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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
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
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
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
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
Casual, cute, country spot for international breakfast foods in the a.m., fresh and meaty sandwiches with cumin calamari salad in the p.m. Homemade pumpkin bread and coconut raisin cookies at a qua... read more
Bruins bypass beer and pizza for something their mother would be proud to see them eat. Pilates pals and yoga mates order plentiful salads like the mighty Azteca. Surprised studio suits find out th... read more
A much-need upscale Romantic/Date Spot getaway for UCLA parents sated on dealings with "the kid." Take in a movie, then have a grown-up meal. Pumpkin and sage lasagna, calamari stew, and steaks? He... read more
"Just like Mama used to make," back home in Tripoli. This Bustling/Boisterous hole-in-the-wall dishes out Old Country eats. Crowd peaks around lunchtime when they allow the worker bees out. Creamy ... read more
You came here for kabobs, expert stews, and possibly a degree from that place up the street. Two out of three and a quick review of your goals might be more realistic. Expect the struggling lit maj... read more
Thankfully not partners with Darryl Hall. Weekend lines are much bigger than that duo could draw. Westside's best for breakfast n' brunch set. The best places find their specials through time, poss... read more
Mo' meaty Iranian sandwich spot in the wessssyde's Persian paradise squeezes canary from the coal mine. Open-shirted expats discuss U.S. sanctions/Armageddon on the leafy green patio while barely l... 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 ...