Friday, August 12, 2022

Review: Juicy Ladies

The vegan bacon avocado wrap from Juicy Ladies comes with a side salad. Juicy Ladies is an all-organic juice bar and vegan cafe with locations in Woodland Hills and Pacific Palisades.  I ordered delivery from the Woodland Hills location through Grubhub and got the “full of fruit” smoothie and 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...

Take a breather at Pat’s Topanga Grill

A pleasant place to have breakfast or lunch is waiting up Topanga Canyon toward the beach called Pat’s Topanga Grill. Only five minutes from Ventura Boulevard, the eatery is open as early as 7 a.m. You will see the beautiful scenery of the San Fernando Valley on the path too a rustic retreat. The restaurant walls are lined with pictures...

Review: Al Italiano

The rack of lamb with garlic mashed potatoes at Al Italiano in West Hills, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Photo by Fabiola Carrizosa. Sometimes, the food you see in shows and movies looks so good that it makes you hungry to try the food on the screen....

Pizzeria Factory

Clean and quaint, The Pizzaria Factory entertains your five senses with pretty sights, enticing smells, a carnival of textures, a rainbow of tastes and playful sounds that leave the patron in a state of high spirits or feeling a little devilish desiring more. In a plaza, 0.8 miles away from Pierce College, where grocery stores, a CVS pharmacy and a...

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: 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...

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: Hacienda Mariana Restaurant

Hacienda Mariana has a lot on the menu, with the Birria de Res being the most  popular item, and at $11.99 it’s easy to see why.  Upon entry, it would be difficult for one not to notice how clean the inside of the  restaurant is. It’s near the intersection...

Blaze Pizza

As people travel down the escalator of the Westfield Topanga mall, following the fiery, orange sign displaying “Blaze Pizza” in sky scraping lettering, the aroma of sizzling cheese with warm dough fill their senses. The rustic feeling of the pizzeria felt like coming to grandma’s house on the countryside for family dinner. Starting with choosing a fresh, red tomato sauce...