Sunday, January 16, 2022

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...

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Nat’s Early Bite Coffee Shop

Brick red and royal blue letters are planted upon a light taupe colored rooftop that covers a small building on the corner of Burbank Boulevard and Hazeltine Avenue. It has been serving up home-style comfort food for three decades in the San Fernando Valley. From the outside it embodies an old school feel of a typical family diner. The...

Review: Humble Bee Cafe

The garden omelet at Humble Bee Cafe comes with home-styled potatoes and consists of caramelized onions, mushrooms, jack cheese and spinach. Photo by Luis Mendoza.The drinks at Humble Bee Cafe are refreshing and no ingredient overpowered the others. Photo by Luis Mendoza.A side of pancakes at Humble Bee Cafe fills the entire takeout container. Photo by Luis Mendoza.The...

Review: Calm app

Photo illustration by Katya Castillo Sitting in a room all alone except for thoughts and feelings, a rush of emotional anxiety comes, and getting it out seems impossible. For someone who experiences this, the solution might lie in the palm of their hand—their cell phone. It can be an electronic buddy...

Mixing generations at The One Up

Combine the nostalgia of 1980s video games with the foodie culture that has been growing in popularity the past couple of years, The One Up of Studio City is the newest addition to this growing “barcade” culture. Recently opened along the many restaurants that occupy Ventura Boulevard, The One Up brings a different kind of gastropub experience to the area....

Review: Stars Drive-in

The President's Burger as made by Star's Drive-In. Photo by Benjamin Hanson.The main jukebox in Star's Drive-In in Winnetka, Calif., on Nov. 5th, 2020. Photo by Benjamin Hanson.Betty Boop statue in Star's Drive-In in Winnetka, Calif., on Nov. 5th, 2020. Photo by Benjamin Hanson.The exterior of Star's Drive-In in Winnetka, Calif., on Nov. 5, 2020. Photo by...

Food review: China Buffet

On Sherman Way Ave., China Buffet is the most financially economical buffet where you get the most out of your $5 bill.  Caution if you've never been there before as it is troublesome to find, as they only have a small 4 x 5 a sign posted near their front entrance. A friendly young voice greets you as you walk...

Food filling and authentic at El Patron

A few blocks before busy Ventura Boulevard, on Reseda Boulevard, lies a Spanish adobe-like Mexican restaurant. The busy restaurant is well-lit at night to indicate that this is the place to be tonight. Upon entering, one can immediately notice the fun and lively atmosphere that the restaurant brings. After using the app Open Table, we were seated immediately inside...

Review: Lulu’s Restaurant and Sports Bar

The spicy chicken sandwich and fries from Lulu's Restaurant and Sports Bar. Photo by Joey Farriola. Lulu’s Restaurant and Sports Bar is the ideal spot to order takeout or delivery. From the website to the social media, within the restaurant, Lulu’s Restaurant and Sports Bar has a mixed menu full of...