# Food and drinks
Brent's Deli: This family run deli has been serving up delicious food since 1967
When it comes to running a successful restaurant, good food is essential. But, it's not all that matters. A family-friendly atmosphere and commitment to quality also go a long way.
8 delicious San Fernando Valley restaurants that are perfect for any occasion
There’s a seemingly endless list of things to do in the San Fernando Valley. That makes it popular both for tourists and Southern California locals. If you come to the Valley, you will need something to eat. Thankfully, there are plenty of great restaurants.
Idle Hour: one of North Hollywood's best bars inside a historical landmark
Standing out in the crowded Hollywood restaurant market isn't easy. The competition is fierce. Idle Hour is one of the few places that's up for the challenge. Being located in a historical landmark since 1941 makes it easy to stand out.
Cupid's Hot Dogs: serving up great food in the Valley since 1946
A lot has changed since 1946. First of all, $1 in 1946 was the equivalent of $14.99 today. Secondly, restaurants all over Los Angeles have come and gone over the years. With all the changes happening, it's refreshing to see a place that stays the same. Cupid's Hot Dogs is one of those places.
Get a free Sprite from McDonald's to celebrate first day of summer on Tuesday, June 21
Does McDonald's fountain soda really taste better? Grab a free one, and decide for yourself. McDonald's would like to know what the first taste of Sprite sounds like to you. They're offering a free Sprite to customers and hoping they describe it on social media.
Would you believe Portillo's Hot Dogs is the most popular restaurant in Chicago?
A new list from Bid-On-Equipment ranking the top restaurants in major cities found this hot dog chain is where Chicagoans are heading the most when they want to eat out. (CHICAGO) Chicago may be home to a culturally rich global food scene where you can find fares such as pan dulce from Mexico, flaming saganaki from Greece, and dim sum from China.
Grab a specialty cold brew at Krema Coffee House in Plainfield and support the LGBTQIA+ community
For Pride Month this June, Krema Coffe House is donating $1 to the Plainfield Pride organization for each sale of its Chromatica Cold Brew. Chromatica Cold BrewPhoto courtesy of Krema Coffe House.
Corazon Cocina: delicious food inspired by traditional Mexican cuisine
Chef Ramon Velazquez’s love of Mexican food started at an early age. Chef Valazquez grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico, where his mother and grandmother taught him all about traditional Mexican dishes. When he immigrated to the United States in 1990, he took that love of Mexican cuisine with him.
Bettina Pizzaria: One of Santa Barbara's best pizza spots
There are few things better than a cozy neighborhood restaurant that serves great pizza and wine. The idea for Bettina Pizzaria was born in Italy but raised in California. The wood-fired pizza mixed with Southern California’s fresh produce is a match made in foodie heaven.
6 South Bay restaurants that are worth a try
The South Bay is massive. It incorporates Torrance, Gardena, Carson, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Manhattan Beach, and San Pedro. That vast area encompasses a lot of cultural diversity. No matter what type of food you’re looking for, you can find it in the South Bay.
Mexicali Taco & Co: Finding success in Los Angeles's crowded Mexican food market
Mexican food is soo popular in Southern California it can be found on almost every corner. Finding success in the crowded Mexican food market isn't easy. Only the best survive long-term.
Big Wangs North Hollywood: Chicken wings, cold beer, sports, pool, and karaoke all in one place
Sports, Great food, cold beer, karaoke, and pool. Individually, all of those things are great. But, when they are all together, you’ve found the place to be. If you’re going to spend your hard-earned money, you want it to be a great experience. Thankfully, Big Wangs is just the place for that.
Bossie's Kitchen Santa Barbara: serving up high-quality, mostly healthy food
Santa Barbara, like most of Southern California, has some great restaurants. Eating out is great, but sometimes it gets a bad rap. The stereotype is that eating out equals unhealthy eating.
5 Orange County restaurants that perfectly highlight its laid back vibe
Orange County has a lot going for it. There are great beaches, the Angels, Disneyland, and multiple colleges. It also has one of the best food scenes around. The combination of its laid-back vibe and all the other things it has makes the OC a huge tourist destination.
Brophy Bros. Santa Barbara: Purveyors of fresh seafood and good times
Santa Barbara is a great city with lots to do. That includes excellent food. Santa Barbara has all kinds of delicious restaurants. Being so close to the beach, there are plenty of great seafood restaurants specifically.
It's National Donut Day! Here's where to score freebies around Chicago
Friday, June 3rd is National Donut Day. Get your free donuts while you can. (CHICAGO) You may think National Donut Day is one of those manufactured holidays dreamed up by corporations to sell more stuff. However, its origins are less commercial than you might expect.
The Taste of Chicago is back: Mini neighborhood festivals debut before the big event
Pop-up festivals with food and live music are coming to the Chicago neighborhoods of Austin, Little Village, and Pullman starting June 11th. (CHICAGO) Get your appetites ready, because the Taste of Chicago is back this summer. The three-day food extravaganza and live music festival will be held in Grant Park from July 8th to the 10th.
Legends Sports Bar: America's 1st modern sports bar is still going strong
Cold beer, tasty food, and screaming fans. It's hard to think of many better ways to watch your favorite team play. Sure, being in the stadium to watch in person might be better. But, that's not always possible.
Decadent pancake creations are served up for breakfast at the Honey Jam Cafe
From fluffy pancakes to homemade jam to a classic Eggs Benedict, the Honey Jam Cafe in Plainfield is the place to be for breakfast. Raspberry White Chocolate Chip Pancakes at the Honey Jam Cafe(Photo by author)
Lowboy Echo Park: one of Los Angeles's best beer and burger spots
That's a combo for the ages. Plenty of Los Angeles restaurants serve both, but few do it as well as Lowboy Echo Park. Lowboy brings a little bit of everything to Echo Park. It serves excellent food and drinks and is a genuinely fun place.