Back when I lived in Dallas I would go to a hole in the wall restaurant that served an amazing braised lamb shank over dill and lima bean rice. The restaurant also served a wonderful beef and lentil stew. I've been craving this for several years now. I'm sure there are places in LA/OC that serve these dishes, but I don't even know where to start. Can anyone give me some recommendations for their favorite places? It doesn't even need to be mom and pop although it is preferred, just as long as the food is good and not too expensive.