North Hollywood off Lankershim...?
i think youre talking about Kansas City BBQ Co,
I went there for the first time about 2 weeks ago and have already been back another two times.
Great Kansas City BBQ.
I cant vouch for everything on the menu as I keep going back for the beef brisket.
Definitely the best BBQ I've been able to find in SoCal.
Also though I am partial to the KC style because I grew up in the area, and this is definitely true KC BBQ.
New to LA, but grew up in Lee's Summit, a suburb of Kansas City. I was dying for burnt ends, so I decided it was time to "Show Me" whether Kansas City BBQ could measure up to Arthur Bryant's or Ollie Gates or Zarda's or any of the other great KC dives. Imagine my disappointment to see a "For Rent" sign on the front of the building yesterday! Today, to my pleasant surprised, I called the number, to learn they are re-locating to 10863 Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood. They re-open Friday, April 11, 2008. Guess where I will be eating burnt ends on white bread that night?
Studio City has Belwood Bakery on Ventura just east of Laurel.
Second Aroma, and next door is Caioti Pizza which is good.
Hugo's is not a cafe, but nearby at Magnolia and Coldwater.
Global Cafe at Vineland.
HealthyCA is good too.
Four'n'20 on laurel canyon for pie.
Paty's on Riverside (great egg salad)
Leda's Bake Shop in Sherman Oaks is worth a trip
And, if you head to Sherman Oaks, stop at Nata's Pastries for natas!!!
You'll also be not far from Porto's!!!
Where specifically? Lankershim is North Hollywood's Brookhurst -- it's long, partly amusing, and partly ugly.
And RaeRenee -- does Chiba do lunch? Because if so, I am SO THERE. But I am never, ever, ever, EVER in the Valley for dinner. The Valley is scary after dark! (just kidding, for those who don't know, I lived in NoHo until recently).
Not specifically on Lankershim but near enough as makes no matter, there's Skaf's Grill on Laurel Canyon and Oxnard... and one of the acceptable El Taco LLama branches is on Magnolia just east of Cahuenga. Right on Lankershim in the Arts district you have Salomi Indian, the random KC BBQ place, and Eclectic Cafe. On Vineland and Vanowen is Mariscos Colima, Rigo's Taco and Pa' Comer...
Well, it's not a bakery or cafe, but Chiba Sushi on Lankershim at Saticoy is amazing.
Cafe Aroma on Tujunga, just south of Moorpark is pretty great and is only a few streets west of Lankershim - you can get very yummy food for under $10 and it's a bakery/coffeeshop/sandwich place.
If I think of any others, I'll let you know.