It’s a celebration of Lebanese food at Carnival in Sherman Oaks

By Merrill Shindler|

National Fried Chicken Day: There’s a bird in the Dog Haus

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 frie...

By Jerry Rice|

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  • Food safety

    Cockroaches, rodent droppings shut down 4 San Fernando Valley restaurants

    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. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur during routine and...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Dining

    Knott’s Boardwalk Barbecue now open

    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. Located in the Boardwalk area of the park near Xcelerator, Boardwalk Barbecue is a fast-casual dining space offering smoked pork ribs,...

    Michelle Mills
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  • Food safety

    Rodent droppings, cockroaches, lack of hot water force closures at 5 Los Angeles restaurants

    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. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur during routine...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Things to do

    Summer Restaurant Week from dineLA among food events this week in the LA area

    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. Also, the chain offers a free Original Turkey Dog on National Hot Dog Day on July 19. See website for locations. www.hotdogonastick.com Nerano: Five-course dinner tasting menu paired with wines from Antinori, 7 p.m. July...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Public health

    Rodent droppings, invalid health permit shut down 2 San Fernando Valley restaurants

    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. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Restaurant operators

    West LA’s Plancha Taco opening in Pasadena, Van Nuys this month

    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. “I tried to time them months apart, but we had some delays in Van Nuys,” White said. “Now, they’re just going to open up back...

    Jason Henry
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  • Restaurant Reviews

    Steak, seafood are fancy and fun at SOCA in Sherman Oaks

    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. There’s an outdoor patio that would be great for lunch, but it’s not open for lunch. The bar, under the direction of cocktail-obsessed General Manager Rory Snipes, does some world-class mixology and plays rap music for a crowd that...

    Merrill Shindler
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  • Things to do

    Granada Hills grubfest among food events this week in the Los Angeles area

    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. The chain will offer a free Original Turkey Dog on National Hot Dog Day on July 19. See website for locations. www.hotdogonastick.com High Spirits - Wine Tasting and Comedy: Comedian and sommelier Patrick Ney leads an...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Fast food restaurant operators

    Wienerschnitzel to mark its 56th year Tuesday with 56-cent hot dogs

    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. The special price is valid on Tuesday only, while supplies last, at participating Wienerschnitzel restaurants, and there is a limit of 10 hot dogs per person.

    City News Service|

  • Public health

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

    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. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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