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

Early Report: Oleego

In the refurbished Seventh and Figueroa complex sits Oleego, a fast-casual Korean eatery created by Jenee Kim of Parks BBQ. Don’t let the food-court setting or the build-your-own-bowl concept keep

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Cortina’s Italian Market Reopens in Anaheim

After being damaged in a fire earlier this year, Cortina’s Italian Market in Anaheim is back and better than ever. Artisan meats, quality cheeses, and fresh baked goods fill the

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Early Report: Café MangoSix Opens on Third Street

Organic coffee, freshly made coconut-mango juice, and panini sandwiches hot off the grill are just a few of the offerings at Café MangoSix, new on the Third Street corridor and

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LA’s Best Cobb Salads

Foodie legend has it that the Cobb salad was invented at Hollywood’s Brown Derby, and though the small restaurant chain is long gone, its creation lives on in dining rooms

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Early Report: République

Award-winning chef Walter Manzke has finally fired up his wood-burning oven at République, his newest venture with wife, pastry chef, and co-owner Margarita Manzke. Boards of charcuterie, airy pork rinds,

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LA Brunch Beyond Eggs

Come the weekend, Chowhound fullmix sets out in search of great brunch spots—especially kitchens that go beyond standard egg dishes. Between lobster rolls and all-you-can-eat Latin and Asian fusion, there’s

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Chowhound Find: The Flintridge Proper

La Cañada Flintridge isn’t known for its culinary offerings, but the Flintridge Proper gives new reason to visit the hillside suburb. The bar and kitchen, designed by Gjelina architect Sam

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Soup for the (LA) Soul

In Southern California, a thermometer reading of 62 degrees is reason to break out a parka and get cozy with a hot bowl of soup. In November, Chowhounds went to

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The Best Croissants in LA

When judging a croissant, Chowhound J.L. believes that bite, flakiness, aroma, and use of butter should be evaluated. Given these criteria, who makes the best croissant in Los Angeles? Is

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All-You-Can-Eat at Itzik Hagadol

For years, Encino’s Itzik Hagadol has impressed Chowhounds with its all-you-can-eat salad option, replete with Israeli and Mediterranean fare like silky baba ghanoush, mushroom hummus, matbucha, and more. At $17.99

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The Factory Kitchen Now Serving Downtown

In the Arts District, the Factory Kitchen is upping the Italian ante with a menu helmed by veteran Valentino chef Angelo Auriana. Standout items include the pappardelle flecked with olives

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Hunanese Eats at Noodles King

For a taste of Changsha-style cooking, pay a visit to Noodles King on Valley Boulevard in Rosemead, where the shao mai (pictured) are made with hefty wrappers and stuffed with

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Early Report: Break of Dawn

Brunch is born again at Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills, where Chef Dee Nguyen offers unique menu items like goat chili, bison sausage, and short ribs with Merlot-poached eggs

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Where to Enjoy Roy Choi’s Creations

LA native Roy Choi made a name for himself by smashing together Korean and Mexican staples and serving them out of roving Kogi BBQ trucks. While the kimchi quesadillas and

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Claud & Co. Eatery Impresses in Pasadena

Spicy hushpuppies, chicken Kiev, and lamb chops with black-eyed peas are just a few of the dishes at Claud & Co. Eatery that recently won over the hearts of Pasadena

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Chowhound Find: Dominican Food Inside Thriftown Market & Liquor

There’s a lot more than energy drinks and gum available at Thriftown Market & Liquor on La Cienega Boulevard. Inside, Food Festival Caribbean Cuisine is dishing out hearty stews, plantains,

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The Best Westside Seasonal Pies

Chowhounds delight in the holiday pie season, and the delicious scents of West LA’s top pumpkin and pecan pies are wafting through this must-read list.

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Early Report: Bountiful Burmese at Fuji West

Despite Fuji West’s Japanese name, it’s the Burmese eats that command an audience at this new San Gabriel establishment. Try the Mogok pork for its heavy lemongrass flavor, or the

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Moon House Settles in the West

Moon House has replaced Winchell’s (and cumin lamb has replaced donuts) on the corner of Santa Monica and Sepulveda boulevards. While the fare at this Chinese restaurant may not delight

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Sawtelle’s New Sushi To-Go Option

Designed for easy takeout or delivery, the menu at Fugu is simple, with three salads, a handful of roll options, and six sushi and sashimi offerings. Chowhound member soniabegonia says the quality-to-price

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LA’s Best Nachos

It’s near impossible for Chowhounds to resist a well-adorned plate of nachos, piled high with cheese, meat, and jalapeños. If the bottom layer is composed of house-made chips, the deal

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