Local Flavor 2024


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Crossroads Kitchen Calabasas features upscale plant-based dining with a rock-and-roll twist. Chef Tal Ronnen’s focus is on crafting inventive, seasonal, Mediterranean-inspired dishes which have garnered the Calabasas location much acclaim. Guests are welcomed into the dining room under an impressive collection of artwork from Neil Zlozower and offered seating in one of the
iconic red booths or on the open-air patio. Not to miss: Happy hour specials are served at the bar on weekdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Commons at Calabasas: 4776 Commons Way, #A, Calabasas. 747.230.4210. crossroadscalabasas.com. IG: @crossroadskitchen.

Barney’s opened their first burger shop in Oakland in 1978 and was one of the first to introduce the award-winning concept of a gourmet hamburger. They now boast nine burger restaurants with an expanded menu so everyone can find something they’ll love. Enjoy inside or patio dining with wine and draft beer or choose delivery or pick up to enjoy Barney’s anywhere you go. See why Barney’s has become a tradition in all of their communities. The Commons at Calabasas: 4776 Commons Way, #D, Calabasas. 818.854.6026. barneyshamburgers.com. IG: @barneyshamburgers.

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Topanga Social is more than a place to eat; it is L.A.’s newest coveted food lovers’ destination. With 29 of L.A.’s own most-beloved chef-driven concepts like Amboy burgers, DTown Pizzeria, MANEATINGPLANT, Temaki by Seaweed Handroll, and BSweet, the town’s hottest vendors grace the 50,000-sq-ft space alongside three bars, including the al fresco Margarita Garden® and Whisky & Beer, which offers authentic Japanese highballs. A rotating lineup of impressive live entertainment rounds out the ultimate modern food hall experience. Westfield Topanga: 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. eatplaytopangasocial.com. IG: @eatplaytopangasocial.

Welcome to the house that seafood built. King’s Fish House features the area’s largest selection of oysters plus seasonal catches, sushi, and live shellfish, including lobster and crab, on a robust menu that changes daily. Whether you’re looking to dine indoors or outdoors, King’s Fish House is the ultimate catch for lunch and dinner in a familiar, welcoming environment that brings out the best in flavors, friends and families. The Commons at Calabasas: 4798 Commons Way, Calabasas. 818.225.1979. kingsfishhouse.com. IG: @kingsfishhouse.

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The Sweetbox from Sweetfin is a custom designed bento box that provides diners the ability to enjoy four of Sweetfin’s unique and innovative dishes in one portable package. The Sweetbox includes signature yuzu salmon poke over citrus kale salad, signature spicy tuna poke over bamboo rice, wakame seaweed salad, homemade taro chips dusted in wasabi furikake, ramekins of gluten-free tamari, pickled ginger, and sriracha. The Promenade at Westlake: 180 Promenade Way, Westlake Village. 805.420.7800. sweetfin.com. IG: @sweetfin.

At Paul Martin’s American Grill, you’ll love every delicious bite of their hand-cut blackened ribeye mesquite grilled over live fire, fresh salads topped with house-made dressings, or any of the other thoughtfully prepared dishes on the menu. Located in the Promenade at Westlake, Paul Martin’s serves classic American fare elevated to a higher standard. The restaurant’s refined yet relaxed dining room and lively communal bar create the perfect place for happy hour, date night, or to gather with good friends. The Promenade at Westlake: 100 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. 805.373.9300. paulmartinsamericangrill.com. IG: @paulmartinsag.

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Porta Via is a neighborhood favorite with a world-class feel. Serving lunch and dinner daily and weekend brunch, the California bistro menu, which includes vegan soups, inspired salads, and top-quality proteins and pastas, emphasizes local, sustainable, and organic practices. Artisan cocktails and wines from small producers with sustainable and organic practices are an extension of the restaurant’s philosophy. Additional locations in Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, and Palm Desert. The Commons at Calabasas: 4799 Commons Way, #J, Calabasas. 818.746.2400. portaviarestaurants.com. IG: @portaviaca.

Since 1989, Marmalade Cafe has been a beacon of culinary excellence, combining fresh and high-quality ingredients with a passion for creating memorable dining experiences. Multiple locations across Southern California continue to be a destination for food enthusiasts seeking an extraordinary blend of flavors and hospitality, earning acclaim as a neighborhood favorite for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Visit Marmalade Cafe today to enjoy a neighborhood favorite like their original in-house recipe Beef Pot Roast. The Commons at Calabasas: 4783 Commons Way, #E, Calabasas. 818.225.9092. marmaladecafe.com. IG: @marmaladecafela.

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Indulge in the legacy of Fresh Brothers, a SoCal favorite for over 15 years. Their acclaimed pizza boasts the 100% all-natural mozzarella, California-ripened tomatoes, and unbleached flour. Experience wings and boneless bites that are expertly baked, never fried. Enjoy cauliflower, gluten-free, and vegan offerings. Savor indoor and patio dining plus convenient pick-up and delivery services. The Commons at Calabasas: 4751 Commons Way, Calabasas. 818.222.7555. The Promenade at Westlake: 180 Promenade Way, Westlake Village. 805.777.8448. Waterside at Marina del Rey: 4722 1/2 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey. 310.823.3800. freshbrothers.com.

Always using the highest quality seafood, Seabutter offers a modern take on the traditional sushi experience, bringing together the freshest fish and Japanese culinary creations since 2018. Their newest location in Westlake Village offers both the classics and unique offerings like their “Pressed Sushi” that has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. Seabutter is the perfect destination to bring a friend, a date, or your family. The Promenade at Westlake: 180 Promenade Way, Westlake Village. seabuttersushi.com. IG: @seabuttersushi.

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This internationally renowned restaurant from Brazil offers guests fire-roasted meats, including favorites like bone-in ribeye, lamb chops, and the house specialty, Picanha, the prime part of the top sirloin. Fogo de Chão features an open churrasco grill where guests can dine and watch gaucho chefs demonstrate the culinary art of churrasco as they butcher, prepare, and grill different cuts of meat over an open flame. The Thousand Oaks location features a large outdoor dining patio, soaring wine displays, dry aged meat lockers for in-house aging, and a lively indoor bar ideal for all-day happy hour. The Lakes at Thousand Oaks: 2250 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805.778.5333. IG: @fogo. TikTok: @fogodechao.

Farfalla is a modern trattoria in the heart of The Promenade at Westlake that serves classic Italian fare as well as innovative specials that change daily from Executive Chef Santino Coccia. Coccia prides himself in using local, organic ingredients from the very best purveyors whenever possible. As a neighborhood staple, Farfalla is a lively gathering place with a full bar and a very happy Happy Hour. Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining on their spacious, covered patio area. The Promenade at Westlake: 160 Promenade Way, Westlake Village. 805.497.2283. trattoriafarfalla.com. IG: @farfallatrattoriawestlake.

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The amazing food, the fashionably fabulous customers, and the entertaining environment make Toscanova a favorite for many. Whether colleagues come to discuss deals over lunch, first dates come to fall in love over dinner, or friends come to enjoy the patio and people watching after seeing a movie, all leave with lasting memories. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, Toscanova is always bustling and continually offers Chef Sciandri’s new and innovative specials—a modern approach to his classic dishes. The Commons at Calabasas: 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas. 818.225.0499. calabasas.toscanova.com.

Founded in Chicago in 2007, Pinstripes’ best-in-class venues offer a combination of made-from-scratch dining, bowling and bocce, and flexible private event space. From its full-service Italian- American food and beverage menu to its gaming array of bowling and bocce, Pinstripes offers multigenerational activities seven days a week. Its elegant and spacious 25,000- to 38,0000-square-foot venues can accommodate groups of 20 to 1,500 people for private events, parties, and celebrations. To learn more, visit pinstripes.com. 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., #1250, Canoga Park. 747.293.8620. IG: @pinstripesbbb.

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Since opening in the fall, Sunrose California Eatery has been a huge hit. The light-filled café, market, and all-day restaurant serves up delicious breakfast, lunch, and brunch menus, celebrating classic California food favorites with a modern twist. Almost everything is crafted in-house, with lots of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The bar serves zesty cocktails and mocktails along with fresh-pressed juice, beer, and wine. Here, you “feel the weekend vibes all week long!” Whizin Market Square: 5046 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills. 818.330.4224. thesunroseca.com. IG: @thesunroseca.