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Azuma Izakaya

Azuma Izakaya

WHY Bargain izakaya dishes served in a casual, fun setting: udon, fresh mussels, fried chicken, miso black cod and much, much more. WHAT Three grill chefs send out excellent food until midnight from a menu with at least 100 items. Sake drums and beer kegs stacked in a corner decorate the tiny dining room, which [...]

Grilled Cheese Truck

Grilled Cheese Truck

WHY The comfort of grilled cheese with the sophistication of quality ingredients and modern combinations. WHAT As the dust settles from the last year of food-truck mania, the Grilled Cheese Truck is coming out one of the winners—not as much of a sensation as Kogi, perhaps, but popular enough to always attract a crowd, and [...]

Grilled Cheese Truck

Grilled Cheese Truck

WHY The comfort of grilled cheese with the sophistication of quality ingredients and modern combinations. WHAT As the dust settles from the last year of food-truck mania, the Grilled Cheese Truck is coming out one of the winners—not as much of a sensation as Kogi, perhaps, but popular enough to always attract a crowd, and [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Taco Loco, Noir Party, Walk/Bike/Trike Wilshire

The Weekend Go Go: Taco Loco, Noir Party, Walk/Bike/Trike Wilshire

Forget football frenzy….  Between the Oscars, Mardi Gras, and a certain Irish drinkathon holiday, March had us Go Go’ers mad as hatters all month long. Don’t expect to rest in the weeks ahead; starting this weekend, April delivers scads of fun as well as a few actual showers. No joke. Loco for Tacos Whether native or transplant, if you [...]

Auntie Em’s Kitchen

Auntie Em’s Kitchen

WHY Open-faced breakfast sandwiches, the grilled steak salad and spectacular cupcakes, scones and brownies. WHAT This funky and fetching retro-American roadhouse features delicious modern-diner cooking. For breakfast, try an open-faced egg sandwich topped with bacon, Cajun turkey sausage or portobello mushroom and roasted red peppers. For lunch, the tuna salad sandwich and the grilled-steak salad [...]

Auntie Em’s Kitchen

Auntie Em’s Kitchen

WHY Open-faced breakfast sandwiches, the grilled steak salad and spectacular cupcakes, scones and brownies. WHAT This funky and fetching retro-American roadhouse features delicious modern-diner cooking. For breakfast, try an open-faced egg sandwich topped with bacon, Cajun turkey sausage or portobello mushroom and roasted red peppers. For lunch, the tuna salad sandwich and the grilled-steak salad [...]

Catch

Catch

WHY This carefully constructed Cal-Mediterranean seafood menu is worth the splurge, especially when you consider the setting. WHAT High ceilings, crisp white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows frame the dazzling view at this privileged outpost of elegant, yet unshowoffy, cuisine. A chef change led to a menu change as well, so the Asian influences gave way [...]

Catch

Catch

WHY This carefully constructed Cal-Mediterranean seafood menu is worth the splurge, especially when you consider the setting. WHAT High ceilings, crisp white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows frame the dazzling view at this privileged outpost of elegant, yet unshowoffy, cuisine. A chef change led to a menu change as well, so the Asian influences gave way [...]

Catch

Catch

WHY This carefully constructed Cal-Mediterranean seafood menu is worth the splurge, especially when you consider the setting. WHAT High ceilings, crisp white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows frame the dazzling view at this privileged outpost of elegant, yet unshowoffy, cuisine. A chef change led to a menu change as well, so the Asian influences gave way [...]

Benley

Benley

WHY Upscaled Vietnamese cuisine with an eye for authenticity. WHAT Stashed in a strip mall that butts up against the Orange County border, Benley is one of Long Beach’s most consistent restaurants. That’s because it has a very clear handle on the kitchen, which turns out refined and thoughtful Vietnamese cuisine: great bowls of pho [...]