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Mercado Opens Third Location

Another “city” restaurant is now calling the outer edge of the Valley home. Jesse Gomez and chef Jose Acevedo are co-partners in Mercado—a “new-fashioned” Mexican eatery that opened its third outpost a couple weeks ago in the location that housed Spoonful and, prior to that, Henry’s Hat. Although the location lies near Universal City, it’s called Mercado Hollywood. The other two are Mercado […]

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Now Open: Meraki Brings Greek Traditions to Studio City

What: Sit inside or out at this tiny, fast-casual, order-at-the-counter Greek eatery designed with cool blue and white tones in an ever-changing location in the Ventura and Laurel Grove strip mall anchored by California Pizza Kitchen. Who: Owners and husband-wife team John Giannopoulos and Jenny Acosta are recent Chicago transplants who owned a Greek restaurant in Chicago and are now cooking […]


Hitting the Pavement

As the school year ends, some suggestions to share with your child on how to snag a summer job.

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