Dining

Opening of English pub The Stalking Horse among food events this week in the LA area |Sep 5, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events The Stalking Horse: Opening of the English pub inspired by Cornwall, England, 5 p.m. Sept. 5. Specialties include Cornish-style pasties and other savory pies and a vegan Welsh Rarebit.

LA Live restaurant among 7 forced to close for cockroaches |Sep 1, 2017

Seven restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards, including one at the LA Live complex in the downtown area. Lawry’s Carvery at LA Live was closed Aug.

Umami Burger in Studio City among 4 Valley restaurants closed for cockroaches, other health hazards |Aug 31, 2017

Four restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 20 and Aug. 26, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and rodent infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Roadhouse barbecue is done right at Cookin’ with Lenny in Chatsworth |Aug 29, 2017

There’s history writ large in the old restaurants of Los Angeles, such as The Original Pantry and Philippe The Original. And there’s an even less known history to be found in the surviving roadhouses in the mountains of Southern California.

Boneyard Bistro seasonal tastings among food events this week in the LA area |Aug 29, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Boneyard Bistro: The barbecue restaurant offers chef-owner Aaron Robins and executive chef Erica Abell’s seasonal tasting menu using hatch chilis including Tex Mex Tostada Salad ($18), Smoked Brisket Torta ($20), Ancho & Coffee Rub Hanger Steak Enchiladas ($38) and Hatch Chili & Apple Fry Pie ($11), 4:30 p.

Where to say ‘goodbye’ to summer and ‘hello’ to school with a family meal |Aug 25, 2017

Summer is just about over, and school is getting underway again. For some kids this is a total disaster, while others may enjoy hitting the books, or at least seeing their school friends. What’s certain is that the end of summer and the start of the school year are special family occasions that should be celebrated, or at least acknowledged, with a special meal.

Here’s a free, guided walk through Southern California’s most walkable city, Long Beach |Aug 25, 2017

Just about every day is a good day for a walk in Long Beach. And that’s not just hyperbole. For the second year in a row, Long Beach has been named the

Cockroaches, lack of hot water force closures at 7 San Fernando Valley restaurants |Aug 25, 2017

Seven restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Rodent droppings, cockroaches and flies force closures at 13 LA restaurants |Aug 25, 2017

Thirteen restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach, rodent and fly infestations, a lack of hot water and sewage discharge, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

LA Food & Wine Festival among Los Angeles area culinary events |Aug 23, 2017

events Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Azi Grill: New casual-dining restaurant in Janss Marketplace from Syrian-born Mazen Nadour.

KISS rock stars are becoming Rock & Brews food stars |Aug 23, 2017

The members of KISS are Rock & Roll Hall of Famers whose signature makeup, apocalyptic yet glamorous outfits, and wildly theatrical shows earned them an army of fans since forming in the early 1970s.

Mexican or Japanese food? Have one or both at MexSake in Van Nuys. |Aug 22, 2017

If, upon driving in the rear parking lot at the Mexican/Japanese fusion eatery called MexSake, you happen to look at a wall in the driveway, you’ll notice a sign that reads “Swiss Chef Restaurant … Valet Parking.

Mini Monster and Poke Bar come to Universal CityWalk |Aug 22, 2017

As part of its ongoing multimillion dollar renovation, Universal CityWalk has welcomed Mini Monster and Poke Bar, two new and very different casual dining destinations, to the neighborhood. The eateries join Universal CityWalk’s other new ventures including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Ludo Lefebvre’s LudoBird and Dong Po Kitchen.

At LA Taco Fest, you can try tacos from around the world in one spot |Aug 22, 2017

By now it’s clear that while the taco is a traditional Mexican dish, it’s pretty much an American staple, much like pizza and burgers. What may not be as obvious, however, is just how international this delicious little item has become, with flavors from all over the world finding a warm home in the middle of a tortilla.

Cockroaches, flies force closures at 6 San Fernando Valley restaurants |Aug 17, 2017

Six restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and fly infestations, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Canter’s among 10 LA restaurants forced to close for cockroaches, other health hazards |Aug 17, 2017

Ten restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach, rodent and fly infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Urth Caffe bringing headquarters and coffee shop to Hawthorne |Aug 15, 2017

A ground-breaking ceremony at the site of Urth Caffe’s future Hawthorne organic coffee shop and eatery on Monday morning brought company founders and investors together with community leaders.

Barnsdall Art Park Friday Night wine tasting among LA area food events this week |Aug 15, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Farmers Market at Northridge Fashion Center: Seasonal blood oranges for sale, 5-9 p.m. Aug.

It’s a culinary melting pot at Toast Cafe in Sherman Oaks |Aug 15, 2017

Late one night at Toast Café, which is open till midnight or later every night of the week, except for Friday — when it closes early for the Sabbath — I closed my eyes to take in the cacophony of voices and conversations in the restaurant and realized that no one around me was speaking English.

Cockroaches, sewage discharge and more force closures at 4 Valley restaurants |Aug 11, 2017

Four restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between July 30 to Aug. 5, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations, sewage discharge and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Cockroach infestations lead to closures at 5 Los Angeles restaurants |Aug 11, 2017

Five restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between July 30 to Aug. 5, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Robin Hood is a merry and tasty British pub experience in Sherman Oaks |Aug 8, 2017

The number of classic pubs (British, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and so forth) in the San Fernando Valley does put the lie to the notion that Southern California is sadly deprived of proper pubs in which to bend an elbow, and a fork, in a proper order of fish ’n’ chips.

Studio City Farmers Market among food events this week in the LA area |Aug 8, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Marie Callender’s: “Summer Backyard BBQ Menu” for a limited time. Entrees $9.

Cockroaches, rodent droppings, lack of hot water lead to closures at 8 Los Angeles restaurants |Aug 4, 2017

Eight restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between July 23 and July 29, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and rodent infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Cockroaches force closures at 5 Valley restaurants and coffee shops |Aug 4, 2017

Five food facilities in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between July 23 and July 29, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Intriguing mix of Pan-Asian flavors come together at Oi in Canoga Park |Aug 1, 2017

The Valley branch of Oi Asian Fusion (the other branch is in East Hollywood) sits in a long, narrow, eclectic strip mall along Canoga Avenue that’s also home to Champ’s Hot Grill, an Indian shop called Sweet & Samosa, and a Chilean fast-food place called Chilenazo — a proper mix of this and that that fits just fine in the Central San Fernando Valley.

California Strawberry Commission charity benefits among LA area food events this week |Aug 1, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events California Strawberry Commission: Food truck stop selling strawberry dishes to benefit No Kid Hungry, 5-10 p.

Last call at Sardo’s in Burbank as beloved karaoke spot prepares to close |Jul 26, 2017

Nic Nassuet stood in front of an audience on Tuesday night, clutching a microphone and leaning on a cane, as he launched into Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” A few moments later, the entire audience of about 100 people at Sardo’s Grill & Lounge in Burbank swayed to the music, breaking into a mass singalong.

Luckyrice LA Feast, LMU Beer Fest among food events this week in the LA area |Jul 26, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Aroha - New Zealand Restaurant and Bar: The restaurant introduces a new seasonal menu that includes main dishes New Zealand Elk Rack, New Zealand Hapuka (if available; substitute Bluenose) and New Zealand Lamb Loin, and the desserts Hokey Pokey and Pavlova.

Tasty barbecue is the star attraction at Rosie’s in Northridge |Jul 25, 2017

I’m hard-pressed to remember a time when there wasn’t a Rosie’s BBQ in the Valley. I know it hasn’t been around forever. This isn’t Philippe the Original, or The Original Pantry.

Cockroaches, rodent droppings shut down 4 San Fernando Valley restaurants |Jul 20, 2017

Four restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between July 9 and July 15, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and rodent infestations, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Rodent droppings, cockroaches, lack of hot water force closures at 5 Los Angeles restaurants |Jul 20, 2017

Five restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between July 9 and July 15, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and rodent infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Knott’s Boardwalk Barbecue now open |Jul 20, 2017

Fans of Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park now have another spot to relax and eat, as the Boardwalk Barbecue is finally open. The name may sound familiar, as there was a walk-up eatery with the same moniker which closed and there has been a buzz about this new rendition since construction began in April.

It’s a celebration of Lebanese food at Carnival in Sherman Oaks |Jul 18, 2017

I went to Carnival, which has long been one of the best Lebanese restaurants in the San Fernando Valley and one of the best in the whole city as well, with a couple of friends who had just bought a house nearby.

Summer Restaurant Week from dineLA among food events this week in the LA area |Jul 18, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Hot Dog on a Stick: Celebrates National Hot Dog Month with $1 Original Turkey Dog on July 18 and 25.

Rodent droppings, invalid health permit shut down 2 San Fernando Valley restaurants |Jul 13, 2017

Two restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between July 2 and July 8, those facilities had their health permits suspended for a rodent infestation and for not having a valid health permit, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

West LA’s Plancha Taco opening in Pasadena, Van Nuys this month |Jul 12, 2017

Westside casual Mexican eatery Plancha Tacos is moving east with a three-store expansion into Pasadena, Van Nuys and eventually Echo Park. The Pasadena and Van Nuys locations are expected to open this month, but an exact date hasn’t been chosen yet, according to owner Peter White.

Granada Hills grubfest among food events this week in the Los Angeles area |Jul 11, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Hot Dog on a Stick: Celebrates National Hot Dog Month with $1 Original Turkey Dog on Tuesdays in July.

Steak, seafood are fancy and fun at SOCA in Sherman Oaks |Jul 11, 2017

On Ventura Boulevard, street of many restaurants, there’s nothing quite like SOCA. It could be perceived as an elegant restaurant. Yet few diners there feel compelled to dress up. It’s a fancy place that sits next to a Ralphs.

Wienerschnitzel to mark its 56th year Tuesday with 56-cent hot dogs |Jul 10, 2017

IRVINE >> Hot dog lovers, listen up. To mark the 56th year since John Galardi opened his first Wienerschnitzel in Wilmington, the Irvine-based chain on Tuesday will offer a special 56-cent price for its Original Mustard Dog, a grilled hot dog topped with French’s mustard, or its Original Chili Dog.

Cockroaches, rodents and more shut down these 7 San Fernando Valley restaurants |Jul 7, 2017

Seven restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between June 25 and July 1, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and rodent infestations and for sewage problems, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Cockroaches, rodent droppings and flies shut down 11 Los Angeles restaurants |Jul 7, 2017

Eleven restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between June 25 and July 1, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach, rodent and fly infestations, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

National Fried Chicken Day: There’s a bird in the Dog Haus |Jul 6, 2017

Just in time for National Fried Chicken Day (you knew there had to be such a thing), the Dog Haus chain will drop its Bad Mutha Clucka on Thursday. Featuring cage-free chicken breast, which is brined and dipped in a special batter that once fried, provides a subtle crunch, the sandwich also includes lettuce, pickles, house-made miso ranch dressing and red chili flakes — all served on a grilled King’s Hawaiian roll.

Russian food comes with a Moscow supper club experience at Urban Dacha in Valley Village |Jul 5, 2017

The night I was at Urban Dacha, an enjoyably quirky Russian restaurant on Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Valley Village, virtually every table was filled with large groups — the most memorable of which was a long table of guys, dressed all in black.

Salsa Festival among the food events this week in Southern California |Jul 5, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Hot Dog on a Stick: Celebrates National Hot Dog Month with $1 Original Turkey Dog on Tuesdays in July.

Two new restaurants coming to former Jerry’s Famous Deli site in Woodland Hills |Jul 5, 2017

Woodland Hills diners lost a 43-year-old local institution when Jerry’s Famous Deli closed for good at the Warner Plaza last fall. But they are gaining in its place a pair of trendy new dining options.

Cockroach, rodent infestations, lack of hot water shut down 8 LA restaurants |Jun 29, 2017

Eight restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between June 18 and June 24, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach and rodent infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Cockroaches forced closures at these 2 San Fernando Valley restaurants |Jun 29, 2017

Two restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between June 18 and June 24, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.

Cuban specialties make Ay Papa Que Rico! taste like a trip to Havana in Van Nuys |Jun 27, 2017

The other day, a fresh-faced communications major, working on a documentary on seemingly strange careers like mine, asked the fairly obvious question of what I look for in a restaurant? I said, especially when I’m on the ethnic edge, that what I want is a feeling that I’m no longer here, but rather am there.

Farmers market at Northridge Fashion Center among LA area food events this week |Jun 27, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Providence: Four-course anniversary tasting menu with seafood and California-grown produce, 6-10 p.