Thursday, November 23, 2017

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...

A Falafel-ot of Goodness

Tucked away in an unassuming Tarzana strip-mall, Tel Aviv Grill serves up generous helpings of home-style, kosher Israeli traditionalism. The restaurant itself is as unassuming as its location. Ice-white walls with hints of vibrant green accenting, do little to indicate the customary cooking that happens in an open kitchen, which greets you upon entrance.     An unorthodox ordering procedure ensues....

Bowl & Burger

Bowl & Burger is one of the last places you’d expect to find good food. Located just off Sherman way and Canoga, it shares a small strip mall with a weed dispensary, a laundromat and a liquor store. Although inconspicuous and hidden away, make no mistake this hole in the wall restaurant is a gem. The average customer here...

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...

Nat’s Early Bite Coffee Shop

Brick red and royal blue letters are planted upon a light taupe colored rooftop that covers a small building on the corner of Burbank Boulevard and Hazeltine Avenue. It has been serving up home-style comfort food for three decades in the San Fernando Valley. From the outside it embodies an old school feel of a typical family diner. The...

Señor Grandes Fresh Mexican Grill

  With many choices for Mexican food, finding one that is different can be considered a hard thing to think about. Light and fresh is the motto for the restaurant named Señor Grandes Fresh Mexican Grill. Located between a Logix Banking and Biriyani Factory Indian food, you see a big sign for Señor Grandes Mexican Grill. This restaurant is different from other...

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...

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...

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...

Food review: White Rabbit Cafe

White Rabbit Cafe originally began as a food truck before opening a brick and mortar location in 2010, Canoga Park, Calif. The location is not much bigger than a food truck and from the small kitchen hidden from view the cafe serves its take on Filipino fusion combining ingredients of Filipino cuisine and presenting them in versions of familiar...