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For those who say, “no kosher restaurants in Brentwood area”, other than Coffee Bean, here’s a new healthy choice: a ” Ice Bar ”
“Sweet Crush” 11753 San Vicente Blvd. (310) 820-0607. Lower in calories, 10 vegan & parve options. My sources say is “it’s great!” however I will have a review shortly, stay tuned………
Pre-Pesach Outing for the whole family
3370 Sunset Valley Road Moorpark , CA 93021 (805) 529-3690
A great outing for all ages is the Underwood Family Farms located in Moorpark ( Ventura area) about 45 minutes drive from LA city or 30 minutes from the Valley. You can pick your own Karpas ( vegetables, lettuce , parsley, celery etc.) for Seder night. It makes the Seder even more fun and interesting.
We did it last year with the grand kids, daughters & sons in-laws. The family from NY have never seen anything like it before and were over the top with excitement.
They have rides, animal shows, petting zoo & more. Well organized and lot’s of employees to assist. Bring a picnic basket lots as there are lots of places to sit and eat. They even have hand washing stations!
Cost $6.00 admission & children under 2 are free, plus whatever you pick ( not expensive).
So much fun!!!
GOOD NEWS FOR JEWS!
Tower Saint John’s Imaging is a full service imaging center in Santa Monica which just celebrated its 10th anniversary this past November. Its origins are from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, with the Tower Imaging Medical Group (TIMG) the result of a split of the former Cedars group many years ago. They provide MRI, both closed and open, CT, Ultrasound, screening Mammography, X-Ray, PET/CT, and fluoroscopy. The group has a long history of serving the Jewish community, and has many Jewish radiologists as shareholders and staff members. Bruce Yawitz, MD, the new medical director of the facility, saw an unmet need in the Orthodox community through discussions with his Orthodox Jewish friends and family. While Saturday full service hours were a success for working secular Jews and Gentiles, the Frum and Modern Orthodox community had few options. By opening the facility on Sundays for all services (except for fluoroscopy procedures and interventional procedures requiring injections into the joints or spine), those observing Shabbat could now have necessary tests performed on Sunday, without taking time off from work or incorporating medical procedures into a busy day of childrearing. Furthermore, by its affiliation with two hospitals which require around the clock physician staffing, examinations requiring urgent readings could be taken care of on weekends and evenings. We welcome the opportunity to provide service to this community, and welcome phone calls and suggestions to better meet the needs of the observant. Please feel free to call during regular business hours and ask to speak to Randy Hernandez, our executive manager, or Bruce Yawitz, MD, our new Medical Director. Either can be reached at (310) 264-9000.
AMERICAN EXPRESS Offering:
THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF Spend $20.00 with AMEX and get $5.00 back until April 30, 2014. You must register your AMEX card first online is the easiest, to receive discount rebate.
Western Kosher: GREAT MEAT DEAL!!! $5.99 per LB for chuck roast normally $7.99 per LB come Pesach could be as much as $11.99. Buy now & save. Not sure how long sale will last. HURRY!!
7275 Melrose Ave. LA (323) 932-0052
7422 Melrose Ave LA (323) 944-0013
This is a very exciting upcoming Spring/end of Winter season. Finally, you will see a mixture of every color to suit your particular style. This years designers have taken a modern twist on the traditional looks for spring. This happens to be my favorite. Picture a mixture of blooming flowers. Soft pastel colors. All shades of blues, with beautiful pinks and lavenders. Add a splash of vibrant color to that mix. Different shades of oranges and cayenne, sprinkled with some soft yellows. Black and white is always a great look. Plain, or with stripes is also a big trend this year. Modest, and modern. Lastly, you will see the Baroque look. Dark shades of blues, grays, and chocolate browns. Some shiny fabrics mixed in. A heavier look, but great for evening. Nowhere to shop? Personally, I have been very sad that my favorite store just closed after many years. A landmark here in LA. Loehman’s is gone!! This is a loss for those of us who love a bargain and designer labels, plus a great selection of accessories and shoes. I took my first steps into a T.J. Maxx. it’s not bad. They offer a similar selection but it’s hit or miss. If your visiting the L.A. area, I always suggest going to Century City. It’s open, outdoors and very comfortable. You will find a beautiful Bloomingdales, Banana Republic, and Zara. Classic, stylish, and modest. I always love going to the Grove, especially if you’re with your family. It’s also outdoors and fun for the kids. They have a great Nordstroms, Anthropology, J. Crew, Gap, and lots of little shops along the path. Women, let’s not forget up-dating our hair styles!! Keep those long shaitels. Maybe think about making them into a new look. A low twisted bun or pony tail. Shorter bobs with longer pieces in the front is very big now. Lets not forget the men. What can you do to spruce up that plain suit. Try a pocket square in a great color. If your really bold go for the polka dots! I am always on the lookout for new clothing stores that can offer great service at a great price. Stay tuned I will keep you posted. Check out “The President Day Sale” beginning tomorrow @ Karen Michelle Boutique 1444 S. Robertson Blvd. LA 90035 (310) 777-6700
UPDATED as of 1-30-14 Regarding Restaurant Closures & Openings (see below) Announcing the opening of a new restaurant in the Pico / Robertson area of LA. Dr. Sandwich 9113 W. Olympic Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212 ( north corner of Oakhurst & Olympic Blvd. (310) 278-7777 Glatt Kosher under the supervision of the ( RCC ). Menu for Dr. Sandwich Opening soon, a new restaurant: called, “The Difference” Grill & More, ( meat ) under new ownership 8837 W. Pico Blvd. LA 90035. (Previously occupied by, Milk n’ Honey). Many recent changes regarding LA/VALLEY Kosher Restaurants: Pico/Robertson area: Restaurant 26 is no longer dairy it’s “MEAT only” under same owners. BOCCA (LA only) closed, new restaurant, DITMAS now open in same location. NEW Restaurant: TRATTORIA NATALIE “DAIRY” Yea!! The Chef from restaurant 26 is working at the TRATTORIA NATALIE 6681 W. Pico Blvd. Just west of the Restaurant 26 COMING SOON…providing a review of food and menu items soon. SOON TO OPEN: a new sandwich shop in Beverly Hills on Olympic Blvd., stay tuned for more…. Valley closures only: Nagila in Encino, & both Sassi’s Sushi & Sassi’s meat both in Encino. SHAME… Got a new Kosher experience? Let me know. NEW: Watch for Restaurants discounts AVAILABLE soon and reviews of food.