Sunday, August 19, 2018

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...

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...

A taste of El Salvador at La Paz Bakery

Whether it’s authentic Salvadorian cooking or hand crafted homemade cakes, La Paz Bakery is a one-stop shop. The bakery has been around for more than 20 years and is well known among the community for its delicious cakes, assorted cookies, danishes and traditional Salvadorian meals. The bakery is located at the intersection of De Soto Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard. The...

Mixing generations at The One Up

Combine the nostalgia of 1980s video games with the foodie culture that has been growing in popularity the past couple of years, The One Up of Studio City is the newest addition to this growing “barcade” culture. Recently opened along the many restaurants that occupy Ventura Boulevard, The One Up brings a different kind of gastropub experience to the area....

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...

Take a breather at Pat’s Topanga Grill

A pleasant place to have breakfast or lunch is waiting up Topanga Canyon toward the beach called Pat’s Topanga Grill. Only five minutes from Ventura Boulevard, the eatery is open as early as 7 a.m. You will see the beautiful scenery of the San Fernando Valley on the path too a rustic retreat. The restaurant walls are lined with pictures...

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,...

Bleecker Street

Written By Zach Felder A charming staff greets customers at Bleeker Street. Seating is provided at the ultra modern bar or at a table, both are pleasant. An event room is part of the layout for big gatherings. Performing an original act, a singer provides a romantic vibe to the restaurant, but families are also welcome. Plate glass adds to...

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...

Food review: The Baker Bakery and Cafe

Written by: Matt Gottesman Tucked back from the street in Woodland Hills, The Baker Bakery & Cafe is a quiet restaurant with a left­-of­-center menu and legions of stellar desserts. Satellite radio hums a soothing bouzouki jukebox inside. Afternoon sunshine spills onto a parking lot patio and through floor­-to­-ceiling windows. The atmosphere is unwaveringly calm and, like the menu, unique. It’s hard...