The name sounds like a trendy new Paleo restaurant, but Caveman Kitchen doesn’t care about your fad diet. This casual Peruvian/American/whatever-it-wants-to-be spot near USC is serving huge, meat-heavy dishes that in no way accommodate any dietary restrictions, but definitely taste good. The space is usually filled with students eating rotisserie chicken (which is always roasting in the back, so the place smells great), burgers, and lomo saltado. Come here once for a hungover breakfast or a quick dinner and you’ll probably become a regular.
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Belcampo Meat Co.
Belcampo Meat Co. of Grand Central Market in Downtown LA is a butcher counter/takeout stand with a great burger.
Cole’s in downtown is the (other) originator of the French Dip sandwich and a great place to pick up a quick beer and a sandwich.
Sticky Rice is a stall inside Grand Central Market and home to the best panang curry in the city.
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It might not be anything special, but Freddy Smalls is a solid “in the middle” spot for those crucial after-work drinks.
The Rooftop Grill
Beverly Hills has no shortage of hotel rooftop pool bars, but The Rooftop Grill at The Montage is far and away the best one.
Malibu Farm Cafe has simple, crowd-pleasing food at the end of Malibu pier, and is perfect for entertaining your third cousin when he’s in town.
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