Thursday, September 24, 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: 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: 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...

REVIEW: RING Donuts

Petite rings that fit perfectly in the palm of one’s hand are spongy in texture, sweet in taste and warm and cozy with every bite. RING Baked Tofu Donuts is a specialty donut shop that crafts gluten-free, GMO-free and nut-free baked goods with vegan options available upon request. Each bite is luscious and pillow-soft in texture and distinct in both...

REVIEW: The Original Pizza Cookery

A large wooden door next to a quaint oval window that looks into a kitchen gives a 1980s vibe to this local restaurant. Located off of Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California on Erwin Street, The Original Pizza Cookery has been around since 1975. Founded by Jordan Klempner, the Cookery has been demonstrating a love for cooking delicious food...

REVIEW: Cha Cha Chicken

There exists a long lost isle of the Caribbean, insulated by high-growing greenery and thatched eaves. It’s nestled behind a Northridge McDonald’s, and sandwiched between a barber and a skate shop. The name of this isla perdida… Cha Cha Chicken. Here, you can treat yourself to a smorgasbord of delectable food that borrows tastes from every corner of the Caribbean at...

A Curious Cafeteria

Sitting near the intersection of Broadway street and 7th street in downtown, Clifton’s Cafeteria invites strolling pedestrians to enjoy its luxury cafeteria-style dining. The multi-storied restaurant is dimly lit, the exposed wood furniture contrasting against the pops of green foliage. Stuffed woodland creatures decorate the space while a grandiose tree commands attention and provides an outdoorsy ambiance. Customers line up,...