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...]

This Weekend: What’s Happening Around Town

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BY KAREN YOUNG Noho Dine Out Fridays: Get out into the community for a weekly food truck fest, boutique vendors and street performers. Dogs welcome too! Every Friday,  5 p.m. -8 p.m., The Parking Lot at 11458 Burbank Blvd, North … [Read more...]

Easter Sunday Brunch in the San Fernando Valley 2013

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BY KAREN YOUNG While most all 818 restaurants are open on Easter Sunday,  there's a limited number offering special menus. Here's a handful to get you started. EAST VALLEY The Bistro Garden  The three course champagne brunch  at this … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Lemonade is Coming, Totes Juices To Open, Sweet Butter Valentine, Superbowl Food, Panera’s Hidden Menu, Dine LA, Breakfast of Champions

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BY KAREN YOUNG Studio City is making its case as restaurant capital of the valley, and perhaps the fastest growing area,  even stronger.  Lemonade announced on its Facebook page that it's coming to  Studio City on Ventura Blvd. in mid-May. … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Sprinkles Mail Order Ice Cream, Sushi Gift, Starbucks Evening, Pizza Rev Gift Deal, Brats Brothers Expands and Closings/Openings

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  BY KAREN YOUNG How's this for a sweet gift treat? There's many delicious food items you can deliver for the holidays — cookies, cupcakes, wine, cheese, candy, fruit, even Chicago Pizza and steak— but did you ever think that ice cream … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local Small Businesses in the San Fernando Valley

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BY  KAREN YOUNG Stay away from the madness of the malls and shop local, independently owned businesses. Despite the holiday rush, it’s guaranteed you’ll receive personal service and beautiful gift wrap. Here’s a list of some of my favorites … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Take Home Thanksgiving Meals and Giving Back Events with Top Chefs and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG Get your Thanksgiving 'home for the holidays'  orders in  by  November 18 at MDF fave Sweet Butter Kitchen in Sherman Oaks. Check out Diestel Free-Range Roasted Turkey Breast, Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel, Herb … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG Sweet Butter Kitchen in Sherman Oaks is having its first book signing party on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm. with Sherman Oaks resident, oookbook author and James Beard award-winning radio host, Diane Rossen … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Pressed Juicery, Pink Ribbon Cookies, National Taco Day, Panera Contest, Ladies Martini Night and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Sweet Butter Kitchen  in Sherman Oaks is donating all the proceeds of their homemade pink ribbon cookies to breast cancer research this week. October 4 is National Taco Day. To celebrate, the legendary Casa Vega is … [Read more...]

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 have … [Read more...]