Tasty Tidbits: Top Chef at BookStar, Greek Food Truck, Morton’s, Bleecker Street in Tarzana

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Chef Fabio Viviani will be at Bookstar Saturday

Top Chef Fan Favorite Fabio Viviani will be at Bookstar Saturday from 3:30-5:30 pm

Here’s a gift for any true blue Top Chef fan — Fabio Viviani, the reality show sensation who was Fan Favorite on Season 5, and now the owner of North Hollwood’s new dining establishment, Firenze Osteria, will be at BookStar in Studio City this Saturday, December 19 from 3:30-5:30 pm. The occasion? Signing his cookbook, of course. Co-written with long time friend and business partner Jacopo Falleni, the book is appropriately titled Cafe Firenze Cookbook, Mangia & Bevi: Food and Drink Recipes from the Tuscan Sons. Bookstar 12136 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 505-9528.

Eat Greek on Wheels! Check out the Louks to Go Food Truck at Tina’s Trees at Ventura Blvd and Moorpark in Sherman Oaks through December 20. Louks, which is the nickname for Loukamades, are Greek donuts that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside — and here you can get them covered with Nutella. Beef and Chicken Gyros ($5), Honey Feta Fries…insane! ($3), full salads — Chicken ($5), Watermelon ($5), Tomato ($5). They’ve even got veggie versions of the Gyros. Check out their Twitter link for times. www.twitter.com/loukstogo

Morton's Salad

Morton's Salad

Want a special lunch at a reasonable price? Morton’s The Steakhouse Burbank is offering a 3-course Prime Lunch special for $25 per person Monday -Friday (11:30 – 2 :30 pm). Start with your Choice of Soup or Salad (Lobster Bisque, Baked Five Onion Soup, Morton’s Salad, Caesar Salad or Mixed Field Greens Salad). Choice of One Entrée: Grilled Ribeye Steak served with Mashed Potatoes or Chicken Christopher served with Mashed Potatoes or Grilled Colossal Shrimp & Sea Scallops with Grilled Vegetables over Sautéed Spinach or Grilled Northwest King Salmon with Sautéed Garlic Green Beans. Choice of Dessert: Key Lime Pie or Double Chocolate Mousse. 3400 West Olive Avenue. Burbank, CA (818) 238-0424  www.mortons.com


Bleecker Street in Tarzana

New restaurant alert! Greenwich Village meets the 818 with a bit of lower Manhattan’s Little Italy and the Warehouse District mixed in at the new brick and wood designed Bleecker Street in Tarzana.  Chef Marcel Vinson is manning the kitchen using  fresh, seasonal cuisine with  Asian, Italian and French influences.  Specialties include pizza from a wood burning oven, kale caesar salad and truffle parmesan fries.  There’s also a full bar, 64 choices of wine by the glass and an 1800 square foot wine cellar.  Got a dog you don’t want to leave at home? Check out their patio which welcomes your canine friend with their own “doggy menu.” Happy Hour is 3-7 daily with half off select appetizers and wine by the glass.  Can’t get there in time? Reverse Happy Hour is 10-midnight, Sunday – Thursday and 11pm-2am Friday and Saturday. And here’s a new one! Bubbly Hour (half price champagne by the glass).  There’s TV for football too.18640 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, Ca. 91356 (818) 996-3008.  www.thebleeckerstreet.com

Karen Young is the Editor/Publisher of My Daily Find.

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Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.