Take the Road Less Traveled to Los Angeles's Chinatown
LA might just be the most exciting food city in America. Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Venice have been popular dining destination for years, but Chinatown is the new up-and-coming culinary hotbed that boasts a diverse mix of high-quality American, Thai, Korean-Mexican, and Filipino restaurants. We share our favorite Chinatown restaurants that promise to deliver any equally memorable meal as any restaurant in the more publicized dining neighborhoods of LA.
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A good Reuben sandwich is a perfect balance of flavors and textures, and this one delivers. Good rye bread, crisped in butter, holds generous layers of Thousand Island dressing, rich corned beef or pastrami, crunchy sauerkraut, and nutty, melty Gruyère or Swiss cheese that oozes beautifully into the other ingredients.