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...]

Tasty Tidbits: Sprinkles Mail Order Ice Cream, Sushi Gift, Starbucks Evening, Pizza Rev Gift Deal, Brats Brothers Expands and Closings/Openings

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  BY KAREN YOUNG How's this for a sweet gift treat? There's many delicious food items you can deliver for the holidays — cookies, cupcakes, wine, cheese, candy, fruit, even Chicago Pizza and steak— but did you ever think that ice … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, New Menus 818 Style

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BY KAREN YOUNG PizzaRev is opening its third location in Woodland Hills today (December 5).  In just eight months, this craft-your-own pizza joint also has locations in Northridge (the first) and Studio City.  It's a fast casual Chipotle-type … [Read more...]

Travel: Oxnard — LA’s Affordable Beachside Community

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BY MARY MCGRATH For many years, Oxnard was one of those requisite pit stops between LA and Santa Barbara. It wasn’t a place I even considered visiting until recently. Now, Oxnard is now its own destination and has its own story to tell. … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Free Therapy with Lunch, Whole Foods Wine Bar, Kids Cooking, Beer Hop, Bow & Truss, Gipsy Kings Dinner, $4 Burgers and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG Whole Foods in Tarzana  has a wine bar where you can sit down and meet up with friends.  Purchase prepared foods to enjoy along with your wine or if you're craving a steak or seafood, they'll even cook it up and serve it to you. … [Read more...]

Travel: Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes for Ocean Views and Gourmet Dining

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BY MARY McGRATH Complimentary champagne upon check-in?  I’m in! And so began our overnight visit to the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes.  We were there to dine at their renowned Mar’sel, and rather than slogging our way back to Los … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Pressed Juicery, Pink Ribbon Cookies, National Taco Day, Panera Contest, Ladies Martini Night and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Sweet Butter Kitchen  in Sherman Oaks is donating all the proceeds of their homemade pink ribbon cookies to breast cancer research this week. October 4 is National Taco Day. To celebrate, the legendary Casa Vega is … [Read more...]

Republic of Pie: Noho Coffeehouse/Eatery Specializes in Sweet and Savory Treats

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BY KAREN YOUNG I don’t know what took me so long to get to Republic of Pie, but now that I’ve been, I can’t wait to return.  Open since January  2012, it's located in the middle of the Noho District on Magnolia, just east of … [Read more...]

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...]