Best of LA: Eat
The quarter-century-old establishment has an adjoining restaurant and grocery section, but head straight to the bustling counter for pickled garlic, smoked mackerel, and cabbage-stuffed piroshki
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
The cheerful café offers toothsome, fluffy flapjacks that are deceptively similar to their glutenous counterparts
Neighborhood: Highland Park
LaMill is still the only place in town to enjoy siphon-brewed estate-grown coffee while sitting on a faux crocodile-skin chair.
Oaxacan cuisine is the new black in what we could start calling “Oaxacalifornia,” and that’s largely due to the Mexican state’s unparalleled mole negro.
Barflies know that the wee hours bring a cornucopia of discount grub and booze. After 10 p.m. the BACKHOUSE in West L.A. fills buzzed bellies with yakitori— grilled morsels like chicken livers and bacon-wrapped okra (from $1.75)—plus fried appetizers like karaage (for as much as $3 off). Raw bar deals feature oysters, sushi, and salmon […]
Step off La Cienega into this red-walled cocoon and through the smoke haze of the enclosed patio, and you’ll feel a lot closer to Paris.
At this spin-off of the West Hollywood fixture Dominick’s, Los Feliz locals come for high-end basics with northern Italian and California influences.
While our city makes it possible to get tastes of the world, let’s face it: There are some restaurants where a chaperon—or just a translator—would be beneficial.
One of the main watering holes for the powers that be at Paramount, this family-run restaurant has an enthusiastic following.
Amir and Pnina Simyonov have run the kosher cubbyhole HABAYIT for nearly two decades. Their herb-flecked chicken soup’s amber broth has just enough sheen to signal home cooking. Unlike many restaurant matzo balls, which seem like science fair experiments in volume displacement, the ones here are delicate orbs, nestled among carrots as tender as a […]
Our loyalty belongs to Mel’s Fish Shack, which for decades has fried up such swimmers as catfish, sand dabs, and buffalo fish—a bony, old-time favorite.
Neighborhood: Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw
The cocoa at CACAO MEXICATESSEN is prepared with the same precision as the Eagle Rock restaurant’s famous carnitas de pato and handmade tortillas. Disks of cinnamon-infused Oaxacan chocolate are melted down to a rich syrup and combined with steamed milk via an espresso machine and some fancy wrist work. A flurry of chile powder adds […]
A snickerdoodle’s success depends less on what’s inside than what’s on top
This dish could be devoured beside a caravansary campfire; in reality you’re sitting beneath an awning in Glendale, drinking hot tea.
You’re ready to spring for a movie with the latest gazillion-speaker sound system and armchairs that double as beds
Forget iceberg lettuce, canned beets, and wilted green beans. Mrs. Winston’s Green Grocer has updated that 1980s culinary throwback with fresh, high-quality produce.
Neighborhood: Santa Monica