Saturday, August 15, 2020

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...

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: 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...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

Bites and Bikes: Pedaler’s Fork

A restaurant, bike shop and coffee shop combine under one roof at Pedaler’s Fork in Old Town Calabasas. Friendly faces greet incoming visitors and offer outdoor or indoor seating, both of which are adorned with old photos and bike models that are aesthetically pleasing. Views of the quaint city can be seen from any seat in the restaurant. The...

The “Grass” was not Greener: “118 Degrees”

118 Degrees offers vegan food that tastes vegan, and not in a good way. Offering tasty raw, healthy, vegan food is difficult because options are limited. Almost all the dishes at this restaraunt could be improved with some salt or pepper, but then the dish would no longer be “healthy.” The cheese dishes would taste better if they are...