Restaurant recommendations, new openings, and highlights from the LA Chowhound community.
With Modica’s deli sandwiches, Schooner or Later’s pancakes, and Enrique’s pork shank, living is indeed easy in Long Beach—and not just in the summertime. Here’s where Chowhounds pencil in a meal when they’re in the LBC.
Cheeseburgers and spicy fried chicken sandwiches reign at Twins Sliders, a small shack on Sunset Boulevard that’s been serving up sandwich duos, fries, and milk shakes since last fall. The Hollywood location is going strong, but the second shop, on Fairfax Avenue, is currently moving to a yet-to-be-disclosed location.
The jury is still out on where to find the best macarons in LA, especially for 'hounds who've had the pleasure of nibbling the renowned versions from Ladurée in New York. Know a great macaron purveyor in the City of Angels? Share your find with inquiring Chowhounds.
Sitting side by side like loving siblings, sister restaurants EnjoEat Classico and EnjoEat Espresso have opened in Culver City, serving up thin-crust pizzas, paninis, and coffee. Fans of Gardena’s Eatalian Café are thrilled to see Chef Antonio Pellini spreading his love in this direction.
We're just two months into 2014, but one Chowhound has already declared this the sandwich of the year: porchetta on toasted rye, made at A Cut Above Butcher Shop in Santa Monica. Beyond sandwiches, chef/owner Eddy Shin is offering meat-market fare such as grass-fed rib-eye, head cheese, and pâtés.
Omakase at Shunji Japanese Cuisine is “laid back perfection” to 'hound Ciao Bob, while the chef’s choice at Urasawa is sublime in dndicicco’s eyes. Depending on the depth of your wallet, there’s a boatload of quality counters for outstanding omakase in LA—let the experts on Chowhound steer you in the right direction.
The team behind Koreatown’s Beer Belly is known for comfort-food indulgences like duck-fat fries and buttermilk fried chicken. Now they’ve brought their talents to the sandwich game with Whiz, a new shop that touts Philly cheesesteaks, hot and cold sandwiches, wings, and burgers.
Torrance’s By Brazil has been filling bellies with authentic Brazilian barbecue and other dishes for more than twenty years. Stop in for feijoada or smoked short ribs, two offerings among many at the all-you-can-eat buffet.
After hours in the surf—or in the car—a meal at a coastal taqueria can wash away any ills. Share your favorite beachside Mexican joint on Chowhound, or get an idea from beach bums in the know.
At the easily overlooked Sushi Central in Palms, the talent in the kitchen comes through in every bite, from the ono, treated deftly with a crème brulee torch, to the sweet and creamy uni. Chowhounds recommend visiting for a leisurely omakase meal, priced at around $90 per person.