Monday, February 17, 2020

REVIEW: Mambo International Kitchen

Hong Kong Rice Bowl at Mambo International Kitchen in Northridge, Calif. on March 17, 2019. The bowl consists on deep fried pork spare ribs served with a side of garlic rice. Photo by Chris Torres.Korean tacos at Mambo International Kitchen in Northridge, Calif. on March 17, 2019.The Banana Nutella Eggroll with Vanilla ice cream at Mambo International...

Review: Sabroso Mexican Restaurant

Situated next to a busy car wash a few blocks before Winnetka Avenue, on Vanowen Street stands a rectangular olive green Mexican restaurant. Upon entering, one is greeted with beautiful murals of Mexico style art. There is one mural in particular of a foundation with white doves perched...

Pretty girls, tall drinks and clean laundry!


 



Dublin's Irish Bar and Grill located next to CSUN is a great student hang out.  Its location is key for students being conveniently located next to campus for a short walk, a liquor store where you can buy cigarettes and a laundromat so you can get a drink while doing laundry. 



The staff is friendly and good-looking and if you engage them in conversation they are likely to offer you a free creatively made shot.  The female bartenders and cocktail waitresses are very friendly, wear short shorts and show a good amount of cleavage.  They are however annoying uninformed about their menu and prices and even have a hard time even adding up your bill.


Shalimar Cuisine of India

Written by Kashish Nizami Located in the corner of a mini mall on the quiet western end of Ventura Boulevard, Shalimar may look like a modest restaurant from the outside, but with even the slightest closer look it’s clear that the eatery is modeled to make its patrons feel like royalty. Stepping foot on the green carpet pathway to the...

Joe’s Café an all-around winner

Tired of the same cookie-cutter breakfast restaurants that serve food that looks nothing like it was advertised? Meals that were prepared hours before you even arrived? Overpriced and overrated dishes with absolutely no flair and horrible presentation? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Joe’s Café in Granada Hills is where you need to go. This tiny café...

Crazy good sushi

A black wooden door sandwiched between the tan stucco facade of a local restaurant is reminiscent of a modern speakeasy. Located on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, Crazy Tokyo Sushi has been in business for more than 20 years. While the alley parking behind the restaurant can be tricky, there is often enough metered spaces out front. Parking in those...

Bread Crumbs Cafe

Tucked away between two office buildings in the parking lot of a medical center, the Bread Crumbs Cafe provides a convenient opportunity for a quick meal to those around. The small restaurant kitchen allows for approximately two people to sit inside and has outside seating for about six. The smell of baked bread and grilled deli meat fill the air...

Food review: Leo & Lily’s Cafe

The south end of the valley, from east to west, is home to mess and mayhem. Lined with neon signs and the most random collection of businesses available, there is hardly any relief. Off busy Ventura Blvd, however, Leo & Lily’s provides a sense of distance from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the Valley. So much...

Signature brots at Dog Haus

Tucked away with a strip of stores adjacent to the Topanga Mall is Dog Haus: The Absolute Wurst. This latest installment in the San Fernando Valley is the brainchild of partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz, and Andre Vener. Its open glass front façade and cheeky name draw in hungry customers. The deceivingly large restaurant could be compared to walking into...

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...