Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant and Food News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG From French to British: As fast as new restaurants are surfacing in the 818 (especially those with westside pedigree), some old ones are saying adieu.  Pinot Bistro, part of Joachim Splichal's The Patina Group, which has been … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Saddle Peak Lodge Chef comes to Studio City, Il Tiramisu Wine Dinner Deal, Hugo's updates, Encino cafe change

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BY KAREN YOUNG In a major culinary coup, Ventura Boulevard's fine dining landscape just got a huge boost with the announcement that Saddle Peak Lodge’s Chef Adam Horton is leaving the landmark restaurant and will move to Raphael Restaurant in … [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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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...]

Hugo’s Gives World Cuisine a Healthy Take and an Expansion to the West Valley

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BY RICH LEIVENBERG I’ve known Tom Kaplan for almost 30 years and in that time I have almost never seen him without a smile. It is that smile, that sweetness and serene happiness, that he brings to his Hugo’s restaurants and taco stands. How else … [Read more...]