Monday, September 26, 2022

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...

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...

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...

Review: Juicy Ladies

The vegan bacon avocado wrap from Juicy Ladies comes with a side salad. Juicy Ladies is an all-organic juice bar and vegan cafe with locations in Woodland Hills and Pacific Palisades.  I ordered delivery from the Woodland Hills location through Grubhub and got the “full of fruit” smoothie and the...

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...

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: 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...

Review: Erin McKenna’s Bakery

Amid the fear of COVID-19 and strict lockdown, local businesses are trying to stay afloat by changing location hours and complying with government safety laws. Local business, Erin McKenna’s Bakery on Larchmont in Los Angeles, has been able to stay open and provide endless sweet treats to those willing to...

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...

Zig’s Diner

On the corner of White Oak Avenue and Vanowen Street, Zig’s Restaurant is a small mom and pop diner that is often overlooked by many San Fernando Valley residents. The diner exudes tranquility and peace of mind. Its big windows allow sunlight to peek in from every direction. With several options, such as booths, outside seating and countertop stools, it is...