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CLIFTON’S CAFETERIA, MAPLE BLOCK MEAT CO, LEONA, Now on The Resy Hit List

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It’s time once again for the Resy Hit List, Los Angeles Edition. It’s been a minute, so by way of refresher, here’s Resy’s official dining to do list for the next 30 days. Old school revivals, new school premieres, Top Chefs, oh my. Protip: you are where you eat.

1/CLIFTON’S CAFETERIA
2/MAPLE BLOCK MEAT CO
3/LEONA
4/UNION
5/ESTERS WINE SHOP
6/THE ARTHUR J
7/SAMBAR
8/LOVE & SALT
9/ALL’ACQUA
10/PINE & CRANE

1/ CLIFTON’S CAFETERIA Debut
Because Downtown’s eighty-year-old multi-level dining institution got a highly anticipated face lift thanks to Andrew Meieran and it’s ready for a close up. Highlights: a life size redwood tree in the center hall, taxidermy at every corner and J-e-l-l-o. // Downtown. (213) 627-1673.

2/ MAPLE BLOCK MEAT CO Debut
Because Adam Cole has some serious chops. Brisket, pork spareribs, and fresh biscuits for days. Now open for dinner, so get on them smoked meats. // Culver City. (310) 313-6328.

3/LEONA Debut
Because Nyesha Arrington, Top Chef winner and Wilshire vet, brings “progressive California cuisine” to Venice. Adult frosted flakes? Dreams come true. // Venice. (310) 822. 5379.

4/UNION Debut
Because JGold says “the hardcore Italian grandmother vibe of the meatballs,” is not to be taken for granted. The setting is on point, as is the olive oil cake with honeycomb gelato. // Pasadena. (626) 795-5841.

5/ESTERS WINE SHOP Debut
Because Jeremy Fox on small plate nosh paired with Kathryn Coker’s prime vino has the critics abuzz. Cassia’s mid-century sister is sexy. // Santa Monica. (310) 899-6900.

6/THE ARTHUR J Debut
Because David Le Fevre’s cuts and toppings are choice. Wagyu ribeye, yes please. Foie maple butter, yolo. Steamed half lobster, ftw. And if you got a beef with beef, the prime short-rib pot roast ain’t for you. // Manhattan Beach. (310) 878-9620.

7/SAMBAR Debut
Because it’s the new wave Indian restaurant Culver City desperately needed. Akasha Richmond’s fusion menu equals pork shoulder vindaloo. Tuscany meets Goa is the idea. // Culver City. (310) 558-8800.

8/LOVE & SALT
Because Michael Fiorelli’s updated Italian is in it to win it. Mortadella hot dog case in point. Check the solid pastry offerings by Rebecca Merhej, the bomboloni deliverer. // Manhattan Beach. (310) 545-5252.

9/ALL’ACQUA Debut
Because Atwater’s Italian gem is a triple threat. Wood-oven fired crispy seasonal pizzas, al dente cacio e pepe, and damn those meatballs are spot on. // Atwater. (323) 663-3280.

10/PINE & CRANE Debut
Because the dan dan noodles make the queue out the door worth the wait. Plus, the thinly wrapped spicy wontons have DTF beat. Latest menu addition: pan fried pork buns. // Silver Lake. (323) 668-1128.