Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Vegan Joint

  Written by Silvik Hagopian Stepping foot into The Vegan Joint, an immediate greeting is given by the only waitress in the restaurant, an Asian woman clad in a bright turquoise T-shirt and black short hair severely cut to her earlobes. The entrance room looks like a small café upon walking in. Overwhelming sunlight floods into the mustard-colored room, making the light seem...

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...

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...

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...

Pretty girls, tall drinks and clean laundry!


 



Dublin's Irish Bar and Grill located next to CSUN is a great student hang out.  Its location is key for students being conveniently located next to campus for a short walk, a liquor store where you can buy cigarettes and a laundromat so you can get a drink while doing laundry. 



The staff is friendly and good-looking and if you engage them in conversation they are likely to offer you a free creatively made shot.  The female bartenders and cocktail waitresses are very friendly, wear short shorts and show a good amount of cleavage.  They are however annoying uninformed about their menu and prices and even have a hard time even adding up your bill.


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...

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...

CiCi’s Cafe

Entering Tarzana from the east there is a strip shopping mall on the cross streets of traffic filled Ventura Boulevard and Wilbur Avenue, where CiCi’s Café is located. CiCi’s has a small dining room and it has a vibrant atmosphere that makes it seem a “hip place.” It was a bit cramped because of the crowd and noise. If you’re...

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...

Food review: German Cold Cuts INC

Hidden on a strip mall between a Verizon store and a car audio installation shop is where German Cold Cuts, INC lies. While walking up to the door you will find on the outside patio a couple of plastic chairs and tables where you can eat. Behind the windows are another set of chairs and tables and beyond that are...