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Actor Los Angeles

Surprise Critic Mr. T Recommends Mom’s Bar-B-Q House

In November, I had the good fortune of running into Mr. T outside of Bed, Bath & Beyond in Sherman Oaks. He graciously took photos with fans, and on the way to his car,...
Hamburgers Los Angeles

Bill & Hiroko’s: Upholding Burger Heritage in Van Nuys

When people think of Van Nuys, the airport undoubtedly comes to mind, and probably the gargantuan Budweiser plant located near the 405. However, from now on, when anybody mentions Van Nuys, my mind will...
Restaurant Los Angeles

Koko’s: Middle Eastern Food Made with Jeweler’s Eye for Detail

Since this is Los Angeles, it makes sense that one of the city’s best Middle Eastern restaurants would share a Van Nuys strip mall with a water shop and a restaurant touting “Edible Sandwiches.”...
Peruvian Restaurant Los Angeles

Puro Sabor: Pure Peruvian Flavor in Van Nuys

Last September, Linda Burum alerted LA Times readers to “pure flavor” on a cluttered stretch of Van Nuys Boulevard. My turn finally came last Friday night, and it was clearly long overdue. Puro Sabor...
Bakery Los Angeles

Maral’s Pastry: Memorable Armenian Baked Goods in Van Nuys

There are times when I can enter a bakery and tell immediately if the pastries will taste good, just from looking at them. This recently happened the instant I stepped into Maral’s Pastry. Maral...