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Al & Bea’s

Al & Bea’s

WHY A basic place for basic food: L.A. burritos that are cheap, juicy and delicious. WHAT For decades, this utilitarian stand has served as a hub of Boyle Heights life. Located near Mariachi Plaza, the Metro station and Hollenbeck police station, it’s where everyone in the ‘hood goes for a burrito, to eat here or [...]

Porky’s BBQ

Porky’s BBQ

WHY Top-notch pulled pork, plus other solid barbecue standards. WHAT Descended from the now-shuttered Porky’s in Inglewood, this Long Beach rib joint stepped right into the region’s relative barbecue void, offering hefty ribs, crisp fried chicken, worthy brisket and its signature dish, pulled pork. Unlike the wispy, flavorless strands of meat found at other spots, [...]

La Vie

La Vie

WHY  Tasty and affordable French cuisine housed in a friendly restaurant run by a Vietnamese family. WHAT  Classics like coq au vin, sirloin steak with three-peppercorn sauce, and garlic-encrusted roasted rack of lamb (pictured here) are well executed; each is accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables, salad, and the daily soup. Hidden in an unassuming strip mall, [...]

Red White + Bluezz

Red White + Bluezz

WHY The menu focuses mainly on updated American classics, and includes a wide selection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie for sampling with the wines. WHAT Quality live jazz is at the heart of this candlelit bistro, but the surprise is how good the food is, too. Try the Snake River Farms Kobe beef burger with [...]

Dinner to Dye For: An Imaginative Take on Playing With Your Food

Dinner to Dye For: An Imaginative Take on Playing With Your Food

Hailing from San Francisco, the Permacouture Institute’s Sasha Duerr is a talented textile artist with a knack for harmonizing nature, fashion, and cuisine using edible dyes made from natural ingredients. Laurie Dill runs Your Local Hive, an organization that celebrates cuisine, culture, and local food crafts through one-of-a-kind community gatherings. These two are joining forces to [...]

Intelligentsia Venice Coffeebar

Intelligentsia Venice Coffeebar

WHY So you can be greeted by your own personal barista. WHAT When this offshoot of the Chicago-by-way-of-Silver-Lake coffeehouse opened on Abbot Kinney, you’d have thought the Obamas themselves were pulling espressos from the Synesso machines. Coffee geeks walk into this light-filled industrial space and begin hyperventilating at the sight of the Mazzer grinders and [...]

The Weekend Go Go: Garrett Morris, Wine Riot, Eats of Borneo, and LA hearts NY

The Weekend Go Go: Garrett Morris, Wine Riot, Eats of Borneo, and LA hearts NY

Go Go’ers, we’ve survived Halloween.  The Election is behind us.  Now it’s just time to have fun. You know how to do that. Old School Blues/New School Yuks Original SNL cast member/current 2 Broke Girls cast member Garrett Morris may be in his 70′s but he’s still the coolest guy in any room.  Morris and club [...]

Café Vida

Café Vida

WHY A chance to eat healthy food with the Palisades set, plus no corkage fee. WHAT This is the place that triggered a local epiphany: ‘Healthy’ food can actually taste good! Winning dishes include a delicious egg-white frittata with sausage and roasted vegetables. Get there before 11:30 for brunch or lunch and before 6 p.m. [...]

Election Night Go Go: Where to Rock Your Post-Vote

Election Night Go Go: Where to Rock Your Post-Vote

Go Go’ers, it goes without saying that you are voting today. Reward yourself for doing your democratic duty while riding out the results at the following establishments. Patriotic fervor may ensue.  Also, patriotic drinks. Proud to be an American. ELECTION WATCH ON THE EASTSIDE Seven Grand (515 W 7th St, 2nd Flr, DTLA 90014; 213.614.0737; [...]

26 Beach Café

26 Beach Café

WHY The King Kobe burger, the house-made buns and the casual vibe. WHAT So what if it’s not really at the beach? The food is good, the prices are reasonable. and the setting is flea-market cute, complete with a fetching covered garden. Follow the regulars’ lead and go with the burgers, which come in variations [...]

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