Nara Mediterranean Bistro & Lounge in Encino has more charms than the basic façade reveals. Step through the front door to find that the restaurant and hookah lounge contains a speckled bar, tan walls with floral leather flourishes and covered patio with white-clothed tables. Arabic music videos propulsively pump from flat-screen TVs. Nara means “fire,” and until recently […]
Six prominent locals, one table and no filter as they wrestle with what can be done to improve local traffic, how to boost retail along the Boulevard and why Sherman Oaks is fast becoming one of the best neighborhoods in LA.