At six-week-old Del Rey Kitchen, former Sawtelle Kitchen chef Satoru Yokomori is offering a market-driven menu with a strong Asian influence. Go now for the Hamburg steak, made with a Wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork patty; the mixed mushroom salad with cremini, oyster, and shiitake mushrooms plus greens, cabbage, tomato, carrot, and onion; and the crispy chicken with ponzu dashi.
Can’t muster the energy to go east of the 405 freeway for pasta? If this lengthy list of Italian kitchens adored by Chowhounds is any sign, there’s no better dish to crave beachside.
What Santa Ana lacks in coastal breezes it makes up for in diverse food options. There’s the house-special lobster over noodles at Tan Cang Newport Seafood, gumbo at Ritter’s Steam Kettle, and great Neapolitan pizza at Pizzeria Ortica, to name a few.
'Tis the season for meals that warm the soul, and the array of Jewish delis in Los Angeles offer a treasure trove of matzo ball soup options for the cold and weary.
For an upscale pub experience with incredible eats, snag a stool at Honor Bar, tucked off to one side of the South Beverly Grill in Beverly Hills. The chicken sandwich—perfectly fried and topped with spicy kale slaw—has lured Chowhound Thor123 back again and again, and word is the burger is a hit as well.