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Any good farmers market sources for chipotles?

Does anyone know where I can find them in the San Fernando Valley, farmer's market or otherwise?

Jul 08, 2010
emba in Los Angeles Area

Best sushi (and sushi happy hour) in Studio City/Sherman Oaks?

Nice! I really liked Brothers Sushi, but it's a bit far for me. Thanks!

Apr 09, 2010
emba in Los Angeles Area

Best sushi (and sushi happy hour) in Studio City/Sherman Oaks?

Sorry, I meant for them to be totally separate questions! I'm still learning what gets good responses on this board and I guess I shouldn't be surprised that clarity helps. Thanks for the suggestions!

Apr 09, 2010
emba in Los Angeles Area

Best sushi (and sushi happy hour) in Studio City/Sherman Oaks?

I've lived in the valley for several years now, but I still I don't know how to navigate the sushi strip on Ventura. Which places are the best (without being too overpriced I hope)?

By the way, I'm not as elite a foodie as most of the people on this board, but I'm mostly sure that what I'm looking for is simple, real, quality sushi. As in, a generous, fresh, melt-in-your-mouth nigiri with a dab of wasabi underneath, not the largest possible array of seared, fried, tempura flaked, heavily sauced rolls with names that sound like drink specials.

Bonus question: Which places have the best happy hours?

Apr 01, 2010
emba in Los Angeles Area

Moving to the Valley, what's good?- Sherman Oaks/Van Nuys

1. San Marcos Mexican Grill: Below the corner of Hazeltine and Oxnard. There is a taco stand on the weekends until midnight. Amazing tacos. I'm spoiled, now I can't go anywhere else in the vicinity for tacos. Delicious tortas, burritos, carne asada, salsas everything. $5 lunch special. I always get some form of beef, the chicken was nothing special. I want to try everything on the menu but the other stuff is so good that I never do! I go at least once a week. Good service.

2. Beba's Saltenas: Same intersection, northeast corner. Bolivian food. The SALTEñAS ARE AMAZING. They are like empanadas, but very juicy on the inside. They have the south american style egg and raisins in there with the beef. The pastry itself was hard like a desert pastry, not like any of the other empanadas I've ever tried. I have no idea how they got all that juiciness in there. Delicious. The cinnamon-peach drink (reminded me of spiced apple cider) and the purple corn drink (maybe it was just the color, but reminded me of jamaica) were delicious. Not sure yet what to think about black potatoes and other entrees. The standard "carne-asada"-like plate was tasty, kinda what you'd expect, but juicy not grilled. Only problem, very little parking, pull into the driveway on the right if you dare (there are about 5 spots in there). But, there is tons of parking on the side street (across the street), adjacent to a bunch of car repair places. Very good service. Lovely outdoor patio. This is a tough location...especially with parking, but the actual restaurant is a little haven in an ugly industrial corner of Van Nuys. Help me keep it open =)

Mar 07, 2010
emba in Los Angeles Area