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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 [...]

The Weekend Go Go: ARTmageddon + a Beer Bash

The Weekend Go Go: ARTmageddon + a Beer Bash

Go Go’ers, it’s finally (kind of) fall, which means the days of staggering around in a heat-stunned stupor are (almost) over and the days of staggering around in a happy, beery haze are upon us. Your hand-knitted beer Kozy is ready and waiting. Also this weekend: CARmageddon II.  You may have heard of it. Luckily, [...]

Trattoria Farfalla

Trattoria Farfalla

WHY Penne alla Norma, insalata Farfalla (a salad on a pizza crust), thin-crust pizza with pesto and goat cheese, and good (if pricey) wine by the glass. WHAT A pioneer in the makeover of Los Feliz, Farfalla has been slinging pasta and Chianti to a constant crowd of regulars for many years, and it’s every [...]

Sushi Ike

Sushi Ike

WHY Because the chefs are impeccable, the fish is fresh, and the location is…neither of those. WHAT Smooshed in a sleazy Hollywood strip mall, Sushi Ike is not a place to go for a posh night of extravagant nigiri and imported sake. This place is all about the fish, so if you’re into molecular gastronomy [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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