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Super King Market

Super King Market

WHY Low prices, good service, impeccable housekeeping and an unusual combination of mainstream American supermarket goods and a dazzling array of international foods. WHAT In 1993, the Fermanian family opened an unusual supermarket in Anaheim and over time found great success, and they’ve expanded to L.A. with markets in Eagle Rock and Altadena. You’ll find [...]

Artisan Cheese Gallery

Artisan Cheese Gallery

WHY For the duck confit sandwich, made with Breadbar’s ciabatta, Le Marechal cheese and a fig spread. People drive across town for this sandwich. WHAT Call ahead or stop by to order cheese platters for a party or one of the superb sandwiches-the duck confit is most famous, but we’re also terribly fond of the [...]

Tavern Brentwood

Tavern Brentwood

WHY Except for low prices, this place has everything that’s missing from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s other restaurants with similar farmers’-market-friendly Cal-French cuisine: breakfast, brunch, kids’ menus, cocktail bar, even a takeout counter. WHAT This glammed-up addition to the Lucques/AOC family is light-filled by day and romantic by night, with a takeout-friendly café as [...]

La Morenita Oaxaqueña

La Morenita Oaxaqueña

WHY For the enormous, flopppy-crusted tlayuda con todo, Oaxaca’s answer to pizza, the red mole and the delicate, delicious Oaxacan-style empanadas filled with things like huitlacoche (a mushroom-like fungus) or flor de calabaza (zucchini flower)-or even chapulines (grasshoppers). WHAT The vibrant colors inside this strip-mall café on the edge of Koreatown hold the promise of [...]

Sushi Go 55

Sushi Go 55

WHY High-quality old-school sushi that’s a bargain at lunch-the $10 special gets you miso soup, five pieces of sushi and a blue-crab hand roll; many regulars opt for the chirashi sushi box for $15. WHAT Owned by a pioneering family who started the second sushi bar in America and has been running restaurants in Little [...]

Torihei

Torihei

WHY A near-perfect pairing of yakitori and oden. WHAT Torihei splits its kitchen equally between yakitori and oden, a relatively rare but harmonious coupling. The yakitori is made from tender, flavorful Jidori chicken. Oden is the more unusual of the specialties, a homey dish that’s typically prepared as a one-pot stew. Here, however, items are [...]

Caioti Pizza Café

Caioti Pizza Café

WHY Superb salads (try the Humble Salad, a romaine wedge with bacon, goat cheese and roma tomatoes, or the ‘The’ salad, said to induce labor in pregnant women) and Caioti’s rightly famed individual pizza; don’t forget to order some garlic rolls, too. WHAT Ed LaDou may have shuffled off this mortal coil, but the California [...]

The LAT Celebration of Food and Wine

The LAT Celebration of Food and Wine

The Los Angeles Times must have noticed the rash of food festival mega events sweeping Los Angeles, because they’re throwing one of their own. If you’re like us, you’re not blown away by all the high-powered celebrity chef panels and gourmet cooking demonstrations—at least not for $55. For that kind of money, there is only [...]

Street

Street

WHY For its celebration of street foods from around the world, it’s L.A.-hip patio and the skill and enthusiasm of owner/chef Susan Feniger. WHAT Celebrity chef Susan Feniger (Border Grill, Ciudad, Too Hot Tamales) is a warm-hearted Midwestern gal whose culinary passions are truly global, and at her solo venture she shares all those passions, [...]

Café Brasil

Café Brasil

WHY Tasty, inexpensive Brazilian sandwiches, grilled meats, collard greens, black beans and feijoada, the famed pork stew. WHAT It’s a simple order-at-the-counter, paper-napkin café but an exceptionally charming and colorful one, with a greenery-lined sidewalk terrace and an intensely colorful dining room. There’s beer and wine, but don’t neglect the fresh mango juice or the [...]