Food & Wine

The Perfect Holiday Dish

The holidays are here and you are invited to a cocktail/dinner party. To be gracious, you offer to bring a dish. This sounds simple, yet the world has become much more complicated these days with its wide variety of dietary requirements. Everyone seems to havea food intolerance or follow a new, special diet. People have […]

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Agoura Wine & Beer Co.

Gina and Jeremy opened Agoura Wine & Beer Company with the goal of creating an environment that brings their customers the best possible prices on great-tasting wine and beer. What really sets them apart is their dedication to immersing themselves in the culture. After years of working in the restaurant industry, this soon-to-be-married couple knew […]

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Holiday Cocktails

Cheers to good friends! Special thanks to owner Rouz Yazdanyar for sharing incredible holiday cocktail recipes with us once again!

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Urban Crunch Sushi & Ramen

Catering to Customers’ Tastebuds The atmosphere at Westlake ViIlage’s newest Japanese restaurant, Urban Crunch Sushi & Ramen, is simple and understated, and their food is simply delicious. From elegant hand rolls to homemade teriyaki and ramen, Urban Crunch caters to sushi and ramen connoisseurs alike. Urban Crunch began as an exclusive meal-prep and catering company. […]

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Lakeside Cocktails at Zin Bistro

Enjoy smooth summer sipping and al fresco dining at its best on a scenic patio overlooking the sparkling blue lake at Zin Bistro Americana. Watch boats sail by, catch a glorious pink sunset, relish the ambiance of the glimmering fire pit, or relax in the plush bar and lounge areas. From signature recipes to tried-and-true […]

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Entertaining Outdoors

Need a party venue? Look no further than your own backyard. Take advantage of the clear-skied, warmer days with our tips for hosting your next dinner soiree or family gathering al fresco.

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Wine Tasting on the Malibu Wine Trail

A burgeoning wine scene known as the Malibu Coast American Viticultural Area, or the “Malibu Wine Trail,” has been steadily gaining popularity and accolades as the hot new spot for iconic Californian wines. There are an abundance of beautiful vineyards and wine tasting rooms which produce and serve incredible and unpretentious California wines. From Malibu […]

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Why We’re Obsessed with Our Air Fryers

Crispy Brussels sprouts, low-calorie buffalo cauliflower, crunchy zucchini chips…is it any wonder we’ve gone nuts over our air fryers? As of 2020, nearly 40% of the homes in the U.S. have an air fryer. This compact gadget fits on your counter and crisps your food without any of the muss or extra calories of deep-frying. […]

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Crafting Wine: How Sweet It Is

Dr. Carlos Guanche has spent nearly three decades as a top-rated orthopedic surgeon. A few years ago, he turned his passion for wine into a more substantial hobby. When his wife, Anna, dermatologist and owner of Bella Skin Institute, had the lower part of their Sherman Oaks backyard cleared, she had the idea of setting […]

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Creative Take out

Support Our Local Restaurants! With the boomeranging restrictions on restaurants due to our pandemic, there are always ways to help keep our favorite haunts from closing. One way dedicated diners can continue enjoying mouth-watering delicacies and help local restaurants thrive is through takeout. Tired of the same old, same old? Get creative. If you can’t […]

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Dining Outside

Restaurants continue to do an amazing job to provide an enjoyable dining experience, constantly reinventing themselves to keep up with the pandemic. Many of us are thrilled with the opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining and wine tasting again–getting us out of our kitchens for a welcomed change. The community seems to be happy to join […]

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Emil’s Bake House

Our Local Premier Artisanal Bakery To become an exceptional baker, you must be able to master the intricate combination of both science and art. That’s a skill that Christian Kaufmann, owner of Emil’s Bake House in Agoura Hills, has deliciously perfected. Born in Austria, Christian began his four-year pastry chef apprenticeship at the age of […]

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