Tasty Tidbits Restaurant News: Comings, Goings, a Restaurant Week and a Coffee Deal

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BY KAREN YOUNG LA Creamery will start scooping at its third location in the Westfield Sherman Oaks Fashion Square on May 18 (on the second level next to William-Sonoma).  This follows the second location at the The Americana in Glendale and the … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG My big fave, Georgio's Cucina in Studio City, has a brand new website featuring their new chef, Jeffrey Nimer.  Check it for daily specials. Not to be missed is the special Sunday Supper—a three course meal is $15. Wine is $6 a … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Charlie Sheen's Winner Hot Dog, Sunday Supper and Wine Dinner Deals, Au Revior Wine Bistro, Burrito Madness

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BY KAREN YOUNG This week: Say goodbye to an old friend, enjoy incredibly well priced Sunday Suppers and a stimulus inspired wine dinner, go burrito mad—and speaking of mad (take it any way you want), check out Charlie Sheen's winner hot dog. … [Read more...]

Chef Moves and Special Dinners for Valentines Day in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG The big news this Valentines weekend is a change at Georgio's Cucina in Studio City.  Chef Gary Robins has left the original "pop up" that opened last September and is replaced by Jeffrey Nimer, a James Beard nominee and owner of … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Prohibition Pubs, Update on a Pop Up, Pajama Night, Jamba Juice Deal, New Casual Eateries

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The Federal Bar in North Hollywood is slated to open January 27.  Photo: Courtesy The Federal

BY KAREN YOUNG A Prohibition Trend? The Edison started it in a big way downtown a couple years ago, but it seems to finally be filtering into the 818. A couple months ago, The Local Peasant started the bandwagon with its “prohibition” and … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Sweet Butter Kitchen Take n' Bake, Georgios Cucina Christmas Eve, Hugo's Burrito Madness, Free Peets, Top Chef with Fabio

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Making tamales at Sweet Butter. Photo: Sweet Butter

BY KAREN YOUNG As 2010 winds down, there's special news and deals from these My Daily Find favorites... Sweet Butter Kitchen, which opened last month in Sherman Oaks, now has "Take n' Bake"  dinner meals available. It's perfect for homemade … [Read more...]

TASTY TIDBITS: Restaurant News; Comings and Goings in the 818

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Sweet Butter will opens in Sherman Oaks in a couple weeks.

BY KAREN YOUNG Food culture in the San Fernando Valley is starting to grow at a steady pace with numerous restaurateurs from over the hill staking claim in brick and mortar ventures, while popular chains seem to be moving into the West … [Read more...]

Restaurant Review: NYC Award-winning chef "pops up" in the 818 with a gastronomic wonder

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BY KAREN YOUNG I’ve previously written that some of my best restaurant finds are in strip malls in out of the way places. This time I’ve found one in a good size strip mall in a well traveled place — the one anchored by Trader Joe's in Studio … [Read more...]