Tasty Tidbits: Cactus Taqueria, Daily Grill Wine Tasting, SugarFish, Tuning Fork, Firenze Osteria

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BY KAREN YOUNG Cactus Taqueria opened on Friday in the former Henry's Taco's location on the corner of Tujunga and Moorpark in Studio City.  As most know, Henry's replaced Studio Sub across the street a couple months ago. Although both are … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Chocolate Ice Cream Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY June is a fun month of fabulous foodie celebration days. Today just happens to be National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! What a great excuse to create a fun grown up version of a classic chocolate shake! You can add a little whipped … [Read more...]

Restaurants: Hidden Patio Dining in the San Fernando Valley

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Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon

BY KAREN YOUNG Summertime means dining al fresco. But what does that mean for the San Fernando Valley?  The sidewalk patio is indeed making a comeback with a sprinkling down Ventura Blvd, but where are the  patios you can't always see?  We … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: For the Love of Chocolate

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Oh chocolate — my true love! How many nights it has been just you and I?  The evening ends with me beating myself up after hours at the gym and then the sun goes down and I just can’t resist you!  Who knew we were doing … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: LA Creamery Umami Flavors, The Melt, Coffee Bean, Kings Fish House Lobster, Brats Brothers and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG Summer mail order gift idea! LA Creamery is now shipping their newest artisan flavors nationwide.  Adam Fleischman, the Founder/CEO of Umami Restaurant Group, partnered with this premium ice cream company co-owned by Stephen … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Festivals, Music, Food, Theater and More Across Los Angeles

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BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY A Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream: The Troubies are back at the Falcon Theatre in Toluca Lake with this hilarious musical satire directed by Matt Walker. How Deep Is Your Love for the Troubies?! Join them as … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Brassy Blond Celebrates Summer

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The Brassy Blond celebrates summer!

BY GWEN KENNEALLY We are moving into the summer months–BBQ season kicked off during Memorial Day weekend — and with that comes  groovy summer cocktails! In that "June is busting out all over" fashion...a.ka.  The June Bug, Jealous … [Read more...]

Health & Fitness Finds: Fitness Guru Dove Rose-Grennan Talks Juicing

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BY DOVE ROSE-GRENNAN Editor's Note:  We are thrilled to introduce our new columnist, Dove Rose-Grennan (left), who will be curating all the best info about health and fitness. Dove is  the owner and creator of Dove’s Bodies and has been … [Read more...]

Travel: An Excursion to Cambria and Paso Robles Wine Country

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BY  MARY MCGRATH     Itchy to get out of town, it was time to plan another excursion.  I’d heard some great things about Paso Robles, and thought we’d partner with a stop in Cambria to round out the adventure. It was a … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Artillery Cantaloupe Green Tea Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Memorial Day (Decoration Day) is to honor the solders that have sacrificed their lives in service to this country. On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan declared in General Order No. 11 that the 30th of May 1868 is designated … [Read more...]