Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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Come meet  Diane Rossen Worthington and taste some delicious bites next Wednesday, November 14, at Sweet Butter Kitchen

Sweet Butter Kitchen in Sherman Oaks is having its first book signing party on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm. with Sherman Oaks resident, oookbook author and James Beard award-winning radio host, Diane Rossen Worthington, who will sign her newest (and her 20th) cookbook, Seriously Simple Parties. Sweet Butter will be serving holiday entertaining food samples with recipes from Worthington’s book, along with their own Sweet Butter hors d’oeuvres (from their catering menu), and delicious samples of holiday desserts from their kitchen. The event is free, but requires reservations. Adults only. RSVP by email: marlasweetbutter@aol.com.


Have a T-Day feast at The Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center

If you’re not cooking a Thanksgiving feast, why not go for a bountiful buffet in the 818 with a price that can’t be beat for all the food you can eat? The Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center is celebrating their annual tradition bigger and better this year with an expansive carving station filled with turkey and various meat options, plus specialties such as pan roasted salmon, short ribs, chicken roulade, fresh pasta sautéed to order; sides  and savories, including grilled asparagus, roasted fingerling potatoes, mashed potatoes, candied yams, brussel sprouts, and winter squash soup, plus an array of desserts. Adults $36.95; Children ages 5-9 $14.95; Children under 5 years, free; Seniors 20% Discount (60 years or older). Call now to make your reservations! 818.755.5000.  For more Thanksgiving dining options, check into My Daily Find next week!

Free N’ice Cream at Tarzana Whole Foods on Thursday, November 8 from noon-3 p.m.

Whole Foods in Tarzana will be giving away free scoops of gelato courtesy of N’ice Cream on Thursday, November 8 from noon to 3 p.m.  Also, every Thursday, check out freshly made whole pizza for $10.

Take A Bao in Studio City is offering half off all draft and bottled beer on Monday nights during football season. 11838 Ventura Blvd., 818-691-7223. Complimentary parking too.

Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas has a real deal for happy hour Wednesday to Friday from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Small plates $7-$10, cocktails $7.50, bottled beer $5, and half off wine by the glass. 419 Cold Canyon Road, 818-222-3888.

Get $2 draft beer with your fave BBQ at Smoke City Market in Van Nuys during televised games.

Vegan Chilii Cook-Off and beer, of course.

In honor of National Vegan Month, Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank will host their first VEGAN CHILI COOK-OFF on Sunday, November 11 from noon – 6 p.m. Seven local chefs on fove teams will go head-to-head in a battle of epic (meat-and-dairy-free) proportions. Price: $10 (includes five 3oz tastes of Chili, and a voting ballot). The Panel of Judges is: Editor-in-Chief of Vegetarian Times, Elizabeth Turner; LA Weekly Food Blogger/Restaurant Critic, Garrett Snyder; Local Vegan Blogger, Quarry Girl.  Competing chefs include: Alex Brown & Evan George, authors of The Hot Knives Vegetarian Cookbook: Salad Daze; Randy Clemens Esq, author of The Sriracha Cookbook; Chef Randal St. Clair, executive chef, Tony’s Darts Away;Stuffed Animals Chefs, Juvenal Rodriguez & Courtney Konuch;Nic Adler, The Roxy (winner of the 2009 Malibu Chili Cook Off)Tony’s Darts Away, 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd.






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Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.