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

Chowhound Find: Midoh Japanese Kitchen

Spicy hamburger steak curry (pictured) and tonkatsu made with black pig loin are two dishes not to be missed at Midoh Japanese Kitchen in Rowland Heights. The tonkatsu comes with

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Peanut Butter Concoctions Around LA

Chowhound member jjbergen recently had a hankering for peanut butter delights, and a query on Chowhound brought recommendations for things like crunchy peanut butter French toast, peanut butter and Kyoho

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Bring Your Dog to the Fat Dog

Fido is welcome at The Fat Dog, a canine-friendly gastropub with locations in Hollywood and North Hollywood. Order the amazing short rib hash, the Brussels sprouts Caesar (pictured), or the

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Early Report: Urspace in Temple City

The modern décor and ambitious food and drink menus make Urspace worthy of a stop for those in and around Temple City. Chowhound member blimpbinge recommends testing out the waters

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LA’s Best Roasted Chicken

Does Pollo a la Brasa on Western Avenue roast up the best chicken in town? According to some ‘hounds, the shop’s Peruvian-style bird and addictive aji sauce place it near

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Chowhound Find: Da Hawaiian Kitchen

For laulau that’s not skimpy on pork, sit down at Da Hawaiian Kitchen in Huntington Beach. And while you’re there, try the off-menu Portuguese sausage musubi.

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Orange County Welcomes Smokey Fred’s BBQ

Chowhound member Eater15 thinks the brisket at Smokey Fred’s BBQ is “Texas level”; the pulled pork and sausage links aren’t to be missed either. The combo lunch of three meats and

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Early Report: A Japanese Touch at Del Rey Kitchen

At six-week-old Del Rey Kitchen, former Sawtelle Kitchen chef Satoru Yokomori is offering a market-driven menu with a strong Asian influence. Go now for the Hamburg steak, made with a

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Boo’s Comes to Koreatown

When kalguksu, bo ssam, or all-you-can-eat barbecue just won’t do, pick up a Philly cheesesteak or hoagie from the new Boo’s location on Wilshire Boulevard.

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The Best Chili in LA

A few serendipitous bags of Fritos conjured up Chowhound member Dommy’s desire for good chili recently. Luckily, ‘hounds have sniffed out the best versions in town, from greasy to lean.

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Westside Pasta Prevails

Can’t muster the energy to go east of the 405 freeway for pasta? If this lengthy list of Italian kitchens adored by Chowhounds is any sign, there’s no better dish

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Chowhound Find: Myke’s Café in Pacoima

Buttermilk pancakes and chilaquiles don’t often appear side by side on a menu—and if they do, it’s unlikely that they’re both tasty. But Myke’s Café in Pacoima may be the

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Eats In and Around Santa Ana

What Santa Ana lacks in coastal breezes it makes up for in diverse food options. There’s the house-special lobster over noodles at Tan Cang Newport Seafood, gumbo at Ritter’s Steam

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Where to Eat Matzo Ball Soup in LA

‘Tis the season for meals that warm the soul, and the array of Jewish delis in Los Angeles offer a treasure trove of matzo ball soup options for the cold

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Early Report: Downtown’s Peking Tavern

Angelenos who know a thing or two about dumplings bypass Chinatown and go directly to the San Gabriel Valley, but the opening of Peking Tavern may mean that downtown LA

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Exceptional Pub Fare at Honor Bar

For an upscale pub experience with incredible eats, snag a stool at Honor Bar, tucked off to one side of the South Beverly Grill in Beverly Hills. The chicken sandwich—perfectly

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Chowhound Find: Buckboard BBQ

Chunky chili, tri-tip sandwiches, and hickory-smoked ribs are good reasons to visit Buckboard BBQ, a Santa Maria–style ‘cue joint in Covina. Chowhound RSMBob calls it the best of its kind.

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Where to Find Yakiniku in Los Angeles

A typical meal of yakiniku, or Japanese barbecue, consists of meat and vegetables grilled over a tabletop hot plate, and Chowhounds know of a few kitchens cutting thick slices of

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Pre- and Post-Game Dodger Eats

With classic LA pastrami sandwiches, French dips, and chili cheeseburgers in the vicinity, Dodger Stadium visitors needn’t settle for a Dodger Dog.

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Ramen Goes Hollywood

On Sunset Boulevard, Chibiscus Asian Café is boiling up solid bowls of chashu ramen with tender meat, rich broth, and a refreshing ratio of veggies. Arrive early to avoid a

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LA’s Best Lox

While lox is typically not the most affordable offering on the menu, aficionados are willing to go the distance and pay the price for thin, salty, quality cuts of the

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