Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818—and Beyond

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The Daily Grill offers entrees under 600, such as this chicken meatball and angel hair dish for 590 calories.

BY KAREN YOUNG The Cheesecake Factory now has competition for their SkinnyLicious menu. The Daily Grill is now offering a Simply 600 Menu made up of meals that are 600 calories or less. Choose from salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, seafood, … [Read more...]

Creative Thai Fusion Cooked Up at The Rustic Spoon

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BY CONNOR RESNICK The Rustic Spoon is a restaurant you would  most likely pass by if you weren’t looking for it. Described as Thai Fusion, it's quite unique for its North Hollywood location. There is outdoor as well as indoor seating with well … [Read more...]

New! Summer Canteen: A Thai cafe with a cool vibe

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BY KAREN YOUNG A cool vibe is hanging over a new Thai cafe  developed by the owners of Gindi Thai in Toluca Lake and Summer Summer in Northern California’s Emeryville. Sleek and modern with an industrial look, the new venture, Summer Canteen, … [Read more...]

Tantalizing Thai at Sri Siam Cafe

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Pad Thai  Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG I'm starting to think that some the best food I've eaten in the San Fernando Valley lately is coming out of restaurants located in strip malls or off the beaten track. Rather than a dining experience, these kind of eateries are for … [Read more...]

Krua Thai: A spicy, cheap and delicious strip mall find

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BY JENNIFER EVANS GARDNER Ow! It’s been an hour since I finished lunch at Krua Thai and my mouth is still on fire. Don’t get me wrong. I really like this place; but you do have to take care when ordering “spicy” or even “mild-to-spicy” … [Read more...]