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SF Valley - Sunday Birthday Lunch

WildSwede Nov 10, 2011 01:56 PM

Some friends want to take me to a late lunch on Sunday in the valley (Van Nuys, Northridge and areas in between or near). I have been searching the boards and nothing has caught my fancy, and since I have not lived in the valley since my early 20s, I am not familiar what is new and exciting in the area. Nothing overly expensive but decent... and good. With table service. All ethnicities welcome! Thank you in advance!

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  1. wienermobile RE: WildSwede Nov 10, 2011 02:02 PM

    How about Brent's Deli in Northridge? Black Pastrami Rueben. It's not fancy but it sure tastes good. Happy Birthday!

    Brent's Deli
    19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324

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    1. re: wienermobile
      WildSwede RE: wienermobile Nov 10, 2011 06:03 PM

      Thanks wienermobine! It is definitely on the short list... I just wanted to see if there is anything new and exciting. ;-)

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      JTea RE: WildSwede Nov 12, 2011 12:07 PM

      #1 rec: Boneyard Bistro [opens at noon]

      #2 rec: The Getty [opens at 10, restaurant opens at 11
      ]Hey, it's your birthday; cool site, great view with food

      #3 rec: Izakaya M [opens at noon

      #4 rec: El Criollo [opens at noon

      also: Sam Woo BBQ, Pho So 1, or Pho 999
      all at the Victory/Sepulveda intersection

      and the usual suspects:


      Solley's Deli

      Marmalade Cafe

      John O' Groats

      Coral Tree Cafe

      More Than Waffles

      Happy Birthday!

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      1. re: JTea
        WildSwede RE: JTea Nov 13, 2011 10:17 AM

        WoW! Thank you, JTea. It has now been changed to dinner and we have settled on Macaroni Grill as it is a place they like (I don't necessarily like it from what I remember from my one visit years ago, but it is the company I am going for in this instance).
        Pho is my absolute favorite and if I didn't think a couple of the attendees would freak out, Pho So 1 would be choice #1. It has actually been in the back of my mind the whole time for this meal. To make myself happy, I am going to go to the new Pho-Licious in Arcadia for a late breakfast/lunch today. ;-)
        I am keeping your list for future reference! Thank you again!

        Macaroni Grill
        , Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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        prainer RE: WildSwede Nov 12, 2011 02:44 PM

        Rive Gauche in Sherman Oaks..it's been there forever but is great...nice patio...good service..casual but nice

        Rive Gauche Cafe
        14106 Ventura Blvd Ste 200, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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        1. re: prainer
          WildSwede RE: prainer Nov 13, 2011 10:18 AM

          I have driven by this place many times and wondered about it. Thank you for the rec. Adding it to my list if possibilities for future outings!!

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