Thursday, December 8, 2022

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...

Review: Leo’s Superfood Vegan Cafe

Black bean burrito from Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe. Photo by Katya Castillo.Tiramisu from Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe. Photo by Katya Castillo.Leo's Superfood Breakfast Burrito from Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe. Photo by Katya Castillo.Tumeric/Ginger Cookies from Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe. Photo by Katya Castillo.Tumeric/Ginger Cookies from Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe. Photo by Katya Castillo. From...

Review: New York Chicken and Gyro

The combo plate at New York Chicken and Gyro includes rice, chicken and lamb. Photo by Peter Villafane. When I lived in New York City, there was a halal truck on nearly every street corner. These food trucks served halal foods such as gyros and meats over rice, and the smell of spices and...

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: 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: 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: 24 Hot Chicken & Waffle Bar

Chicken strips and crispy cut fries come in a large size at 24 Hot Chicken & Waffle Bar in Studio City, Calif. Photo by: Meilani WelbeckA large chicken sandwich with crispy cries is one filling meal at 24 Hot Chicken & Waffle Bar in Studio City, Calif. Photo by: Meilani WelbeckChicken waffles come in a large size...

Review: R Coffee House

Customers enjoy coffee and sit for a chat at R Coffee House in Granada Hills, Calif. Photo by: Hannah Davis If you’re a breakfast person, then R Coffee House is the perfect place for you.  It’s a great hole-in-the-wall located on Chatsworth St. in Granada Hills. R Coffee House has...

Review: Erin McKenna’s Bakery

Amid the fear of COVID-19 and strict lockdown, local businesses are trying to stay afloat by changing location hours and complying with government safety laws. Local business, Erin McKenna’s Bakery on Larchmont in Los Angeles, has been able to stay open and provide endless sweet treats to those willing to...

Review: Sweetness Cake & Cafe

Current stay at home orders from the city of Los Angeles and the state of California has made it challenging for people to dine at their favorite cafes or restaurants. There are still two ways for people to get their favorite treat from their neighborhood bakery,...