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Santa Clarita/Valencia Recs? Nothing fancy -

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Oh joy! I will be out in Valencia tonight and all day tomorrow. I will be busy tomorrow and won't have much time to eat out except for breakfast. I'm looking for one breakfast recommendation...maybe a diner or something a little less crowded. I like fresh baked goods and mexican breakfast (Mmmmmm chilaquiles) Willing to drive no more than 10-15 miles outside of CalArts. For lunch and dinner I will only be able to grab something for pick-up. Doesn't necessarily have to be fast foodey but if I can call it in ahead of time (menu online a must) then it'll be cool. Any recommendations? Yeah, I know this area is like the chain restaurant capital of LA but is there hope? I don't mind chains that much if they are good but they (mostly) just aren't really that good, huh.

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  1. Here are a few non-chain recommendations. I've tried to come up with places real close. If I think of others later, I'll post them, I need to dash out.

    For breakfast I would recommend Lily's Cafe on Lyons (attached to the bowling alley)
    Its like a diner inside. Their breakfast is good and fast. Their lunch is good too - real roast turkey, good burgers. No fresh baked goods, but excellent eggs, potatoes, ham steak, etc.

    For lunch or dinner I would recommend Nardone's also on Lyons in the Rite Aid center - and I found a menu here: http://www.food411scv.com/nard-menu.html

    The closest place to CalArt for lunch and or dinner would be Abbey Lane, I've never eaten there, just gotten drinks and dessert. My neighbors like it http://www.abbeylanecafe.com/

    Mulligan's is good for sandwiches, burgers etc, but I can't find an online menu - Is there somewhere they could maybe fax a menu to you?

    L B Mulligan's
    25848 Tournament Road
    Valencia 661-255-3356

    Lily's Café
    23700 Lyons Avenue
    Newhall 661-259-9656

    Nardone's
    23367 Lyons Avenue
    Newhall 661-286-1011

    1. Not sure where CalArts is in the area, but here is a review I wrote of a little place we found about a month ago. Definitely not fancy (not even close) but the food is good and honest (great prices, too)! Cash only (they charge an additional fee for credit cards).
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/435801
      Also, Las Delicias around the corner on Lyons has really good Caldo de Res and Al Pastor Tacos.

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      1. re: WildSwede

        OOh, hope its not to late for you to see it. I wouldn't try Jasmins this weekend, there is some kind of street festival going on and Parts of San Fernando road are shut down for chalk painting.