Restaurants: Hidden Patio Dining in the San Fernando Valley

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Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon

BY KAREN YOUNG Summertime means dining al fresco. But what does that mean for the San Fernando Valley?  The sidewalk patio is indeed making a comeback with a sprinkling down Ventura Blvd, but where are the  patios you can't always see?  We … [Read more...]

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...]

Mother’s Day Dining, Dessert and Tea in the San Fernando Valley 2013

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BY KAREN YOUNG Celebrate mom or the mom-like person in your life at one of these restaurants and bakeries preparing special Mother's Day offers and menus. MOTHER'S DAY TEAS     SWEET BUTTER KITCHEN This Sherman Oaks … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG   LA Creamery seems to be infiltrating Los Angeles with its pints of luscious gourmet ice cream over the hill, but the 818 has been slow on the uptake, however there's finally some waves — Olive & Thyme in Toluca … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Wine/Beer Meals and Special Deals This Week in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG TONIGHT (Sept. 25): The Local Peasant in Sherman Oaks is celebrating LA Beer Week  with German chef specials with beer pairing suggestions featuring Stone Brewery. Beer flights are available. Loteria Grill is offering a … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Saddle Peak Lodge Chef comes to Studio City, Il Tiramisu Wine Dinner Deal, Hugo's updates, Encino cafe change

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Chef Adam Horton

BY KAREN YOUNG In a major culinary coup, Ventura Boulevard's fine dining landscape just got a huge boost with the announcement that Saddle Peak Lodge’s Chef Adam Horton is leaving the landmark restaurant and will move to Raphael Restaurant in … [Read more...]