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Moving to the Valley, what's good?- Sherman Oaks/Van Nuys

After 3 years on the Westside, I've decided to take the plunge and move over the hill. My new place is just off the 405 on Burbank Blvd. I've heard of a few places that seem interesting, but nothing has really stood out. I'm going to need new go-to's like: Pizza, breakfast, sandwich, take-out (all the asian styles), burgers and something that's reliably good to take visitors. Nightlife recommendations like a good neighborhood bar are also welcome.

I like to stay away from the chains but I'm not too proud to hit up the Zankou that I spotted when I decided on my new place.

Thanks!!

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  1. There's been a recent spate of discussions on Van Nuys. Brent's in Northridge really impressed me recently. Great corned beef and pastrami.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/671268
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/567816
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/689527

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    1. re: Ogawak

      A must try place is Puro Sabor for Peruvian.

      1. re: Galen

        Puro Sabor is definitely on my list of places to try while in the Valley. I don't live here, but my wife goes to a massage place around here. Exciting new territory for rrestaurants.

      2. re: Ogawak

        I will second Brent's. One of the best deli's in LA.

        1. re: wienermobile

          Oh yea, have to try Brent's. Just amazing. Love their Corned Beef!

      3. Barone's pizza on Oxnard & Woodman - The BEST!!!! It's on the chowhound best Pizza list!
        There is also Carney's for chili dogs & such on Ventura
        Art's Deli in Studio City on Ventura is always great too!

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          1. for columbian food, absolutely try:
            La Perla Del Pacifico
            12727 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605
            310-926-2318

            they are located in an ethnic shopping mall--don't be deterred.
            absolutely fantastic food

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            1. Robin Hoods for shepards pie and fish and chips. Also a cute little pub. Sorry my link didn't post. On Burbank Blvd in Sherman Oaks.