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Dine LA Deals

Dine LA Deals

Yes folks, it’s time once again for Dine LA Restaurant Week, which grows bigger and more successful every year. This year’s runs this week and next, excluding Saturdays: October 3 – 8 and 10 – 15, and is rich with good restaurants offering prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus that are often bargains. Here’s the link [...]

Yamashiro Garden Market

Yamashiro Garden Market

WHY Yamashiro’s view, farmers’ market prices. WHAT This new market boasts sweeping views of L.A. from the terraced garden below the venerable tourist icon Yamashiro Restaurant. An outdoor wine and cocktail bar, plenty of prepared-food stands, live music and tables overlooking the dreamy twilight cityscape make this a fun Thursday-eve outing rather than just a [...]

Shanghai Restaurant

Shanghai Restaurant

WHY Ambitious cuisine for discriminating eaters. WHAT In its coveted spot-the second floor of the huge Chinese Focus Plaza-Shanghai could probably get by serving the usual cold wine chicken, spicy cold beef tendon and a few pedestrian hot pots. Those are on the menu, but the kitchen turns out more sophisticated fare, such as poached [...]

Brownstone Pizza

Brownstone Pizza

WHY Huge, floppy New York-style pies and hearty traditional pasta dishes. Eat your pizza quickly—they get soggy if they sit around, and they don’t take home well. But they’re perfect when hot from the oven. WHAT Huge, ultra-thin-crust pizzas are served in a basic storefront setting. The pies and slices can be taken to Colorado [...]

Alibi Room

Alibi Room

WHY To eat Kogi’s tacos and other good things without having to stand in a 90-minute line at the truck—plus you can have a Duvel Golden Ale or Los Carlos Malbec with your kim chee sesame quesadilla. WHAT We loved this chill neighborhood pub before Kogi took over the kitchen, and now we love it [...]

Fosselman’s

Fosselman’s

WHY The retro-charm of old-fashioned banana splits, chocolate malts and grab-it-while-you-can seasonal flavors, especially the fresh peach. WHAT Its ice cream is on just about every ‘best of’ list around, but Fosselman’s remains at heart an old-fashioned, family-run parlor that draws diverse crowds to its modest brick storefront. Although seasonal flavors like eggnog, licorice and [...]

Nicole’s Gourmet Foods

Nicole’s Gourmet Foods

WHY An excellent, well-edited selection of cheese and wine in a friendly, low-key setting. WHAT Nicole Grandjean has created a little corner of Paris by the Mission Gold Line station. Order at the counter, grab a table on the flower-lined sidewalk patio and enjoy a delicious baguette sandwich, salad or quiche. Don’t leave without stocking [...]

Cemitas Poblanas Elvirita #1

Cemitas Poblanas Elvirita #1

WHY The cemitas carnitas and the cemitas with chicken in black mole are two of the best sandwiches in L.A.; the quesadillas filled with such things as squash flowers and mushrooms are also excellent. WHAT This hybrid restaurant-sandwich shop is a sit-down place, but we’re putting it in Food That’s Fast because it’s really a [...]

Bottega Louie

Bottega Louie

WHY Pristine glass cases filled with so many good things to eat that you’ll get woozy trying to decide. WHAT Downtown’s shortage of quality takeout vanished overnight with the opening of this noisy, teeming trattoria. The entire west end of the massive space is devoted to takeout: good salads and sandwiches, even better sides (white [...]

Cafecito Organico

Cafecito Organico

WHY A mellow alternative to Silver Lake’s over-caffeinated coffee scene. WHAT Housed in a faux-lighthouse building on none-too-gentrified Hoover Street, this place started selling organic fair-trade beans at local farmers’ markets before opening the café. With free WiFi, a large covered patio and baked goods from Echo Park’s Delilah Bakery, it’s a funky and calm [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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