At A.O.C. Christiaan Rollich’s salad-in-a-glass comes in a vodka version but tastes just as fresh with chamomile tea, basil, arugula, jalapeño, cucumber, and lime.
A meal at this nonchalant wine bar might be composed of jamon iberíco, a few grilled stalks of chile-spiked broccolini, and a lemony nest of chitarra with pencil-thin asparagus.
Neighborhood: Silver Lake
The team that brought Black Market Liquor Bar to the Valley is behind this bustling, brick-walled dining hall in Venice that’s become a night owl hangout.
Flat as a schoolhouse ruler, crisp as a Kentucky dawn, the chicken cracklings that get shot with chili vinegar at this Melrose venue serve as a beacon for the spirited cooking of Brian Dunsmoor and Kris Tominaga.