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Grow

Grow

WHY For produce as good as at the better farmers’ markets, and not just produce: quality meats and poultry and great local-producer items like baby food, coffee and cookies. And did we mention the free delivery? WHAT If every neighborhood had a market like this, life would be perfect. Grow carries local produce, as organic [...]

La Adelita

La Adelita

WHY Fluffy, ethereal tres leches cakes. WHAT An excellent Mexican and pan-Latin operation that bakes soft bolillos, pretty fruit tarts, tortillas and delicious cakes, most notably the tres leches cakes. Next door is a worthwhile café offering dishes from all the Central American countries. It also has a small shop in the Grand Central Market [...]

N’Ice Cream

N’Ice Cream

WHY Excellent gelati and sorbets, made fresh daily by a Danish couple. WHAT The Nielsens use organic milk and fresh fruit in their melty, sticky ice creams, which are creative without being twee and richly flavorful without being too sugary. Try the sour cherry or mint chocolate chip gelato or the fruit punch. Good lattes [...]

Puro Sabor Peruvian Food

Puro Sabor Peruvian Food

WHY Pure, unadulterated Peruvian flavors (puro sabor means ‘pure flavor’) in a sweet Valley spot with modest prices. WHAT This isn’t the most scenic neighborhood in Van Nuys, but inside is a cheerful, spotless café that showcases the accomplished cooking of chef Juana Paz, a bank teller from Peru who succeeded in achieving her twin [...]

Puro Sabor Peruvian Food

Puro Sabor Peruvian Food

WHY Pure, unadulterated Peruvian flavors (puro sabor means ‘pure flavor’) in a sweet Valley spot with modest prices. WHAT This isn’t the most scenic neighborhood in Van Nuys, but inside is a cheerful, spotless café that showcases the accomplished cooking of chef Juana Paz, a bank teller from Peru who succeeded in achieving her twin [...]

The Go Go New Year: Speakeasy at Union Station, Tribal Disco, Global Drinking and more

The Go Go New Year: Speakeasy at Union Station, Tribal Disco, Global Drinking and more

New Year’s Eve. You know you want to. Whether you prefer a fancy bash, dinner with a little pizzazz, or come and go options, read on for Ms. Go Go’s picks for L.A.’s best end-of-the-year options in every category. Whatever you do, 2014 is gonna be the best year ever. NO COMMITMENT Big  Bar – Every dedicated [...]

Otafuku

Otafuku

WHY The best soba noodles in the South Bay. Great izakaya, too. WHAT Noodles made by hand in small batches are the draw at this dinky, hard-to-find noodle and izakaya spot (hint: enter from the back parking lot). While it makes fine eel tempura, grilled steak and wild mushrooms over rice, the reason to drive [...]

Otafuku

Otafuku

WHY The best soba noodles in the South Bay. Great izakaya, too. WHAT Noodles made by hand in small batches are the draw at this dinky, hard-to-find noodle and izakaya spot (hint: enter from the back parking lot). While it makes fine eel tempura, grilled steak and wild mushrooms over rice, the reason to drive [...]

Otafuku

Otafuku

WHY The best soba noodles in the South Bay. Great izakaya, too. WHAT Noodles made by hand in small batches are the draw at this dinky, hard-to-find noodle and izakaya spot (hint: enter from the back parking lot). While it makes fine eel tempura, grilled steak and wild mushrooms over rice, the reason to drive [...]

Pike, The

Pike, The

WHY A plate of retro charm and a side of rock ‘n roll. WHAT A key in the rise of Retro Row—the vintage-loving stretch of 4th Street famous for its pin-up poses and deadstock designs—the Pike is owned by former Social Distortion drummer Chris Reece. The bar is themed around the icons of lost Long [...]