The informal formality of Joan’s on Third presents a less-pressured way to talk shop with your mouth full
Neighborhood: Beverly Grove
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.
The menu updates yesteryear’s favorites: vegetarian eggs Benedict or eggs with sliced house-roasted turkey, buckwheat or regular pancakes embedded with crushed Oreos, and the meatiest lean corned beef hash in town.
Neighborhood: Culver City
Hemmingway was here. Or at least that’s what the log interior, taxidermy, roaring fire, and menu of wild game seem to imply.
Smoked salmon scrambles with crispy hash browns are as rib-sticking at 8 p.m. as they are at 8 a.m., and the waitress will brew a fresh pot of coffee no matter the hour
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