Tasty Tidbits: A New Restaurant, A New Sweets Biz, A New Sweet Butter Menu, A New Pancake Special and A New Dine LA

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BY KAREN YOUNG Noho has got a new restaurant perfect for summer.  Following the success of  The Federal Bar on Lankershim in North Hollywood, which opened just over a year ago, Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) and CEO Morgan Margolis … [Read more...]

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

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Rajas con Elote y Queso/ Roasted Poblano, Fresh Corn and Cheese (Photo Attached) Strips of Roasted Poblano Peppers simmered with onions, fresh white corn, Oaxaca cheese and Crema Mexicana. Garnished with Epazote Chiffonade.

BY KAREN YOUNG Taco specials at Loteria Gril starting this Sunday. Seen here: Rajas con Elote y Queso — roasted [oblano, fresh corn and cheese, strips of roasted poblano peppers simmered with onions, fresh white corn, oaxaca cheese and crema … [Read more...]

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

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Sammy's staff is waiting to serve you when they officially open their doors to the public tomorrow, May 10.  Photo: Courtesy Sammy's Woodfired Pizza

BY KAREN YOUNG Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill is opening tomorrow, May 10, in Studio City at Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvd in the old Louise's location on the second floor of the corner strip mall that also houses the Daily … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818 with Pizza, Burgers, Oysters and Coffee

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BY KAREN YOUNG It seems that the "Build Your Pizza" theme may be the next big fast casual food trend.  First there's Westwood's 800 Degrees  (from the Umami brand), then the announcement of the soon to open Blaze Pizza (from the founders … [Read more...]

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

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BY KAREN YOUNG The block between Dixie Canyon and Fulton in Sherman Oaks keeps changing and growing. Dixie Tavern just opened this past weekend, replacing the short lived Oakfire. Co-owner Omar Rahmani describes Dixie Tavern as an “an upscale … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant and Food News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG Many of you have been emailing  about the status of Stanley's, home of the best Chinese Chicken Salad in 818. Yes, there was a small fire in the kitchen last week, but as of yesterday evening (March 13), it has completely … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant and Food News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG My Daily Find Fave Loteria Grill in Studio City has a new and improved Happy Hour from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. with a special Posadas Happy Hour Food ($6-$8) and Cocktail Menu (half off), including tacos, quesadillas, tostaditos, churros … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: A New Liquor License, Wine Dinners, Dessert Treats,Cooking with a Top Chef, and More

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Diana Sproveri dessert table with Lollibakes and more.

BY KAREN YOUNG At last — one of MDF's fave finds ever — Mantee in Studio City (reviewed two years ago!)— finally has its liquor license and now offers a well-stocked array of Lebanese, Spanish, Italian and California wines and beer to pair … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818

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Hoagie or Cheesesteak?

BY KAREN YOUNG Red Room Wine Bar quietly opened in Encino this summer next to Coral Tree Cafe. Get a free glass of wine if you show their website page. Order wine by the glass (2.5 and 6 oz) or the bottle. Come for dessert, a light bite or a full … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: What's Happening in the 818's Restaurant Scene

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BY KAREN YOUNG Spark Woodfire Grill in Studio City has added Saturday and Sunday brunch to its meal repertoire from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. both days. Choose from standard breakast fare to more creative dishes such as homemade cinnamon rolls, salmon hash … [Read more...]