Friday, June 5, 2020

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...

El Taco Llama

Written by Calvin B. Alagot Photo by John Gutierrez Location: 8709 Corbin Ave Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 885-5918     There are a few El Taco Llama locations in the San Fernando Valley, but the Northridge location is undeniably the best. Parking is terrible, seating is scarce during rush and there are plenty of homeless people roaming about, but once you have tried this Mexican fast...

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: 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: Let’s Pho

Upon entering Let’s Pho, walking up the ramp towards the seating area, patrons aren’t immediately drawn in by the scent of the food. Instead, customers are invited in by the ambiance and design of the restaurant. While the restaurant is decorated with a fusion of Vietnamese and vintage decor, one arrives to a scene filled with small groups of people...

Pascal Patisserie and Cafe

The pleasant aroma of sugary sweets are accompanied by the friendly smiles by staff members behind the counter ready to help customers. With a vast amount of pastries, coffees and hot sandwiches paired with a glass of water infused with mint and citrus, completes a meal at Pascal Patisserie and Cafe. The cafe opened in July of 2016, this cafe...

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 review: German Cold Cuts INC

Hidden on a strip mall between a Verizon store and a car audio installation shop is where German Cold Cuts, INC lies. While walking up to the door you will find on the outside patio a couple of plastic chairs and tables where you can eat. Behind the windows are another set of chairs and tables and beyond that are...

REVIEW: Aroma Coffee and Tea Co

Aroma Coffee and Tea Co is located at 4360 Tujunga Ave. in Studio City. The cafe is open six days a week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. It opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at the same time on Sundays. Aroma Coffee and Tea Co is a cafe that reminds you of...

Daglas Drive-In perfect for those on a budget

As Daglas Drive-In, whether you choose to dine inside or outside on the patio, the choice of hearty food should be appeal to anyone on a budget. The inside is nice and clean, with no trash to be seen. There are nice brown wooden tables with decorations of flower make it more attractive. From inside or outside you can smell...