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Mozza 2 Go

Mozza 2 Go

WHY All the things you most love about Pizzeria Mozza, without having to fight for a table. Great for Bowl picnics and office lunches. WHAT If you want to make your friends think you’re a great cook, just call up this takeout offshoot of the Mozza restaurants and order a tricolore salad, white-bean bruschetta, Mario’s [...]

Alexis Greek Restaurant

Alexis Greek Restaurant

WHY The best of both coasts: Portuguese dishes alongside classic Greek fare. WHAT Alexis Kavvadias’s 36-year-old restaurant evolved when his Portuguese-born wife, Fatima, came on board. The candlelit dining room is more elegant, and the wine list and menu more diverse. Greek country-style specialties like braised lamb with artichoke hearts in lemon sauce already made [...]

Komodo

Komodo

WHY Pan-Asian dishes that are a cut above the food-truck norm, served either in tacos or burritos. WHAT Like Kogi, Komodo uses tortillas as a delivery system for Asian-influenced flavors, but instead of kim chee you’ll taste things like peanut sauce (on the soy tempeh salad), citrus-soy (in the Asian marinated chicken with stir-fried rice [...]

Pizzeria Mozza

Pizzeria Mozza

WHY Pizza dough of perfect flavor and bite, paired with damned fine toppings; the margherita is simple the way E=MC2 is simple. WHAT Is Mozza’s pizza the second coming of Christ? You’d think so with all the hullabaloo around this pizzeria and its celebrity-chef parents, Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali. But the result is something [...]

Euro Pane

Euro Pane

WHY Breakfast croissants that are the best for many miles, and fab lunchtime sandwiches: egg salad, chicken salad and an amazing BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato). Excellent coffee, too. WHAT Sumi Chang’s extraordinary bakeries are also swell places for breakfast and lunch, especially the new location, with its huge pecan communal table and large [...]

Pie ‘n Burger

Pie ‘n Burger

WHY Cheeseburgers and peach pie with vanilla ice cream. WHAT Want to make your guests happy without spending a fortune? Serve them burgers and pie from Pie ‘n Burger, Pasadena’s revered diner. It caters for parties of 50 or more, either burgers (including veggie) and pie or barbecue chicken and tri-tip and pie, with the [...]

Mignon Chocolate

Mignon Chocolate

WHY Espresso-caramel chocolates with the subtlest hint of sea salt, and dozens of other superb chocolates, from the traditional to the inventive. WHAT The meticulously crafted, classic French-style chocolates, made in the Terpoghossian family’s Van Nuys kitchen and displayed in this swank little shop, are deeply delicious; we’re already addicted to the ones with the [...]

A Creative Hiatus for Fatty’s

A Creative Hiatus for Fatty’s

Thanks to our friend Kim Ohanneson for passing on the news about one of our favorite vegetarian restaurants: Angelenos, get ready to speed dial. After a decade of delighting Angelenos with high-end vegan and vegetarian fare paired with fine wines, Fatty & Co.’s will close its doors for an unspecified amount of time, Eat/Drink/See Eagle Rock [...]

Petrossian

Petrossian

WHY To pick up a great gift for a caviar lover—and it’s not all $364-an-ounce Royal Sevruga stuff, either. WHAT This Euro-moderne West Hollywood outpost of the Parisian fancy-food emporium has a caviar-and-crème fra’che décor, 1950s Hollywood glam photos on the dining room walls and two big communal tables in the shop for tasting the [...]

Noodle Island

Noodle Island

WHY Ancient ginger chicken soup with your choice of noodles (rice noodles are best). WHAT This strip-mall noodle café is more elegant than most, with dark colors, bamboo details and poultry objets d’art that let you know that this is a place for consuming chicken. At most of the tables you’ll see the two house [...]