Sunday, December 9, 2018

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...

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...

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...

Unique and healthy eats at The Carving Board

You don’t have to sacrifice fresh and healthy for fast anymore. Located in Tarzana’s Safari Walk area on Ventura Boulevard, The Carving Board is primarily known for its wide array of sandwiches. With more than 25 options, there’s something tasty for just about everyone, including vegetarians. The restaurant sits on the corner of an outdoor shopping area that features a...

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...

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...

LYFE Kitchen

This restaurant features a Hanging Garden a few steps from Pierce College. With the increase of diseases many people are on a search for prevention and a cure. Food is blamed for many diseases and the media overloads people with information. Supply and demand forces the farmers, growers, stores and restaurant owners to take actions about healthy food. Organic products, grass...

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,...

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...

No knead to look farther than Pastries by Edie

Once entering the vine floral gates to the patio surrounded by scenic murals, the noise of busy Sherman Way disappears to this little slice of Europe called Pastries by Edie. The full-service bakery contains several golden glass cases with hundreds of different types of patterned pastry desserts. Don’t be alarmed when choosing which creation to consumer first. The mouthwatering fruit tart...