Village Fish Market — A Great Catch in Calabasas

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BY  DEBBIE PAPPALAU Sure, Justin Bieber has his crib nearby and Britney Spears calls Lake Sherwood home sweet home but the new neighbor that’s got me as giddy as a heartstruck teenager is Village Fish Market in Calabasas. You … [Read more...]

Budget Eats: Joe’s Falafel for a Fast and Fresh Mediterranean Meal

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BY KAREN YOUNG  (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED June 17, 2012) One of my favorite things is to find little hidden eateries that are inexpensive and perfect for a quick on-the-go bite. My latest find is Joe's Falafel in a  non-descript strip mall on … [Read more...]

Worth the Drive to Dine: Petrossian on Robertson

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  BY KAREN YOUNG Caviar. That seemingly unapproachable, mysterious, allusive, expensive delicacy that people seem to love or hate (or rather, never thought about) depending on one’s palate and pocketbook. I’ve always had the palate … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG Join MDF's very own Gwen Kenneally for an interactive  "sweet and savory" cooking class at Whole Foods Tarzana this Saturday, February 23 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  It's the perfect date night — or come alone or with friends. … [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...]

Super Bowl Sunday: Where to Watch — Sports Bars and Gastropubs Across the East and West San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG The Super Bowl is  February 3  in New Orleans with the Baltimore Ravens vs the San Francisco 49ers.  Where will you be?  Here's a select list of sports bars and gastropubs in the east and west San Fernando Valley if you want to … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, New Menu, Dine LA and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG There's more exciting news happening on Ventura Place in Studio City. Last week's Tasty Tidbits brought the news of  Joan's on Third coming.  Now there's another restaurant opening just down the street in  a few weeks … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Brussels Sprouts — The Now Trend and Everyone’s New Best Friend

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BY  GWEN KENNEALLY This past holiday season the surprising star of my events was brussels sprouts! Between Chanukah, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years parties ,I’ll bet I served thousands! Roasted, grilled, sautéed, shaved in a salad, … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Joan’s on Third, Restaurant Changes, New Loteria Menu, Coffee Bargain, Top Chef Dinner, Umami Deal

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BY KAREN YOUNG Finally! Joan's on Third is coming to Studio City in April!  The location is on Ventura Place where the old post office was located.  Ventura Place is the home of the Studio City Sunday Farmer's Market  between  Laurel Canyon … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG Sherman Oaks' The Local Peasant is expanding to  a second location in Woodland Hills this February.  Co-owner Karl Makinen says that it will be very similar to the Sherman Oaks location except they will feature 27 craft tap … [Read more...]