Food & Wine

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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Local Flavor

The Grill on the Alley Since opening their doors in 2006, The Grill on the Alley in Westlake Village has provided quality dining experiences where guests can expect excellence in a relaxed and refined atmosphere. With brunch service on weekends and social hour 7 days a week from 3 to 6 p.m., guests can also […]

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Take Out, Dine In, or Delivery

Takeout, dine in, or delivery. Treat yourself to a night off, and support our local eateries. Bogie’s Bar 32001 Agoura Rd. Westlake Village 818.889.2394 bogies-bar.com Brent’s Delicatessen and Restaurant 2799 Townsgate Rd.

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Valentine’s Day Ideas

Leave them Love Notes
This sweet and simple Valentine’s tradition is one of my favorites. Every year, February 1 through 14, I remind my family how much I love and appreciate them by leaving them a daily love message or a favorite moment we shared with a photo.

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Valentine’s Recipe Ideas

A romantic date night at a fancy
restaurant may be out of question
this year, but that doesn’t mean you
can’t have a romantic evening in.
CSM readers share their special recipes
sure to spice up your kitchen this
Valentine’s Day.

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Toscanova Calabasas

More Popular Than Ever! Since the day they opened in April 2012, Toscanova at The Commons of Calabasas has been one of the most popular and beloved dining destinations in the Calabasas community. The elegant Italian restaurant— with authentic Italian food and ambiance—is a favorite “go-to” for business lunches, birthday and anniversary parties, and romantic […]

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Woo! BBQ Sauce Runs Through His Blood

From early on, Westlake Village native Kevin Moore felt destined to become an entrepreneur. His parents moved from New York to Westlake Village in 1982, and a year later, Kevin was born. He later attended White Oak Elementary and Lindero Canyon Middle School and graduated from Agoura High in 2001. “I was one of only […]

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Take Out or Dine In

Take Out or Dine In – Treat yourself to a night off, and support our local eateries. Al Mulino 3709 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Westlake Village 805.379.0016 almulino.net Bogie’s Bar 32001 Agoura Rd. Westlake Village

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Mocktails

Not just for kids anymore! What could be better than a fruity pomegranate martini? Perhaps, an even healthier mocktail—“mock” plus “cocktail”— without any vodka might do the trick. Mocktails seem to be gaining popularity at bars and restaurants this year beyond “Dry January,” when people typically recover from the holidays by going alcohol-free. Mocktails simply […]

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Get Creative With Cauliflower

Over the past few years, cauliflower has grown from simple staple to popular superfood. Capable of transforming itself into a variety of healthy comfort foods from pizza to mashed potatoes, it also makes an affordable substitute for grains and legumes to benefit any gluten-free and/or low-carb diet. This low-calorie, nutrient-rich, cruciferous vegetable comes packed with […]

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The Tasty Benefits of Matcha

Long before coffee and teahouses graced our neighborhoods, the Chinese and Japanese ground tea leaves into a powder to drink in hot water. In Japanese, “ma” translates to rubbed or ground, while “cha” means tea. Matcha tea’s rich umami flavor and many health benefits make it an ideal beverage for tea drinkers today. Simply whisk […]

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