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This modern pasta bar in Venice has got one thing that others don't: spiked pasta. In this dish, the rigatoni is infused with rye, the sauce has amaro, and suddenly you don't have to order that sec... read more
Hotel Erwin in Venice just got even better. As in bacon-caramel burger better. Chef Jason Wiggins is behind the menu at this small lobby-adjacent restaurant in the base of the popular hotel. Loca... read more
A purposeful work in progress by some chefs from Portland who moved to Venice...buncha hippies. Meat-loving hippies. Rough around the edges but with plenty of passion for the food, from the pasta t... read more
A Mexican restaurant has long been in this space. Casa Linda is a little snazzier, but not too much. They've added a few tiles, made the upstairs an actual seating area (instead of a dusty storage ... read more
It's not that people were hurting for lunch options, but everyone's flocking to Lemonade like the noontime meal was just invented. Get in line: it's old-school cafeteria style in form and decor. Fo... read more
When a family begets some of the best Oaxacan food by the beach, why not give the cousins a shot? This branch (and location) adds a little French flair, mostly in the mile-long wine list. And Abbot... read more
No lines here, folks. Been popular since day one, but lines are not allowed. Rather, each person is escorted to their own barista. So as not to get lonely, of course. Another lovely location, just ... read more
Location is a neighborhood landmark, as bright yellow cottages tend to be. Inside is equally homey, with a bit of elegance thrown in. Same could be said for the food. It's Italian, but not the rust... read more
You'd think vegan chefs would do their own thing, but the menu at this Venice cafe is all veganaise, soysage, and soyzzarella. It's American meets Asian in macrobiotic health fusion diaspora.... read more
What was once the perfect neighborhood wine and beer boutique has expanded its modest empire to include a fantastically quaint restaurant. Same mind blowing wine selection. Same community team sp... read more
Serving almost 40 varieties of cereal, Flake is pretty much the best place by the beach to take your kid for breakfast or lunch. If you don't want to deal with the sugar rush and crash of offerings... read more
Quaint cafe and bakery on the super trendy Abbot Kinney, serving seasonal menus to the young, hip passersby. Known for its brunch, chef Wolfgang Gussmack, certified sommelier, also whips up some ki... read more
"B" stands for baby, blues, bbq, and BYOB in this better-than-it-looks Lincoln corner store all aflame these days. Elvis peers over tile bar. Carolina chops and smokes come out of the stove. Server... read more
This is where the linen suit set of Nova Venezia take refuge from the spraypaint-toting, 'deck dudes on the streets. It's all very Jets and Sharks, really. Wall-bound Carnivale masks welcome the ar... read more
Take the animal kingdom and roast it to a crisp! Dip your pork in the flame; with your sirloin do the same. Wharo is your best bet for that thin-cut, tangy barbecue without a smoky, slow roll to K ... read more
Small n' lively outdoor gazebo next to flowering nursery and classic Joe's for hot n' cold tapas heaven. Older, smarter crowd under chandelier lighting and command of younger hotter staff. Stuffed... read more
A-list In-n-Out burger. Two big ol' buns smuggling a huge, juicy, unforgettable hunk of beef. Jeweled chandelier and warm tones stir the belly, while country courtyard holds charming power over old... read more
Dustin Hoffman loves Laura and Paul's mini-donuts next door. If it's good enough for Ratso Rizzo and Billy Bathgate, it might be worth seeking out. Skate into this cute, hidden sandwich shop for ho... read more
Pronounced ah-ché. Serene scene for Zen set. Wildly popular and has endured through initial hype. Open kitchen, plain walls, carefully-placed chairs, tables—ooooh, on the Feng Shui thing. Trendy fl... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
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Chef Jeff Mahin's Hollywood pizza joint has some fan favorite pies ...