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Huckleberry Bakery & Café

Huckleberry Bakery & Café

WHY Really fantastic café food: sandwiches on fresh bread, homemade soups, a perfect chopped salad, wonderful desserts. WHAT The bakery and café from the husband-and-wife chefs at Rustic Canyon, Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, is a place of deafening noise and recession-resistant crowds, who line up at breakfast and lunch to order not-inexpensive ciabatta sandwiches [...]

Santa Monica Seafood

Santa Monica Seafood

WHY The great retail fish market Santa Monica has long depended upon, as well as a much-needed casual oyster bar, which was curiously lacking in this oceanside city. WHAT This longstanding market has seafood galore, of course, along with beer, wine and everything you might want to rub beneath gills and between tentacles. Skip the [...]

Woodlands

Woodlands

WHY Go on Dosa Nights (Wednesday and Friday), when you can pick a dosa and gorge yourself at the sumptuous buffet-all for $10. WHAT Who needs meat when you can feast on south Indian vegetarian fare that’s this scrumptious? Go-to dishes include tamarind and lemon rice, coconut chutney and the amazing chana batura-fried bread that’s [...]

Big Sugar Bakeshop

Big Sugar Bakeshop

WHY Heavenly American desserts, from the ubiquitous cupcake (they’re good) to more interesting things, like an astonishing cinnamon cake studded with Red Hots, the Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookie and the rich seven-layer bars topped with coconut. WHAT Lisa Ritter has become a demi-goddess in Studio City for her wonderful desserts, from apple-pie bars to cheesecakes. [...]

Red Corner Asia

Red Corner Asia

WHY RCA’s signature dishes, including flaming whole volcano chicken, crispy catfish with apple salad, fish cakes on lemongrass skewers and spicy shrimp with cashews and fried basil leaves. WHAT This clean, modern addition to the Thai Town dining scene has a user-friendly menu and a devoted clientele, thanks in part to its late hours (until [...]

Cheebo

Cheebo

WHY For a robustly flavorful, modestly priced salad-and-pizza meal after an Arclight movie. And if you live or work around here, they deliver! WHAT This noisy, cheerful café has something for everyone-breakfast burritos, panini, chopped salads, vegan lentil soup, a kids’ menu-but we’re most partial to the rectangular pizzas. A fun spot for a casual [...]

They Bake for the Food Bank

They Bake for the Food Bank

Just when you’ve recovered from the double-whammy of pecan AND pumpkin pie in one sitting, it’s time to gear up for more sweets—but in this case, it’s to help feed more than just yourself. This Saturday is the return of the semi-annual Eat My Blog bake sale at the West Hollywood Tender Greens. As has happened [...]

Yxta Cocina Mexicana

Yxta Cocina Mexicana

WHY For 40 years, Jesse Gomez’s family has been turning out ‘careful-the-plate-is-hot’ Mexican food at El Arco Iris, an old-school hub of Highland Park life. Now Gomez has created a new-school, loft-like place serving regional Mexican dishes, as well as twenty-some tequilas and what may well be the best margarita Downtown. WHAT This is not [...]

Waterloo & City

Waterloo & City

WHY Tasty cocktails, a comfortable bar and a menu with something for everyone. WHAT The name is a tribute to owner/chef Brendan Collins’s home country, England, but his cooking is not English—his training is French, and his experience includes a long stint at Mélisse. Now, in the 1960s building that long housed the old Crest [...]

The Lobsta Truck: A Quick & Dirty Review

The Lobsta Truck: A Quick & Dirty Review

For approximately 157 more hours, the Lobsta Truck has the dubious distinction of being the newest entrant into L.A.’s endlessly combustible upscale food truck scene. They serve a very limited (or focused, if you’re feeling generous) menu: lobster or crab on a toasted split top roll with either mayo or butter, as well as clam chowder [...]

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