Posts Tagged ‘Brentwood’

Pressed Juicery, Brentwood & Malibu – Los Angeles

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Pressed Juicery

26th St & San Vicente
310.477.7171 ext. 120
address: 13050 San Vicente Blvd, #120
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(corner of 26th street and San Vicente – in the courtyard)
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am – 8pm / Sat-Sun 8:30am – 8pm

3939 Cross Creek Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am to 7pm / Fri-Sun 9am – 9pm

Order online or by phone 310.477.7171

It’s not a revolutionary concept, but it seems that with every step we’ve taken towards making the world more connected, we have some how lost sight of the basics. At PRESSED, we want you to have it all. Our organic juices are pressed daily, and personalized to your lifestyle, providing you with the option to hop online and order individual bottles or a cleanse, straight to your doorstep as often as you’d like. Life gets complicated, but at the end of the day all of your goals are possible if you have a fine-tuned vehicle to help you accomplish them. So, let us do the work, while you enjoy the ride.

Pressed Juicery’s signature cleanses are designed to help you detox in a simple, streamlined manner that won’t get in the way of your everyday life. We know you’re busy – so let us do the work.  You can choose from a 3 or 5 day cleanse to suit your lifestyle. Cleanses consist of 6 fresh juices that are delivered to your doorstep each morning and will sustain you throughout the day in place of meals.

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Belwood Bakeries, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Studio City – Los Angeles

Monday, September 5th, 2011

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Belwood Bakery
11625 Barrington Court
Los Angeles CA 90049
Tel. 310-471-6855

Belwood Bakery Beverly Hills
246 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Belwood Bakery
12634 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City
Brentwood was Belwood’s 1st location after the Bel-Air Country Market near Moraga Drive. Founded by a Vietnamese family, the two brothers were taught their bakery skills in Paris.Their croissants are marvelous as is everything else they serve including an excellent cold chocolate drink. Service is speedy and efficient. These bakeries are a must to visit while in Los Angeles.

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SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa – Los Angeles

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

By Sandy Driscoll

Exterior Sugarfish DowntownExterior of SUGARFISH

SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa
600 West 7th Street (near Grand Avenue)
Los Angeles, CA  90017
Phone:  213-627-3000
Hours:  Monday-Saturday – 11:30am – 10pm
Sunday – 12pm – 9pm
Reservations – Not taken, but diners are seated as promptly as possible
Credit Cards – Yes
Parking – Available nearby
Other locations (see website) in Brentwood, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica

Video of Nozawa:


I always know for certain that I have had a memorable dining experience when I awaken the following morning and my first pleasant thought is of the meal I enjoyed the day before.

This was the case with my truly extraordinary lunch at SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa at their newest location in downtown Los Angeles.  Hands down, it was the best sushi I have ever eaten.  Chef Nozawa has created his own perfect style of sushi, the highlight of which is simply the freshest and best fish available, presented in an unadorned, straightforward way.  Plating on white vessels, his Ponzu and Shoyu sauces compliment the fish, his rice is soft, loosely packed and warm and his seaweed is of the highest quality.   Each dish is brought to the diner immediately after plating by the chef, and meant to be eaten at once.  Not 45 seconds later, but immediately!  This way, the contrast among the warm rice, cool fish and appropriate sauce is at its peak of taste.   The nori is crisp and crunchy to the bite, but remains that way for only short moments, so Nozawa wants you to enjoy it at its peak.

To this end, he does not offer additional sauces (except for homemade soy, which is to be used for dipping only sushi that is not already sauced in the kitchen), additional rice or other extras.   There is ginger and wasabi for those who want them.  Those are the rules, and his diners would be wise to follow them.  His website is particularly informative, especially if you check out the “learn” page.

I have always believed that the best chefs are the ones who place food quality above all else.  They know how their cuisine is to be enjoyed and want only for their customers to have an exceptional dining experience.   This is not a restaurant for those looking for the ubiquitous “California Roll” or wanting to sit at a sushi bar and chat.   Although the menu offers a la carte items, the best way to experience this incredible sushi is to order one of the three “Trust Me” prix fixe offerings, ranging in price from $19.50 to $38.   In other words, put yourself in their capable hands.

My dining companion and I enjoyed the “Nozawa”, which consisted of Organic Edamame, Tuna Sashimi, 2 pieces each of Albacore, Salmon, Snapper, Yellowtail, Halibut (all sushi), Toro Hand Roll, Crab Hand Roll and the daily sushi special, which was the large scallop.  Finishing with the Uni (an extra a la carte item) we left happy and sated but certainly not stuffed.

Service is pleasant, efficient and timely.  A well deserved 16% service charge is added to the bill.  The waitstaff is adept at explaining the concept of Nozawa’s style of sushi.  I guarantee that if you’re looking for a premier sushi dining experience, try SUGARFISH and you will be delighted.

One more thing……….as noted here recently, the Michelin Guide has ceased publishing a guide for Los Angeles, due to lack of sales.  According to director Jean-Luc Naret, “The people in LA are not real foodies.  They are not too interested in eating well but just in who goes to which restaurant and where they sit”.  Monsieur Naret is resigning his post at the end of the year.  Perhaps he would care to visit Los Angeles and truly assess our restaurant scene.   The success of high quality restaurants such as SUGARFISH is proof positive that Los Angeles is indeed the proud home of many foodies!

Big Eye TunaTuna Sashimi (Big Eye)

Albacore & SalmonAlbacore and Salmon… the albacore is already sauced;  the salmon may be dipped in Nozawa’s homemade soy sauce

ScallopsThe day’s special – Large Scallops

UniUni Special

InsigniaSUGARFISH insignia on the walkway outside the restaurant

Phalaenopsis at SugarfishBeautiful Phalaenopsis inside the dining room