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

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BY KAREN YOUNG If you are looking for new appliances, check out Universal Appliances and Kitchen  Center in Studio City today.  They're having a live cooking  demonstration from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. If you miss today, stop by on Saturday from 11 a.m. … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Playing with Food Never Tasted So Good

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The very best part of my work is playing with  food.  I have a reputation for certain dishes, such as coconut shrimp; vegetarian moon rolls with apricot, raspberry or ginger mustard; caprese skewers with homemade … [Read more...]

Kids’ Book Corner: Read for Fun This Summer

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BY JO PERRY "Books and summertime go together. " ― Lisa Schroeder I hope your children’s summer overflows with books­­––not those on a teacher’s reading list––but books that your kids choose for themselves: cookbooks, how-to … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Father’s Day Deals, Freebies and Fun Events for All Ages

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BY KAREN YOUNG DAD'S DAY DEALS Need a gift for dad? No Roses Jewelry is offering 20% off on gifts for Dad, including business card holders by Tracy Hall, Silver for Men by Samvel and all cuff links and key fobs.  Just mention My Daily … [Read more...]

LeVar Burton To Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Reading Rainbow at Dylan’s Candy Bar

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BY KAREN YOUNG To say that LeVar Burton's career has been both eclectic and influential would be an understatement as he has touched  many facets of pop culture with his roles —  first, as 'Kunta Kinte' in the groundbreaking 1977 … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Celebrate Fathers Day With A Special BBQ

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The gift of having an extraordinary male figure in your life is so important and one I wish for all children. I was a daddy’s girl and so is my daughter.  On this day I celebrate all dads, grandpas and dad-like figures. … [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...]

This Weekend: Lots of Fun for All Ages from the San Fernando Valley to Downtown to Santa Monica

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BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY: It's the first Friday in June so that means it's National Doughnut Day (a.k.a. donut). Little known trivia fact — the day actually started in 1938 as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army to … [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...]

Back to the Kitchen: For the Love of Chocolate

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Oh chocolate — my true love! How many nights it has been just you and I?  The evening ends with me beating myself up after hours at the gym and then the sun goes down and I just can’t resist you!  Who knew we were doing … [Read more...]