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WHY The Sushi Roku of robata, this place serves reasonably authentic skewers of tasty meats and veggies at prices that reflect the neighborhood and the scene. WHAT Our food comes from three kitchens, the waiter will explain to first-timers dining at this trendsetting West Hollywood spot ensconced in a stunning 1920s-era Mediterranean structure. Nibble on […]

The Weekend Go Go: Wine Riot, Art on Fig, Free Laffs for Mom

The Weekend Go Go:  Wine Riot, Art on Fig, Free Laffs for Mom

A Mother’s Day weekend you can both enjoy? It’s not an oxymoron and some of it is free. You’re welcome. Read the Full Story at Eat: Los Angeles

Hana-Ichimonme

Hana-Ichimonme

WHY Champon, a robust, spicy broth with seafood and lots of noodles. WHAT This Little Tokyo warhorse has been turning out good, inexpensive ramen for years, and it’s still going strong, despite the decline of the little mall it’s in. A handy spot for a quick bite Downtown. WHO Japanese-American regulars and Downtown partiers looking for […]

X-Bar

X-Bar

WHY Because mall shopping requires constant refueling with mocha-espresso martinis and chile-lime crab cakes. WHAT Cocktails with cheesy names like the astrology-inspired Leo and Scorpio (which arrive tableside in the appropriate birthstone color) are actually pretty good, if overpriced and on the sweet side. Garlic fries with chipotle aioli will come to the rescue to […]

The Go Go Olé! — Cinco de Mayo Cheat Sheet

The Go Go Olé! — Cinco de Mayo Cheat Sheet

Free Cinco de Mayo lunch samples, tequila tastings, and tequila shot ferris wheels? It’s all here on The Go Go… Read the Full Story at Eat: Los Angeles

Tacos La Fonda

Tacos La Fonda

WHY Tortillas made fresh on the truck, juicy carne asada and excellent salsas, especially the smoky, spicy roja. WHAT Some of the best tacos in the Valley are handed through the window of this truck, which takes up residence in the car wash parking lot in the evenings. WHO The usual assortment of taco-truck people: […]

Pacific Dining Car

Pacific Dining Car

WHY For delicious, expensive steaks, satisfying, expensive breakfasts, 1920s elegance and food served 24 hours a day. Great for serious business meetings and gleeful middle-of-the-night splurges. WHAT Dating to 1921, this added-upon former railroad dining car on the fringes of downtown is as beloved as Musso & Frank and even more—but the food’s a lot […]

Falafel Arax

Falafel Arax

WHY The best falafel in town, crisp on the outside and tender within. Succulent schwarma, too. WHAT This tiny diner has been attracting falafel addicts for more than 25 years, and the lines still haven’t abated. 5101 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 323.663.9687 B & L daily, D Mon.-Sat., early D Sun. Cash only. Type: Food […]

The Weekend Go Go: World’s Most Prestigious Film Fest, Groundlings Shorts, Eclectic Music Fest + More

The Weekend Go Go: World’s Most Prestigious Film Fest, Groundlings Shorts, Eclectic Music Fest + More

What’s the weekend like? Lots of laughs.  Mucho music. Plenty of fun. Wayne’s Movie Fest Between Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and writing jokes for the Milton Bradley game Taboo, writer/actor/comedian Wayne Federman knows funny and so do his pals. And so will you….. Starting Thursday, host Federman and his comedian cronies take […]

Izakaya Haru Ulala

Izakaya Haru Ulala

WHY Tasty dishes to accompany sake or beer: noodles, yellowtail with daikon, slow-cooked Kurobuta pork belly, shiitake tempura and robata-yaki, served until midnight during the week and 2 a.m. on weekends. WHAT Whimsical menus written in crayon set the tone at this casual space dominated by a U-shaped counter around the open robata-style kitchen, where […]