La Brea has transformed significantly over the last several years, but the area still lacks a good neighborhood spot where you can drink beer, eat some food, and watch sports out of the corner of your eye. When 6th and La Brea opened, we thought it might fulfill those needs, but there’s just one issue - the food is not good. Aside from bland flavors, a vegan-friendly menu that includes things like chilled lentil soup, leek salad, and leaf rolls isn’t the kind of food that tastes good while drinking beer and screaming at the Lakers. That said, if you want to just catch the game and drink, this place is totally serviceable.
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Pasta Sisters is a tiny shop in Pico-Arlington that serves some of the best pasta in Los Angeles.
Drago Ristorante is definitely the best pasta you’ll ever eat inside an automobile museum.
Sky’s Gourmet Tacos
Sky’s Gourmet Tacos is a 20-year-old, order-at-the-counter spot on Pico in Mid-Wilshire the combines soul food and tacos.
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Ddong Ggo is a lively Koreatown bar with a smoked-filled patio and excellent fried chicken.
The Father’s Office burger (in Santa Monica and Culver City) is amazing. If you don’t know that, you don’t get it.
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Game-changing, delicious French food in an incredible space in Mid-Wilshire. Hop on the Republique train.
The Sycamore Kitchen
Sycamore Kitchen might be the most affordable, quality brunch in Los Angeles.
Night + Market Sahm
Night + Market Sahm is another excellent Thai restaurant from the people behind Night + Market, this time in Venice.
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