Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena



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Ed’s Coffee Shop

Ed’s Coffee Shop

WHY First-rate short-order cooking served in a classic lunch-counter diner that’s been here for 50 years. WHAT With its lunch counter, black-and-white linoleum floor and retro feel, this small coffee shop would seem more suited to the Midwest than West Hollywood. But it’s beloved by locals for just that old-time atmosphere (and service), as well [...]

Time for Dine L.A Once Again

Time for Dine L.A Once Again

It’s time again for Dine LA week (or in this case, weeks–it’s two weeks long, so you can maximize your culinary exploration). Running this week and next—from January 23 to 28th and January 30 to February 4—it will once again organize many of the best restaurants in town into offering good-value fixed-priced meals. Here is [...]

Fisherman’s Outlet

Fisherman’s Outlet

WHY Come for the adjacent seafood café and stay to pick out more fresh fish to cook yourself for dinner. But bring cash. WHAT A good all-around seafood market with a large section devoted to cooked crab and shrimp of every size. Low prices, a respectable selection and counter guys who move fast and know [...]

JiRaffe

JiRaffe

WHY The seafood’s usually outstanding, including pancetta-wrapped tiger shrimp with lemon-harissa nage or crispy salmon with braised fennel and parsnip purée. WHAT JiRaffe epitomizes the California bistro, with its elegant chandeliers hung above cozy tables, first-rate service and the creative market-based California-French cuisine of surfer-chef Raphael Lunetta. Bargain hunters, take note of Lunetta’s fantastic three-course [...]

North End Caffé

North End Caffé

WHY The best takeout coffee in the area and, if you have time to sit down and eat, very good food, too. WHAT This is not really a place to sit with just a cup of coffee and linger—the people waiting for a table for breakfast or lunch will look daggers at you—but it’s a [...]

Nickel Diner

Nickel Diner

WHY Bacon maple doughnuts. WHAT This retro diner at Main and 5th (5th being called ‘the Nickel’ by the tougher locals in this hardscrabble neighborhood) has won local fame for bringing L.A. the bacon doughnut, which is already a staple in such foodie towns as Portland. But that’s not the only thing worth eating here. [...]

Kotosh

Kotosh

WHY Intercontinental fusion food informed by 100 years of immigration. WHAT Born out of history, this quaint place is the culinary result of a century of Japanese immigration to Peru. Its success stems from its ability to take two disparate cuisines and forge a strong, seafood-based middle ground. On the Peruvian side of things, try [...]

Church & State

Church & State

WHY The first-rate execution of French bistro classics, at more than fair prices. WHAT This too-loud, brick-walled restaurant lost chef Walter Manzke, who made it an L.A. culinary destination, but so far the kitchen seems to be running like a top without him. They’re still making his charcuterie, procuring pristine oysters, preparing a mean bouillabaisse [...]

Walking the Food Inc. Walk

Walking the Food Inc. Walk

Savvy foodies are all talking the sustainability talk, but what does it really take to walk the path? Some people who are working hard to eat both well and more sustainably will take part in a screening of the documentary Food, Inc., followed by a post-film panel discussion and a tasting of low-impact cuisine by [...]

Komatsu Tempura Bar

Komatsu Tempura Bar

WHY For exquisitely made tempura and high-caliber izakaya-style little dishes. WHAT If there were a Tempura Olympics, chef Hiroshi Komatsu would surely get the gold. He plucks your tempura from his proprietary blend of scalding oil and serves the lacy, crackle-crusted fish and vegetables one piece at a time so they never cool and wilt. [...]

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