Monday, October 19, 2020

Review: Paoli’s Pizzeria and Piano Bar

Italian Restaurants are renowned as a staple of Chicago or New York culture. Finding genuine Italian food in Los Angeles is an interesting challenge. The Chicagoan will claim it isn’t nearly as good as their local spot, while the New Yorker wouldn’t even bother with the attempt.  Yet, it’s hard...

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...

Review: Sabroso Mexican Restaurant

Situated next to a busy car wash a few blocks before Winnetka Avenue, on Vanowen Street stands a rectangular olive green Mexican restaurant. Upon entering, one is greeted with beautiful murals of Mexico style art. There is one mural in particular of a foundation with white doves perched...

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: The Village Café

Steamy cabbage soup is prepared at the Village Cafe in Winnetka. Cabbage soup is one choice on their "Soup de jour" special. (Photo by: Chelsea Westman)Steamy cabbage soup is prepared at the Village Cafe in Winnetka. Cabbage soup is one choice on their "Soup de jour" special. (Photo by: Chelsea Westman)A signature patty melt is served with...

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...

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...

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...

Review: Saigon Sandwiches

When most people think of Southeast Asian cuisine, they usually picture noodles or egg rolls. But Saigon Sandwiches in Canoga Park serves bánh mì, a Vietnamese sandwich that combines European and Asian ingredients.  There’s nothing eye-catching about the exterior of the restaurant. The place is part of a block of...

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....