Sunday, June 20, 2021

Food review: Firehouse

Photo by: Erick Ceron Driving east from Pierce College, in the corner of Victory and Reseda Boulevard you can find a place that doesn’t look to fancy nor pretends to be. You enter from the back of the building, and instantly get the sense of a wooden cabin feel in the middle of nowhere. The red brick walls, wood floors,...

Food review: De Soto Pharmacy and Soda Shoppe

  Photo by: Alan Castro Sundaes with a cherry on top, malts and milkshakes with whip cream and sprinkles, and ice cream floats with scrumptious scoops that appear to levitate in the bubbling soda. Frozen desserts are the pinnacles of a lively, homey childhood, and De Soto Pharmacy and Soda Shoppe offer that nostalgic experience—with a rich and creamy taste—every day. Located at...

Unique and healthy eats at The Carving Board

You don’t have to sacrifice fresh and healthy for fast anymore. Located in Tarzana’s Safari Walk area on Ventura Boulevard, The Carving Board is primarily known for its wide array of sandwiches. With more than 25 options, there’s something tasty for just about everyone, including vegetarians. The restaurant sits on the corner of an outdoor shopping area that features a...

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....

Signature brots at Dog Haus

Tucked away with a strip of stores adjacent to the Topanga Mall is Dog Haus: The Absolute Wurst. This latest installment in the San Fernando Valley is the brainchild of partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz, and Andre Vener. Its open glass front façade and cheeky name draw in hungry customers. The deceivingly large restaurant could be compared to walking into...

No knead to look farther than Pastries by Edie

Once entering the vine floral gates to the patio surrounded by scenic murals, the noise of busy Sherman Way disappears to this little slice of Europe called Pastries by Edie. The full-service bakery contains several golden glass cases with hundreds of different types of patterned pastry desserts. Don’t be alarmed when choosing which creation to consumer first. The mouthwatering fruit tart...

Authentic Thai cuisine at Buri Tara

Nestled away in one of the many Woodland Hills mini-malls is a gem for the foodie and casual diners alike. Buri Tara, a quaint Thai restaurant located on Ventura Boulevard, provides a cozy eating environment with Asian style decor and tiny bouquets of flowers are at every table. Buri Tara has a wide variety of Asian cuisine, from teriyaki chicken to...

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...

A taste of El Salvador at La Paz Bakery

Whether it’s authentic Salvadorian cooking or hand crafted homemade cakes, La Paz Bakery is a one-stop shop. The bakery has been around for more than 20 years and is well known among the community for its delicious cakes, assorted cookies, danishes and traditional Salvadorian meals. The bakery is located at the intersection of De Soto Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard. The...

The Baker much more than just a bakery

Breakfast, lunch or dessert, this neighborhood bakery cafe with homemade breads and Mediterranean-influenced entries is the concealed jewel. From the traditional to vegetarian options and Mediterranean flavors, there is a lot of variety. The location is typical for the San Fernando Valley by being on a strip mall, but don't be fooled by the unassuming facade. Tucked away from the...