Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News and Specials in the 818

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Noho’s Otis Jackson’s Soul Dog is now open on Sundays and they’ve added Chicken & Waffles to their menu.  Owner Don Scott relays “Gospel music will pump through our internet radio as we present our famous crispy southern fried chicken laid soulfully on a light and fluffy house made golden waffle.  Add soft butter and syrup and you have a Sunday worth waking up for.  Bring your Sunday newspaper and your favorite Starbucks coffee drink in from next door, we won’t mind!”

Chicken and waffles meets up with the Soul Dog.

Don’t miss the opening day of the Noho Arts District Farmer’s Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5200 Bakman (between Lankershim and Tujunga) at the corner of Magnolia, with street closure north to Weddington, North Hollywood. Free recyclable bags will be given to the first 1000 people.

Are there restaurants you’ve been wanting to try, but haven’t because of cost?  Now’s the time because DineLA Restaurant Week is back for its bi-annual two week run — October 2-7 and 9-14. This is an opportunity to indulge in a selection of three-course prix fixe meals for lunch and/or dinner at a special price.  And it’s the perfect opportunity to get out of your neighborhood and go somewhere new. Over  300 restaurants will be featured in one of three dining categories with — deluxe ($) dining (lunch $16, dinner $26); Premier ($$) Dining (lunch $22, dinner $34); and Fine ($$$) Dining (lunch $28, dinner $44). Prices and meals vary by restaurant and exclude beverages tax and gratuity.

Need a kosher product for the upcoming Jewish holidays that you (or your friends) might not have thought about? Check out Wolfgang Puck Iced Coffee. It’s in Gelsons, CVS, and more. To find store locations in your area please visit www.wolfgangpuckicedcoffee.com.

The Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks is celebrating Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur with a four course special traditional meal which will be offered in addition to their regular menu. $32.95 per person.

Gelson’s has fresh, home cooked meals that you can heat up at home for the holidays. Choose Chicken or Beef Brisket with Julienne Vegetables and Gravy, Chicken Broth and Matzo Balls, Garlic-Herb Roasted Potatoes, Tzimmes, Chopped Beef liver with egg, and Noodle Kugel. The price is $59.95 and serves four.

Need some new Thanksgiving recipes? Join Top Chef Fabio Viviani in his Noho restaurant, Firenze Osteria, for a pre-Thanksgiving class on October 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m or 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Learn how to make pumpkin gnocchi, cranberry risotto  and grandma’s roast chicken. $40 per person or $70 a couple. A two course meal and a beverage is included. Call (818) 760-7081 for reservations.

If you’re heading out to the West Valley, you should know that the Calabasas Commons is undergoing a couple changes. Le Pain Quotidien, the Belgian café-bakery chain with more than 160 locations worldwide, expanded its 818 presence last week, opening its 14th Los Angeles location at the Commons in Calabasas (Studio City is the other 818 locale). Check it out  seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Also, coming this Spring to the Commons is Century City’s Toscanova, an Italian trattoria which is expanding to the West Valley location.

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

About Karen Young

Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.