Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Baker much more than just a bakery

Breakfast, lunch or dessert, this neighborhood bakery cafe with homemade breads and Mediterranean-influenced entries is the concealed jewel. From the traditional to vegetarian options and Mediterranean flavors, there is a lot of variety. The location is typical for the San Fernando Valley by being on a strip mall, but don't be fooled by the unassuming facade. Tucked away from the...

For tacos and a time limit, pass by Sol y Luna

Dim light creeps its way throughout the cramped dining room through stained-glass lighting fixtures that caused the room’s Spanish-style decor to glow with a rich, orange hue. The lemons and leaves draping from the ceiling create a convincing outdoor ambiance. It was like eating underneath a weeping willow tree right before sunset. This is Sol y Luna. Along the walls...

Food filling and authentic at El Patron

A few blocks before busy Ventura Boulevard, on Reseda Boulevard, lies a Spanish adobe-like Mexican restaurant. The busy restaurant is well-lit at night to indicate that this is the place to be tonight. Upon entering, one can immediately notice the fun and lively atmosphere that the restaurant brings. After using the app Open Table, we were seated immediately inside...

Couture eats at Slaw Dogs

Nestled away in Woodland Hills on the long stretch of Ventura Boulevard is Slaw Dogs. It is one of three restaurants by the same name; the others being in Pasadena and Durante. Despite its small size, humble exterior painted pale gold and minimal patio décor, the mini restaurant is far from what it seems. Customers are greeted on their arrival...

Daglas Drive-In perfect for those on a budget

As Daglas Drive-In, whether you choose to dine inside or outside on the patio, the choice of hearty food should be appeal to anyone on a budget. The inside is nice and clean, with no trash to be seen. There are nice brown wooden tables with decorations of flower make it more attractive. From inside or outside you can smell...

Joe’s Café an all-around winner

Tired of the same cookie-cutter breakfast restaurants that serve food that looks nothing like it was advertised? Meals that were prepared hours before you even arrived? Overpriced and overrated dishes with absolutely no flair and horrible presentation? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Joe’s Café in Granada Hills is where you need to go. This tiny café...

Paoli’s Pizzeria and Piano Bar delivers distinct food and good time

Chairon's World Famous Paoli's Pizzeria, Pasta House and Piano Bar's distinctive pub look of deep maroon and matte black exterior paint, bold white sign lettering and fresh flower pots makes the place easy to spot while driving Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, Calif., where it has been since 1984. The frontage has an enclosed patio with a dozen tables, three...

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Larsen’s Steakhouse

Written by Chaez Pearson In the heart of Valencia is a street called Town Center Drive where the majority of the town’s entertainment takes place. This street has a mall, movie theater, luxurious gymnasiums, a plethora of smaller shops, as well as some of the best restaurants. At night, the neon lights up and the city center’s atmosphere is like...

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...