Tasty Tidbits: A New Restaurant, A New Sweets Biz, A New Sweet Butter Menu, A New Pancake Special and A New Dine LA

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BY KAREN YOUNG Noho has got a new restaurant perfect for summer.  Following the success of  The Federal Bar on Lankershim in North Hollywood, which opened just over a year ago, Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) and CEO Morgan Margolis … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Umami/LA Creamery Strike Deal, Sportsmen’s Lodge Comeback, Kids and Caviar

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BY KAREN YOUNG The Sportsmen's Lodge, once the legendary stomping grounds of stars like Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne, started its makeover in 2009 when it was acquired by Richard Weintraub. Now, the restaurant which was originally … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: In Memoriam—A Toast And Tribute To Jim Sahin, Cafe Aldente Chef/Owner

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This week, the heart of Studio City became heavy with the passing of Jim Sahin,  who owned and operated Café Aldente since 1988. I got the privilege of meeting Jim over 10 years ago when he started dating one of my … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Ye Olde King’s Head Opens This Week; Frank Leon’s The Village Coming Soon

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BY KAREN YOUNG The British Are Coming: It's the year of the Brit with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, so it's fitting that the  Ye Olde King's Head  is expanding from its first location in Santa Monica (which has been a fixture … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818, Plus a Sneak Peek Weho Happy Hour

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Chef Kazunomi Nozawa closed the doors of his infamous Studio City restaurant, Sushi Nozawa,  on February 29, but the legacy continues with  SUGARFISH  which quietly opened its doors on May 17.  Although Nozawa … [Read more...]

Restaurant: Four Seasons Westlake’s “Mercato Italiano” Redefines Italian Market Dining

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BY GERRY FURTH-SIDES My Sunday "find" often includes the sprawling, sumptuous brunch at the Westlake Four Seasons.  Now I add their madcap, high-energy “Mercato Italiano” smack in the middle of the usually serene lobby dining area on … [Read more...]

Raphael’s Star Chef, New Small Plate Menu, Happy Hour and Regional Wine Series

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BY KAREN YOUNG Amidst the stretch of sushi restaurants, pizzerias, taverns and automotive facilities on Ventura Blvd in Studio City, sits Raphael — a sleek, sophisticated, fine dining establishment without pretention, but with that certain … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants in the San Fernando Valley and More

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Sammy's staff is waiting to serve you when they officially open their doors to the public tomorrow, May 10.  Photo: Courtesy Sammy's Woodfired Pizza

BY KAREN YOUNG Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill is opening tomorrow, May 10, in Studio City at Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvd in the old Louise's location on the second floor of the corner strip mall that also houses the Daily … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818 with Pizza, Burgers, Oysters and Coffee

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BY KAREN YOUNG It seems that the "Build Your Pizza" theme may be the next big fast casual food trend.  First there's Westwood's 800 Degrees  (from the Umami brand), then the announcement of the soon to open Blaze Pizza (from the founders … [Read more...]

Pizza Maven Tonino “Toto” Morra Moves to the Valley

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BY GERRY FURTH-SIDES How's this for an introduction? Pizza maven, Tonino "Toto" Morra,  has been honored by Gourmet Magazine as “making the best crust in America” — and he's located right here in the 818. Morra makes his own … [Read more...]