TARZANA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LYFE begins in Tarzana this afternoon as community leaders and a team of LYFERS gathered to cut a ribbon of Brussels sprouts to mark a new LYFE Kitchen restaurant opening at 18700 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana. The Sprout Cutting underscores LYFE's mission to deliver both taste and sustainability in dishes that deliver on the message "Eat Good. Feel Good. Do Good."
LYFE Kitchen leaders, LYFE Kitchen ambassadors including Olympic Champion Janet Evans and Tarzana-resident Dr. Armand Dorian, LYFE Vegan Consulting Chef Tal Ronnen (recently named one of The Hollywood Reporter's 20 Most Influential Chefs in Hollywood), joined the Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce to gladly cut the ribbon of fresh produce to mark the opening of the new restaurant to the public.
LYFE Kitchen President and CEO Mike Roberts says the Tarzana community has eagerly awaited the opening of LYFE Kitchen. "We are so honored with the support we've received from the community in our Culver City Restaurant. Now I am thrilled to say we are now open in Tarzana, and invite our neighbors and friends here in Tarzana to come in and Eat Good. Feel Good. and Do Good."
CHEF ART SMITH CHEF TAL RONNEN AND CHEF JEREMY BRINGARDNER LEAD THE WAY: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE TASTE
LYFE Kitchen showcases the talents Chefs Art Smith, Tal Ronnen and Jeremy Bringardner's trusted and thoughtful menu that features chef-inspired, delicious recipes, plant-based proteins. All LYFE Kitchen dishes contain fewer than 600 calories and 1,000 milligrams of sodium, with most choices containing much less.
The three chefs began collaborating on the menu in the home kitchen of Chef Smith. Together they spent more than a year on a taste quest to develop signature flavors and one-of-a-kind items found at LYFE Kitchen.
LYFE Kitchen Tarzana guests will enjoy signature dishes such as Art's Unfriend Chicken and Tal's Ancient Grains Bowl which feature responsibly sourced ingredients from local farms and sustainable whenever possible, and rely on herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables to deliver outstanding flavors.
The diverse menu offers choices to meet any guests' personal food policies, including menus for guests who eat everything, those who prefer or require gluten-free choices, vegetarian or vegan options. LYFE Kitchen also creates unique beverages like its popular Kale-Banana smoothie, inspired by LYFE Kitchen ambassador and pro-football star Troy Palomalu, and features prominent wines and locally produced craft beers.
A TASTE OF SO CAL
The LYFE Kitchen menu incorporates ingredients sourced from local producers and suppliers whenever possible. Tarzana guests will enjoy Brussels sprouts from Weiser Family Farms, luscious berries from Thorne Family Farm, delicious organic greens from Kenter Canyon Farms, grass-fed beef from Hearst Ranch and biodynamic wine on tap from Beckmen vineyards in Santa Barbara County.
LYFE's expansion into Tarzana brings happiness and great-tasting, good-for-you food to a new neighborhood, which pleases Tarzana native, emergency physician and LYFE Ambassador Dr. Armand Dorian. "I'm excited to see LYFE come to the community I've lived in for many years," he said. "I see the importance of food's role in our lives every day, and I'm sure LYFE Kitchen will help my Tarzana neighbors choose what's best for them."
LYFE's message and new location has Diana Williams, CEO of the Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce, eager to welcome this new, important asset to the community. "Lifestyle is so important to the Tarzana community and LYFE Kitchen will certainly be an important addition," said Ms. Williams. "We are thrilled that LYFE is now open in Tarzana and can't wait to explore their great tasting, good for you menu."
A COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
At LYFE Kitchen, as much emphasis is placed on where you eat as what you eat. Each LYFE Kitchen restaurant serves as a warm and inviting space where sustainability comes first. From the site selection to the landscaping, the decor and furnishings to the high-efficiency kitchen equipment that guests may never see, dozens of measures are taken to ensure that LYFE Kitchen operates as efficiently as possible. The result: dramatic reductions in the use of water, energy and other resources from floor to ceiling.
- The materials in LYFE Kitchen are comprised of Reused and Rapidly Renewable materials, Regional materials, FSC certified wood and high levels of Recycled Content.
- Reclaimed vintage high school and college stadium bleacher seating planks are reused as the drop wood ceiling and as waiting area benches at the front of the restaurant (with the original seat numbers).
- Furniture includes Indoor Air Quality Air Certification from Green Guard Environmental Institute and is upholstered with PVC-free material, reducing toxins in the air.
- Patio planters contain water reservoirs for drought-tolerant herbs grown in organic soils without pesticides.
- Tall hedges of Bay Laurel flank the patio for an aromatic cooling effect.
- An interior aquaponic herb wall educates guests about sustainable food growth, while reducing water use for irrigation.
- Low-Flow faucets with automatic timers & Low-Flush fixtures to help reduce the amount of water used by a minimum of 20%-40%.
- The use of Low-voltage & LED lighting, in conjunction with lighting controls in the LYFE Kitchen Restaurants, reduces energy usage by 35%.
In addition to the restaurant experience, LYFE Kitchen offers catering for groups and parties and online ordering. More locations are on tap for Southern California over the next 24 months, including new restaurants in West Hollywood and Playa Vista.
LYFE Kitchen Tarzana
18700 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
About LYFE Kitchen
LYFE Kitchen is committed to the idea that great-tasting food can also be good for you, affordable and convenient. With choices to please anyone, from flexitarian to vegetarian, omnivore to vegan, our celebrated chefs have developed a menu that is as delicious as it is inspiring. Using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible with the highest standards of quality and adhering to the highest level of socially responsible practices, LYFE Kitchen is creating a new category of lifestyle restaurant. Visit lyfekitchen.com for more.
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