Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena



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Go Burger

Go Burger

WHY Quality burgers and good drinks, right next door to the ArcLight. WHAT This isn’t the cheapest burger in town, but as long as you avoid the prime steakhouse burger, it’s a good deal for this happening neighborhood. The meat is a mix of sirloin, short rib, chuck and brisket, and it’s properly cooked and [...]

Cookbook

Cookbook

WHY You’re feeling nostalgic for Drucker’s Store from Green Acres. WHAT A tiny, well-edited neighborhood mercantile selling gourmet pantry items is hard to find outside of Brooklyn or the Bay Area, but now Echo Park has Cookbook. Each week a changing selection of takeout foods centers around a featured cookbook—or buy the book and the [...]

Broome St. General Store

Broome St. General Store

WHY Coffee, sandwiches and desserts to eat in the front yard of this old house, plus simple-chic kitchenware (new and vintage) and that quintessential Silver Lake necessity, Dude No. 1 Beard Oil. WHAT Where Zanzabelle and Freight once cohabitated is now a most fetching food-focused general store and café. You can pick up retro glass [...]

Cheese Store of Silverlake

Cheese Store of Silverlake

WHY The widest selection of cheeses east of the Cheese Shop of Beverly Hills, as well as a well-edited wine department, high-quality charcuterie, olives and other gourmet items. Great for gifts for food lovers. WHAT Owner Chris Pollan is a quiet guy, but his passion for Europe and America’s finest cheeses shines through once he [...]

Natas Pastries

Natas Pastries

WHY For the chance to explore the rich flavors of authentic Portuguese cooking. WHAT Known for its traditional Portuguese pastries, Natas now has a full-on restaurant. You could be in Lisbon—the charming room, entirely lined in crisp blue-and-white tile, is one of the few places in town to sample dishes like caldeirada, a seafood stew, [...]

Village Bakery & Cafe

Village Bakery & Cafe

WHY A non-sceney neighborhood breakfast and lunch spot with fresh baked bread and pastries. WHAT If the expensive, trendy brunches of Silver Lake and Los Feliz are too much to bear, head to neighboring Atwater, where the Village Bakery & Café has a case of homey baked goods and the room to enjoy them. It’s [...]

Balconi Coffee

Balconi Coffee

WHY To sit in front of a row of siphons, sip coffee and talk to the owner about the body, flavor and other qualities of every coffee he offers. Try the latte flavored with crushed almonds. WHAT Why would a coffeehouse not open until 10 a.m.? Owner Ray Sato says because in the early morning, [...]

Vegan Glory

Vegan Glory

WHY A consistently good vegan Thai-American café with very good fake chicken, fish and meat dishes; pass on the vegan burger in favor of the vegan tacos, three-flavor fish, pad Thai, curries and coconut ice cream. WHAT At this bright and cheerful strip-mall spot near the Beverly Center, the only shortcoming is the lack of [...]

Lukshon

Lukshon

WHY Southeast Asian flavors refracted through the refined lens of Sang Yoon. WHAT Yoon’s follow-up to the gastropub scrum that is Father’s Office, this well-oiled restaurant is beautiful and sleek, worthy of a case study in modern design. The menu, like at so many of the city’s new places, is intent on obliterating the concept [...]

Pete’s Café & Bar

Pete’s Café & Bar

WHY Well-prepared modern American comfort food—mac ‘n cheese, Caesar salad, flat-iron steak with blue-cheese fries—at fair prices in a swell old building. WHAT High ceilings, old tile floors and burnished wooden tables give Pete’s a look usually more associated with San Francisco or New York. This is a fine place for a weekend lunch after [...]

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