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A Sweet Corner in Sherman Oaks

A little bit of sweetness recently landed on Van Nuys Blvd., just south of Ventura. Cakes By Rumy, winner of the 2011 Food Network Cake Challenge and known for its beautiful vintage style, custom cakes, opened a second location that serves as a consulting studio (the first locale is a bakery kitchen at Woodman and […]

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6 Questions with Chef Warren Schwartz

Chef Warren Schwartz is getting back to his roots.  And we’re not referring to turnips and rutabagas (although he does plan on incorporating root vegetables in seasonally-inspired dishes).  Chef, who grew up in the Valley, is now returning to the neighborhood as executive chef at The Beverly Garland Hotel in North Hollywood.  Schwartz—a graduate of […]


Family Affair

Walk into the sprawling, one-story home of Steve and Orit Srour and it’s not the least bit surprising that it is stunning. Steve’s a successful local builder and Orit’s an accomplished interior designer. Combining their professional talents eight years ago, the Srours started AJS Construction and Design. Their philosophy is simple: creating aesthetically refined spaces […]

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