Out of all the burger spots in Los Angeles this fast-food version of the popular Umami chain might be the tiniest. But good things come in small packages, right? Yes, if you consider five-ounce bur... read more
The brick and mortar version of the popular TLT food truck has found its permanent home in Westwood, amidst a bunch of healthy, innovative restaurants. The lime-green walls remind diners of its mob... read more
In synch with the Hammer's sleek yet inviting feel, the museum's cafe - another location of popular Ammo restaurant - is a no-fuss zone offering seasonal paninis, market salads, and generous happy ... read more
This white-tiled pizza joint in Westwood may feel a little on the fast-food-y side, but that's only because the piping hot, Neapolitan pies are churned out faster than you can get to your table. ... read more
From the owners of Frida's Taqueria comes this upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant. Sure, LA is rampant with south of the border cuisine, but Casa Azul stands out with its traditional mole recipe... read more
Everything from bowling to lunch boxes has shot up the trendometer in recent years, proving that even hipsters long for lost childhood pleasures. Now, we can reconnect with our very own wee inner s... read more
What do you get when a chef from Melisse and Charlie Palmer opens a sandwich shop? Concoctions between bread that you've never quite dreamed of: Soft shell crab po'boys, peach and foie gras pizzas ... read more
A choose-your-own-adventure through Korean quick serve: choose a grain, a protein and a sauce, sit down and wait for the stone pot full of it to arrive. It's not like Koreatown, but you do get a tr... read more
Decor is very spare, as is befitting a college town, but the high ceilings and dark red walls give this pubby place some dramatic flair. Cuisine is on the bistro side, very classic California, with... read more
Beer lover's paradise in a "mall". There's an outdoor-facing wall, but still a mall. The booze selection feels like somewhere else entirely. A Portland pub? A New York mixology haven? Mixed drinks ... read more
The rooms are a bit small, but full of colorful fabrics (black and white with blue and yellow) and touches like shutters above the bathtub—stuff like that can really make a sexy weekend. Bar ... read more
Quick fashion for UCLA kids looking to make their way in the scene. Run by college girls still acting adolescent and cliquey, shopping experience is reminiscent of lunchroom antics. Girls that aren... read more
Boys put these skateboards to use competing on skating contests inside the store. It creates quite the buzz for the college boys walking by. There's nothing like testosterone playful jousting to ge... read more
College life is tough on a girl. Last minute keggers. Friday night dates. Fake IDs to score. And all the while girls are trying to get an education and prepare themselves for their shiny futures. T... read more
Local farms, winemakers, and dairy artisans set this hotel restaurant menu on fire, kind of like what that pinstriped suit with the wandering eye is doing for the bar. Smooth, contemporary setting ... read more
Just a hop, skip and a jump from UCLA campus and the red carpet of many of Hollywood's movie premiere creates a solid clientele for Monica's. Celebs browse through James Perse, Tarina Tarantino, an... read more
Executive chef Taylor Boudreaux may constantly be in the running of LA's Hottest Chef but it's his rustic, American dishes that get all the attention. The Larry "Turkey" Burger is such a hit, it's ... read more
Westside waterfall, incandescent staircase, still a white-room hot zone, though the average age of Seven-sporting patrons is on the rise. Thankfully, Busby's it is not, and it will forever bank poi... read more
Hamasaywhut? High end Ovitz-owned spot stands out among sushi joints stuck between sunglass huts and dry-cleaners. A little celeb-spotting appetizer for two (was that Harold or Kumar?) followed by ... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...
Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...