KCRW and chef Evan Kleiman to host free family food events at Topanga and Sherman Oaks Westfield Shopping Centers

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BY KAREN YOUNG Evan Kleiman coming to the San Fernando Valley in any form is reason to celebrate. Too bad she isn’t opening a restaurant here, but we’ll take what we can get. Kleiman, renowned chef, cookbook author and host of KCRW’s “Good … [Read more...]

Spa Cooking Schools: A travel foodie’s dream

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BY JENNIFER EVANS GARDNER The history of spas goes way back to ancient times, when people “took the waters” for their health.  In the seventies, when destination spas began popping up in the U.S., they were largely (pun intended) known as … [Read more...]

Burbank’s Riverside Cafe is an unexpected find

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BY ANGELA FENTIMAN Perched on the corner of Riverside Drive and Mariposa Street is a true Valley find. A fixture for more than 15 years in Burbank's Rancho Equestrian district, Riverside Cafe serves up gourmet dishes that are unexpected from the … [Read more...]

A $250,000 mission to feed the homeless

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BY AMANDA TRAXLER Mark Jacobs wasn’t necessarily trying to find an antonym for poorhouse when he came up with the name Prosperity House, the intended moniker for a soup kitchen currently in the works for the central San Fernando Valley. “It … [Read more...]

Pinkberry and Marmalade Cafe

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BY KAREN YOUNG New sweet bites  at Pinkberry: It's cherry season! Bing Cherries are here for summer, but they're only available for a limited time only, so get them while you can. Also newly added are Lychees and Valencia Oranges.  Sweet.  … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A Summer Picnic

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I am so in love with food and entertaining that the summer gives me options to combine cuisine with some of my other loves: nature, music and baseball! Be it the beach or the Hollywood Bowl, picnics are a great passion of mine.  … [Read more...]

Laurel Tavern: My New Best Date

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BY ERINN EICHINGER Personally, I was pretty bummed out when I found out one of my favorite low key, dimly lit bars, Sapphire in Studio City, was history.  But, that's the way of things, and when I heard that Laurel Tavern had been opened in its … [Read more...]