It's Burger Madness as Umami Burger Finally Opens in Studio City

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BY KAREN YOUNG After months and months of waiting, Umami Valli (aka Valley) finally opens today at 11 a.m. in Studio City. The fifth rendition of this insanely popular burger restaurant has gone upscale in a Hollywood Regency style, designed by … [Read more...]

TASTY TIDBITS: Restaurant News; Comings and Goings in the 818

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Sweet Butter will opens in Sherman Oaks in a couple weeks.

BY KAREN YOUNG Food culture in the San Fernando Valley is starting to grow at a steady pace with numerous restaurateurs from over the hill staking claim in brick and mortar ventures, while popular chains seem to be moving into the West … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant news across the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG NOMINATE A HERO: Hugo’s Restaurants (a My Daily Find fave), known as the home of the Hollywood Power Breakfast, healthy food and the original Pasta Mama,  celebrates 30 years in business this month by honoring its customers’ … [Read more...]

Attention 818 foodies: Jump "over the hill" to Test Kitchen LA

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BY KAREN YOUNG Cooking and chefs are now on the forefront of our culture — with all the cooking shows, culinary masters have hit celebrity status. So, it just makes sense that chefs should now have the ability to showcase and test out their … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New restaurant coming to the 818

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Unami is a Japanese-inspired burger and drink menu with different concepts at each location.

BY KAREN YOUNG Each time I hear a food establishment is making a break from "over-the-hill" and landing valley-side up, I get excited.  It means  there is a "there... here" in this 818 area code—  whereby people from "over there" like to joke … [Read more...]