Monday, April 12, 2021

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: Sweetness Cake & Cafe

Current stay at home orders from the city of Los Angeles and the state of California has made it challenging for people to dine at their favorite cafes or restaurants. There are still two ways for people to get their favorite treat from their neighborhood bakery,...

Review: 24 Hot Chicken & Waffle Bar

Chicken strips and crispy cut fries come in a large size at 24 Hot Chicken & Waffle Bar in Studio City, Calif. Photo by: Meilani WelbeckA large chicken sandwich with crispy cries is one filling meal at 24 Hot Chicken & Waffle Bar in Studio City, Calif. Photo by: Meilani WelbeckChicken waffles come in a large size...

Pascal Patisserie and Cafe

The pleasant aroma of sugary sweets are accompanied by the friendly smiles by staff members behind the counter ready to help customers. With a vast amount of pastries, coffees and hot sandwiches paired with a glass of water infused with mint and citrus, completes a meal at Pascal Patisserie and Cafe. The cafe opened in July of 2016, this cafe...

Review: R Coffee House

Customers enjoy coffee and sit for a chat at R Coffee House in Granada Hills, Calif. Photo by: Hannah Davis If you’re a breakfast person, then R Coffee House is the perfect place for you.  It’s a great hole-in-the-wall located on Chatsworth St. in Granada Hills. R Coffee House has...

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...

Review: Happy Days Cafe

Happy Days Cafe. Sherman Oaks, Calif., on April 11, 2020. (Photo by: Chelsea Westman)Various desserts from Happy Days Cafe are displayed in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on April 11, 2020. (Photo by: Chelsea Westman)The neon sign of Happy Days Cafe is on display for customers in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on April 11, 2020. (Photo by: Chelsea...

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...

Coral Tree Cafe

In the middle of quite possibly the busiest boulevard in the San Fernando Valley, there is a rustic building that resembles an old wooden shack. Surrounded by freeways on all sides, the roads are filled with loud traffic every morning, but once inside, the hominess of a nostalgic western American cabin sets in. Built with large open windows, the inside...

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...