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Lunasia

Lunasia

WHY Well-crafted dim sum by day and well-executed upscale Chinese cooking by night, served in an attractive dining room for surprisingly modest prices. WHAT The dim sum gets more attention at this swank Cantonese place on Alhambra’s auto row, but we think the dinner is equally worthy. As is the trend now in your classier [...]

Bar Covell

Bar Covell

WHY The owners, alums of nearby Café Stella and Silver Lake Wine, know exactly what the neighborhood wants: zero pretension and decent value. WHAT This Los Feliz wine and beer bar has a rustic-industrial feel, with a weathered wood bar and comfy bar stools. A carefully curated wine list offers some 40 well-priced varieties at [...]

The Weekend Go Go: 30 Years of Art, Theater in the Dark, Egyptian Masked Ball, Finding L.A.

The Weekend Go Go: 30 Years of Art, Theater in the Dark, Egyptian Masked Ball, Finding L.A.

Go Go’ers, you have been warned.  Not just because it’s the penultimate weekend of haunts, hags, and Hello Kitty costumes. No, you should be aware that every event planner in the city of Los Angeles has chosen the next two weeks as prime party time.  Luckily, Ms. Go Go  has tirelessly sifted through options #1 [...]

Breadbar

Breadbar

WHY Hand-crafted whole-grain and country breads. excellent croissants and tarts, as well as breakfast, sandwiches and salads. Don’t miss the Alpine cheese bread. WHAT Baker Eric Kayser first won the hearts of Parisians (no easy thing for a bread baker) and then came to conquer L.A. here and in Century City. The patio fronts bustling [...]

Lucky Baldwins

Lucky Baldwins

WHY 63 beers on tap, including some wonderful Belgians, along with such reliable pub standards as pasties and a tasty chicken curry. And with all the hipster gastropubs, we’re grateful that this is just a real pub. WHAT Co-owner David Farnsworth is originally from the north of England, and with partner Peggy Simonian he’s created [...]

Izakaya Yuzen Kan

Izakaya Yuzen Kan

WHY Intelligent and sometimes almost whimsical dishes like ground chicken with a light miso glaze in lettuce wraps, as well as exquisitely fresh, flown-in-from-Japan sashimi. WHAT This modern izakaya hidden in a shopping center has an airy open kitchen and sleek lines that give it a quiet dignity. Ultra-fine as well as more modest sakes [...]

Rincon Taurino

Rincon Taurino

WHY Tender al pastor with a crunchy glaze, pit-barbecued lamb and chicken on weekends, and tender but lean pierna de cerdo (pork leg), served in burritos or tortas. WHAT First-timers come for the excellent tacos and burritos, then return for the Saturday and Sunday barbacoa, whole pit-roasted lamb, served in two courses: lamb soup, followed [...]

Hatfield’s

Hatfield’s

WHY For the innovative and relatively bargain-priced $59 four-course tasting menu ($49 for vegetarians) matched with stellar sommelier Peter Birmingham’s wine pairings. WHAT Chefs Quinn and Karen Hatfield have settled beautifully into the dramatic dining room and sexy bar that once housed Citrus, and they’ve been quietly shaping this into one of L.A.’s finest restaurants. [...]

Foodie Rants, Olive Oil, Canned Beer & Campanile on Off-Ramp

Foodie Rants, Olive Oil, Canned Beer & Campanile on Off-Ramp

This weekend on Eat LA on Off-Ramp, we cover a lot of ground. Jennifer Worick, author of the new book Things I Want to Punch in the Face, rants about why she’d like to punch foodies in the face. Colleen Bates and John Rabe taste fresh, peppery olive oils with Oliana’s Randy Hernandez. Jerry Gorin [...]

Allston Yacht Club

Allston Yacht Club

WHY A smart, international wine list, tasty small plates and good-value specials. WHAT A sign if there ever was one of Echo Park’s gentrification, Allston is a small, dark, clubby place with very good wines, a full bar, tasty small-plate dishes and a couple of very nice owners who are longtime Silver Lake/Echo Park residents—but [...]

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