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The flavor mashups are everywhere to be found at Hanchic.

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The May Hit List: Guelaguetza, Hanchic, U Street Pizza, Morihiro, and More

The COVID cloud has lifted from Los Angeles — in a proverbial sense of course. While the virus threat is…

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The spread at Nossa.

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The April Hit List: Nossa, The Griddle at Yamashiro, Daybird, and More

With COVID case numbers going down and vaccine numbers going up, restaurants have been rolling right back into service all…

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Courtesy Superba Food + Bread

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The March Hit List, Lunch Edition: Larry’s Smashburgers, Superba, Gamboge, and More

Hard to believe we’ve been living in a pandemic loop for a full year. With the rollercoaster of COVID-era dining…

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A full grilling spread at Genwa.

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The February Hit List: Crudo e Nudo, Genwa, Mantee Cafe, Shiku, and More

January is always a blur. But February comes, and we start to feel like ourselves again, finally getting your sea…

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Saso's salmon carpaccio.

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The January Hit List: Ditroit, Madre, Citizen Public Market, Saso, and More

A new year always brings promise — to right the wrongs of the prior one, to forge a new path,…

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Pasta, more pasta, and kale salad reconsidered, at Jame Enoteca.

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The December Hit List: Found Oyster, Bowery Bungalow, Pearl River Deli, and More

With the news, right before Thanksgiving, that all restaurants in Los Angeles had to cease in-person dining and drinking for…

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The ribeye steak at Keepers LA.

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The November Hit List: Damian, Angler, Eszett, Keepers LA, and More

The biggest surprise for Los Angeles’ fall dining season during a pandemic isn’t that we’re still dining outside. It’s that…

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Little Pine's vegan burger.

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The October Hit List: Post and Beam, Ludobab, Bar Restaurant, and More

It doesn’t entirely feel like fall yet, but we’ve moved into another season and another month of dining only outdoors…

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Botanica's vegetable-focused bounty is now available for outdoor dining.

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The September Hit List: Botanica, Everson Royce Bar, Nueva, Pukinico, and More

It still feels like the height of summer, even if fall is on the way. Good thing the LA Al…

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Blue Plate brings oysters to the Santa Monica sidewalk.

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The August Hit List: Petit Trois, Blue Plate Oysterette, All Day Baby, and More

Summer travel is most likely on hold this year, but at least dining around Los Angeles can feel like a…

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