In December, Chowhounds sacrificed their waistlines and sought out the best carb-heavy breakfasts in town. Lemon-ricotta pancakes smeared with almond-blueberry butter and brioche French toast were among the finds.
When you’re hunting for quality spices in Los Angeles, from anise seed to turmeric, visit one of these local markets and scoop what you need.
Open since 1919, the Musso & Frank Grill is a Los Angeles institution, known for filling the glasses and bellies of literary giants like F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, and Aldous Huxley. What to order when you're seated in a leather booth once warmed by Raymond Chandler? Chowhounds are happy to help.
For seriously inspired Mexican eats—think avocado frito with mango and coconut, plus wild boar chilaquiles—bypass downtown and land at Bell’s Corazon y Miel, brought to you by Eduardo Ruiz, formerly of Animal. The bar program is just as interesting as the food menu, from the Borra-Chata (horchata spiked with rum) to the Salsa Verde, made with jalapeño-infused tequila, tomatillo, and more.
After much anticipation, Beijing-based Meizhou Dongpo has opened its doors in the Westfield Century City mall. Despite speculation that typical Sichuan spice levels are being tailored to the restaurant’s Westside audience, a tender pork hock and whole fish in tomato sauce have impressed early guests.
Westwood is a treasure trove of incredible Persian eats, but Chowhounds have their favorite gems among the glitter and gold. Next time you're craving a serious lamb shank or tahdig (golden crusted rice), let 'hounds steer you in the right direction.