Restaurants: Hidden Patio Dining in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG Summertime means dining al fresco. But what does that mean for the San Fernando Valley?  The sidewalk patio is indeed making a comeback with a sprinkling down Ventura Blvd, but where are the  patios you can't always see?  We … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, Food News and More in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   The Local Peasant just opened its second location in Woodland Hills in the space that formerly housed Casa De Carlos.   It's  very similar to the original location in Sherman Oaks except they feature 27 craft tap beers … [Read more...]

Worth the Drive to Dine: Petrossian on Robertson

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  BY KAREN YOUNG Caviar. That seemingly unapproachable, mysterious, allusive, expensive delicacy that people seem to love or hate (or rather, never thought about) depending on one’s palate and pocketbook. I’ve always had the palate for … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Lemonade is Coming, Totes Juices To Open, Sweet Butter Valentine, Superbowl Food, Panera’s Hidden Menu, Dine LA, Breakfast of Champions

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BY KAREN YOUNG Studio City is making its case as restaurant capital of the valley, and perhaps the fastest growing area,  even stronger.  Lemonade announced on its Facebook page that it's coming to  Studio City on Ventura Blvd. in mid-May. … [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: Free Therapy with Lunch, Whole Foods Wine Bar, Kids Cooking, Beer Hop, Bow & Truss, Gipsy Kings Dinner, $4 Burgers and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG Whole Foods in Tarzana  has a wine bar where you can sit down and meet up with friends.  Purchase prepared foods to enjoy along with your wine or if you're craving a steak or seafood, they'll even cook it up and serve it to you. … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG   LA Creamery seems to be infiltrating Los Angeles with its pints of luscious gourmet ice cream over the hill, but the 818 has been slow on the uptake, however there's finally some waves — Olive & Thyme in Toluca … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Pressed Juicery, Pink Ribbon Cookies, National Taco Day, Panera Contest, Ladies Martini Night and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Sweet Butter Kitchen  in Sherman Oaks is donating all the proceeds of their homemade pink ribbon cookies to breast cancer research this week. October 4 is National Taco Day. To celebrate, the legendary Casa Vega is … [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...]