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Bleeker Street; Credit: Erinn Eichinger

Happy Hour: Bleeker Street

The place: Bleeker Street: 18640 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana (818) 996-3008 The Hours: 4pm - 7pm daily. The Deals: Half off select wines, appetizers and pizzas. What did we think? Turn the page........

Chefs Come Together to Support Good Food for All Angelenos

Philanthropic food lovers, mark your calendars: on October 6th some of the biggest and most sustainability minded chefs in the city, along with some conscientious local farmers, are coming together for the fundraiser Good Food for All, A Taste of the Los Angeles Foodshed. Hosted by the nonprofit group Roots......
Wine and Beer Cocktails at 8 1/2 Taverna; Credit: Erinn Eichinger

Happy Hour: 8 1/2 Taverna

The Place: 8 ½ Taverna: 11334 Moorpark St. Studio City; (818) 308-1100. The Hours: Monday-Saturday 3-6 p.m. The Deals: A small selection of appetizers ranging in price from $5-$8 along with a small menu of $6 beer and wine "cocktails." What did we think? Turn the page......
Chi Dynasty Studio City

Chi Dynasty Opens Second Location in Studio City

Chi Dynasty in Los Feliz has been serving up Chinese food for more than 25 years. Owner Jonathan Chi must have wanted to make sure he had his formula for success just right - because it took him a quarter century in the biz, to take the leap and open......
Tandoori Chicken; Credit: Erinn Eichinger

Anarbagh Indian Opens Second Restaurant in Encino

Anarbagh Indian restaurant, run by the Nassa family, has been in business in Woodland Hills for over 20 years. But if getting to that end of the Valley to feed your Indian food fix is just too much for you, you're in luck. A second outpost recently opened about 10......
Padri Martini Bar; Credit: Erinn Eichinger

Happy Hour: Padri Martini Bar

The Place: Padri Martini Bar, 29002 Agoura Rd. Agoura Hills, CA 91301 (818) 865-3700 The Hours: Monday-Friday 5-7 p.m. The Deals: Complimentary tray passed appetizers, a selection of $3 dollar martinis, beers and wines by the glass......
Shaved ice - Hawaiian style; Credit: Rick Kukahiko

Your Food Truck, Hawaiian Style: Tropical Shave Ice Truck

As the number of food trucks on L.A.'s streets continues to grow, you've got to get pretty creative to come up with something that stands out. Rick Kukahiko and his wife Ej may have accomplished that with their Tropical Shave Ice truck, which hit the streets about six weeks ago......
Ladyface Alehouse  Credit: Todd Higgins

Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie: Eight Months Old and Going Strong

As they approach their eight month anniversary, Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie in Agoura Hills is not only a success but has been since day one. "We tried to open quietly" says owner and manager Cyrena Nouzille, "but we pretty much got run over right away." A first-time restaurateur, Nouzille took......
Martini from Monty's Prime Steak and Seafood; Credit: Erinn Eichinger

Happy Hour: Monty's Prime Steaks and Seafood

The Place: Monty's Prime Steaks and Seafood, 5371 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 716-9736 The Hours: Monday - Friday 5-7 pm The Deals: Free appetizers. The Digs: When you walk into Monty's, you kind of expect to see an aging television star from the days of Dallas......