This Weekend: Events for All Ages Across Los Angeles

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BY KAREN YOUNG MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL: Los Angeles museums are banding together for Free Admission Days this weekend. January 28 and 29. The list of museums includes The Getty, Skirball, The Autry, Californa Science Center and more. Click here for … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: DineLA is Back; More Restaurant and Food News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG 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 and celebrating its bi-annual run —  this week through January 22 and January 29-February … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: The Cozy Comfort of the Perfect Stew

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY We just enjoyed bit of rain and I'm now hearing that the temperatures will go up.I am not really complaining, but it can be challenging to decide if you want a winter roast or a BBQ. When the weather is a bit cooler, it is a … [Read more...]

Nesmon Cafe and Boutique: A Little French Oasis on Ventura Boulevard

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Nesmon Cafe as introduced new menu and drink items, plus a special summer special.  Photo: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG There are those times when I walk into a place, whether it be a garden, restaurant, or hotel, and just think to myself, “ I could live here.” Nesmon Café in Sherman Oaks is one of those places. Nesmon Café quietly … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: An Irish Coffee Recipe in Honor of San Francisco

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This Sunday all eyes will be on San Francisco! It is expected to be cold, rainy and very muddy as the 49’s play the New York Giants in the hope of going to the Super Bowl! Since I won’t be in my beautiful city by the bay, I … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Special Discounts and Fun In and Out of the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG Weight Watchers® Opens in Studio City: Weight Watchers will open its newly designed store in Studio City on Friday, January 20 at 9 a.m. The store, located at 11239 Ventura Boulevard in the Marshalls shopping  center, will be open … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG When you dine at any one of the three Rosti restaurants (including Calabasas and Encino in the 818) today, January 18, mention Concern Foundation when you order and receive 15% off your entire bill.  The money is being donated … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: The Magic of the Misunderstood Beet

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Last Sunday, as I walked through the open-air market and perused the abundance of winter fruits, I stumbled upon the misfit — the misunderstood vegetable known as a beet! Winter root vegetables lack the vibrant shade from … [Read more...]

Red Room Food and Wine Bar: A New Wine Bar Hits Encino

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Dine and drink at the bar or at small tables.

BY KAREN YOUNG Coral Tree Cafe just surprised me in a big way. Both the Brentwood and Encino locations have always served as my mid-way meet and eat places to catch up with friends. It’s  easy  to grab coffee or a casual meal. Little did I … [Read more...]