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Posted By Karen Young On August 31, 2010 @ 11:44 pm In Featured,Food,My Daily Find,spotlight,Tasty Tidbits | 2 Comments

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’ personal heroes.

Pasta Mama.

Beginning today, Hugo’s is asking customers to nominate someone they think deserves a complementary meal for two at Hugo’s as part of their “It’s our Birthday – Nominate Your Personal Hero – We’ll Give Them a Present” promotion.

Hugo’s co-owner, Leslie Brenner,  asks that people choose “ an individual who they think is heroic, has done something special for others, has made an outstanding contribution to the community, etc. and deserves recognition.” Email hugos@sbcglobal.net with the name of your personal hero and contact info and why you believe he or she should be chosen. Hugo’s will then select a Hero of the Week and give them a Dinner for Two and publicize the winner on Facebook, Twitter and the Hugo’s website.

Watch for Hugo’s opening in Agoura this November!

D'Cache.

HOT SUMMER NIGHT: D’Cache continues its summer party on Thursday, September 2 with Salsa Night at 8pm. Enjoy a  live band, dance, hang out, stay for dinner ….PLUS  complementary (that means FREE) tapas and mojitos.   D’Cache is a hidden gem featuring Latin Fusion cuisine situated in a charming 1928 Spanish cottage with various rooms, a garden patio, bar and music nightly. 10717 Riverside Drive Toluca Lake 818.506.9600.

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

UMAMI BURGER UPDATE: In June, My Daily Find reported that Umami Burger was coming to Studio City on September 1. Well, that’s today and no Umami in sight. According to owner Adam Fleischman, the target opening date is now October 1. With  Counter Burger close by, get ready for burger wars!

PIZZA AND MORE: Fresh Brothers Pizza is opening a fifth location at the Calabasas Commons in October.  This innovative chain is known for its authentic pizzas as well as choices like their gluten-free crust made with rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, olive oil, garlic and Italian seasoning, the Create-your-own-salad,  Create-You-Own-Pizza and  Hot Wings.

GAETANOS IS BACK IN BUSINESS: Reopened since July, Gaetano’s is back in Old Calabasas serving up Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. Dine on the patio, dining room or in the sports bar. Got a party? Check out the banquet room.   23536 Calabasas Road, Calabasas  (818) 223-9600

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of My Daily Find. Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

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