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...]

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: 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...]

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...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant and Food News in the San Fernando Valley

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Nesmon Cafe as introduced new menu and drink items, plus a special summer special.  Photo: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG Nesmon French Café and Marketplace has added some new menu items for summer and special deals for happy hour and parties. Throw a private party after 6 p.m. at the eatery and  get 20% off (tea parties too!).  They cater too. … [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...]

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...]