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Thug Kitchen

Back in 2014, Thug Kitchen (a.k.a. Matt Holloway and Michelle Davis) completely punked the industry when their ferocious health-oriented cookbook _Thug Kitchen: Eating Like You Give A Fck_ debuted #1 on The New York Times Bestsellers list. Well, they're back and their follow-up cookbook, Thug Kitchen: Party Grub, debuted this week and your stupid fcking dinner party will never be the same again.

But Matt and Michelle don't spend their entire time in the kitchen. When they're not cursing out eggplant, the East LA residents are out and about trying the best #EEEEEATS in Los Angeles. And judging by their answers, they know what they're talking about. Check out their picks below and Thug Kitchen on Facebook to get all their recipes that don't f*cking suck like yours.

Thug Kitchen's "Perfect for" picks

Shojin Perfect For: Date Night/Birthday 333 S Alameda St

"Not only is the service here goddamn delightful but everything you order is gonna be a fcking winner. The rolls alone are enough to keep you coming back for years. Bring someone special and surprise them with an amazing meal at one of the greatest tucked away secrets in LA. Parking is ample (plus they validate) and the mall it’s in is worth the visit alone. cough BYOB karaoke cough*."

Sqirl Perfect For: Breakfast/Weekend Slow Jam 720 N. Virgil Ave.

"If you can find a table at this busy little diner then you are in for a fcking treat. Their crispy rice anything is amazing and the vegetable dishes will blow your mind. Don't want to wait? Order their crazy delicious jam online (the strawberry with rose geranium is a favorite) and swirl it into your grits on your own fcking schedule or give it away as a kickass gift that everyone wants. Promise."

Tacos Por Favor Perfect For: Classic LA Establishment/Cheap Eats/Serious Take-Out Operation 1408 Olympic Blvd

"This is classic LA Mexican food with a great salsa bar and endless escabeche. The service is fast and the menu is f*cking huge so even your indecisive, picky friend will find something to love. So grab a beer and a burrito and end your day the perfect Southern California way."

Crossroads Kitchen Perfect For: Celebrity Sightings/Fine Dining/Corporate Cards 8284 Melrose Ave

"Anytime we’ve been here we’ve seen gorgeous people who also happen to be pretty f*cking famous. But don’t get it twisted, the real stars are the amazing food and cocktails. The homemade pastas are unreal and their drinks are delicious and strong as hell. You’ll leave just full and drunk enough to think you might be famous too."

Annapurna Cusine Perfect For: Cheap Eats/Big Groups/Lunch 10200 Venice Blvd

"Their lunch buffet is a hell of a deal and will keep you full through dinner if you do it right. But even dinner is affordable and the portions are f*cking huge. Price aside, this is some of our favorite food in LA. Don’t sleep on their dosas or idly. We’re always thinking about their tasty food and planning our next trip. You should be too."

Stuff I Eat Perfect For: Lunch/Impressing Out of Towners 114 N. Market St.

"The dishes here crazy delicious and we promise you’ll have nothing like them anywhere else in LA- or the rest of the fcking planet for that matter. There’s always so much going on in your plate but it’s like a motherfcking orchestra of flavor than a lesser restaurant would surely f*ck up. Order the Kilimanjaro quesadilla with extra Carrot Un-tuna, you won’t be sorry or hungry again for another 8 hours. Bring some coins for the meter and budget some extra time to stroll the awesome used bookstore next door. It’s a combo that makes for the perfect lazy afternoon. Trust."

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