Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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Take a Bao officially opened  in Studio City on October 31 at 11838 Ventura Blvd., expanding the menu from its Century City location. Check it out for asian fusion baos, small plates, rice bowls, salads, soups, chicken wings, satays, cocktails and more. Prices start at $4.50 for an order of baos to $13 for a full plate of chicken, fish or steak.  Order at the counter and your food will brought to your table.


MNO Burger

Umami Burger just announced their MNO Burger (Money’s No Obejct)—hand ground, dry aged, grass-fed Wagyu beef topped with Grade-A Hudson Valley foie gras, freshly shaved Italian white truffles, onion marmalade and ’77 vintage port reduction. The catch is that is not on the menu and is  available by special order only, but the bigger catch is that you need a party of at least 25 and the cost is $100 a burger. So, if you’ve hit the lottery or just want to be completely extravagant, call the Umami of your choice (Studio City is the only one in the 818) and speak to the manager to make your reservation.

The Local Peasant in Sherman Oaks just introduced their new fall menu that mixes in with popular items such as Drunken Chicken and Fish n’ Chips. Recent additions include: vegetable chicken tortilla soup, edamame vegan vegetable salad,  beef chili, slow roasted lamb shank, altalntic salmon,  chocolate chunk bread budding. Seasonal beer includes: Republic Later Harvest Ale, Buffalo Bills pumpkn brew, stone chocolate cherry stout.

Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, the bottle free, low waste bar/restaurant serving vegan options and local craft beer and wine, is now open for Saturday brunch at 10 a.m, with breakfast items available until ‘supplies’ run out. While small, the vegan and non vegan menu includes  Vegan and Regular  Breakfast Plates ($10) quinoa and tofu scramble with onions and peppers or Herbed scrambled eggs, a side of vegan bacon or real Applewood smoked bacon and griddled hash browns; Vegan and Regular Breakfast Burrito ($7.50) quinoa and tofu scramble wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla with onions, peppers, Daiya vegan cheddar cheese; or dcrambled eggs wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla with onions, peppers, Tillamook cheddar cheese. Also new at Tony’s is a 14-seat patio, ideal for enjoying a beer-and-breakfast-burrito brunch outdoors (and really, what’s better than that?). The patio will also feature heaters once the weather turns cold. And don’t forget, you can brings the kids for pool and board games.

Roy’s Restaurant in Woodland Hills is now offering My Prix Fixe Mondays. Every Monday, for a limited time, guests have the option to choose any three courses off the menu at the fixed price of $35.95 per person. Any appetizer, entrée and dessert are available, such as Roy’s Original Hawaiian Blackened Island Ahi and Crunchy Golden Lobster Potstickers appetizers, entrées ranging from Hawaiian Kai Beef Short Ribs to Roasted Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi, and dessert delicacies from Pineapple Upside Down Cake to its famous Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé.

If you’re in the food for a hot dog, grab the opportunity on Mondays at the The Infield in Sherman Oaks for $1 Dodger Dogs and at The Stand in Encino and Woodland Hills.

Closing news:  LA Creamery just closed the last of its three shops, in the Americana at Brand, and will be concentrating on their wholesale division. Previous locations were at Westfield Topanga and Sherman Oaks. Stephen Bikoff, Founder/ Chief Creative Officer, gave this comment on the closing: “All of us at L.A. Creamery are deeply flattered that our ice cream creations meant so much to our guests. The tremendous number of emails we received were all very sweet, and we look forward to bringing our fans their favorite ice cream flavors in the future.”

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of MY DAILY FIND. Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

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  • carter

    And speaking of closing news, Louise’s Trattoria in Studio City is also closed, soon to be replaced by Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, working now on obtaining a full liquor license.

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