Tag Archive: the valley

Canoga Park: Lunch at Oi Asian Fusion

  Oi Asian Fusion just moved to Canoga Park from Reseda. I had been intrigued by reports the Asian comfort food spot was being called the “Chego of the Valley.” We ordered egg… Continue reading

Encino: Get All the Appetizers at Itzik Hagadol

I’ve been meaning to check out Itzik Hagadol in Encino for a couple of years now. Ever since I heard about the tremendous appetizer spread, served a little like Korean banchan style where… Continue reading

Sherman Oaks: Beer & Bar Food at On the Thirty

  While I was in the Valley for Tonga Hut’s 55th Anniversary, my friend and I were looking for something open mid-afternoon. We found On the Thirty, a new gastropub in Sherman Oaks.… Continue reading

Reseda: Chinese Noodles and Dumplings at Tampa Garden

A few months ago, I was reminded about Tampa Garden, a Chinese restaurant I heard was “not just good for The Valley, but as good as the ones in San Gabriel Valley” which… Continue reading

Woodland Hills: Great India Cafe

Happily we discovered Great India Cafe was open later after we got out of a movie. We had been driving up and down Ventura before we spotted the Indian restaurant. Yes, even though… Continue reading

Go On Tour With The Minty & Eventbrite

Amy from Backyard Bite and I were recently chosen to go on tour with Eventbrite. We’ll be going to Eventbrite events from now until June. And I hope you’ll come and join me… Continue reading

Northridge: Dumplings and Noodles at Mandarin Deli

  Mandarin Deli is a local Southern California chain specializing in noodle soups and dumplings. A couple of years ago, I discovered they also did beef rolls very well. Growing up, my parents’… Continue reading

Studio City: Take a Bao

I was invited to check out Take a Bao in Studio City two weeks ago. Bao is a Chinese term for buns. Take a Bao has more than just buns though. We were… Continue reading

Studio City: Slow Mondays at Ombra

Ombra opened in September this year in Studio City. Chef Michael Young has cooked at many of LA’s great Italian restaurants including Il Grano, Valentino, Drago, Piccolo and most recently Domenico. Ombra comes… Continue reading

Girls’ Night Out at Black Market

  My best friend recently requested a girls’ night out with me. We live entirely different lives as she’s married and a mother of two. I gallivant around town, usually seen with a… Continue reading