Tasty Tidbits: Joan’s on Third, Restaurant Changes, New Loteria Menu, Coffee Bargain, Top Chef Dinner, Umami Deal

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Finally! Joan’s on Third is coming to Studio City in April!  The location is on Ventura Place where the old post office was located.  Ventura Place is the home of the Studio City Sunday Farmer’s Market  between  Laurel Canyon and Radford Avenue anchored by Big 5.

Lettuce cups at Loteria Grill are part of the new “light” menu.

Studio City’s Cafe Aldente is undergoing some  changes after the untimely passing of owner Jim Sahin this past June.  As of last weekend, a longtime customer took over the 25 year old restaurant.  It will remain closed while undergoing renovations.  Stayed tuned here for more details in the coming weeks.

Loteria Grill’s new La Flaca menu is a must try. It’s a “lighter” menu with low carb options (tacos with various meats and/or veggies in lettuce cups), salads, specialty plates, ceviche and some breakfast items served all day.  Check out the menu here.

Chef Phillip Frankland Lee will bring in a new menu to D’Cache.

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is celebrating 50 years with a .50 cent drink special on Thursday, January 10 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy a 12 oz Heritage beverage. Choose from Chai Tea Latte, English Toffee Latte, or English Toffee Ice Blended.


D’Caché Restaurant, the Latin-fusion restaurant in Toluca Lake has just brought on executive chef Phillip Frankland Lee who will  debut a new menu in early February. Chef Lee helped to lead the kitchen at Hatfield’s Restaurant in Los Angeles and Park Grill in Chicago and has worked alongside many prestigious chefs. While the new menu is being designed, D’Cache has updated its current menu with new specials while keeping patron favorites.

Top Chef Fabio Viviani

Top Chef Fabio Viviani and executive chef Ken Biffar are cooking up a special VIP Chef’s Table Dinner this Friday, January 11, at Firenze Osteria where they’ll be debuting a top secret dish.  Price:  $95 per person /$125 with wine pairing.  Call 818.760.7081 to reserve your spot for the 7 p.m. culinary event.

Buy five Umami products and get 20% off through Sunday.

Make your own “fifth taste” at home with special Umami products. They’re on sale through January 13. Buy five and get a 20% discount!  Click here to shop.
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