Merrill Shindler, L.A. Daily News

Merrill Shindler

L.A. Daily News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Merrill:

11 restaurants serving the best Buffalo wings in the San Fernando Valley

Bone-in or boneless, you can’t go wrong plucking chicken from any of these places. Don’t forget to ask for extra napkins. → Read More

6 restaurants with dog-friendly patio dining in the San Fernando Valley

Don’t leave your pooch at home when there are places to kick back with your pal and also enjoy a great meal. → Read More

17 best American food restaurants in the San Fernando Valley

Standbys we’ve always loved combine with regional influences from around the U.S. to fill breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with specialties everyone can enjoy. → Read More

9 best Mexican food restaurants in the San Fernando Valley for takeout, delivery

With so many options for south of the border favorites, Merrill Shindler offers his guide to the places that are doing it right. → Read More

16 best Indian food restaurants in the San Fernando Valley for takeout, delivery

When it comes to the most-requested dishes in America, garlic naan and chicken tikka masala are near the top — and they’ve earned the right to be there. → Read More

12 best Chinese food restaurants in the San Fernando Valley for takeout, delivery

Enjoyed directly from the waxed-paper to-go container or served on a plate, this is food that tastes good no matter how you gobble it. → Read More

8 best burgers in the San Fernando Valley for takeout and delivery

From the highest of the high, to the lowest of the low, the hamburger is a defining icon of American cooking. → Read More

14 best restaurants serving Middle Eastern food in the San Fernando Valley

Middle Eastern cuisine may be many things, but boring is definitely not one of them. → Read More

8 best Thai food restaurants in the San Fernando Valley for takeout, delivery

Here’s where to enjoy the comforts of wok-tossed pad Thai noodles, chicken satay and other favorites. → Read More

7 best places for fish and chips in the San Fernando Valley

While London may boast a bigger variety of preparations for this culinary joy, there are many places to enjoy it this side of the pond. → Read More

13 best fried chicken options in the San Fernando Valley for takeout, delivery

Chicken is one of the great comfort foods of the known world. It reassures. It gives pleasure beyond all bounds and reason. → Read More

12 best BBQ restaurants in the San Fernando Valley for takeout, delivery

We are in an age when comfort foods are not just desired, they’re essential. And when it comes to some of the best comfort food options, barbecue is at the top of the list. → Read More

8 best San Fernando Valley sushi restaurants, ready for takeout and delivery

This has been the food of choice for trendies and fast-laners since the 1970s. And these days, for pretty much all of us. → Read More

7 chicken soups in the San Fernando Valley to soothe the stay-at-home soul

There are some fine varieties available from restaurants all over town — ready for takeout to enjoy at home. → Read More

8 great takeout pizza options in the San Fernando Valley during coronavirus pandemic

Home isolation doesn’t mean always dining on what’s in the pantry. Enjoy a delicious pie — delivered steaming hot, sliced and ready to inhale. → Read More

7 great San Fernando Valley options for takeout, delivery food amid coronavirus pandemic

More and more restaurants are offering takeout and no-contact delivery options for diners. Merrill Shindler reveals his favorite places to go. → Read More

Tandoori food has a loyal following at this Pakistani café in Arleta

At this restaurant with a loyal following, enjoy very large dishes of delicious tandoori dishes, along with the stew that gives Nihari its name. → Read More

Doko Sushi in Tarzana rolls out lots of sushi options and more

With an extensive menu, the restaurant adds one more raw fish option to ahi-rich Ventura Boulevard. → Read More

Warm up to the best soups in the San Fernando Valley

These days, we don’t always have time to make a proper pot of soup at home. Fortunately, several nearby restaurants serve hearty goodness by the bowl. → Read More

Vegan food goes well past the Impossible Burger at O’cado in Sherman Oaks – Daily News

The casual, cheerful vegan café offers a colorful assortment of meatless dishes so good that you won’t miss the animal proteins. → Read More