Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Lakeside Cafe

The surrounding view and enjoyable air, however, compensate for a menu that attempts to be varied but is resultantly unremarkable. The indoor dining area is tastefully designed with framed black-and-white portraits on the walls that give the place a vintage feel, while the sleek autumn-colored furniture nicely balances old with new. Gentle music, reminiscent of what one may hear on...

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: 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...

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: Sage Plant-Based Bistro & Brewery

The entrance into Sage Plant Based Bistro and Brewery in Culver City, Calif. is lined with plants to fill the ambiance of a vegan setting. Photo by Adam Baron.A 100% vegan Pulled "Pork" sandwich paired with fresh cut fries at Sage Plant Based bistro and brewery in Culver City, Calif. Shot on a macro lens to...

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: Flame Pizzeria

A “Margherita” style pizza from Flame Pizzeria in Reseda, Calif., taken on April 14, 2020. “The Margherita” is one of six pizza options at this local pizza spot. Photo by: Nathan George While there is quite the competition among various pizzerias that have set up shop in the San Fernando Valley, situated within...

Pizzeria Factory

Clean and quaint, The Pizzaria Factory entertains your five senses with pretty sights, enticing smells, a carnival of textures, a rainbow of tastes and playful sounds that leave the patron in a state of high spirits or feeling a little devilish desiring more. In a plaza, 0.8 miles away from Pierce College, where grocery stores, a CVS pharmacy and a...

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: 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...