Tasty Tidbits: DineLA is Back; More Restaurant and Food News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG Are there restaurants you’ve been wanting to try, but haven’t because of cost? Now’s the time because DineLA Restaurant Week is back and celebrating its bi-annual run —  this week through January 22 and January 29-February … [Read more...]

SunPower Natural Cafe: A vegetarian restaurant that carnivores enjoy

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BY CAROLE ROSNER This summer, my family became vegetarian. As the main chef in the house, I dug through countless vegetarian cookbooks and googled a huge amount of on-line recipes to find meat-free entrees and healthful side dishes. After three long … [Read more...]

Spumante: Still charming, memorable and ‘delizioso’

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BY FRED RUBIN The collective popular vision of the "perfect" Italian restaurant was created in 1955 in the delightful, Disney animated movie, "The Lady and the Tramp."  Arguably the most memorable scene featured two star-crossed pooches sharing a … [Read more...]

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BY KAREN YOUNG Loteria Grill, known by many as the best Mexican food this side of  Santa Barbara's La Super Rica (the late Julia Child's favorite), and no less, the best Mexican food in Los Angeles, is coming to Studio City.  When Jimmy … [Read more...]


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The View according to Yul Spencer BY KAREN YOUNG Many know actor/comedian Yul Spencer  from the hit shows Comic View and Make Me Laugh, his appearances at comedy clubs, not to mention numerous TV and stage appearances; most recently The Shield, … [Read more...]

Chef Hirosuke resurfaces in the West Valley

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BY ERINN EICHINGER Let's be honest, it's not hard to find a great sushi joint in the Valley, and if you ask around everyone is sure to have their favorite.  An old stomping ground of mine used to be Sushi Hirosuke in Encino.  That is until chef … [Read more...]