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

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BY KAREN YOUNG   The Local Peasant just opened its second location in Woodland Hills in the space that formerly housed Casa De Carlos.   It's  very similar to the original location in Sherman Oaks except they feature 27 craft tap … [Read more...]

Republic of Pie: Noho Coffeehouse/Eatery Specializes in Sweet and Savory Treats

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BY KAREN YOUNG I don’t know what took me so long to get to Republic of Pie, but now that I’ve been, I can’t wait to return.  Open since January  2012, it's located in the middle of the Noho District on Magnolia, just east of … [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 and Food News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG The Hidden Chateau in West Hills is offering a Wine Tasting with Aperitifs on Thursday, March 8, from 4:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m. for $30 per person. No reservations required. The wine tasting includes three flights of wines (2oz. each … [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...]

Ciao Coffee and Tea: A Local Indie Gem for Assorted Drinks, Wi-Fi, Music and More

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BY RACHEL HELLER It’s a Tuesday night and 40 Valley music-lovers have wandered down to an independent coffee joint to check out a live show by three local singer-songwriters. The trio of female crooners takes turns wowing their audience, which … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News Comings and Goings in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG Visit Du-pars in Studio City tomorrow (August 2) between 6 a.m. -  noon and get a short stack of pancakes at the 1948 price —.40 cents.  CBS 2 will broadcast live with weatherman Josh Rubenstein doing the local weather starting at … [Read more...]

Now Open: Sweet Butter Kitchen, Cafe and Market — How Sweet It Is

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Sweet Butter owner Leslie Danielan and her "brown haired girls" — as she has coined the group name of her chefs. Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG As I entered Sweet Butter Kitchen, Cafe' and Market, I passed an outdoor pillowed sitting area through open wrought iron gates and an herb garden, to a patio courtyard with tables leading into a small café and marketplace. And for an … [Read more...]

QBowl: Quality Teriyaki Bowl for a fresh, quick and inexpensive bite

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Teriyaki Chicken Plate with Shrimp

BY KAREN YOUNG When I first saw the sign go up for Quality Teriyaki Bowl, I mused about the name which sounded so incredibly unimaginative. Visions of bad teriyaki bowls, laden with corn starch sauce, found in food courts in malls across America … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Two new restaurants in Studio City and Encino

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Farfalla in the Encino Marketplace has a good sized outside patio and tall communal table, booths and smaller tables inside.  Photo: Jocelyn Freid

BY KAREN YOUNG Slowly, but surely,  more noteworthy restaurants are taking root on the Ventura Boulevard corridor.  In the last couple weeks, Chi Dynasty and Trattoria Farfalla,  two well-known Los Feliz restaurants, have expanded into the San … [Read more...]