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Tacos Villa Corona

3185 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90039


For 20 years this family-run taco hut has rolled the best breakfast burritos in town. Lard-free flour tortillas are stuffed with a perfect amalgam of scrambled eggs, low-fat mozzarella, grilled potatoes, onion, cilantro, and house-made salsa.


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11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90049


There’s a nod to Old Hollywood here, from the atrium populated with famous folks to the menu, which skews vintage with Suzanne Goin’s versions of “devils on horseback,” Gulf shrimp cocktail, and Julia Child’s sinus-clearing ode to Dijon, Devil’s Chick.

Website: http://tavernla.com

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The Proper

464 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011


Ask for “the bible” upon arrival and your server will scurry off to retrieve the pride and joy of the flintridge Proper: the gin list

Website: http://www.theproper.com

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Umami Burger

Multiple Addresses, Los Angeles, CA, 90027


If you’re after beeflike satisfaction without the mock-meat taste, your answer—as with most things burger related—is Umami Burger.

Website: http://www.umami.com


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Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA, 93021


Urban kids can wander around vegetable patches at Underwood Family Farms. During the fall harvest festival, they can ride a buckboard pulled by a 1950 John Deere tractor.

Website: http://underwoodfamilyfarms.com

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UnUrban CoffeeHouse

3301 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90404

(310) 315-0056

Before the $7 slow-pour, single-origin trend turned drinking caffeine into an exercise of high snobbery, there existed a different kind of coffeehouse. It was a communal place where you picked up flyers for open-mic nights. The dream of the ’90s is alive in Santa Monica at UnUrban CoffeeHouse.


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Veggie Sandwich

2902 Knox Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90039

(323) 284-8857

Cucumbers are cut razor thin, sprouts are strewn with a discriminating hand, and shredded cheddar covers every inch

Website: http://www.waxpaperco.com/

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Wine Bar

13456 Ventura Blvd,, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423

(818) 990-0938

The Sherman Oaks man-cave-cum- honky-tonk is totally modern in its mix of inquisitive crowd, good vittles, and broad wine selection meant to be shared. At AUGUSTINE peckish patrons can delight in how pork schnitzel brings out the rustic shade in a carignan. If you’ve ever wanted to try, say, a ’71 bordeaux, you’re in luck: […]

Website: http://www.augustinewinebar.com/

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Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 90077

A simple basket of sliced carbs won’t do at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, where pastry chef Sherry Yard is behind this elaborate quartet that rises above the rest.

Website: https://hotelbelair.com


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