Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants and Special Events in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   More Umami: Burbank (at the edge of Toluca Lake) is the now the home of the 17th Umami Burger to open in just five years. With recent openings in Miami and Oakland and the upcoming mega-locale in Greenwich Village, New … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Dine LA Restaurant Week, Taste of Farmer’s Market, Daily Grill, Spumante Wine Dinner, Chipotle Anniversary

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BY KAREN YOUNG Dine LA Restaurant Week is back starting today through July 26.   Here’s your chance to try out some new restaurants with special three course prix fixe menus  (from $15-$45 per person depending on the … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Cactus Taqueria, Daily Grill Wine Tasting, SugarFish, Tuning Fork, Firenze Osteria

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BY KAREN YOUNG Cactus Taqueria opened on Friday in the former Henry's Taco's location on the corner of Tujunga and Moorpark in Studio City.  As most know, Henry's replaced Studio Sub across the street a couple months ago. Although both are … [Read more...]

Restaurants: Hidden Patio Dining in the San Fernando Valley

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Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon

BY KAREN YOUNG Summertime means dining al fresco. But what does that mean for the San Fernando Valley?  The sidewalk patio is indeed making a comeback with a sprinkling down Ventura Blvd, but where are the  patios you can't always see?  We … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: LA Creamery Umami Flavors, The Melt, Coffee Bean, Kings Fish House Lobster, Brats Brothers and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG Summer mail order gift idea! LA Creamery is now shipping their newest artisan flavors nationwide.  Adam Fleischman, the Founder/CEO of Umami Restaurant Group, partnered with this premium ice cream company co-owned by Stephen … [Read more...]

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

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BY KAREN YOUNG   The Local Peasant just opened its second location in Woodland Hills in the space that formerly housed Casa De Carlos.   It's  very similar to the original location in Sherman Oaks except they feature 27 craft tap … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Help Boston, Beer 101, Wine Dinner, Stumptown Coffee, Brioche Pancakes

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BY KAREN YOUNG Shawna Dawson Beer, the brains behind Artisanal LA, LA Street Food Fest and Sauce LA,  has organized LAdrinks2Boston on April 27 —  a day for LA bars, restaurants and customers to raise money for the victims of the Boston … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Taco Wars, Umami/LA Creamery, Vegan News, Grilled Cheese, Free Cone Day, and Tax Season Deals

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BY KAREN YOUNG Taco wars will soon be happening in the Tujunga/Moorpark area of Studio City.  As most people know, the beloved Henry's Tacos left its landmark location of 51 years and moved a taco's throw across the street, replacing Studio Sub … [Read more...]

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

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BY KAREN YOUNG Lotería Grill at The Promenade in Westlake now has full service, sit-down dining.  West Valley patrons can enjoy Chef/Owner Jimmy Shaw’s unique take on regional Mexican cuisine, including Mole Poblano con Pollo, … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is having a Spring Open House on Thursday, March 7. Enjoy a 12 oz Spring beverage for only $1 from 2-6pm. Choose from: Chai Tea Cappuccino, Scottish Breakfast Tea Cappuccino, Anniversary Blend … [Read more...]