St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG There’s plenty o’ pubs to get your green on this Wednesday for St. Patrick’s Day.  Here’s some key places that stretch across the San Fernando Valley.  Remember — if you intend to imbibe on one too many pints — cab it, … [Read more...]

Loteria Grill celebrates the regional cuisines of Mexico

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BY JENNIFER EVANS GARDNER I’ve been a fan of the Loteria Grill in the original Farmers’ Market for years, and more recently, its sister restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard. Imagine how thrilled I was to learn they were opening a new location in … [Read more...]

Sol Y Luna: Most worthy Mexican cuisine in the West Valley

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BY ERINN EICHINGER Sol Y Luna sits on a quiet stretch of Ventura Boulevard right in between Tarzana and Woodland Hills.  It’s easy to cruise by, notice the artistic sign, and keep right on going.  But as I found out on two separate visits, … [Read more...]

Laurel Tavern: My New Best Date

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BY ERINN EICHINGER Personally, I was pretty bummed out when I found out one of my favorite low key, dimly lit bars, Sapphire in Studio City, was history.  But, that's the way of things, and when I heard that Laurel Tavern had been opened in its … [Read more...]