If you’ve been eating around L.A. for long enough, you’ve probably had Jason Neroni’s food. He first headed up the kitchen at Osteria La Buca, then went on to open Superba Snack Bar, then came Catch & Release, and then, finally, the project that we’d all been waiting for, the revamped Rose Cafe in Venice opened up under his watch earlier this year. But when he’s not making pasta by the beach, what’s he eating?
Hands-down the best ramen ever. It’s cheap, it’s fast, it’s great, and I love how thick the noodles are.
You feel like you’re cheating on pastrami with turkey—but damn it’s good.
Chef David has the location, the product, and the ambiance. So fresh and so clean.
This place is a shrine of excess and excellence. Nobody does it better. I’ve been there more than any other place in L.A.
Garden Grove is home for me. Both north and south Vietnam are represented here so you have the whole gambit of tastes.
I was really sad when they left Culver City. Kyochon has the best fried chicken ever.
Best pho ever. Period. No line. No wait. Just pho.
It’s run by nice people, the pastries are fresh, and the kids love them. Different than most places in L.A. pastry-wise.
This place nails the ubiquitous offer-all. I won’t even share them with my wife.
As close to NYC’s Russ & Daughters as you can get. Period.