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Pollo Campero

Pollo Campero

WHY So legendary that food historian John T. Edge included it in his seminal book, Fried Chicken. WHAT Forget the Colonel and check out this branch of the Guatemalan chain famous for its achiote-pepper-crusted chicken. Biscuits, slaw, fried plantains and a nice salsa bar round out the accompaniments. WHO Guatemalan ex-pats happy to no longer […]

Shanghai Restaurant

Shanghai Restaurant

WHY Ambitious cuisine for discriminating eaters. WHAT In its coveted spot—the second floor of the huge Chinese Focus Plaza—Shanghai could probably get by serving the usual cold wine chicken, spicy cold beef tendon and a few pedestrian hot pots. Those are on the menu, but the kitchen turns out more sophisticated fare, such as poached […]

Shanghai Restaurant

Shanghai Restaurant

WHY Ambitious cuisine for discriminating eaters. WHAT In its coveted spot—the second floor of the huge Chinese Focus Plaza—Shanghai could probably get by serving the usual cold wine chicken, spicy cold beef tendon and a few pedestrian hot pots. Those are on the menu, but the kitchen turns out more sophisticated fare, such as poached […]

Olives Gourmet Grocer

Olives Gourmet Grocer

WHY For a food-lover’s home away from home, not to mention a good place to pick up a rotisserie chicken for dinner or a platter for that potluck. WHAT This clean-lined store is as much a deli as a grocer, with a terrific sandwich counter, a salad bar, an olive bar and a different dinner-to-go […]

Olives Gourmet Grocer

Olives Gourmet Grocer

WHY For a food-lover’s home away from home, not to mention a good place to pick up a rotisserie chicken for dinner or a platter for that potluck. WHAT This clean-lined store is as much a deli as a grocer, with a terrific sandwich counter, a salad bar, an olive bar and a different dinner-to-go […]

Olives Gourmet Grocer

Olives Gourmet Grocer

WHY For a food-lover’s home away from home, not to mention a good place to pick up a rotisserie chicken for dinner or a platter for that potluck. WHAT This clean-lined store is as much a deli as a grocer, with a terrific sandwich counter, a salad bar, an olive bar and a different dinner-to-go […]

Olives Gourmet Grocer

Olives Gourmet Grocer

WHY For a food-lover’s home away from home, not to mention a good place to pick up a rotisserie chicken for dinner or a platter for that potluck. WHAT This clean-lined store is as much a deli as a grocer, with a terrific sandwich counter, a salad bar, an olive bar and a different dinner-to-go […]

Olives Gourmet Grocer

Olives Gourmet Grocer

WHY For a food-lover’s home away from home, not to mention a good place to pick up a rotisserie chicken for dinner or a platter for that potluck. WHAT This clean-lined store is as much a deli as a grocer, with a terrific sandwich counter, a salad bar, an olive bar and a different dinner-to-go […]

Sake House Miro

Sake House Miro

WHY Beer and sake happy-hour specials, serviceable sushi and a fun selection of izakaya small plates. Korean bibim bap is surprisingly good here. WHAT Koreatown hipsters and Miracle Mile office workers populate the heavy wooden tables at this spot that reveals the Japanese fascination with ’50s-era Tokyo memorabilia. A faux alley at the rear of […]

Sake House Miro

Sake House Miro

WHY Beer and sake happy-hour specials, serviceable sushi and a fun selection of izakaya small plates. Korean bibim bap is surprisingly good here. WHAT Koreatown hipsters and Miracle Mile office workers populate the heavy wooden tables at this spot that reveals the Japanese fascination with ’50s-era Tokyo memorabilia. A faux alley at the rear of […]