Tasty Tidbits: Top Chef in Noho, Dine LA, Free Kids Meals

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Chef Fabio Viviani

Top Chef Fabio Viviani (season 5) is helming the kitchen of the new Firenze Osteria in North Hollywood.

We may be in an economic turn-down,  but it seems that’s not stopping restaurateurs from opening new ventures.  The latest arrival to the San Fernando Valley food scene is Chef Fabio Viviani, “Top Chef” Season 5, who will helm the kitchen of Firenze Osteria, replacing Barsac Brasserie, a fixture in North Hollywood for the past 21 years.  Collaborating with Viviani is  Jacopo Falleni, award-winning mixologist, and Lisa Long, long-standing owner/manager of Barsac for 21 years. The grand opening to view the renovated dining room and upstairs party/event room is Saturday, October 24th with complimentary wine and hors d’oeurves from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Dinner reservations will start at 7:45 pm.  The public is invited to attend.  4212 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91602  (818) 760-4212

It’s Dine LA time again!   Catch some specially priced three-course meal deals at top restaurants this week through October 9 and October 11-14. $16-$28 for lunch and $26-$44 for dinner depending on the tier of dining.  Click here for a list of participating restaurants discoverlosangeles.com in the  San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles.

It’s Monday Night Football Madness at El Torito from 4-10 pm in the Cantina. $4.50 24 ounce cans of beer — Dos Equis, Grande Draft, Tecate Light or Tecate.  Nachos Supreme $4.50.  Click here for an El Torito near you.  Join the  Bull Ring email club and get free guacamole. Oh, yeah, check out Saturdays kids eat free until 3 pm with the purchase of an adult meal.

Other KIDS EAT FREE DAYS (one child per adult entree)  Contact the restaurant to confirm the deal is still valid.

Chevys Fresh Mex, Tuesday nights

Coco’s, Tuesday and Wednesdays after 4 pm

Denny’s Restaurants, Tuesday and Saturday nights after 4 pm

Islands Restaurants, Tuesdays 4 pm -close;

Maria’s Italian Kitchen Wednesday nights

Pomodoro Tuesday nights

Ruby’s Diner Tuesday night

Marie Callendar’s Monday – Saturday after 4 pm.

Sisley Italian Kitchen Free kids cheese pizza on Sunday night

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