The Final Find: Saying Good-Bye…

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UPDATE: I am now the Food Editor of Ventura Blvd Magazine and the weekly online blog, The Ventura Blvd Sauce.  Follow me and subscribe here http://www.ourventurablvd.com/Blogs/The-Sauce/ Dear My Daily Find Subscribers, Many of you have been with … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants and Special Events in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   More Umami: Burbank (at the edge of Toluca Lake) is the now the home of the 17th Umami Burger to open in just five years. With recent openings in Miami and Oakland and the upcoming mega-locale in Greenwich Village, New … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: What’s Happening Across Los Angeles

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BY KAREN YOUNG ALL WEEK Dine LA Restaurant Week is back  through July 26.   Here’s your chance to try out some new restaurants with special three course prix fixe menus  (from $15-$45 per person depending on the  restaurant.)  Check out … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Summer Sangria

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This weekend I will be catering a 'friendraiser/thank you event’ for supporters of  El Nido Family Centers. Founded in Los Angeles in 1925,  it was created as a counseling service for girls. Believing that “a child cannot … [Read more...]

Gwendolyn-Mary Candles and Perfumes: From Sherman Oaks to France and Back

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BY KAREN YOUNG Sherman Oaks resident Kathleen Laccinole  has always joked that "in my next life I'll be a perfumer."  As she explains,  "I have an extremely 'emotional' nose and love, love, love scent." In reality, Laccinole spent many … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Dine LA Restaurant Week, Taste of Farmer’s Market, Daily Grill, Spumante Wine Dinner, Chipotle Anniversary

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BY KAREN YOUNG Dine LA Restaurant Week is back starting today through July 26.   Here’s your chance to try out some new restaurants with special three course prix fixe menus  (from $15-$45 per person depending on the  restaurant.)  Check out … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What’s Happening Across Los Angeles

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BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY Dance Downtown: Learn how to dance Gangnam Style and other K-Pop dances on July 12 from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.at the Music Center Plaza. A live DJ will spin top tunes while a dance instructor teaches you how to move. Every … [Read more...]

Restaurants: Go French in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG You don’t have to be French to celebrate Bastille Day on  July 14.  Think of it as another reason to relish independence and experience one of the many multi-cultural restaurants in the San Fernando Valley.   From casual bistro fare … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for the Perfect Summer Picnic

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is that time of year when there are picnics, concerts in the park, beach days and the Hollywood Bowl. Picnics can be as simple as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with fresh fruit and chips — or,  if you hang with a … [Read more...]

Worth The Drive (or the Metro): Free Events at Grand Park in Downtown L.A.

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BY KAREN YOUNG If you haven't had a chance to venture downtown, consider taking a short trip by car or Metro this summer.  The restaurant scene is growing daily, while the cultural scene is exploding from Music Center events to the Downtown Art … [Read more...]