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Nov 10, 2011 01:56 PM

SF Valley - Sunday Birthday Lunch

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. 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

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

    2. #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

        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

      2. Rive Gauche in Sherman'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

          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!!