Tony's Darts Away: The ultimate dive bar with a twist

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Bringing the cool to Burbank.  Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG What if I told you that there is a  dive bar with free wi-fi serving a partial vegan menu with the world’s most addictive potato chips, insanely good sweet potato fries, delicious sausages and some of the best California craft beer … [Read more...]

Worth the Trip: Doughboys is Back; Oprah's Favorite still included

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Oprahs Favorite Thing — Doughboy's Red Velvet

BY KAREN YOUNG They bake one of Oprah's Favorite Things and it's one of my all-time favorite casual restaurants — Doughboys Cafe — and it's back — a definitive MY DAILY FIND...even if it’s a teeny bit of a drive from the 818. Doughboys … [Read more...]

The real deal at Jack's Classic Hamburgers

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Jack's Classic Cheeseburger

BY KAREN YOUNG This seems to be the year of the burger — or rather the gourmet burger. From its beginnings a couple decades ago at Father's Office in Santa Monica to The Counter,  Umami Burger and the just opened Burger Kitchen on Third Street, … [Read more...]

Noho’s Vicious Dogs…are delicious dogs

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BY FRED RUBIN Being a native Chicagoan I have automatic “street cred” when it comes to judging a good hot dog. Honestly, the very first week I settled in Los Angeles thirty-three years ago, I began a search for a hot dog joint that would … [Read more...]

Have it your way at The Counter

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BY CAROLE ROSNER The concept behind Studio City's The Counter is "choice." This recently-opened neighborhood burger joint is all about having it your way.  You choose everything you want on a burger — the meat, the toppings, the sauces, the … [Read more...]