Gird your loins LA, Coachella has arrived. Silver lining: less traffic plus the line at Shake Shack will be easier to swallow than a quad burger. Because you are where you eat, leather fringe aside.
Because does it get more Best Coast than the grilled avocado? A mix between revamped Italian and just damn delicious, they had you at short rib tortelloni. // Fairfax. Coming to RESY soon.
Because Spanish snack food from Mozza alum, Chef Chris Feldmeier and David Rosoff, spells a crowd pleaser. The duo dish out morunos aka skewered grilled meats a la carte or as a sub. Next stop, Grand Central Market. // The Original Farmers Market. (323) 372-1251.
3/ Officine Brera
Because the capi behind The Factory Kitchen, dropped their latest outpost and it’s fire. Named after Milan’s art district, expect OG dishes from one of J Gold’s top Italian restaurants. ‘Bout that bone marrow saffron risotto life. // The Arts District. (213) 553-4524.
Because Craig Thornton’s wolf pack dug its teeth in at MOCA with a sensory overload installation packed full of taxidermy and the chef’s signature dishes. Taxa runs until July and tickets are first come first serve. // Little Tokyo.
5/ Everson Royce Bar
Because post-work work work tacos and beer give you life. The patio fills up quickly so make sure to snag a RESY before prime time. Finger food at it’s finest. // The Arts District. Book Now at ERB.
6/ Firestone Walker Brewery
Because the doors are officially open at the Paso Robles craft brewery. The beer is the main attraction while the menu sticks to the classics. Pizza and a cold one just in time for the playoffs. Swish. // Venice. Book Now at Firestone Walker Brewery.
7/ Aburiya Raku
Because the Vegas strip import is dishing out legit izakaya fare and it delivers. Live sea urchin, juicy asajime chicken and melt-in-your-mouth pork cheek mean business. // WeHo. Coming to RESY soon.
Because do you even brunch? Get on that patio, order the horchata dirty and dig into the duck egg toast. Hangover cure sent from the heavens. Hair of the dog coming soon. // Echo Park. Book Now at Winsome.
9/ Knead & Co
Because Chef Kalman brought his pasta commissary to Grand Central Market and it’s killer. Haven’t tried the spaghetti alla chitarra? Now’s your chance. Oh pick up some pasta and sauce to go while you’re at it. Prego. // Downtown. No Reservations.
10/ Shake Shack
Because more is more especially when burgers are involved. The West Coast outpost of the NY icon has officially opened to a swarm of carnivores around the block. Crinkle cut fries or bust. // WeHo. No reservations.