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Best of LA 2015: Eat

“No Name” Club

432 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036

(323) 651-1583

If you’ve spooned buttery corn risotto while watching Jackson Browne coo sweet nothings or popped salty beads of salmon roe between your molars in time with Twin Shadow’s synthesized drums, then you’ve been to the club that goes by “No Name.”

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Belcampo

Grand Central Market, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

(213) 625-0304

For the record, the café and butcher shop was making bone broth before it was trendy—“when it was still just on vinyl,” jokes head butcher Jered Standing

Website: http://www.belcampomeatco.com/restaurant/los-angeles/

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Belly & Snout

974 S. Western Ave, Koreatown, CA, 90006

323-643-4170

Named for the pig parts that make up its signature dish, Koreatown’s Belly & Snout is not for the meat-shy

Website: http://www.bellyandsnout.com

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Boa Steakhouse on Sunset

9200 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

310-278-2050

We appreciate a nice patio as much as the next Angeleno, and the one at Boa’s new flagship ranks among the area’s loveliest

Website: http://boasteak.com

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Dal Rae

9023 Washington Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA, 90660

562-949-2444

A truly authentic prime rib dinner requires a time machine to transport you to the 1950s, but your Prius will do if you point it toward Pico Rivera, where the legendary Dal Rae has been serving the Rat Pack-approved indulgence for more than 50 years

Website: http://www/dalrae.com

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Faith & Flower

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

213-239-0642

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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Guisados

2100 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

(323) 264-7201

In partnership with Armando De La Torre, Ricardo Diaz is building a Mexican American restaurant empire in East L.A. At Guisados his one-of-a-kind tacos are made with braised meats and homestyle stews

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Hai Di Lao Hot Pot

Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia, CA, 91007

626-445-7232

At peak times the wait to gain entry into Hai Di Lao Hot Pot—Arcadia’s wildly popular Chinese hot pot import—can take up to three hours

Website: http://www.haidilao.us

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In-N-Out Burger

9149 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045

800-786-1000

Spilling out of their small cardboard boat, the off-menu Animal Fries at In-N-Out burger are anchored by thin, fresh-cut fries that are drowned in a delicious mess of pickle-laced sauce, diced grilled onions, and melted American cheese

Website: http://www.in-n-out.com

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Kitchen Mouse

5904 N. Figueroa St, Highland Park, CA, 90042

323-259-9555

The cheerful café offers toothsome, fluffy flapjacks that are deceptively similar to their glutenous counterparts

Website: http://www.kitchenmousela.com

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Munchery

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90007

What distinguishes Munchery from the gazillion other mobile dining outfits is that it’s not just glorified takeout

Website: http://www.munchery.com

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Orleans & York Deli

4454 W. Slauson Ave., Windsor Hills, CA, 90301

323-291-8800

The Gumbo Mumbo sandwich at the Orleans & York Deli is as much an achievement in architecture as a marvel of taste

Website: http://www.orleans-andyorkdeli.com

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Redbird

114 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

213-788-1191

Neal Fraser’s fine-dining career is being resurrected at Vibiana

Website: http://redbird.la

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République

624 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

310-362-6115

Walter Manzke and his wife, Margarita, have turned the former Campanile site into a bustling brasserie with a skylight, long tables, and inspired neo-rustic cooking

Website: http://republiquela.com/contact/

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Small Batch Creamery

119 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA, 90293

310-683-5019

Get a taste of what Shirley Temple herself likely quaffed at King Beach creamery inside Brooke Williamson’s Playa Provisions

Website: http://www.playaprovisions.com

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