One of Eagle Rock’s several new hot spots, Larkin’s occupies a restored Craftsman house with a wrap-around front porch and a convivial living room and parlor. Hipster families and Eagle Rock oldtimers alike come for the casual, friendly vibe and traditional Southern cooking with a bit of Mexican and California flair. Best bets include the wonderfully rich mac ‘n’ cheese, Mexican-style chile verde soup, skillet-fried chicken, really spicy greens, garlicky roast corn and such smooth, delicious desserts as banana pudding and sweet potato pie. Prices are modest, but so are portion sizes.
1496 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, 323.254.0934, larkinsjoint.com, Southern/soul food. L & D Wed.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun. BYOB. MC, V. $-$$