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Simple space/perfect plates whisk you back to that hot summer in Italy when all you had time for was swimming in the sun, loving hard, and feasting freshly. Many say it's L.A.'s best Italian and th... read more
Content neighborhood spot showing off authentic Italian pride. Upscale, red-checkered tablecloth pizza house eats with brilliance in walnut-flecked pies. Swathed in photos and keepsakes, like the r... read more
Kin-kin-a-ree, kin-kin-a-ree! Kin-kin-a-ree! Aye guv'nah, sweep on down for fresh, dependable Thai and I'll let you sample me Prik King. That's just spicy curry paste over green beans, you perv. Ea... read more
Snugly tucked away old maisonette off the Strip. Pass unseen powers of the picket fence for inspired hangar steak, mussels, gazpacho, and frite-filled first dates. Short, strong clandestine affairs... read more
Nothing notable at first. Maybe you've heard tell that the food is okay. Won't kill ya dead. Standard stuff of the orange chicken, fried rice variety. The excitement comes from the owner/waitress, ... read more
Back when East Hollywood was "the Eastside," 101 Coffee Shop was the center of it all, especially for night owls craving soyrizo and pancakes. And nothing has changed. Somehow this place is a peren... read more
Not breaking traditions through love-marriage or earth-shattering curries. The Gate is standard Bengali-run Indian. Buffet makes filling lunch for mostly non-Indian crowd of local workers and visit... read more
Crowded mom n' pop knows al dente. Simple shades, white tablecloths and wooden shelves. Don't disturb locals; just pretend you're one of them. You'll want to scream with excitement when you realize... read more
Still hanging around Thai Town we see? Visit this wee, bright-as-yellow underground star coffee shop which just got upgraded to a B! Our kind of student. An unassuming dish generating authentic pla... read more
Rock out with your Bangkok out! Could this dicey advice be the reason why we always seem to see Tommy Lee in here? Then again, Weird Al's also a regular. Escape the crowds at Sunset's original Guit... read more
Classic L.A. Traditional, no-nonsense sushi in a dirty, old strip mall. Have palate cleared and wallet padded. Conduct sake sessions with manners and humility or face the Shogun's executioner. Stuf... read more
No no, zank UO my friend! Finally unravel that Beck reference. Maybe losing its divinity, but still storming Vallhalla while you still buy a yellow T-shirt. Standard plastic boothed décor and tragi... read more
Temporarily uniting Israelis and Palestinians. Great for entertaining giant groups or any time you get a hankerin' for the best Armenian eats. Standard in style, with superior versions of hummus, r... read more
Persian-Irish menage yields exotic rosewater sorbet, plus lavender, and pineapple coconut ice cream. Easy to behold its glory in one lick. A number of tastes beyond what you'd find at 31 Flavors. P... read more
This could be the real after-party. Slanging sweet soul food draws crowds when the club lets out. Line gets downright Soviet, especially on weekends, at this classic chain's tiny Hollywood outlet. ... read more
Long-standing WeHo Mex-fest. Studly old mariachis jam, dusky room of leather booths emits dark nostalgia, and margaritas shoot flames. You wait two hours for a table, getting in everyone's way, inc... read more
Intimate dining room with vaulted ceilings, and open, free-flowing vibe with colorful tarot card décor. Salsa is a magical concoction that few can pin down, but all lust over. Strong margari... read more
Considerable crowds from the youthful upholders-of-irony brigade go bananas when Thai Elvis enters the restaurant. Make reservations for wild boar coconut curry and spicy deer in a tropical getaway... read more
Do believe the hype! Batali and Silverton join forces, to tackle the L.A. pizza deficit. While the often strange varieties of pie sometimes reach the sky, the non-slice dishes—eggplant capona... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
In an opulent 1927 Moorish revival building, the new Palihouse Sant...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...