Saturday, February 23, 2019

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...

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...

Food review: China Buffet

On Sherman Way Ave., China Buffet is the most financially economical buffet where you get the most out of your $5 bill.  Caution if you've never been there before as it is troublesome to find, as they only have a small 4 x 5 a sign posted near their front entrance. A friendly young voice greets you as you walk...

REVIEW: Nostal Cafe

  As the fragrant scent of Italian cuisine with a Persian twist engulfs the air, the evening began to wash over the restaurant. A homely mood, with outdoor string lights and carpeted couches welcome all patrons in the night-time glow. Those choosing to dine inside are given a more traditional bench seating, with tables for parties of two or more...

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...

REVIEW: Let’s Pho

Upon entering Let’s Pho, walking up the ramp towards the seating area, patrons aren’t immediately drawn in by the scent of the food. Instead, customers are invited in by the ambiance and design of the restaurant. While the restaurant is decorated with a fusion of Vietnamese and vintage decor, one arrives to a scene filled with small groups of people...

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...

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...

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...

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...