Monday, September 28, 2020

Review: Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen

No longer do the words Cajun and Vegan have to exist as an oxymoron.  This woman-owned, all-vegan Cajun restaurant is redefining what it means to eat Vegan, one southern fried, tastefully seasoned, homemade meal at a time.  Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen, located in North Hollywood, was named...

Review: Sabroso Mexican Restaurant

Situated next to a busy car wash a few blocks before Winnetka Avenue, on Vanowen Street stands a rectangular olive green Mexican restaurant. Upon entering, one is greeted with beautiful murals of Mexico style art. There is one mural in particular of a foundation with white doves perched...

Review: Green Cottage Mediterranean Restaurant

From fresh salads to a romantic garden in the backyard, a Mediterranean restaurant located at Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills stands as a testimony of why green is truly a color of life. Green Cottage Mediterranean Restaurant, inspired by the scenic landscape of Europe and its sophisticated modern design,...

Review: Saigon Sandwiches

When most people think of Southeast Asian cuisine, they usually picture noodles or egg rolls. But Saigon Sandwiches in Canoga Park serves bánh mì, a Vietnamese sandwich that combines European and Asian ingredients.  There’s nothing eye-catching about the exterior of the restaurant. The place is part of a block of...

Review: Paoli’s Pizzeria and Piano Bar

Italian Restaurants are renowned as a staple of Chicago or New York culture. Finding genuine Italian food in Los Angeles is an interesting challenge. The Chicagoan will claim it isn’t nearly as good as their local spot, while the New Yorker wouldn’t even bother with the attempt.  Yet, it’s hard...

Review: The Village Café

Steamy cabbage soup is prepared at the Village Cafe in Winnetka. Cabbage soup is one choice on their "Soup de jour" special. (Photo by: Chelsea Westman)Steamy cabbage soup is prepared at the Village Cafe in Winnetka. Cabbage soup is one choice on their "Soup de jour" special. (Photo by: Chelsea Westman)A signature patty melt is served with...

Family friendly western vibes at Rib Ranch

Located on Topanga Canyon Boulevard there’s a family owned restaurant named Rib Ranch. Entering the location, notice the western décor. It gives the feeling of being in an “El Rancho”, with its wooden booths and Terra Cotta tile. There is a special room that has lots of televisions, ranch paraphernalia and even outside seating under umbrellas. Warm corn muffins that...

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...

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....

Signature brots at Dog Haus

Tucked away with a strip of stores adjacent to the Topanga Mall is Dog Haus: The Absolute Wurst. This latest installment in the San Fernando Valley is the brainchild of partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz, and Andre Vener. Its open glass front façade and cheeky name draw in hungry customers. The deceivingly large restaurant could be compared to walking into...