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Early Report: Handheld Pies Now Baking at Bronzed Aussie

Savory handheld pies with golden crusts are the draw at Bronzed Aussie, a new spot in downtown LA helmed by Australian chef Lincoln Smith. For the perfect pie pairing, grab

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Get Your Deli Eats at Gentleman’s

For freshly stuffed sausages, deluxe deli sandwiches, and a sizzling rotation of daily specials, Chowhounds recommend Gentleman’s Butchershop and Delicatessen in the Palms neighborhood. On Saturdays, look out for hot

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Pop-up Brunch at Cognoscenti Coffee

You can’t go wrong with a cortado from Cognoscenti Coffee, but if your belly’s calling for more than just caffeine, you’re in luck: chef Jack Benchakul recently launched a pop-up

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Bonaventura Gelato Lounge in Marina del Rey

According to westsidegal, Marina del Rey was a dessert wasteland until the arrival last year of Bonaventura Gelato Lounge. The sample-friendly establishment makes gelato on-site daily using organic fruit, and

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Changes Afoot at Clusi Batusi Pizzeria

Clusi Batusi Pizzeria opened last summer with a simple design-your-own-pizza format, but Chef Michele Gargani recently unveiled a new and expanded dinner menu that’s turning heads on Chowhound.

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LA’s Best Italian Restaurants

From inch-thick, fennel-crusted pork chops to handcrafted pizzas with gluten-free crust options, LA’s Italian restaurants have something for everyone. To help narrow down the selection, check out this Chowhound list

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Cajun Cooking at Ritter’s in Santa Ana

In Santa Ana, Chowhounds recommend Ritter’s for sizable, well-executed Creole dishes. Many entrées, including the excellent house pan roast with seafood in a tomato cream sauce, are prepared in double-walled

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Early Report: Quenelle Opens in Burbank

The sweet treats by former Lukshon and Father’s Office pastry chef John Park can now be found at Quenelle, a new dessert parlor on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank. Expect gelato,

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Antipasto Bars in LA

New York’s Trattoria Dell’Arte sets the antipasto bar quite high, and Chowhound farmertomato put a call out for the closest thing to it in Los Angeles. Here’s where ‘hounds say

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Woodlands Now Serving, Again

For vegetarian fare from Southern India, one Chowhound recommends the newly reopened Woodlands in Artesia—it’s had a face-lift since closing a few years back due to a kitchen fire, but

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Duck Dishes Beyond Peking

In search of a delightful duck dish? Consult this Chowhound discussion for recommendations that go above and beyond the common Peking duck preparation.

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Early Report: Orleans & York Deli in Windsor Hills

As its name implies, Orleans & York Deli specializes in classic New Orleans and New York dishes, including gumbo, muffulettas, and NYC-style heros. The shrimp po’ boy (pictured) is a

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Peruvian Flavors in Fountain Valley

Beef heart anticuchos, shrimp chupe, and beef seco (pictured) are just a few of the Peruvian eats available at Casa Inka, a Chowhound favorite in Fountain Valley. Seafood fans will

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LA’s Most Gorgeous Restaurants

For many revelers, a celebratory meal calls for fine food in a stunning environment. Check out this discussion of LA-area restaurants that ‘hounds consider the most beautiful in the region.

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Go Burger’s Sleeper Hit: Hanger Steak Frites

Visitors to Go Burger in Hollywood may not suspect that the hanger steak and fries is not to be missed, given the restaurant’s name. But a local Chowhound reports that

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Gooey Cinnamon Rolls in the OC

For fresh cinnamon rolls in Orange County, order at these Chowhound-recommended bakeries. There’s even mention of cinnamon roll French toast.

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Early Report: Scratch Bar

One of the newest additions to Restaurant Row on La Cienega Boulevard is Scratch Bar, a visually impressive space with an eclectic menu, according to one Chowhound. Winning dishes include

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Tasty Taquitos Around LA

Los Angeles has an abundance of delicious taquito options, and perhaps that’s no surprise since many people believe the dish originated in Southern California. Try some fresh and crispy ones

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The Best Counter Dining in LA

Sometimes the best seat in the house is at the counter. Take in a Taiwanese game show while sipping milk tea at Old Country Café, or watch some speedy burger-flipping

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Sushi Standoff in Little Tokyo

The debate over which Little Tokyo sushi joint is the best is a heated one. Some ‘hounds argue that Sushi Gen’s fresh fish and moderate prices put it on top,

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Love for Label’s Table

Chowhounds have long loved the thin-sliced pastrami on crusty rye and great deli pickles at Label’s Table, and in a recent discussion one Chowhound shared a pro tip for the

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