Take one burger joint and add sushi and a chef whose imagination runs wild — it's a recipe for greatness. The place offers everything from pastrami to sashimi to Asian American-inspired fast food.
A new wave of Los Angeles-area cafes is brewing up more distinct flavors with a variety of old and new techniques. The result? A jolt to a caffeine culture steeped in ho-hum tastes.
A cuppa joe and a pretzel? You bet. Coffee Tomo, off Sawtelle in West L.A., can give you the odd pairing of a Japanese-style cappuccino and a red bean and cheese pretzel. Or a Modern art waffle.
Namastey India, a small restaurant tucked away in an ethnic grocery store in Buena Park, boasts an owner-chef who prides himself on from-scratch recipes and freshly prepared dishes.
Bez Compani's obsessive attention to details pays off deliciously at his Mother Dough Pizza on Hollywood Boulevard, which specializes in Neapolitan style pies.
Salvadoran cuisine in Los Angeles: It's not just about the pupusa. A new wave of restaurants, including some in the San Fernando Valley, is revealing a wealth of regional dishes.
A food item often hawked by theme park vendors is elevated at this small Venezuelan cafe next door to Laemmle's Royal Theatre. Its organic-leaning menu is worth sampling too.
The Pico-Robertson eatery serves a wide variety of kosher hot dogs and cured meats. Highlights include a spicy boerewors sausage and an old-fashioned pastrami sandwich special.
The restaurant's Uighur cuisine is a mesh of Chinese elements and Central Asian nomad cooking. Mutton kebabs and a Xinjiang meatloaf sandwich are among the highlights.
The 4-month-old restaurant's spring rolls compare favorably to Brodard's. The difference is in the details, including the dipping sauce that takes six hours to prepare.
The main restaurant sets itself apart with the seasonings in its traditional Pakistani dishes. The nearby fast-food offshoot is a halal gastropub for the younger crowd.
Breakfast is especially good at the French-Vietnamese restaurant named for the host of a Vietnamese cooking show on the Saigon Broadcasting Television Network.
At Yu Garden, chef Bin Hu skips Shanghai cuisine’s notoriously complex dishes and focuses on a lighter style: pumpkin soup, julienned pork, house-made wontons and loads of great choices for vegetarians.