As much as I love the classics (original Katsuya, Trattoria Amici, Pace, Matsuhisa, Spago, Urth, Beverly Hills Hotel, Mozza etc. See some of my recs here.), I am always seeking out the newest foodie hotspot when I visit Los Angeles.
A couple months ago I wrote “5 Restaurants That Get Locals Out of Los Angeles,” all of which would align with the “Casual City” section of bon appeitit’s “So Cal, So Good: Where to eat now in LA” list from last month’s edition.
For descriptions of these joints, read the full article here. I’ll just provide you with a quick list you can reference on the fly.
- Farmshop – Brentwood
- ink.sack – Melrose
- Baco Mercat – Downtown
- GTA (Gjelina’s take out) – Venice
- The Larder at Maple Drive – BH
- Umacmicatessen – Downtown
- Lomo Arigato – Food Truck
- Osaka – Hollywood
- Picca – West LA
Power lunch: Cafe Gratitute (like the one in Nor Cal)
Burger joint: Short Order – West Hollywood Farmer’s Market
- Library Bar – Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood
- Sunny Spot – Venice
- Coppa d’ Oro
Also check out their “10 Ways To Do LA Like A Star” restaurant list.
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