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The New LA Restaurant Hit List

March 22nd, 2012 No Comments

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.

Casual City

  • Farmshop – Brentwood
  • ink.sack – Melrose
  • Baco Mercat – Downtown
  • GTA (Gjelina’s take out) – Venice
  • The Larder at Maple Drive – BH
  • Umacmicatessen – Downtown

Peruvian

  • 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

Cocktails

  • Library Bar – Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood
  • Sunny Spot – Venice
  • Playa
  • Coppa d’ Oro

Also check out their “10 Ways To Do LA Like A Star” restaurant list.

(Photo of Picca above via)

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