Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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...

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...

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...