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Cora’s Coffee Shoppe

1802 Ocean Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90401


This is a busy spot adjacent to Capo with two tiny tables indoors and a dozen on the patio…

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Darren’s Restaurant & Bar

1141 Manhattan Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90266


Fish takes center stage at this cozy coastal spot housed in what used to be Avenue, just a block from the beach…

Website: http://darrensrestaurant.com

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Dino’s Chicken and Burgers

2575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90006


In any other instance we’d say soggy french fries are something to avoid. But at this roadside stand, flame-grilled chicken (half a bird) is drenched in a spicy, garlicky….

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Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


Du-par’s has finally completed its makeover. We’re fans…

Website: http://du-pars.com

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Engine Co. No. 28

644 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA, 90017


This is a downtown citadel of boy food—beef, chili, meat loaf, and the like in a former firehouse full of brass and leather…

Website: http://engineco.com

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Faith & Flower

705 W 9th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90015


Edgy but not alienating, ambitious but not brash: It’s a tough line to walk but necessary for a 165-seat restaurant near the Staples Center

Website: http://www.faithandflowerla.com/


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Funnel Mill Rare Coffee and Tea

930 Broadway, Ste. A, Los Angeles, CA, 90401


Don’t order soy lattes or vanilla-shot cappuccinos at Funnel Mill Rare Coffee and Tea. Here it’s about the bean…

Website: http://funnelmill.com

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173000 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272


The entertainment gurus at SBE have slapped some white paint on this former beachside sawdust joint, but Hyde Lounge this is not…

Website: http://www.gladstones.com


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Great Western Steak and Hoagie

1720 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291


For more than 40 years this shabby stand on a deserted Venice block has been improvising on the traditional Philly cheese steak…

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911 N. Seward St., Los Angeles, CA, 90038


The a.m. diners at this sunny 1920s bungalow know they’re in on a great secret. Brunch dishes—most under $10…

Website: http://grub-la.com

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640 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069


Tucked in the quiet section of Robertson is this unfussy neighborhood spot…

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8440 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069


This neighborhood is old hat for Brian Malarkey.

Website: http://www.herringboneeats.com/


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12851 Riverside Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 91607


This sister to West Hollywood’s enduring hot spot, particularly for the young Industry types…

Website: http://hugosrestaurant.com

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55 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA, 91103


This sleek space is the Chicago coffee purveyor’s first café to offer meals with its high-grade caffeine.

Website: http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/locations/pasadena-cafe

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James’ Beach

60 N. Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291


The menu at James Evans’s neighborhood restaurant couples fresh takes on American classics such as chicken potpie…

Website: http://jamesbeach.com

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Jinky’s Cafe

1447 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90401


The motto here is “better than breakfast in bed,” and it’s apt…

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John O’Groats

10516 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064


The breakfast lines are relentless. Pancake aficionados are waited on by servers who believe in hot oatmeal…

Website: http://ogroatsrestaurant.com

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La Grande Orange

260 S. Raymond Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91105


A full renovation has transformed Pasadena’s historic Santa Fe train depot into La Grande Orange Cafe, a Phoenix transplant serving simple burgers…

Website: http://lgocafe.com

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