Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, Henry’s Tacos, Katsu-ya, Cafe Aldente and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG Last weekend saw the opening of Peasant Wine Bistro in Tarzana.  Restaurateur Greg Woodbury, who  opened Bleecker Street, but broke ties a couple years ago, has brought on  Executive Chef Marcel Vinson (also from Bleecker) to … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Joan’s on Third, Restaurant Changes, New Loteria Menu, Coffee Bargain, Top Chef Dinner, Umami Deal

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BY KAREN YOUNG Finally! Joan's on Third is coming to Studio City in April!  The location is on Ventura Place where the old post office was located.  Ventura Place is the home of the Studio City Sunday Farmer's Market  between  Laurel Canyon and … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: In Memoriam—A Toast And Tribute To Jim Sahin, Cafe Aldente Chef/Owner

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This week, the heart of Studio City became heavy with the passing of Jim Sahin,  who owned and operated Café Aldente since 1988. I got the privilege of meeting Jim over 10 years ago when he started dating one of my dearest … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Dine on Italian Cuisine Paired With Jazz and Cocktails Tonight at Cafe Aldente

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY What would a couple of attorneys do to chill out after a long day in court? They would get together at their favorite casual eatery and play a few sets, of course!  And they are doing just that—The Bill Hochberg and Bob Hirschman … [Read more...]

Magpie Gourmet Mini Pies Pop Up on Thursdays at Cafe Aldente

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BY KAREN YOUNG Move over, cupcake. There’s a new dessert in town and she’s about to knock you off your sweet treat perch. Yes, she’s a little flaky. And fruity. And sometimes a little nutty. She’s sat silently on the sidelines while you ruled the … [Read more...]

The taste of Italian home cooking at Cafe Aldente

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BY KAREN YOUNG Café Aldente is one of those neighborhood restaurants that seriously flies under the radar. Located near the back of the strip center anchored by Peets and Chin Chin in Studio City, this small, casual eatery with a sidewalk café, has … [Read more...]