Truxton’s American Bistro

They’ve got two locations with this one in Westchester having been around for ten years. They tout themselves as an American bistro that reinvents/reinterprets classics and that’s pretty much what you’ll find on their menu. Plenty of familiar small plates, burgers, salads, and entrees take on ethnic twists to form a menu with a little… Continue reading Truxton’s American Bistro

Lakeside Restaurant & Lounge

Located in Encino, this restaurant isn’t noticeable off the main drag. It’s off a side street and set back from the entrance as their valet-only parking lot is the first thing you see. Walking through the lot and into the building you’ll be transported a world away. The interior is open and fairly dark. There’s… Continue reading Lakeside Restaurant & Lounge

Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck

The final truck I visited at the South Point Gourmet Food Truck Festival (11/5/11) in Las Vegas was Coolhaus. Thankfully it had a relatively short line — about a ten minute wait. It’s got a great concept. Choose a cookie (among flavor like chocolate chip, snikerdoodle, oatmeal, peanut butter, red velvet, ginger molasses, maple waffle… Continue reading Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck

Sushi Dokoro Ki Ra La

— Originally posted on Yelp on 12/3/09 — I’m no sushi expert, but it seems like this is more of a traditional Japanese place. No crazy specialty rolls, just traditional Japanese fare. It’s a really small restaurant, maybe twelve tables… the lone waitress was nice… sushi chefs were very friendly. We tried the yellowtail w/… Continue reading Sushi Dokoro Ki Ra La

Farmers Market

— Originally posted on Yelp on 12/3/09 –— I’m going to sound like a broken record here… like other reviews have stated this isn’t what one would normally think of as a “farmer’s market” but it’s still a cool place to visit. Good for people watching, parking is awful, park at the Grove instead, lots… Continue reading Farmers Market