In addition to its burgeoning arts scene, NoHo boasts dozens of independently owned restaurants. One such establishment is Otis Jackson’s Soul Dog. You might expect to find Mr. Jackson inside, running his business. Instead, you’ll find owners Rasheedah and Don Scott, creators of “Otis Jackson” and his phenomenal menu.

North Hollywood has many more tasty eateries, including The Republic of Pie, Pitfire Pizza Company, and another soul food dive, Miss Peaches Soul Food Eatery.