Thursday, November 23, 2017

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...

El Tapatio

On the corner of Victory Boulevard and Fallbrook Avenue, located in Woodland Hills, California, is where El Tapatio Mexican restaurant is. When you walk in the door you are greeted with a big menu above the cash register and an employee waiting for a customer to come in and place an order. The restaurant is decorated with Mexican paintings and Sombreros...

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...

Food review: Firehouse

Photo by: Erick Ceron Driving east from Pierce College, in the corner of Victory and Reseda Boulevard you can find a place that doesn’t look to fancy nor pretends to be. You enter from the back of the building, and instantly get the sense of a wooden cabin feel in the middle of nowhere. The red brick walls, wood floors,...

Blaze Pizza

As people travel down the escalator of the Westfield Topanga mall, following the fiery, orange sign displaying “Blaze Pizza” in sky scraping lettering, the aroma of sizzling cheese with warm dough fill their senses. The rustic feeling of the pizzeria felt like coming to grandma’s house on the countryside for family dinner. Starting with choosing a fresh, red tomato sauce...

Exotic Thai Café

Written by Lynn Levitt From the outside, Exotic Thai Café is not exactly appealing. Located at the end of a seedy strip mall on Ventura Boulevard and Fallbrook Avenue in Woodland Hills, Calif., it is somewhat of a turn-off.  But, the front door opens, the atmosphere changes and the walls of the San Fernando Valley transform to a gem somewhere...

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...

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...

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: 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...