Los Angeles

Letter of Recommendation

You know that one restaurant that’s just right because of that one special thing? Yeah, us too. That’s why we’re introducing our newest franchise: Letter of Recommendation. These are tributes to spots that offer something unique — restaurants we can’t live without. They may not be the most buzzy, but they provide something essential.

Header illustration by Pamela Chen

Nossa Caipirinha Bar cocktail

The Gift of Solo Dining

Here’s how it goes: It’s Wednesday night. Or it’s Sunday night. Or it’s Thursday night. I haven’t seen another person…

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Aunt Yvette’s Kitchen (Finally) Brings Top-Notch Ethiopian Fare to the Eastside

When wife-and-husband team Yvette and Russell Platoff opened Aunt Yvette’s Kitchen in an Eagle Rock strip mall last September, it…

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Otoño's pan con tomate

For Spanish Vacation Vibes, Look No Further Than Otoño

A good pan con tomate is a perfect combination of simple and delicious things: tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and bread.…

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Stir Crazy Is the Chic Spot You Didn’t Know You Needed

Soon after Stir Crazy opened on Melrose Avenue, it quickly became the place I didn’t know I needed. Well, technically,…

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Angelini Osteria Is the Italian Restaurant That Gets Everything Right

I write about Italian food … a lot. It’s my specialty, it’s my obsession, it’s my love language. But whenever…

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Terroni Is Always the Right Call — Especially For Its Regulars

I couldn’t tell you the first time I went to Terroni. Was it in 2013, ’14, ’15? Did I wander…

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Rory's Place interior.

Rory’s Place is the Perfect One-Night Escape from L.A.

Maybe you’re tired of the monotony. Or you’re burnt out. Perhaps you’re feeling devoid of inspiration, your roommate is really…

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Why Marvin Is the Perfect Place (to Meet in the Middle)

You know that one restaurant that’s just right because of that one special thing? Yeah, us too. That’s why we’re…

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