Tasty Tidbits: Girasol Opens in Studio City, Michelin Offer, Free Coffee, New Menu

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The dining room of Girasol is designed by Gulla Jonsdottir of G+ who is also responsible for Red O, Hyde, Sushi Roku, and Roxbury.

BY KAREN YOUNG Another Top Chef alum has arrived in the 818 (a group which already includes Fabio Viviani/Firenze Osteria in North Hollywood,  Alex Eusebio/ Sweetsalt in Toluca Lake, and Antonia Lafaso who created the menu at Black Market … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant and Wine News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG If you are looking for new appliances, check out Universal Appliances and Kitchen  Center in Studio City today.  They're having a live cooking  demonstration from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. If you miss today, stop by on Saturday from 11 a.m. … [Read more...]

A Restaurant Worth the Drive: Fig & Olive on Melrose Place for a Taste of the Mediterranean

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BY KAREN YOUNG One of my favorite go-to restaurants "over-the-hill" is Fig & Olive  in West Hollywood. I first enjoyed the restaurant in New York (where there are three locations), so when it opened here  nearly 2 1/2 years ago  I was … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Pedalers Fork To Open; Blu Jam Cafe To Expand to Ventura Boulevard

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BY KAREN YOUNG     For those who've been writing and asking about the  Pedalers Fork opening date in Calabasas, the wait is almost over. It's set to officially start serving  on April 22.   This farm to table  restaurant … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What’s Happening Around Town

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Celebrate three years with Tony's Darts Away; Get a taste of art in Burbank.

BY KAREN YOUNG Noho Dine Out Fridays: Get out into the community for a weekly food truck fest, boutique vendors and street performers. Dogs welcome too! Every Friday,  5 p.m. -8 p.m., The Parking Lot at 11458 Burbank Blvd, North … [Read more...]

New Restaurant: Tuning Fork Gastropub for Good Eats, Drinks and All Around Fun

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BY KAREN YOUNG The latest entry in the San Fernando Valley dining scene is Tuning Fork Gastropub, which opened March 8 on Ventura Place in Studio City, replacing the three decades old Sompun Thai Restaurant. The space was completely gutted and … [Read more...]

Eats, Drinks, Sweets and Events to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2013

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BY KAREN YOUNG The San Fernando Valley will be jumping with Irish Fever on Sunday (as early as 6 a.m.!) with English and Irish pubs, gastropubs, bakeries and restaurants giving a special nod to the Irish patron saint with food, drink, music and … [Read more...]

New Restaurant: Peasant Wine Bistro Opens in Tarzana

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BY KAREN YOUNG     Tarzana has a new neighborhood restaurant — and from what I could tell in just one visit, it might just be around awhile — that is — if people can find it.  Restaurateur Greg Woodbury opened Peasant … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is having a Spring Open House on Thursday, March 7. Enjoy a 12 oz Spring beverage for only $1 from 2-6pm. Choose from: Chai Tea Cappuccino, Scottish Breakfast Tea Cappuccino, Anniversary Blend … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG A few weeks ago, we reported that Lemonade is  coming to Studio City in mid-May, but we wanted to wait to  announce  the location until the deal was officially inked.  Well, now we have it. Lemonade is replacing Kings Road … [Read more...]