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: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Harvest Moon Kitchen and Marketplace soft opened last week on Magnolia just east of Whitsett in Valley Village, but will be having its grand opening this Saturday, November 4 with lots of free samples.  This is the … [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: Restaurant News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG   LA Creamery seems to be infiltrating Los Angeles with its pints of luscious gourmet ice cream over the hill, but the 818 has been slow on the uptake, however there's finally some waves — Olive & Thyme in Toluca … [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...]

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

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It's Julia Child Restaurant Week.

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...]