Historic South Central
Thicc Burger is the only grab-and-go burger spot inside the Original Farmers' Market. And that makes it important.
November 30, 2023
Chill Since '93 is a Roman-syle pizza shop at The Grove and one of the few solid food options in the mall.
November 29, 2023
Eating at this second-floor cafe inside Nordstorm at The Grove is the definition of ironic dining.
Fountain Bar is our favorite place at The Grove to grab a cocktail and take in the chaos.
Arabica is our favorite way to stay caffeinated while dealing with The Grove.
Tre Mani is a lunchtime collab between Santa Monica's Ghisallo and Jyan Isaac. Their Roman schiacciata are some of the best sandwiches in LA.
Birrieria Apatzingan is a tiny Michoacan-style spot in Pacoima that serves some of LA's best birria and pozole.
November 28, 2023
It's less about the sushi at The Grove's Blue Ribbon and more about the fried chicken.
Yangban is an upscale Korean-American restaurant in the Arts District that serves some of our favorite wings in town.
Damon's is a classic steakhouse/tiki bar in Glendale and a great place to go if you're in need of some escapism.
November 22, 2023
Saucy Chick / The Goat Mafia is an Indian-Mexican fusion spot that's great for when you're sick of the standard lunch bowl/wrap/salad.
November 21, 2023
One of our favorite casual Japanese spots in the South Bay, Tendon Tempura Carlos Junior is home to mountains of crispy, tender tempura served over rice.
Birrieria San Marcos in Van Nuys does both excellent Jalisco-style and Tijuana-style beef birria.
This Pico-Union classic is home to some of LA's best goat birria and pozole.
Evil Twin is a dark natural wine bar in Culver City with a short (very good) French menu.
Historic South CentralDowntown LA
Birriera Gonzalez has multiple locations across LA and our favorite Tijuana-style birria.
If you're looking for a tamale shop with great vegan and vegetarian options, head to Artesano Tamaleria in DTLA.
November 20, 2023
Suehiro Cafe is a Little Tokyo institution serving Japanese comfort foods.
Lupita's is a tiny Mexican cafe in Glassell Park with delicious tamales sold by the dozen.
November 17, 2023
Mini Kebob is an order-at-the-window classic in Glendale that's home to some of the best kabobs in town.
November 16, 2023
Budonoki is a modern izakaya in Virgil Village that's a great way to start a fun night out.
November 15, 2023
Artesia is filled with great Indian restaurants. Bhookhe's tremendous Rajasthani menu makes it a standout.
November 13, 2023
Amiga Amore serves a Mexican-meets-Italian menu in a cozy Highland Park dining room. It's the perfect example of an LA fusion restaurant done right.
November 10, 2023
Beverly GroveWest Hollywood
Carlitos Gardel is a very good Argentinian restaurant on Melrose in Beverly Grove that's one of the true neighborhood restaurants remaining in the area.
November 9, 2023
Gingergrass Mini Mart's creative Vietnamese menu is one of the neighborhood's best quick lunch options. Also, this East Hollywood shop has a great Asian snack selection.
November 7, 2023