Mercado Taqueria Replaces Maradentro in Studio City

Maradentro, the seafood-focused Mexican food concept from Cocinas y Calaveras, Inc., arrived in Studio City in early 2015. Partners Jesse Gomez and chef/partner Jose Acevedo replaced a shorter-lived Mexican restaurant from Jeffrey Saad called La Ventura. Now Jesse is applying lessons… continue reading ›

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Icing on the Cake

PHOTOGRAPHED BY SHANE O’DONNELL Katie Auerbach was motivated to bake at an early age; it was fun but even then it was a means to an end. “I used to make cakes for my brother when he had friends over… continue reading ›

Oh Baby!

PHOTOGRAPHED BY SHANE O’DONNELL It’s the little touches that separate the stand-out entertainers from the average ones. It’s like my friend Tracy. She takes a seafood boil to another level simply by placing long, warm sourdough baguettes from Bay Cities… continue reading ›

Ramen Rising

PHOTOGRAPHED BY TAMEKA JACOBS Ramen, the comforting Japanese noodle soup featuring broth typically coaxed from slow-simmered pork or chicken bones, hasn’t been popular in the warm climate of the San Fernando Valley. But over the past couple of years, ramen… continue reading ›

The Italian Job

Ask Saverio Posarelli where he learned to cook and you won’t hear the names of fancy cooking academies. “My grandmother. She was a Tuscan nonna and she cooked very simply—straight out of her garden.” He tends to do the same… continue reading ›

Best Burrito

We took four of the tastiest tortilla-wrapped concoctions and put them in front of a group of always-ravenous Valley boys. The guys met while attending Notre Dame High School. Now in college, they still enjoy fanning the flames of their… continue reading ›

Bowled Over

A tropical bird with purple plumage isn’t what you’d expect to see on the ground floor of the Times Square Plaza strip mall in Studio City, but it does speak for a particular tenant. RioZonas Açaí (12215 Ventura Blvd.) is… continue reading ›

The Raw Deal

The rise in popularity of raw foods is creating culinary experiences that exceed even the most adventurous diner’s imagination. Here, meet some of the innovators who helped spur the trend and the group of local chefs who are carrying the (unlit) torch. continue reading ›

Valley 2.0

    We’ve all heard the hackneyed stigmas surrounding San Fernando Valley dining—residents don’t appreciate good food and talented chefs shouldn’t bother feeding people who gravitate toward gastropubs. Our internationally-inspired, family-run restaurants even get short shrift (but can hold their… continue reading ›

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Tony Baker from Last Comic Standing

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Dance Competition: California Dance Classics

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Windows of Expression Art Exhibit

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