June 20, 2019
  • 10:30 am Santa Clarita sees 49 percent increase in homeless count since 2018
  • 12:00 pm Daniel McGreevy: DNC must discuss climate policy to save humankind
  • 11:00 am Cartoon: Costco
  • 12:30 pm City council discusses housing bill, city budget, Pride Month at Tuesday meeting
  • 8:00 am Castaic Animal Care Center offering reduced cat adoption fees for “Adopt a Shelter Cat Month”

These local businesses and restaurants offer the best sticky rice with mango in the Santa Clarita Valley – until mango season ends, at least.

A plate of Cathy's Deli Duck Confit Eggs Benedict sits ready to be served. Photo courtesy of Cathy's Deli

Best known for its elaborately flavored coffee creamers and toothsome seasonal jams, Cathy’s Deli has grown under Eric Tovar-Plummer’s stewardship into one of the Santa Clarita Valley’s most distinctive eateries.


I find myself craving soup more than any other dish, regardless of the season. I’m not just talking about a chilly gazpacho in 110-degree heat, either: even during a Santa Clarita summer, nothing seems to hit the spot for me like a giant bowl of liquid goodness. But on those days when I order soup […]

The Old Town Junction's New York Steak dish is garnished with carrots and mushrooms. Chad Kampbell / The Proclaimer

On a sparkly Monday evening just before Christmas, colorful lights deck Newhall’s Main Street and the blocks-long row of restaurants that fill it. It is on this blossoming boulevard that Santa Clarita’s latest contender for your dining dollar has chosen to stage its home base. The Old Town Junction appears on the corner of Market […]


It can take a hot minute for even the best-financed and most fastidiously managed restaurant to find its footing after opening. That much was in stark evidence last Friday, barely three days after Tomato Joe’s opened its first vegan-friendly Pizza & Taps location in Canyon Country.

Photo courtesy of Piccola Trattoria.

In the Santa Clarita Valley, our eating options continue to proliferate nearly as fast as the new housing developments; and our own food journalism grows along with it.

Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Santa Clarita is full of coffee shops — there are over 25 Starbucks locations in the Santa Clarita Valley alone. There are also numerous other chain locations and local coffee shops that consumers can choose from. Supporting local businesses can be hard when you have so many options and aren’t familiar with local options, so […]

A box is stuffed with assorted donuts.

In a world where freedom from gluten is a choice and butter can be substituted with coconut extract, the donut has lost much of its stock as the working person’s treat. Locally-sourced, herbaceous gelato and Postmated cake pops have seemingly pushed the simple pleasures of a fresh-baked glazed out of the collective diet, and for […]