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LA’s 15 Most Underrated Restaurants, 2018 Edition

Underrated restaurants abound in Los Angeles, thanks to its urban sprawl and neighborhood density. Many, many deserving places get overlooked simply because a portion of the population isn’t willing to drive to them regularly, while still others hop aboard the hype train to lots of early fanfare …

Din Tai Fung Turns on the Dumplings at Westfield Century City

<b>Dumpling drop</b><p>Din Tai Fung is almost ready to open at the Westfield Century City. Rumor has it that the company could be ready to fire up big batches of its signature <i>xiao long bao</i> soup dumplings as soon as next week, though official timing is still to come.<p>The arrival of Din Tai Fung to Century City …

Eataly’s Rooftop Restaurant With a Wood-Burning Grill Opens This Month

Century City Italian food emporium <b>Eataly</b> is growing its footprint, debuting the long-awaited rooftop restaurant <b>Terra</b> at the end of the month.<p>Terra is the final piece of the giant Eataly puzzle that took years to fully come together in Los Angeles. Not that the project was slow; At 67,000 square …

LA’s First Urban Winery in Over 100 Years Will Open in Chinatown

Local label <b>Angeleno Wine Company</b> is getting into one very, very old LA business, opening up a fully-functional wine production facility and tasting room on Spring Street in Chinatown. Once active, it will be the first such winery within the city of Los Angeles in more than a century. The last urban …

Looking for Somewhere to Light Up? Here Are 10 Cigar Lounges

<b>Bar Blanca</b><br>A quintessentially Beverly Hills setting on the patio of chef José Andrés’ the Bazaar, Bar Blanca shares the hyperactive yet elegant buzz …

L.A.'s breakfast king is back with cacio e pepe cream cheese bagels in Highland Park

Are bagels the new avocado toast? They could be.<p>Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery in Highland Park is about to launch a lineup of breakfast bagels that owner Jeremy Fall hopes will change the breakfast game in Los Angeles.<p>"There is such a bagel culture on the East Coast, but not here in L.A.," says Fall. …

Pink's, L.A.'s hot dog king, may get intersection named after it

As if the long lines of diners weren't enough recognition, Pink's Hot Dogs may be getting more love from Hollywood.<p>Pink's, an institution for nearly 80 years, will have the intersection where it is located named "Pink's Square" if the Los Angeles City Council approves a motion Wednesday introduced …

Sustainable, Simple Fish Sandwiches at Voltaggio STRFSH in Santa Monica

The STRFSH menu is simplicity itself: fish sandwiches, french fries and drinks. Each piece of fish, whether salmon or swordfish (there are only two …

Food

David Chang Brings Majordōmo to Chinatown

Great.<p>Now David Chang's really done it.<p>He's gone and opened a restaurant in Los Angeles that will feed you entire pork bellies and a whole smoked …

David Chang

The Hunt for L.A.'s Best Smørrebrød

But as Food Editor Katherine Spiers noted in a recent profile of Alta Nordic Kitchen, Scandinavian cuisine is frightfully scant in L.A. Downtown's …

Orange County

This Restaurant Serves the Most Hong Kong–Style Breakfast in the East SGV

It’s also not the loud, bustling dining room, or the menu that doesn’t vary much from other HK cafés. What is it then? It’s the breakfast specials, …

Hong Kong

This Korean-Sichuan Restaurant Serves LA’s Most Unique Fusions

As far as popular Chinese culinary regions go, the Sichuan region might be the furthest away from Korea. So when <b>Odumak</b> opened earlier in September in the heart of Koreatown on Western Avenue, the menu seemed a little bit out of place. What’s with the Sichuan-style food, opened by Koreans? Turns out …

One of Australia’s Most Experimental High-End Restaurants Expands to Los Angeles

One of Australia’s most prominent restaurants is expanding to Los Angeles in 2018, as Melbourne star <b>Lûmé</b> looks to find a home on the West Coast.<p>The surprise announcement comes just days before Lûmé chef Shaun Quade is set to cook at Trois Mec with Ludo Lefebvre. That meal will mark the first time …

Los Angeles

Jered Standing’s Whole-Animal Butchery Now Open on Melrose

Being a zero-waste store is of the utmost importance to the butcher. That means that nothing gets disposed of under Standing’s watch — if a piece of …

Marin County

The Cronut Arrives in Los Angeles

Some of Ansel's non-Cronut pastries<p>Jessica Cheng<p>When Dominique Ansel Tokyo opened five years ago, the first customer got into line at 8 p.m. the …

Doughnuts

5 Only-in-LA Things to Try at Eataly LA Opening This Week

Mario Batali’s 60,000 square-foot Eataly L.A. opens Friday at Westfield’s Century City Mall.<p>On Friday at 6 p.m., Mario Batali’s Eataly opens its …

A New Chinatown Food Court Will Feature These Asian Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Chinatown’s Blossom Plaza will open a new food court 2018, and the first resident is <b>BOLO</b>, a popular new Smorgasburg stand that’s taking over Instagram with its Asian fried chicken sandwiches. Bolo bao are traditional sweet buns from Hong Kong, and Bolo does a twist by adding in either fried chicken …

Sandwiches

A Moody New Cocktail Lounge Just Opened Nearby LAX

A cozy new cocktail lounge has opened up practically on the runway near LAX. It’s called <b>Sam First Bar</b>, and it lands inside a remodeled office building along Century Boulevard.<p>Opened last night, Sam First adds new life to the so-called Gateway district of Los Angeles, immediately surrounding LAX. …

Star Wars Bar Pop-Up Scum & Villainy Cantina Goes Permanent in Hollywood

Secretive <i>Star Wars-</i>themed pop-up bar <b>Scum & Villainy Cantina</b> is planning on sticking around a while longer. In fact, according to a post on Facebook yesterday, they’re going all the way permanent with their once-temporary Hollywood location.<p>Scum & Villainy raised a ton of eyebrows a year ago when it …

Los Angeles

LA's Saved By the Bell Pop Up Restaurant Secures Space in West Hollywood

‘90s nostalgia kids can rest easy on their neon-pink pillowcases tonight, knowing that rad <i>Saved By the Bell</i> pop-up <b>Saved By the Max</b> is coming to West Hollywood soon. The Chicago-based party team signed on for some unused restaurant space at the West Hollywood Gateway, a big shopping development off …

Santa Monica

10 Must-Add Restaurants Left Off Jonathan Gold’s Annual 101 Best List

The time has come for <b>Jonathan Gold</b> to deliver his annual list of 101 best Los Angeles restaurants from on high. The stacked collection of eateries certainly showcases the depth and breadth of LA’s culinary scene, but it also comes with its fair share of annual controversy. This year offers at least …

The Esquire Best Restaurants List Is Back, and L.A. Is on Top

<i>Esquire</i> magazine's annual "Best New Restaurants in America" list took a hiatus after beloved food writer Josh Ozersky died in 2015, but the …

Redondo Beach’s Hippest Coffee Shop Heads for Northern Shores

South Bay coffee hotspot <b>The Boy & The Bear</b> expands to a new location further north near Culver City. This new Washington Boulevard address marks the first attempt at expansion for The Boy & The Bear, which came to life just last year under the original name The Fika Company. They then rebranded to …

Killer Noodle, a new dan dan noodle shop from the Tsujita team, is now open on Sawtelle Boulevard

From fiery dan dan noodles to hot chicken, here's what's happening in the food and drink world.<p><b>Dangerous noodles:</b> You've seen the lines outside of all three Tsujita ramen and sushi restaurants on Sawtelle Boulevard and in Glendale. The ramen specialists have been drawing crowds with their …

James Beard

Four New Burgers You Need to Try Right Now

1. The HiHo Double from HiHo Cheeseburger Santa Monica A post shared by HiHo (@hihocheeseburger) on Oct 6, 2017 at 1:47pm PDT Santa Monica’s new …

Santa Monica

Only 250 Cups of This Rare Coffee Will Be Sold in the U.S.—All of Them at One SoCal Cafe

Coffee hunters travel the world seeking out the most perfect beans, often grown in tiny batches in far-flung locales. One such crop, the rare …

Coffee

16 Fantastic Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Los Angeles, 2018 Edition

This year, big name chefs, restaurateurs, and national chains have honed in on the comfort food staple the fried chicken sandwich, leaving the City of Angels with some of the best iterations in the country. From the fiery hot chicken at Howlin' Ray's to the papaya slaw topped behemoth at Night + …

Plan Check Founder Finds a Home for Rotisserie Chicken in the Valley

The Valley’s casual restaurant scene grows by one today, with the announcement that Plan Check founder Terry Heller’s rotisserie chicken restaurant <b>Wild & Free</b> has arrived. The fast casual operation sits on Van Nuys Boulevard, ready for the oncoming lunch and dinner crowds.<p>Wild & Free is Heller’s …

Fast Casual

An Italian Pavilion on Downtown's Outskirts Serves Classic Dishes to Happy People

It's worth noting that Samson did spot me, and brought out a plate of his "Valbruna's eggplant," a dish I suspect I would've liked even if it weren't …

10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Los Angeles

<b>10. Fishwives</b><p>We're breaking our own rule somewhat with this choice, as Fishwives does serve a small sushi menu. But it's dwarfed by the East …