Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wrangle in some Texas-style barbecue

If you drive too fast, you will probably miss this place.  And what a shame it would be. Dr. Hogly Wogly surrounded by tall apartment buildings and local businesses on the busy Sepulveda Blvd. It is tucked in between a liquor store and a barber shop. The rooftop is covered with grey-brown shingles, black-brown wooden trims and the exterior walls...

Find strength in a warrior’s zen

It may seem like there is a yoga studio on every corner in the greater Los Angeles area. However, that is not true for the San Fernando Valley. North of the 101 between the 405 and Topanga Canyon, you will find a land sans yoga, with no legit hot yoga to practice for miles. But new business in Woodland Hills...

Crazy good sushi

A black wooden door sandwiched between the tan stucco facade of a local restaurant is reminiscent of a modern speakeasy. Located on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, Crazy Tokyo Sushi has been in business for more than 20 years. While the alley parking behind the restaurant can be tricky, there is often enough metered spaces out front. Parking in those...

Bites and Bikes: Pedaler’s Fork

A restaurant, bike shop and coffee shop combine under one roof at Pedaler’s Fork in Old Town Calabasas. Friendly faces greet incoming visitors and offer outdoor or indoor seating, both of which are adorned with old photos and bike models that are aesthetically pleasing. Views of the quaint city can be seen from any seat in the restaurant. The...

The “Grass” was not Greener: “118 Degrees”

118 Degrees offers vegan food that tastes vegan, and not in a good way. Offering tasty raw, healthy, vegan food is difficult because options are limited. Almost all the dishes at this restaraunt could be improved with some salt or pepper, but then the dish would no longer be “healthy.” The cheese dishes would taste better if they are...

Pascal Patisserie and Cafe

The pleasant aroma of sugary sweets are accompanied by the friendly smiles by staff members behind the counter ready to help customers. With a vast amount of pastries, coffees and hot sandwiches paired with a glass of water infused with mint and citrus, completes a meal at Pascal Patisserie and Cafe. The cafe opened in July of 2016, this cafe...

Bread Crumbs Cafe

Tucked away between two office buildings in the parking lot of a medical center, the Bread Crumbs Cafe provides a convenient opportunity for a quick meal to those around. The small restaurant kitchen allows for approximately two people to sit inside and has outside seating for about six. The smell of baked bread and grilled deli meat fill the air...

Pizzeria Factory

Clean and quaint, The Pizzaria Factory entertains your five senses with pretty sights, enticing smells, a carnival of textures, a rainbow of tastes and playful sounds that leave the patron in a state of high spirits or feeling a little devilish desiring more. In a plaza, 0.8 miles away from Pierce College, where grocery stores, a CVS pharmacy and a...

Coral Tree Cafe

In the middle of quite possibly the busiest boulevard in the San Fernando Valley, there is a rustic building that resembles an old wooden shack. Surrounded by freeways on all sides, the roads are filled with loud traffic every morning, but once inside, the hominess of a nostalgic western American cabin sets in. Built with large open windows, the inside...

CD Trader

  Skimming swiftly through a box of records while Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” surrounds the room, puts one in the mood for a day of crate digging. Located in sunny Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, California, CD Trader has been the place for music enthusiasts to find new, used and even rare records. With just a few steps inside the...