Tasty Tidbits: Pedalers Fork To Open; Blu Jam Cafe To Expand to Ventura Boulevard

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BY KAREN YOUNG     For those who've been writing and asking about the  Pedalers Fork opening date in Calabasas, the wait is almost over. It's set to officially start serving  on April 22.   This farm to table  restaurant is the … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Taco Wars, Umami/LA Creamery, Vegan News, Grilled Cheese, Free Cone Day, and Tax Season Deals

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BY KAREN YOUNG Taco wars will soon be happening in the Tujunga/Moorpark area of Studio City.  As most people know, the beloved Henry's Tacos left its landmark location of 51 years and moved a taco's throw across the street, replacing Studio Sub at … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, Umami, Hugos, Valentine Idea, Secret Menus and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG Last week we reported that Osteria Coppola in Sherman Oaks has closed. Now, a new  eatery, On the  Thirty, has already leased the premises with a beer and wine license. Sounds like a sports bar, but no confirmation yet. We'll … [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: Restaurant News in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   Harvest Moon Kitchen and Marketplace soft opened last week on Magnolia just east of Whitsett in Valley Village, but will be having its grand opening this Saturday, November 4 with lots of free samples.  This is the … [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...]

Tasty Tidbits: Wine/Beer Meals and Special Deals This Week in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG TONIGHT (Sept. 25): The Local Peasant in Sherman Oaks is celebrating LA Beer Week  with German chef specials with beer pairing suggestions featuring Stone Brewery. Beer flights are available. Loteria Grill is offering a three … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG Little Izaka-ya by Katsu-ya  opened quietly last month in Sherman Oaks, replacing Sushi Fukyo on Sepulveda just south of Ventura. It’s the third branch of the West 3rd Street and Manhattan Beach restaurants and joins Katsuya … [Read more...]