When I heard that Valencia Laser Blast was opening on Cinema Drive, I was optimistic.
"I can't wait to see you! Let's do dinner," said my West LA-based friend last year. Tentatively I replied. "Do you want to come out here to the SCV, or should I come to you?" There are few things more uncomfortable than having a friend explain that your hometown is not the Mecca of culinary cuisine. Now, with Sake Bistro & Sushi open in Valencia, I finally had a reason to avoid LA traffic - and prices. Promising that she'd dine on incredible dishes that put even LA's best to shame, I convinced her to make the drive up.
The click-clack of Manolo Blahniks announces the arrival of another "girl posse," one of Sabor Cocina Mexicana's most loyal demographics. The well-dressed women settle into a comfortable, yet finely-appointed booth and sip on Skinny Girl margaritas while enjoying a decadent appetizer of gossip and laughter.
We asked four local chef's to share a few of their motivation, thier favorites and the secrets to thier success...
In defiance of the looming recession and perhaps even conventional wisdom, The Kona Crisp opened its doors on July 5 of last year. Since then, the restaurant has found many fans in Santa Clarita by offering top-quality Hawaiian BBQ at affordable prices. A couple of friends and I stopped by on a Saturday afternoon to try The Kona Crisp for ourselves.
The year was 1988. Def Leppard was on the radio. Mullets were in. And a new barbecue restaurant opened in Canyon Country, serving the most tender and tasty tri-tip around.
Fast forward 20 years. Santa Clarita is a different place, especially without my mullet. Change is inevitable, however, and even an institution like Rattler's Bar-B-Que can't escape it.
The most delicious comfort food in the SCV and beyond is all right here.
What to eat, where to drink, who to party with - and more!
Hungry for something new? Find your favorite fall flavors in our newest edition of Eat/Drink/Play.
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Who's hungry? We have the yummiest options for every meal of the day, including holiday-season-only specials that will get you humming Christmas carols.
Great food, Great fun, Great finds! There are so many reasons to Eat, Drink & Play in Santa Clarita, and they are all featured here!