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...]

New Restaurant: Peasant Wine Bistro Opens in Tarzana

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BY KAREN YOUNG     Tarzana has a new neighborhood restaurant — and from what I could tell in just one visit, it might just be around awhile — that is — if people can find it.  Restaurateur Greg Woodbury opened Peasant Wine … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, Henry’s Tacos, Katsu-ya, Cafe Aldente and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG Last weekend saw the opening of Peasant Wine Bistro in Tarzana.  Restaurateur Greg Woodbury, who  opened Bleecker Street, but broke ties a couple years ago, has brought on  Executive Chef Marcel Vinson (also from Bleecker) to … [Read more...]

Cupid’s Meal 2013: Valentine’s Day Dining in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG If you’ve decided to make Valentine’s Day a dining experience this year, here’s  a diverse list  of restaurants in the 818 featuring special menus for Cupid’s holiday with varying cuisine and price points.  Where will you be dining? … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: New Restaurants, New Menu, Dine LA and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG There's more exciting news happening on Ventura Place in Studio City. Last week's Tasty Tidbits brought the news of  Joan's on Third coming.  Now there's another restaurant opening just down the street in  a few weeks — The … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Joan’s on Third, Restaurant Changes, New Loteria Menu, Coffee Bargain, Top Chef Dinner, Umami Deal

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BY KAREN YOUNG Finally! Joan's on Third is coming to Studio City in April!  The location is on Ventura Place where the old post office was located.  Ventura Place is the home of the Studio City Sunday Farmer's Market  between  Laurel Canyon and … [Read more...]

Mulholland Grill Restaurateur Opens Osteria Coppola in Sherman Oaks

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BY KAREN YOUNG Restaurateur Tino Coppola has come down from his well respected perch at  Mulholland Grill in The Glen Centre  to open  Osteria Coppola—a more casual and lower priced  eatery in Sherman Oaks, replacing the former Panini Café and … [Read more...]

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

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BY KAREN YOUNG A little more than a year after launching The Federal Bar on Lankershim in North Hollywood—Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) has confirmed it will open its second eatery close by. Bow & Truss will open this summer at … [Read more...]

Restaurant Review: A New "Eat Pub" Goes Local in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG We're getting into step in the 818 as the tavern/pub movement slowly grows.  The latest is The Local Peasant, which replaced Cozy's in Sherman Oaks. Currently in its soft opening, the paint is barely dry and the signage isn't yet up — … [Read more...]

OlivA Restaurant: A Little Bit of Italy in the Neighborhood

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BY KAREN YOUNG The first note of worth about any ethnic restaurant is whether people from that country are patrons. Putting this theory to work, most any time I walk into OlivA in Sherman Oaks, the odds are that there are people at various tables … [Read more...]