2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival August 18th-24th


The 2nd Annual New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) comes to Manhattan and with it movies from around the world. NYCIFF introduces the creative works of emerging and established filmmakers to a broad but unique audience.  Affluent New Yorkers, and the general public will be able to experience and enjoy independent, creative films.   NYCIFF promotes for 11 days New York City’s Theater District and Times Square as the cradle of cutting edge entertainment, and opens the doors of  NYC to an eclectic, international and national, group of the filmmaking community.

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Studio City: Zach’s Cafe

Goat Cheese and mushrooom lasagna

Nestled behind a small parking lot is a  white restaurant with green shutters which would remind one of a misplaced Bed and Breakfast establishment right off of Ventura Blvd.  Zach’s is one the best kept secret’s in the Valley but celebs like Megan Fox and Brian Austin Greene are evidently in the know. 

There is plenty of patio space with white plastic tables and umbrellas for shade.  Knowing the cuisine was Italian, I found the outside decore baffling.  As I am led by the hostess to a cute little section to right of the intial entry way, I notice the beautiful murals which help to create a great a setting of sitting in an Italian market place.

Matt, the owner decides that today we are going to do a tasting menu. He sends out some of the dishes which he believes best reflects Zach’s Cafe.  We start with a cream of broccoli soup.   Sometimes you get a cream of broccoli from a place that is too thin but at Zach’s Cafe it is creamy, hearty  and filled with broccoli bits.  It brims with flavor.  Along with our soup, piping hot rolls are brought to us.  Mozzarella cheese is cooked into the rolls.  The delicious rolls taste like they just came out of  your grandma’s oven, nice and moist.  Then we try one of the best sellers on the catering menu, the Adam’s Baby Greens Salad.  Salad lovers, run don’t walk to this restaurant because the salad is absolutely deliciously.  Read More.

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