Best of LA: Eat
The rich concoctions are poured over satiny eggs that have been fried in a generous amount of hot oil—just like Abuelita used to make
When toasted, the fluffy, bronzed bread with bubbly air pockets becomes the ideal scoop for Brothers’ hummus and garlic dips
Neighborhood: Garden Grove
Pulp from tomato juice, then mixing the clarified liquid with gin infused with shiso and black pepper. Horseradish oil provides the finishing pop
On Saturdays A slow-moving line of families dressed for through a small Westside storefront. The wait is worth it, as the strawberry shortcake at ANGEL MAID BAKERY is so fluffy, so lushly enrobed in semi-sweet whipped cream and chock-full of ripe strawberry nuggets, it’ll convert any member of the butter-cream-or-bust crowd. A seven-inch round cake, […]
Scoop-specialist Carmela offers seasonal flavors of sorbet inspired by herbs and spices
Neighborhood: Beverly Grove
Only at the original Carousel will you find such an authentic take on this Middle Eastern salad—a mélange of snappy vegetables and fried pita bread.
Neighborhood: East Hollywood
Few cultural institutions can claim as essential a dining experience as the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo.
To do charcuterie right, you must understand the unglamorous science of pH, aw (water activity), and bacteria-inhibiting acidity
At Burbank’s family-run Chili John’s, the generous bowls of red are of the most elemental Texas variety: nothin’ but high-quality beef suet, garlic, and a proprietary spice blend that favors cayenne’s stiff kick.
Silver Lake’s candlelit grotto recently brought on James Beard-nominated chef Benjamin Bailly (Fraîche, Petrossian), whose farm-fresh menu is tasteful but doesn’t punish the pocketbook.
Neighborhood: Silver Lake
During the omakase cocktail experience at Koreatown’s WALKER INN, bartenders don’t merely mix and serve; they educate and pamper. Menus, which have such rotating themes as “Wet Hot American Summer,” include refreshments garnished with “fog” or packaged in juice boxes. Instagram isn’t going to cut it—you’ll want to Snapchat the entire story.
White-tablecloth vegan—it was bound to happen.
The fruitiness of an Isabel cuvée from Berkeley’s Donkey & Goat is all rosé halftones; the high-alcohol flash of a Russian River Poco a Poco zinfandel is a snapshot of one grape in one season in one dusty place.
We’re pleased as pilsner that we can grab beer on the go from a bevy of local craft beer makers. Eagle Rock Brewery elevates the growler experience to an art.
Neighborhood: Eagle Rock
When we need our Italian treats to go, which is when we say, “Ciao, Eagle Rock Italian Bakery!”
Neighborhood: Eagle Rock
At El Rocoto, Inca-worthy recipes use traditional tubers, Andean grains, and the fragrant lúcuma fruit, while standards including ceviche, lomo saltado, and papas huancaina are artfully executed.