Tuesday, November 23, 2004

West San Fernando Valley

Brent's
19565 Parthenia St - (818) 886-5679
Beloved and authentic Jewish deli in Northridge. Excellent reuben sandwich.

Kim's Korean Barbeque
8384 Topanga Canyon Blvd - (818) 346-1590
Korean outpost in Canoga Park. Tasty bulgogi if in neighbourhood.

Pho So 1
7231 Reseda Blvd - (818) 996-6515
Top quality pho in Reseda.

6 Comments:

Blogger The Hacker said...

I've sworn to never patronize brents again. We've given them mutiple chances at redemption but they fail to deliver. Poor customer service, wrong orders ang greasy cold food. NO THANKS!! I just got back from NYC, this is no "authentic" jewish deli.

2:34 AM  
Blogger Bedo said...

Try the counter as service there is always on time and nice, evreytime. Never an issue with my circle of friends. The Brisket sammy is the best around.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Bedo said...

Good Peruvian at Jose Antonio's in Chatsworth. New spot and "chefa" is not the main influence. The soups are just like the ones served in Cuzco. Try the Pescado Encebollia..WOW! Beer an wine only, reasonable and the hospitality is excellent, and even better if you Habla espanol. Go soon!

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget Brent's -- go to Weiler's! Truly authentic (much of the staff actually Jewish) and none of Brent's sports-bar-type decor. Granted, the blintzes at Brent's are nearly the best in the world, while those at Weiler's have a strange cinnamon flavor. But Weiler's sandwiches are much less greasy, and it feels truly haimisch. There's one near Brent's but also one in West Valley.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sick to death of restaurants that are all image with decor to die for, valet parking, nicely mannered wait/ers-tresses and SHIT FOR FOOD!
What, exactly, consitutes shit for food? Generally speaking you'll know it when you see it and taste it but sometimes that's not the case and it's not until later when you're in the grips lethargism and a nasty heachache. What makes SHIT FOR FOOD?
Some of the things that make for bad quality food are: 1)MSG, a sure-fire shortcut to a raging headache and/or
a debilitating attack of sleepiness and loginess. Most restaurants use it. Avoid it like the plague and insist (by telling them you'r allergic to it--who isn't?!) that your food not have it; 2)inferior, mystery beef usually identifiable by a rainbow-like irridescent glow. Often the beef is a thinly-cut gnarly mass of knotts, gristles, and tumors that passes for such things as "Italian Beef" and "Bulgogi" to name a few. Meat often comes from huge restaurant suppliers (like PFC Foods) and is riddled with preservatives and tenderizers, all of which make you feel the way you do soon after a meal; 3) extenders are so commonly used in pizza restaurants to get the most bang for the buck from numbers-crunching managers and these extenders will also make you sick; 4) salads are not as healthy as you think because so many restaurants spray them with chemicals to make them stay crispy and on day 2 they spray them even more. FUGGEDABOUT IT! Make sure you are going to a restaurant that really cares about PURE food and not just plate presentation aesthetics and you won't have to suffer from the afternoon blahs and sleepiness that set in when you get back to work--that's all caused by chemical food contamination. Good, healthy food actually GIVES you energy and feels you with the feeling of well-being. If your restaurant does not serve food that does this then find a healthier restaurant and insist on organic foods. Best of all--stay home and fix all your own meals out of pure organic, vegetables, beef, chicken and fish.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Los Chilenos in Canoga Park off of Topanga Canyon is pretty good! My family goes almost every sunday...empanadas y todo!

1:34 AM  

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