Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Follow Your Heart

Written by Jeremy Nation Passing the threshold from the busy street gives an impression of being inside a small snobby place in New York. Inside a niche health food store, one might be surprised to find Follow Your Heart's restaurant section nestled away in the back where a more adventurous shopper might pick up some fermented kombucha tea or raw...

Review: Nights of the Jack

The entrance of Nights of the Jack in Calabasas, Calif. features many colorful jack-o'-lanterns. Photo by Ariel Gil. The flickering lights within the hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns catch the attention of the passengers and drivers passing by in their vehicles.  Night of the Jack, the once walk through annual event, has...

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...

Review: Woodlands Indian Cuisine

Woodlands Indian Cuisine restaurant is at Chartworth, CA. Photo By Bala Subramaniyan. Searching for good vegetarian South Indian restaurants in the San Fernando Valley ends here.  South India is not only culturally different from the rest of the country, but it also has different cuisine and customs. The ingredients used in Indian cooking...

Review: Green Cottage Mediterranean Restaurant

From fresh salads to a romantic garden in the backyard, a Mediterranean restaurant located at Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills stands as a testimony of why green is truly a color of life. Green Cottage Mediterranean Restaurant, inspired by the scenic landscape of Europe and its sophisticated modern design,...

Review: Beleaf Cafe

The Beleaf Burger outside the restaurant at Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park, Calif. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Photo By Bala Subramaniyan. Fast food chains across the globe provide limited vegan options for people to try. Places like Carls Jr. and Burger King only offer one vegan...

Review: JamaFo Xpress

Many Black owned businesses continue to struggle to find customers during the pandemic. A Google Spreadsheet created by Kat Hong, an editorial assistant for the Infatuation website, lists many black owned businesses in Los Angeles. It gained popularity after it was mentioned in a Los Angeles Times article titled “Here’s a list of...

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: The Rustic Spoon

A side of white rice covered in yellow curry on a table in the outdoor dining area of The Rustic Spoon in North Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. Photo by Raquel G. Frohlich. Innovative drinks and enticing appetizers may draw you into the restaurant, but the main dish must work to...

Review: Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen

No longer do the words Cajun and Vegan have to exist as an oxymoron.  This woman-owned, all-vegan Cajun restaurant is redefining what it means to eat Vegan, one southern fried, tastefully seasoned, homemade meal at a time.  Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen, located in North Hollywood, was named...