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Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics

WHY We know Angelenos who used to plan weekends in San Francisco around a trip to Heath Ceramics in Sausalito. Now the shrine has come to us. WHAT A partnership between Heath and longtime L.A. architect and potter Adam Silverman, proprietor of Atwater Pottery, the airy store includes gallery space for ceramic artists as well [...]

Library Alehouse

Library Alehouse

WHY For dozens of beers on tap, mainly Californian, Belgian and German brews, which you can try in four-ounce, five-shot sample flights. WHAT This aptly named bar has a polished professor vibe with better-than-average bar food: chipotle shrimp quesadillas, a solid build-your-own beef, turkey, veggie or salmon burger, and salmon fish ‘n chips that tastes [...]

Pho Pioneer

Pho Pioneer

WHY The Pioneer rice special, a combination of crispy minced shrimp cake, slabs of grilled marinated pork, delicate steamed egg loaf and a salad garnish, has customers returning again and again. WHAT The small city of Artesia may be famed for Little India, in which this Vietnamese place sits, but in fact it’s as multinational [...]

Artisanal L.A.

Artisanal L.A.

The same folks who’ve brought us the LA Street Food Fest are back with a new event that looks mighty promising. Called Artisanal LA, it’s a celebration of local food and drink, often from micro-producers, such as Flying Pie Man, Spun City Organics, Nibble Bit Tabby Brewery, Silverlake Farms and Chicks With Knives’ Perishable Pickle [...]

Starling Diner

Starling Diner

WHY Neighborhood charm with gourmet soul. WHAT Surrounded by a quaint neighborhood of historic homes and breezy apartments, this bright, quirky café has become a hub of local life. (Come in alone and you can sit at a long communal table with soon-to-be friends.) For breakfast, try the mascarpone-stuffed French toast or the sweet and [...]

Haifa

Haifa

WHY For kosher, Israeli-style Middle Eastern cooking that’s fresher, lighter and more flavorful than most. WHAT This storefront looks cheesy from the outside, but inside is a cheerful café with yellow walls, vintage French posters and granite café tables. Its Middle Eastern cooking is a bit different from the Lebanese norm: easier on the oil [...]

888 Seafood

888 Seafood

WHY High-quality Chiu Chow dim sum, and lots of it. Don’t miss the taro and the exceptionally juicy sui mai. WHAT This vast and grand restaurant is famed for the incredible range of its dim sum-60 choices most weekdays and 80 on weekends—and its Chiu Chow expertise also extends to dishes like the whole perch [...]

Axe

Axe

WHY That Abbot Kinney esprit, plus a chance to feel virtuous and catered-to at the very same meal. WHAT From the sidewalk, Axe (pronounced ‘ah-shay’) looks so understated as to be practically unmarked, but that hasn’t stopped the hordes from discovering its green-friendly menu and tastefully minimalist vibe. The entrées, like the porterhouse pork chop [...]

AirTalking About LA Eating

AirTalking About LA Eating

The 2011 edition of EAT: Los Angeles hits the streets this week, and in honor of the occasion three of us—Miles Clements, Jean T. Barrett and Colleen Dunn Bates—will be guests on Larry Mantle’s AirTalk on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. We’ll be talking about what’s new in L.A.’s vast, constantly changing culinary landscape, and of [...]

Lucky Baldwins Delirium Pub & Café

Lucky Baldwins Delirium Pub & Café

WHY For 46 beers on tap, with great choices from Ireland, England and Belgium, and solid English fare, including a good chicken curry and lovely pasties. WHAT A pleasantly old-school pub (pressed tin ceilings, polished wooden floors, walled patio) that perfectly suits its old-fashioned setting in Sierra Madre’s village center. In the back is a [...]