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Fifty Seven’s David Nayfeld on LA’s Best Low-Cost Eats

It’s no secret that downtown Los Angeles has evolved into a fine-dining hub, with restaurants Alma and Bestia as anchors. Tomorrow, March 27, the Arts District adds Fifty Seven, an

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LA Is Butter Town. Who Knew?

If you live in the City of Angels and butter is your vice of choice, listen up. CHOW readers have uncovered the top spots, from farmers’ markets to grocery stores

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Make Your Own Flour Tortillas

It was the mid-’90s; I was in a band. We all lived in San Francisco, in the Mission District. My bandmates and I, we’d eat in the same two taquerias

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3 Party Salsas in 30 Minutes

I’m not a multitasker. Ordinarily, I never attempt more than two recipes at a time (structure and planning just aren’t my strong suits). I spent last year cooking my way

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The Best Burgers in LA (OK, Technically Only Westside)

Greater LA offers up so many burgers you could eat a different one every day for three-plus years and still not manage to plow through every one. With such an

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Curtis Stone Gets Killer Early Reviews for Maude

Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone, best known as the host on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, opened his very first restaurant in Beverly Hills last month. Maude’s $75, nine-course prix-fixe menu

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We Tried Purple Donuts. How’s Your Day Going?

We read via the OC Register a couple weeks back that Friendly Donuts in Orange was frying up Fil-Am sinkers. The thing about these cake donuts is that they get

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March Madness: Finding LA’s Best Pies

There aren’t enough days in the year to sample all of LA’s great pies, but Chowhounds are going to attempt the impossible in just the month of March, eating their

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Seafood Spot on Santa Monica Pier Gets a Refresh

Though it’s full of thrills, the iconic Santa Monica Pier is hardly a foodie destination. But The Albright, an upgraded version of the old SM Pier Seafood, is doing its

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Where to Keep It Edgy in LA (Your Knife, That Is)

When it comes time to don your apron and get to work in the kitchen, a well-sharpened knife can make all the difference. Uneasy about using the honing steel? Spare

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Where to Eat in Long Beach

With Modica’s deli sandwiches, Schooner or Later’s pancakes, and Enrique’s pork shank, living is indeed easy in Long Beach—and not just in the summertime. Here’s where Chowhounds pencil in a

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Take Two at LA’s Twins Sliders

Cheeseburgers and spicy fried chicken sandwiches reign at Twins Sliders, a small shack on Sunset Boulevard that’s been serving up sandwich duos, fries, and milk shakes since last fall. The

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Seeking: The Best Macarons in Los Angeles

The jury is still out on where to find the best macarons in LA, especially for ‘hounds who’ve had the pleasure of nibbling the renowned versions from Ladurée in New

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LA Early Report on a Coffee and Pizza Newcomer

Sitting side by side like loving siblings, sister restaurants EnjoEat Classico and EnjoEat Espresso have opened in Culver City, serving up thin-crust pizzas, paninis, and coffee. Fans of Gardena’s Eatalian

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Santa Monica’s Throwdown Sandwich

We’re just two months into 2014, but one Chowhound has already declared this the sandwich of the year: porchetta on toasted rye, made at A Cut Above Butcher Shop in

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Chowhounds Rank Omakase Options in LA

Omakase at Shunji Japanese Cuisine is “laid back perfection” to ‘hound Ciao Bob, while the chef’s choice at Urasawa is sublime in dndicicco’s eyes. Depending on the depth of your

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Early Report on Whiz, Cheesesteaks-Plus in Koreatown

The team behind Koreatown’s Beer Belly is known for comfort-food indulgences like duck-fat fries and buttermilk fried chicken. Now they’ve brought their talents to the sandwich game with Whiz, a

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Brazilian BBQ in Torrance Is Still on Fire

Torrance’s By Brazil has been filling bellies with authentic Brazilian barbecue and other dishes for more than twenty years. Stop in for feijoada or smoked short ribs, two offerings among many

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Best Mexican Food Near Malibu?

After hours in the surf—or in the car—a meal at a coastal taqueria can wash away any ills. Share your favorite beachside Mexican joint on Chowhound, or get an idea

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Standout Sushi in West LA

At the easily overlooked Sushi Central in Palms, the talent in the kitchen comes through in every bite, from the ono, treated deftly with a crème brulee torch, to the

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Late-Night Donuts in West Hollywood

Cremesicle, carrot cake pineapple, and bourbon pecan pie (pictured) are some of the wild donut options at Glazed Donut Bistro, West Hollywood’s newest late-night sweet stop (open until midnight on

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