There’s a lot more than energy drinks and gum available at Thriftown Market & Liquor on La Cienega Boulevard. Inside, Food Festival Caribbean Cuisine is dishing out hearty stews, plantains, and flavorful rice and beans. The fare pairs well with a cheap beer, says Chowhound Sgee.
Chowhounds delight in the holiday pie season, and the delicious scents of West LA’s top pumpkin and pecan pies are wafting through this must-read list.
Despite Fuji West's Japanese name, it’s the Burmese eats that command an audience at this new San Gabriel establishment. Try the Mogok pork for its heavy lemongrass flavor, or the off-menu yellow tofu.
Moon House has replaced Winchell’s (and cumin lamb has replaced donuts) on the corner of Santa Monica and Sepulveda boulevards. While the fare at this Chinese restaurant may not delight those accustomed to what’s available in the San Gabriel Valley, the cumin lamb and sautéed pork belly dishes are decent stand-ins.
It’s near impossible for Chowhounds to resist a well-adorned plate of nachos, piled high with cheese, meat, and jalapeños. If the bottom layer is composed of house-made chips, the deal is even sweeter.
Chowhound member jjbergen recently had a hankering for peanut butter delights, and a query on Chowhound brought recommendations for things like crunchy peanut butter French toast, peanut butter and Kyoho grape soft-serve, peanut butter meringue pie, even a peanut butter potato chip cupcake (pictured).