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Restaurant recommendations, new openings, and highlights from the LA Chowhound community.

Barbershop Ristorante, LA’s Modernist Italian Pop-Up

Barbershop Ristorante, the pop-up Italian kitchen from Chef Walter el Nagar, most recently made its home at The Farmer’s Kitchen in Hollywood. Classic dishes get a modern, molecular twist here,

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LA’s Best Dive Bars

Certain occasions call for drinks in a cavernous, slightly seedy bar, and Southland residents have plenty of such watering holes to choose from. In some, beer prices are as low

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Boneyard Bistro Still Digging Deep

Boneyard Bistro is holding its own in Sherman Oaks, with top-notch barbecued brisket and a serious list of stout beers, plus Pliny the Elder on tap. Prices are higher than

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Early Report: The Chicken and Rice Truck

Missing the street meat you scarfed down during that last trip to New York? Get in line at Chicken and Rice, LA’s newest food truck. The sidewalk eatery is serving

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Slow Southern Food at My Two Cents

“From the Soil to your Soul” is the tag line of My Two Cents, a kitchen on Pico Boulevard with a knack for Southern dishes and a notably friendly staff.

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Where to Eat Beef Chow Fun in LA

According to Chowhound member K K, the ideal plate of chow fun has tender beef and fresh noodles tinged just the right shade of brown from their brief swim in

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Early Report: Cafe Röckenwagner in West LA

From pastry and bread master Hans Röckenwagner comes this eponymous new café, where seasonal dishes mingle with extraordinary desserts by pastry chef Cesar Bermudez. Early hits include the hearty vegetable

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Early Report: Vietnamese Street Food at East Borough

The Culver City boom continues with the opening of East Borough, a kitchen specializing in upmarket Vietnamese street eats. The lunch menu plays it straight with sandwiches and noodles, from

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The LA Spot Where Mole Tater Tots Are a Thing

As if crispy fried potatoes weren’t deliriously delicious already, the team at Amor y Tacos in Cerritos has gone above and beyond the typical potato side dish, topping tater tots

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Chilling Out in LA: The Chicago Hot Dog

Chicago wiener seller Budacki’s Drive In has opened a Los Angeles location near Exposition Park, and the shop’s prices are sure to draw hungry (and thrifty) folks to the yard—one

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A Sherman Oaks Pizzeria Where You Should Get the Spaghetti

Antonio’s Pizzeria has delivered family-style Italian fare to pasta- and pizza-lovers in the San Fernando Valley since 1957. A slice of pizza is a given, but ponder the Spaghetti Caruso

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There’s Great Ramen Behind SoCal’s Orange Curtain

OC residents can attest to the fact that there’s great ramen outside the boundaries of LA. Hailed bowls behind the Orange Curtain include the chicken shoyu ramen at Ramen Zetton

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“You Buy, We Fry” Around Southern California

For fried oysters, shrimp, and sole, there’s Louisiana Best Seafood in Long Beach; for a mean order of fried red snapper, try Captain Kidd’s Fish Market in Redondo Beach. Know

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Chowhounds’ Fave LA Takeout Options

Not all days are created equal, and some are so rough that lifting a finger in the kitchen come dinnertime is just too much to bear. Lucky for Angelenos, lamb

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LA Chowhound Find: Sweet Bakery Grocery & Kabob Factory

For marinated Armenian kabobs you can toss on your home grill, Chowhound member Jwsel hits Sweet Bakery Grocery & Kabob Factory, a market, bakery, and restaurant rolled into one sensational

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Dinner in the Wolvesden

The line between fine art and food is heavily blurred at Wolvesmouth, an underground, experimental kitchen in Los Angeles orchestrated by Craig Thornton. A seat at Thornton’s table is extremely

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Chowhound Find: Hungry Fox

In the forest of breakfast possibilities in the San Fernando Valley is Hungry Fox, a North Hollywood café serving mostly American eats, plus a few items with an Asian twist.

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The Best DineLA Deals, Winter 2014 Edition

Chowhound chrishei once again took on the task of sifting through the most recent DineLA menu offerings, outlining great meal combinations at participating restaurants and calculating the savings eaters can

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Where to Eat Kitfo in LA

Chowhound member wasabica likes a good order of kitfo, a traditional Ethiopian dish made with raw beef and spices that pack a punch. Among the LA shops serving up authentic

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Early Report: New Moon in FIGat7th

A fifth installment of New Moon Café has risen in the FIGat7th food court, and Chowhound Chandavkl is partial to fried dumplings stuffed with ground chicken (pictured), freshly made with

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Another Grand Central Market Hit: DTLA Cheese

From the creators of Claremont’s beloved Cheese Cave comes DTLA Cheese, a cut-to-order queso counter in the popular Grand Central Market. Choose from an expertly curated selection of cheeses, or

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