Where to Shop for the Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG Looking for a gift for mom? Check out some of these local, independently owned businesses in the 818 where you'll receive personal service and beautiful gift wrap.  These are some of my favorites across the 818. If there’s a … [Read more...]

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

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BY KAREN YOUNG Lotería Grill at The Promenade in Westlake now has full service, sit-down dining.  West Valley patrons can enjoy Chef/Owner Jimmy Shaw’s unique take on regional Mexican cuisine, including Mole Poblano con Pollo, Carnitas en … [Read more...]

Eats, Drinks, Sweets and Events to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2013

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BY KAREN YOUNG The San Fernando Valley will be jumping with Irish Fever on Sunday (as early as 6 a.m.!) with English and Irish pubs, gastropubs, bakeries and restaurants giving a special nod to the Irish patron saint with food, drink, music and … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Restaurant News in the 818

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BY KAREN YOUNG Join MDF's very own Gwen Kenneally for an interactive  "sweet and savory" cooking class at Whole Foods Tarzana this Saturday, February 23 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  It's the perfect date night — or come alone or with friends. Learn … [Read more...]

Sweet Treat Bakery Round-Up for Valentine’s Day and Beyond in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG You can never get too much of a sweet thing. Here's a list of some bakeries (and bakers who ship) around the 818 for Valentine's Day and beyond. Burbank: Yummy Cupcakes This Food Network featured shop has some of the most … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Amazing Sales, Holiday Fun and More in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG SALES AND FOOD NEWS Harrisons Gifts Toys for Tots and Two Discounts: Now, through Christmas, Harrisons, a specialty gift store in Tarzana,  is having a Toys for Tots event. Bring in a new, unwrapped toy and receive 20% off any one … [Read more...]

Have an Oscar Party (or any party) with Food-To-Go from these Local Eateries

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BY KAREN YOUNG It's Academy Award weekend and you were left off the list of Elton John's Oscar bash—what are you supposed to do? Have your own of course! Whether you're celebrating low key with family or planning a party, here's a few local places … [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...]

Now Open: Sweet Butter Kitchen, Cafe and Market — How Sweet It Is

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BY KAREN YOUNG As I entered Sweet Butter Kitchen, Cafe' and Market, I passed an outdoor pillowed sitting area through open wrought iron gates and an herb garden, to a patio courtyard with tables leading into a small café and marketplace. And for an … [Read more...]