Restaurants,Tasty Tidbits | No Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

PizzaRev “craft-your-own” pizza bar is opening on Friday in Studio City. Photo: PizzaRev

 

PizzaRev,  a  ”craft your own” pizza bar, officially  opens its second location in Studio City this Friday, September 21, at  12103 Ventura Blvd just a couple doors down from The Counter Burger.    The first PizzaRev opened last April in Northridge.  Choose from over 30 toppings (think Chipotle or Subway order and display style) available in any combination for $7.95 (11″ pizza). The pizza is cooked in an open-flamed stone-hearth oven where temperatures can exceed 900 degrees, and is served in under three minutes.   They will also offer “Premium Additions” that will focus on seasonal items.  Dough is freshly  made daily and there’s a gluten free option as well. Low carbing it? There’s a  “craft your own” entrée salad using any ingredients from the crafting line (with an optional “Pizza in a Bowl” pizza-crust bed).

The Northridge  location gained such quick popularity that  co-owners Irv Zuckerman and Rodney Eckerman decided to open new locations. A third PizzaRev will open in Woodland Hills in November, with plans for many more to follow in 2013.

“By opening first in Northridge, we chose to fly under the radar a bit to perfect our model. Our guests in Northridge have appreciated our efforts and we are humbled by their kind comments and reviews making us one of the highest-rated pizza restaurants in all of LA,” said co-owner Zuckerman. “Studio City is a wonderfully vibrant part of Los Angeles, with a growing reputation as a dining destination, and we are thrilled to bring our unique pizza concept to this community,” added Eckerman.

 

LA Beer Fest

2012 LA Beer Week starts this  Thursday. It’s  an 11 day celebration of beer culture in Los Angeles and Orange counties.  Local beer establishments, breweries and restaurants are coming together to eat, drink and educate. Check out the  calendar for individual establishments and breweries.   San Fernando Valley  locales include, Blue Dog Tavern,  Local PeasantStory Tavern and Tony’s Darts Away.  Boneyard Bistro is first up to celebrate this Thursday with an evening with Ballast Point. They’ll be serving up some beer inspired food specials and over ten Ballast Point beers on tap. Reps from Ballast Point  will be on hand to talk about their beers.  Beer Week festivities  conclude on September 30 with the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at the  Historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.  Check out the website and Twitter  for events all over town.

Cousin’s Main Lobster Truck will be at Runway Eats this Wednesday.   Photo: Cousins Maine Lobster

Airtel Plaza Hotel , adjacent to  the Van Nuys  Airport,  is launching  a weekly “Runway Eats”  that’ll happen on Wednesdays from  5 p.m.-9 p.m.   Eat and drink while while watching the sunset  and private jets take off.   Food  trucks on site will include: Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Don Cow Tacos, Holy Aioli, Baby’s Bad Ass Burgers and Frysmith. There  will be  a portable beer and wine bar available for purchase out by the food trucks, or you can go into the bar and order a cocktail and bring it out with you.  A special extra? Happy hour prices are honored throughout the event.  7227 Valjean Ave.  Free street parking or $3 discount parking.

Firenze Osteria in North Hollywood is  serving up a four course Avocado Dinner  on September 20.   The dining experience is  $55 per person  and includes a  specialty Avocado Martini which was a hit  at last year’s dinner.  The Avocado Dinner will  feature locally grown avocados courtesy of  the Avocado Diva.  For reservations, call (818) 760-7081.

Order Rugelah (above). Chocolate Babka, Honey Apple Cake for Yom Kippur from Sweet Butter.  Photo:  Sweet Butter Kitchen

Sweet Butter Kitchen in Sherman Oaks is now taking pre-orders for Yom Kippur (Sept. 25). Choose from Chocolate Babka, Honey Apple Cake, Rugelah. Call (818) 788-2832 to order or just drop by.

Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry is happening  through September 22. This one-week national dine-out event is helping to end childhood hunger in America where more than 16 million kids struggle with hunger. Share Our Strength connects these kids to the food they need. Participating restaurants will raise funds through dining. Check the website for participating restaurantsnear you.

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

 

 

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