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: 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: 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...]

It's Burger Madness as Umami Burger Finally Opens in Studio City

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BY KAREN YOUNG After months and months of waiting, Umami Valli (aka Valley) finally opens today at 11 a.m. in Studio City. The fifth rendition of this insanely popular burger restaurant has gone upscale in a Hollywood Regency style, designed by … [Read more...]

Beyond the 818: Vietnamese inspired Red Medicine presents a sweet and savory culinary adventure

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Chicken dumplings

BY KAREN YOUNG Red Medicine, which opened mid-December, is currently one of the most talked about restaurants in Los Angeles. First, for the three partners with a most impressive, eclectic culinary pedigree. Second, for the fact the Chef/Partner … [Read more...]

Attention 818 foodies: Jump "over the hill" to Test Kitchen LA

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BY KAREN YOUNG Cooking and chefs are now on the forefront of our culture — with all the cooking shows, culinary masters have hit celebrity status. So, it just makes sense that chefs should now have the ability to showcase and test out their … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New restaurant coming to the 818

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Unami is a Japanese-inspired burger and drink menu with different concepts at each location.

BY KAREN YOUNG Each time I hear a food establishment is making a break from "over-the-hill" and landing valley-side up, I get excited.  It means  there is a "there... here" in this 818 area code—  whereby people from "over there" like to joke … [Read more...]