Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Topanga Table

Down a winding road, one-third of the way into Topanga, is a rustic wooden building with a small section of an urban landscape on its far left corner. An aged wagon wheel on one side of the building is a direct opposite of the black metal structure of The Topanga Table. The restaurant is designed with an open-air atmosphere and...

Hip Hot Restaurant

Sichuan cuisine is the one of the eight Chinese cooking styles. The dishes of Sichuan cuisine are famous for their hot and spicy flavor, and come out soaked in blood red chili oil offset with green chopped scallions are thrown on for garnish. All of the food looks festive. Nowadays, it is the most popular Chinese food in the...

REVIEW: Cha Cha Chicken

There exists a long lost isle of the Caribbean, insulated by high-growing greenery and thatched eaves. It’s nestled behind a Northridge McDonald’s, and sandwiched between a barber and a skate shop. The name of this isla perdida… Cha Cha Chicken. Here, you can treat yourself to a smorgasbord of delectable food that borrows tastes from every corner of the Caribbean at...

Food review: De Soto Pharmacy and Soda Shoppe

  Photo by: Alan Castro Sundaes with a cherry on top, malts and milkshakes with whip cream and sprinkles, and ice cream floats with scrumptious scoops that appear to levitate in the bubbling soda. Frozen desserts are the pinnacles of a lively, homey childhood, and De Soto Pharmacy and Soda Shoppe offer that nostalgic experience—with a rich and creamy taste—every day. Located at...

Food review: Angel City Cafe

When you think of American style food generally you think of burgers and pizza, but Angel City Cafe stands out with their new twist on a classic genre. Located on Ventura Boulevard, this spacious and elegant restaurant greets customers with a European style service, where customers sit themselves. With a cozy covered patio, Angel City Cafe gives their customers the...

Food review: Leo & Lily’s Cafe

The south end of the valley, from east to west, is home to mess and mayhem. Lined with neon signs and the most random collection of businesses available, there is hardly any relief. Off busy Ventura Blvd, however, Leo & Lily’s provides a sense of distance from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the Valley. So much...

El Taco Llama

Written by Calvin B. Alagot Photo by John Gutierrez Location: 8709 Corbin Ave Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 885-5918     There are a few El Taco Llama locations in the San Fernando Valley, but the Northridge location is undeniably the best. Parking is terrible, seating is scarce during rush and there are plenty of homeless people roaming about, but once you have tried this Mexican fast...

Lakeside Cafe

The surrounding view and enjoyable air, however, compensate for a menu that attempts to be varied but is resultantly unremarkable. The indoor dining area is tastefully designed with framed black-and-white portraits on the walls that give the place a vintage feel, while the sleek autumn-colored furniture nicely balances old with new. Gentle music, reminiscent of what one may hear on...

Cavaretta’s Italian Deli & Groceries

Written by Kristen Aslanian Photo by John Gutierrez   Location: 22045 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303 Phone: (818) 340-6626 Mon.- Sat. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.     Cavaretta’s is more than just your traditional deli, it’s is also a grocery store which imports groceries from places like Italy and New York. With Boar’s Head umbrellas swaying in...

Daglas Drive-In perfect for those on a budget

As Daglas Drive-In, whether you choose to dine inside or outside on the patio, the choice of hearty food should be appeal to anyone on a budget. The inside is nice and clean, with no trash to be seen. There are nice brown wooden tables with decorations of flower make it more attractive. From inside or outside you can smell...