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Thyme Cafe & Market

Thyme Cafe & Market

WHY Of all the great westside hybrid café/takeout/gourmet markets that have popped up recently, this is the first that doesn’t feel like a lunchtime splurge, with most sandwiches and salads priced less than $10. WHAT Regulars come here for Chinese chicken salad with fried won tons and sugar snaps; tomato, mozzarella and pesto sandwiches; and [...]

Thyme Cafe & Market

Thyme Cafe & Market

WHY Of all the great westside hybrid café/takeout/gourmet markets that have popped up recently, this is the first that doesn’t feel like a lunchtime splurge, with most sandwiches and salads priced less than $10. WHAT Regulars come here for Chinese chicken salad with fried won tons and sugar snaps; tomato, mozzarella and pesto sandwiches; and [...]

CaCao Mexicatessen

CaCao Mexicatessen

WHY Warmth, a strong sense of neighborhood and a serious approach to food—and, more importantly, to Mexican chocolate in all its forms. WHAT The name was a poor choice—everyone stumbles over it—but everything else about this richly colorful café/deli/market succeeds. You order at the counter to eat in the café or out on the patio, [...]

Yxta Cocina Mexicana

Yxta Cocina Mexicana

WHY For 40 years, Jesse Gomez’s family has been turning out ‘careful-the-plate-is-hot’ Mexican food at El Arco Iris, an old-school hub of Highland Park life. Now Gomez has created a new-school, loft-like place serving regional Mexican dishes, as well as twenty-some tequilas and what may well be the best margarita Downtown. WHAT This is not [...]

Yxta Cocina Mexicana

Yxta Cocina Mexicana

WHY For 40 years, Jesse Gomez’s family has been turning out ‘careful-the-plate-is-hot’ Mexican food at El Arco Iris, an old-school hub of Highland Park life. Now Gomez has created a new-school, loft-like place serving regional Mexican dishes, as well as twenty-some tequilas and what may well be the best margarita Downtown. WHAT This is not [...]

Hungry Cat

Hungry Cat

WHY A pristine raw bar, impeccable New England seafood dishes and a smart wine list—and it’s all served until midnight, with the raw bar open until 1 a.m. WHAT Always full of hungry hep cats sharing oversize seafood platters, this glass-and-metal bistro may not be L.A.’s most elegant seafood restaurant, but it might be its [...]

Hungry Cat

Hungry Cat

WHY A pristine raw bar, impeccable New England seafood dishes and a smart wine list—and it’s all served until midnight, with the raw bar open until 1 a.m. WHAT Always full of hungry hep cats sharing oversize seafood platters, this glass-and-metal bistro may not be L.A.’s most elegant seafood restaurant, but it might be its [...]

Hungry Cat

Hungry Cat

WHY A pristine raw bar, impeccable New England seafood dishes and a smart wine list—and it’s all served until midnight, with the raw bar open until 1 a.m. WHAT Always full of hungry hep cats sharing oversize seafood platters, this glass-and-metal bistro may not be L.A.’s most elegant seafood restaurant, but it might be its [...]

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

WHY Seal Beach’s legendary smokehouse and beer bar has finally crossed county lines. WHAT Many consider Beachwood to be the region’s top beer bar, a place where the craft movement gained legs and hopheads were born. Now there’s even more Beachwood to go around with its new downtown Long Beach location. The menu remains the [...]

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

WHY Seal Beach’s legendary smokehouse and beer bar has finally crossed county lines. WHAT Many consider Beachwood to be the region’s top beer bar, a place where the craft movement gained legs and hopheads were born. Now there’s even more Beachwood to go around with its new downtown Long Beach location. The menu remains the [...]

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