Food News: Les Macarons Duverger for a Perfect Taste of Paris

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BY KAREN YOUNG I've loved macarons since I first tasted the delicate almond meringue confection in Paris over two decades ago.  Pronounced mack-ah-rohn, it is not to be confused with the coconut  mound cookie (maca-roon).  The … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is having a Spring Open House on Thursday, March 7. Enjoy a 12 oz Spring beverage for only $1 from 2-6pm. Choose from: Chai Tea Cappuccino, Scottish Breakfast Tea Cappuccino, Anniversary Blend … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG Join MDF's very own Gwen Kenneally for an interactive  "sweet and savory" cooking class at Whole Foods Tarzana this Saturday, February 23 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  It's the perfect date night — or come alone or with friends. Learn … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Sprinkles Mail Order Ice Cream, Sushi Gift, Starbucks Evening, Pizza Rev Gift Deal, Brats Brothers Expands and Closings/Openings

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  BY KAREN YOUNG How's this for a sweet gift treat? There's many delicious food items you can deliver for the holidays — cookies, cupcakes, wine, cheese, candy, fruit, even Chicago Pizza and steak— but did you ever think that ice cream … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, Sushi Party Platters, Henry’s Tacos, Loteria Grill and Gift Card Deals

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BY KAREN YOUNG Sushi Don in North Hollywood  (a fast casual offshoot of Sasabune in West L.A.) has one amazing daily deal on party platters through December 31. Mix and match any  four party platters for $100.  There are two kinds of platters: … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, New Menus 818 Style

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BY KAREN YOUNG PizzaRev is opening its third location in Woodland Hills today (December 5).  In just eight months, this craft-your-own pizza joint also has locations in Northridge (the first) and Studio City.  It's a fast casual Chipotle-type … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Who’s Got Their Hands in the Cookie Jar?

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY As many of you know, this time of year is my favorite for baking. I love to bake lots of cookies and find new and creative ways to make gifts for friends and family. And of course, I receive tons of requests for holiday cookie … [Read more...]

Republic of Pie: Noho Coffeehouse/Eatery Specializes in Sweet and Savory Treats

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BY KAREN YOUNG I don’t know what took me so long to get to Republic of Pie, but now that I’ve been, I can’t wait to return.  Open since January  2012, it's located in the middle of the Noho District on Magnolia, just east of Lankershim,  part … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: A New Burger Joint, A New Brunch Spot, Ice Cream Fun Flavors, Ladies Night Cocktails

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Stout Burgers has finally opened its second location in Studio City (the first is in Hollywood).  Stop by for the $10 gourmet burger with a choice of  beef that is fresh ground in-house daily, organic chicken or the … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: A New Restaurant, A New Sweets Biz, A New Sweet Butter Menu, A New Pancake Special and A New Dine LA

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BY KAREN YOUNG Noho has got a new restaurant perfect for summer.  Following the success of  The Federal Bar on Lankershim in North Hollywood, which opened just over a year ago, Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) and CEO Morgan Margolis have … [Read more...]