Friday, September 25, 2020

No knead to look farther than Pastries by Edie

Once entering the vine floral gates to the patio surrounded by scenic murals, the noise of busy Sherman Way disappears to this little slice of Europe called Pastries by Edie. The full-service bakery contains several golden glass cases with hundreds of different types of patterned pastry desserts. Don’t be alarmed when choosing which creation to consumer first. The mouthwatering fruit tart...

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: 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...

A little slice of Italy in your backyard

Portia Medina/ The Bull   Nestled between an optometrist and a locksmith in a large strip mall on the south east corner of Devonshire Street and Mason Avenue is where you will find San Carlo Italian Deli. The small suburban storefront houses two rows of authentic Italian groceries just across from the deli counter where you place your order.   The deli case...

Take a breather at Pat’s Topanga Grill

A pleasant place to have breakfast or lunch is waiting up Topanga Canyon toward the beach called Pat’s Topanga Grill. Only five minutes from Ventura Boulevard, the eatery is open as early as 7 a.m. You will see the beautiful scenery of the San Fernando Valley on the path too a rustic retreat. The restaurant walls are lined with pictures...

Couture eats at Slaw Dogs

Nestled away in Woodland Hills on the long stretch of Ventura Boulevard is Slaw Dogs. It is one of three restaurants by the same name; the others being in Pasadena and Durante. Despite its small size, humble exterior painted pale gold and minimal patio décor, the mini restaurant is far from what it seems. Customers are greeted on their arrival...

Food review: De Soto Pharmacy and Soda Shoppe

  Photo by: Alan Castro Sundaes with a cherry on top, malts and milkshakes with whip cream and sprinkles, and ice cream floats with scrumptious scoops that appear to levitate in the bubbling soda. Frozen desserts are the pinnacles of a lively, homey childhood, and De Soto Pharmacy and Soda Shoppe offer that nostalgic experience—with a rich and creamy taste—every day. Located at...

Burritos El Chavo Restaurant

Written by Evelia Rodriguez   Location: 6032 Reseda Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356 Hours: Open 7 Days a week   Burritos El Chavo is a very well-known local restaurant in Tarzana. Just a couple of streets down from Pierce College. You can hop on the Orange Line Bus and get off on Reseda Boulevard. For students who want a quick bite but are afraid to...

Exotic Thai Café

Written by Lynn Levitt From the outside, Exotic Thai Café is not exactly appealing. Located at the end of a seedy strip mall on Ventura Boulevard and Fallbrook Avenue in Woodland Hills, Calif., it is somewhat of a turn-off.  But, the front door opens, the atmosphere changes and the walls of the San Fernando Valley transform to a gem somewhere...

Blaze Pizza

As people travel down the escalator of the Westfield Topanga mall, following the fiery, orange sign displaying “Blaze Pizza” in sky scraping lettering, the aroma of sizzling cheese with warm dough fill their senses. The rustic feeling of the pizzeria felt like coming to grandma’s house on the countryside for family dinner. Starting with choosing a fresh, red tomato sauce...