Tasty Tidbits: Wine/Beer Meals and Special Deals This Week in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG TONIGHT (Sept. 25): The Local Peasant in Sherman Oaks is celebrating LA Beer Week  with German chef specials with beer pairing suggestions featuring Stone Brewery. Beer flights are available. Loteria Grill is offering a … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Pizza Joint, LA Beer Fest, Food Trucks and Planes, Avocado Dinner

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PizzaRev "craft-your-own" is opening on Friday in Studio City.  Photo: PizzaRev

BY KAREN YOUNG   PizzaRev,  a  "craft your own" pizza bar, officially  opens its second location in Studio City this Friday, September 21, at  12103 Ventura Blvd just a couple doors down from The Counter Burger.    The first … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG Little Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya  opened quietly last month in Sherman Oaks, replacing Sushi Fukyo on Sepulveda just south of Ventura. It’s the third branch of the West 3rd Street and Manhattan Beach restaurants and joins Katsuya … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG The Studio City restaurant scene seems to be on a non-stop roll. Word on the street is that the owners of Stout Burgers and Beer are going to open a seafood pub (that's a twist!) in the former Ole space on Ventura … [Read more...]

The Village: Frank Leon’s New Restaurant for Cocktails, Conversation and Good Eats

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BY  KAREN YOUNG The Village in Studio City has been a long time coming for two reasons.  First, there was big talk of Ellen DeGeneres opening a restaurant in the former Bokado location with other celebrity names bandied about, but … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: A New Burger Joint, A New Brunch Spot, Ice Cream Fun Flavors, Ladies Night Cocktails

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Stout Burger opens its second location in Studio City

BY KAREN YOUNG   Stout Burgers has finally opened its second location in Studio City (the first is in Hollywood).  Stop by for the $10 gourmet burger with a choice of  beef that is fresh ground in-house daily, organic chicken or the … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Julia Child Celebrations, Wine Dinners, New Restos, New Menus and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG It's Julia Child Restaurant Week  through August 15 in celebration of what would have been the culinary legend's 100th birthday.  There are 100 restaurants participating with special menus across the nation with eight from … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, Olympic Eats, Special Deals

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Wasabi Sushi revolving

BY KAREN YOUNG What's New... Studio City's "sushi row" might just take on the name "pizza row" as well.  Pizza Rev, a "craft-your-own" eatery, is opening its second location on September 21 at 12103 Ventura Blvd  (just west of Laurel … [Read more...]

Tula’s Restaurant and Decoy Lounge: An Unexpected Surprise for Casual Food and Drink

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BY KAREN YOUNG There’s nothing like being pleasantly surprised by a restaurant about which you  have little expectations.  And that’s exactly what happened when I was invited to dine at Tula’s in North Hollywood.  It's a quiet option … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: The Village Opens Plus Special Happenings in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG At last...The Village opened in Studio City last week and marked the occasion with  a celebratory party.  Frank Leon, the Studio City restaurateur behind La Loggia and Next Door, replaced his former restaurant, Bokado, with … [Read more...]