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Pinkberry
7123 Melrose Ave

$$$$$

3.2

16

Red Mango is better than Pinkberry... >

Milk
7290 Beverly Blvd

$$$$$

3.5

11

I may suffer from lactose intolerance but am a sucker for anything made with dairy - especially ice cream. About a year ago, I was introduced to a wonderfully sophisticated, littl.. >

AOC Wine Bar
8022 W 3rd St.
b/w S Laurel Ave. & S Edinburgh Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

10

Two new reviews: Jack dines alone, and then a second visit, with family. We like this restaurant/wine bar and, if we lived near enough in L.A., we would visit regularly. .. >

BLD
7450 Beverly Blvd.
at N Vista St.

$$$$$

1.2

10

A few months ago, B.L.D. was having poaching problems of a different kind. The Finicky Lawyer recounts his experience of arriving late for his reservation at Hatfieldís, only to w.. >

Campanile
624 S La Brea Ave.
b/w Wilshire Blvd. & W 6th St.

$$$$$

1.4

10

It's February and week I've-lost-count of the WGA Strike. For a while now, Mark Peel has graciously offered the Writers' Soup Kitchen at Campanile featuring prix fixe dinners on We.. >

Guelaguetza
3337 1/2 W 8th St.
b/w S Ardmore Ave. & Irolo St.

$$$$$

3

8

There's a phenomenon that occurs when 'Hounds all eat together -- all of a sudden everyone is Jonathan Fucking Gold. Either everyone is in total adoration or everyone is in total .. >

Luna Park
672 S La Brea Ave.
at Carling Way

$$$$$

2.8

8

Last night after watching Sweeney Todd at the Arclight and consequently swearing off meat for at least a month, Shelley and I decided to finally check out Luna Parkís Mini Bar cock.. >

Opus Bar & Grill
3760 Wilshire Blvd.
at Oxford Ave.

$$$$$

8

On Tuesday nights, Opus serves bacos (bread + taco, I believe). They're large grilled flatbreads, $8 each, and topped with your choice of: pork belly and short rib carnitas with .. >

Grace
7360 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Fuller Ave. & N Martel Ave.

$$$$$

1

7

Just when gas and even RICE prices are skyrocketing and that our special check from Dubya isn't arriving soon enough, Neal Fraser comes to the rescue! From May 6th to the end of th.. >

Farmers Market
6333 W 3rd Street

$$$$$

7

Going to the Hollywood Farmers' Market on a Sunday morning guarantees a sunny day. Scientific testing proves it. I have a 100% success rate. Ahh, fall in Los Angeles..... >

Cafe Midi
148 S La Brea Ave.
b/w W 1st st & W 2nd St.

$$$$$

5

Went to lunch here with co-workers last week. It was very hot that day but inside were full so we had to sit at the ouside table. Their brown bread is very addictive. Not sure what.. >

Chameau
339 N Fairfax Ave.
b/w Beverly Blvd. & Oakwood Ave.

$$$$$

5

French Moroccan restaurant Chameau has been on top of my 'always wanted to try but never made it' list... >

Cobras & Matadores
7615 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Curson Ave. & N Stanley Ave.

$$$$$

3

5

Cobras and Matadors on Hollywood Blvd. has expanded into a wine bar next door, we learned via Daily Candy's Weekend Guide. Sgt. Recruiter (Wait, did Jason Lee have another baby?) s.. >

Loteria
6333 W 3rd St.
b/w Gilmore Ln & S Fairfax Ave.

$$$$$

3.3

5

I tried all 12 of the tacos on the menu last night. At $12 it was a pretty good deal. My two faves were the potato taco and the shredded beef. The Papa con Rajas- was vegetarian.. >

Monsieur Marcel
6333 W 3rd St.
at Fairfax

$$$$$

3

5

One of my favorite beautiful friends just came back from a two month trip in Mexico. We decided to hangout and grab some grub at LA's farmer's market. I wanted to try something els.. >

Shik Do Rak
2501 W Olympic Boulevard

$$$$$

3.7

5

Let's perform a little exercise, shall we? Read the following lines and tell me what comes to mind: I love skin. I love it when it's dry. I love it when it's wet. I love it whe.. >

Buddha's Belly
7475 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Vista St. & N Gardner St.

$$$$$

4

4

With a name like Budda's Belly, everything seemed so right. What went wrong?.. >

Lulu's Cafe
7149 Beverly Blvd.
at Detroit St.

$$$$$

4

I love how this week's entries has Pistachio Grill bookended by Lala's and Lulu's. Where to begin? Well, it seems silly of me to say that I can't remember a time out here when Lulu.. >

Prado's
244 N Larchmont Blvd.
at Berverly Blvd.

$$$$$

4

Lunch with co-workers. For some reason we got this free appetizer. May be it's a new dish they're testing out? It's deep fried banana wrapping meat. Tasted great!.. >

Village Pizzeria
131 N Larchmont Blvd.
b/w W 1st St. & Beverly Blvd.

$$$$$

4

As I expected, my last post about New York style pizza in Los Angeles generated a mini-firestorm. Not so many comments here, but a record number of daily hits on the site, a nice .. >

La Bottega Marino
203 N Larchmont Blvd

$$$$$

4

Really delicious Belgian Waffle with generous amount of strawberries that I can see myself go back to again and again. In fact this is my 2nd time since I forgot to take picture wh.. >

Beverly Soon Tofu
2717 W Olympic Blvd, Suite 108

$$$$$

3

4

Right across from So Kong Dong is another acclaimed soon tofu place called Beverly Soon Tofu (it's on Olympic though!). It's good to eat this hot bowl of fluffy tofu before weather.. >

Soot Bull Jeep
3136 W 8th St

$$$$$

4

So I broke down and went to the KBBQ for non-K people, Soot Bull Jeep. It was only to try the tongue, I swear! In most respects I think Parkís beats Soot Bull Jeep (although some r.. >

Susina Bakery & Cafe
7122 Beverly Blvd

$$$$$

4

Took me forever to get this to you. It's been on my to do lists for what seems like forever. In LA, I think there are few people who don't enjoy their occasional sweets even if the.. >

Angelini Osteria
7313 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Poinsettla Pl & N Fuller Ave.

$$$$$

3

Let Friday, October 20th, forever be known as "The Day I Died and Went to White Truffle Heaven.".. >

Canter's
419 N Fairfax Ave.
b/w Oakwood Ave. & Rosewood Ave.

$$$$$

1

3

Canterís Deli by Anthony Vargas Canterís Deli on Fairfax is a Los Angeles legend. My family has been dining there beginning with my grandparents in the early í60s. Nothing has ch.. >

ChoSun Galbee
3330 W Olympic Blvd.
at S Manhattan Pl

$$$$$

3

I've been searching for a new restaurant to try in Koreatown and had read several posts about this one on Chowhound so this seemed like a good night to try it. Greg and Sara had ne.. >

El Coyote Spanish Cafe
7312 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Poinsettia PI & N Fuller Ave.

$$$$$

3

By the way, yes, I've been lagging! I know, I know, I gotta gear up again for some major foodblogging, I've been plagued with stress and illness. No matter, Let's get to it!.. >

Gumbo Pot
6333 W 3rd St.
at Gilmore Ln

$$$$$

3

3

I LOVE The Gumbo Pot at the historic Farmers Market on Fairfax. If you like New Orleans cooking (or haven't tried it) this is the primo spot for it. My wife and I started coming he.. >

La Brea Bakery
624 S La Brea Ave.
b/w 6th St. & Wilshire Blvd.

$$$$$

3

This Test Kitchen comes with a caveat: Even as a crunchy-granola Whole Foods employee, actually crunching granola seemed like too much work for too little (calorie count: absurd). .. >

Larchmont Village Wine & Cheese
223 N Larchmont Blvd.
b/w Beverly Blvd. & W 1st St.

$$$$$

3.1

3

I've heard much recommendation of the sandwich deli inside this wine and cheese store. and they made it very fast on order right in front of you. Very fresh. The baguette was crisp.. >

Largo
432 N Fairfax Ave.
b/w Oakwood Ave. & Rosewood Ave.

$$$$$

3

I expanded my reaches this weekend. I'm in a play over at the Open Fist Theatre on Santa Monica. I play every weekend there till Mid-November, but I did have to miss last Saturday .. >

Papa Cristos
2771 W Pico Blvd.
Btwm S Mariposa Ave. & S Normandie Ave.

$$$$$

3

Meet one of my new la.foodblogging friends, Neal. The other day, a group of us from the la.foodblogging world had a live meet up to have some good LA eats with some good LA drinks.. >

Sante La Brea
345 N La Brea Ave.
b/w Oakwood Ave. & Beverly Blvd.

$$$$$

2.7

3

Sante LaBrea, where I haven't eaten for a million years, so I don't know how badly they needed to be made over, is advertising on Craigslist with the come-on "Sample Ramsay Food." .. >

Singapore's Banana Leaf
6333 W 3rd St.
b/w S Fairfax Ave. & Gilmore Ln

$$$$$

5

3

Friday, I found myself able to walk across the street to the Farmer's Market for lunch. I had never really been too enthralled with Singapore's Banana Leaf, thinking that it was al.. >

Tasca
8108 W 3rd St.
at Crescent Heights

$$$$$

5

3

It's tapas, of course, so share several small plates, or fewer large plates. The server also strongly suggested that we order a bottle of wine... but Maria and I wanted to try seve.. >

Paris Baguette
125 N Western Ave., Suite 101

$$$$$

3

3

Paris Baguette on 6th st, just west of Kenmore is quite a treat. Their fresh chocolate croissants fulfilled its yummy flaky buttery reputation. I threw in an almond bread filled .. >

Cafe du Village
139 N Larchmont Blvd

$$$$$

3

My favorite place on Larchmont. Past entry here and here. They have breakfast menu on the weekends. Banana Waffle and Blueberry waffle. I like the Blueberry one more~~.. >

Jeon Ju
2716 W Olympic Blvd

$$$$$

3

On this visit to Jeon Ju I learned that they stay open late. A couple friends and I arranged to go there after a movie at the film festival, and on the way I started wondering if t.. >

Bloom
5544 Pico Boulevard

$$$$$

3

Last week I had the pleasure of dining at Bloom Cafe not once, but twice. Bloom Cafe is a charming cafe on a funky stretch of Pico Blvd near Hauser. One side of the cafe has a take.. >

Cafe Tartine
7385 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Martel Ave. & N Fuller Ave.

$$$$$

2

Context & Setting: The accelerated transition of the formerly sleepy, heavily Orthodox Beverly Boulevard into a stylish strip of furniture showrooms, clothing ateliers, fancy optic.. >

Cassell's Hamburgers
3266 W 6th St.
b/w S Berendo St. & S New Hampshire Ave.

$$$$$

2

In case you haven't been paying attention, Cassell's Burgers has consistently rated among the best burger joints in Los Angeles for many, many years; right up there with Apple Pan,.. >

Celadon
7910 W 3rd St.
at Edinburgh Ave.

$$$$$

1

2

I've been really sick lately with a bad sore throat, causing me to seek out my favorite soups: French onion at Doughboys and tom yum at Thai Boom. It seemed like only yesterday th.. >

Damiano's
412 N Fairfax
at Oakwood Ave.

$$$$$

2

2

This week is all about pizza. Hope I don't lose any fans in the process. Pizza. There's so much you can say about a bread crust covered in sauce and cheese. It's simple like a ta.. >

East India Grill
345 N La Brea Ave.
b/w Oakwood Ave. & Beverly Blvd.

$$$$$

2

Before I get into this, let me just say that DineLA is in full swing and I started my tasty pre fixe meals this Sunday at Border Grill (I wanted to give it a try since I hadn't bee.. >

Hatfield's
7458 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Vista & S Gardner St.

$$$$$

2

For my birthday, I decided to treat myself to the tasting menu at Hatfield's. I had heard so much about it and figured that it would be an apt present. The restaurant was packed ev.. >

HMS Bounty
3357 Wilshire Blvd.
at S Kenmore Ave.

$$$$$

2

The HMS Bounty in Koreatown remains my favorite spot for pre-concert dinner and drinks, despite the fact that Wilshire Boulevard is no longer the music and entertainment mecca it o.. >

Kobawoo House
698 S Vermont Ave. #109
at W 7th St.

$$$$$

2

Many thanks to a reader who sent me an email the other day whose subject line read "holy crap you are a piggie" and whose message read "OINK OINK OINK OINK OINK OINK.".. >

Mani's Bakery
3324 W 6th St., #A
at S Catalina St.

$$$$$

2.5

2

Calories...there i said it. Something we're all too familiar with. The unfathomable part of food. A foodies natural born enemy, superfluous to many (including me), but sadly...c.. >

Messob
1041 S Fairfax Ave.
b/w W Olympic Blvd. & Whitworth Dr.

$$$$$

2

I lost my virginity. Again. This time, I popped my Ethiopian food cherry. And this time, I wasn't careful, so I'm with child. An injera bread baby, that is--that's growing in my be.. >

Pho 2000
2897 W Olympic Blvd.
b/w Fedora St. & S Kenmore Ave.

$$$$$

2

As dull as it sounds to literally write a "what I had for lunch today" report, today truly was exciting. I finally took advantage of my fieldwork site's proximity to K-town and pic.. >

Tart
115 S Fairfax Ave.
b/w Beverkly Blvd. & W 3rd St.

$$$$$

2

NINE NEW RESTAURANTS, IN REVERSE ORDER OF PREFERENCE #9: Tart .. >

Taylor's Steakhouse
3361 W 8th St.
at S Ardmore Ave.

$$$$$

2

Ever have high expectations about a restaurant? How do you feel when those expectations aren't met? Well I had high expectations about Taylor's Steakhouse. Many people have told me.. >

Whisper Lounge
189 The Grove Dr.
b/w W 3rd St. & Beverly Blvd.

$$$$$

3

2

The Whisper Lounge recently brought Anthony Jacquet (from the Restaurant at the Getty Museum) to head its kitchen and design the menu, so their PR agency held an event for us food .. >

Hodori Restaurant
1001 S Vermont Ave

$$$$$

2

There are some types of restaurants that leave more of a stink factor on your clothing than others, Korean restaurants being one of them. It made sense, therefore, that because we .. >

Merkato
1036 1/2 S Fairfax Avenue

$$$$$

2

Here's some cheap, amazing Ethiopian food in Little Ethiopia. If you haven't eaten Ethiopian you're in for a real treat. No utensils. You eat with your hands by tearing off a piece.. >

Sa Rit Gol
3189 W Olympic Boulevard

$$$$$

5

2

Aside from the obvious changes in income level, one of the things I've noticed since leaving my job is that I no longer find myself traveling across the far reaches of Southern Cal.. >

L'Artisan Du Chocolat
3364 W 1st St

$$$$$

3

2

Almost forgot to publish this blog entry. Jon gave me chocolate for Valentine (:D thanks~) from L'Artisan Du Chocolat which I blogged before. It has a great selections of their sig.. >

Gaam Tea Gallery
3465 W 6th St

$$$$$

2

We've been doing some exploring in K-town. We found this fancy cafe at Chapman Plaza... >

So Kong Dong
3470 W 6th St

$$$$$

2

More Korean food! This is known to be the best tofu place. They got special recipe for their soup base. It's very very delicious! I got the Beef, pork, clam, shrimp and oyster comb.. >

Yu Chun
3470 W 6th St

$$$$$

2

Kimchee dumpling noodle. Still haven't explore Koreatown enough yet, so we'd always go back to one of the two Korean restaurants we know it's good. ^^;; Their handmade noodles are .. >

Lollicup
3805 W 6th St

$$$$$

3.5

2

Lollicup is, as far as I can tell, the largest chain boba shop in the country. For this reason, I intentionally avoided it for the first year and a half or so that I lived here... >

Haejangchon Dolgooi
3821 W 6th St

$$$$$

4

2

It's been barely a week and we're already back. (actually it's because the restaurant we wanted to go ended up all booked for private party). Finally I can try their stoned grilled.. >

Kum Da Rae
3831 W 6th St

$$$$$

2

We went back to this neighborhood Korean restaurant, normally I wouldn't blog about it again unless it's something noteworthy. The owner highly recommended us the Spicy Short Rib w.. >

Pho 4000
414 S Western Ave

$$$$$

2

It's 2am. Youíve closed the bar down and you need something to soak up the alcohol. If youíre on the Westside, you might hit a coffeeshop. If youíre on the Eastside, itís a taqueri.. >

California Market
450 S Western Ave

$$$$$

2

Some people have hot wings, pizza and beer for their Super Bowl Sunday. Me? I go to California Market in K-town and order a to go box full of kimchi-bokumbap (kimchi fried rice) fo.. >

Toad House
4503 Beverly Blvd

$$$$$

2

Okay, I admit toads are probably not on everybodyís culinary must-try list. And no, Toad House does not actually serve toads, grilled or otherwise. It does serve KBBQ. It also appa.. >

Shabu Shabu Ya
801 S La Brea Ave

$$$$$

5

2

I wouldn't call this place shabu-shabu, even if there is a huge sign on the windows claiming it. Nor would I call it Korean BBQ, even if they do have tiny plates of sweet, spicyKim.. >

Ham Hung
809 S Ardmore Ave

$$$$$

2

I like cold noodles in all weather, but thereís something particularly refreshing about eating them on a warm day. Well, we picked a cold day to go to Ham Hung. Hey, we didnít know.. >

CJ's Cafe
5501 W Pico Blvd

$$$$$

2

5501 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 936-3216 Mon-Sat 6:30 AM-6 PM Sun 7AM-5PM Here is a where we take a detour from the big, buff, American style diners of Diner Week. CJ.. >

Mariela's Taco
3662 W 3rd St

$$$$$

4.3

2

Welcome to the first edition of Taco Tuesday. LA is a great place for Tacos. People dedicate entire blogs to the LA Taco lifestyle. On almost any day of the week, into the wee hour.. >

A-Won
913 1/2 S Vermont Ave.
at James M Wood Blvd.

$$$$$

1

There're plenty of Korean-Japanese sushi restaurants in Koreatown but I never tried any. J. Gold and Yelppies had me curious with their reviews so I gave it a try. .. >

Back Door Boba
5484 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w Dunsmuir & Cochran Ave.

$$$$$

1

In the continuing quest for edible food in the mid-Wilshire area, I decided to brave the lunch menu at Backdoor Boba, a quirky little cafe/gallery in the alley across from Kinko's... >

BCD Tofu House
3575 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w S Kingsley Dr. & S Ardmore Ave.

$$$$$

1

Put a pair of chopsticks in my hand and I suddenly have the hand-eye coordination of a 2 year old. Despite J's numerous patient tutorials, I cannot master this tool. Stab, stab, st.. >

BCD Tofu House
869 S Western Ave.
b/w Ingraham & W 7th St.

$$$$$

1

Getting reacquainted with long lost friends is a wonderful thing. I realized how much I'd missed BCD Tofu House and its outstanding qualities when I checked in this past weekend, a.. >

Ca' Brea
346 S La Brea Ave.
b/w W 3rd St. & W 4th St.

$$$$$

1

Sometimes you need to get away without getting out of town and sometimes you don't want to have to make it an all day affair. Going to Ca'Brea allows for this and much more. Covere.. >

Cafe at American Girl Place
189 The Grove Dr.
b/w W 3rd St. & Beverly Blvd.

$$$$$

3.1

1

American Girl Place is every marketers dream. From the moment you walk in to the time you leave, moms, dads, and grandmas are plunking down credit cards all over the store. It's a .. >

Deano's Pizza Gourmet
6333 W 3rd St.
b/w S Fairfax Ave. & Gilmore Ln

$$$$$

1

The Farmer's Market has a ton of places to eat. Across from the Gumbo Pot is Deano's Pizza. Deano's offers many other choices besides pizza. Pasta, grilled meats. But I wanted to t.. >

Du-par's
6333 W 3rd St.
b/w S Fairfax Ave. & Gilmore Ln

$$$$$

3

1

After shuttering its doors for remodeling nearly two years ago, Du-par's at the Original Farmer's Market is once again open. Why should you care? You shouldn't... >

Fish Grill
7226 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Alta Vista Blvd. & N Formosa Ave.

$$$$$

1

Fried Fish Sandwich. I got the Mesquite Grilled Sea Bass with sides of French fries and Isarel salad. I love the fries! The fish is fresh and taste good, even it's just simply gril.. >

Fortune West Cafe
418 N Fairfax Ave.
b/w Rosewood Ave. & Oakwood Ave.

$$$$$

1

On most days I am a vital, outgoing person. On a good day, one might even say I'm perky. But Friday night, I just sat there, a lumpy lump on one side of the couch, taking in nugget.. >

Inaka
131 S La Brea Ave.
b/w W 1st St. & W 2nd St.

$$$$$

5

1

Dinner with our vegetarian friend at this Japanese organic restaurant recommend by friends. It's perfect since I've had so much fried greasy food lately. I was told that this place.. >

Kang Nam
4103 W Olympic Blvd.
at S Bronson Ave.

$$$$$

1

Kang Nam Restaurant is a local Korean favorite of my family. With quality meats, seafoods, and vegetables, there's always something good to choose from their menu... >

La Luna Ristorante
113 N Larchmont Blvd.
at W 1st St.

$$$$$

5

1

I've been wanting to write about this cozy neighorhood Italian restaurant on Larchmont Village for awhile, but everytime the pictures came out blurry. ^^;; We love to drop by here .. >

Le Petit Greek
127 N Larchmont Blvd.
at W 1st St.

$$$$$

1

My friends, family, and people who know me through this crazy world called The Internets are often frustrated byÖmy taste. Itís not so much the overall quality of my taste in the s.. >

M Grill
3832 Wilshire Blvd.
at S Manhattan Pl

$$$$$

1

There were four of us, looking for a walking distance bar/restaurant nearby where our house. I'm surprised to find this Brazilian Steak house across the street... >

Maggiano's Little Italy
189 The Grove Dr.
b/w W 3rd St. & Beverly Blvd.

$$$$$

1

There's nothing like the soft sexy sounds of jazz to set the mood for relaxation and some smooth cocktails... >

Maria's Cafe
4645 Venice Blvd.
b/w San Vicente Blvd. & Lomita St.

$$$$$

2

1

4645 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323)938-7031 Mon-Sat 7AM-9PM Sun 8AM-9PM Today's entry may be somewhat debatable for many people who read this, but I would have to argue .. >

Meals By Genet
1053 S Fairfax Ave.
b/w W Olympic Blvd. & Whitworth Dr.

$$$$$

1

It's hard to count the number of Ethiopian restaurants in the stretch of Fairfax just south of Olympic, but as exotically named as they all are, Meals by Genet still always sounded.. >

Mimosa
8009 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Edinburgh Ave. & N Laurel Ave.

$$$$$

1

A common food lament about L.A. is the lack of neighborhood French restaurants that arenít overly pedestrian or fussy, and serve solid, down-to-earth staples, like coq au vin, Pota.. >

Ngoma
5358 Wilshire Blvd.
at S Detroit St.

$$$$$

1

Ngoma is a pan-African restaurant that serves specialties from all over the continent and discourages the use of silverware. In fact, it is the only pan-African restaurant in LA, w.. >

Original Chulada Grill
5607 San Vicente Blvd.
b/w Hauser Blvd. & Carmona Ave.

$$$$$

1

With the advent of Chowhound, it's almost impossible to find restaurants that are untouched by the forks and fingers of food bloggers. So I'm gonna make an effort to find some... >

Park's BBQ
955 S Vermont Ave.
at San Marino St.

$$$$$

1

Parkís is another charcoal KBBQ (see the pic for proof!). However, I have to say I barely noticed the charcoal (although I probably smelled like it when I left). The grill conceale.. >

Pentimento at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
at S Spaulding Ave.

$$$$$

1

A group of Variety editorettes convened at Pentimento for a pre-wedding lunch, and I was interested to see whether the restaurant had changed much since it opened a few years ago. .. >

Quality Food & Beverage
8030 W 3rd St.
at S Laurel Ave.

$$$$$

1.5

1

For a recent business lunch. the original plan was lunch at Doughboy's on 3rd... but it's temporarily closed. Looking for a casual lunch place, we then passed by Quality -- and the.. >

Sky's
5408 W Pico Blvd.
at Ridgeley Dr.

$$$$$

1

Sky's Tacos is not your normal taco place. At all. We ate there last night and we stuffed ourselves (for your benefit of course). Located in an area on Pico Blvd. that is trying to.. >

Surya India
8048 W 3rd St.
b/w S Crescent Heights Blvd. & S Laurel Ave.

$$$$$

1

8:30 PM and I've got a craving for Indian. Where to go? Citysearch's restaurant mapping has been helpful in the past, so I put in a search. Nothing within 1 1/2 miles... what the #.. >

Swingers
8020 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Laurel Ave. & N Edinburgh Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

Swingers is a popular late-night dining spot, and by late, I mean post-club late. It's open 24 hours, but it's hipper than Denny's, and probably has better food as well (having tha.. >

T on Fairfax
435 N Fairfax Ave.
b/w Oakwood Ave. & Rosewood Ave.

$$$$$

3.6

1

We've discussed before how deeply I love tea. We also know I have an affinity for my neighborhood, Los Angeles' Fairfax district. So, imagine my delight driving down Fairfax Avenue.. >

Tapioca Express
928 S Western Ave. #132
b/w W 9th & San Marino St.

$$$$$

1

Tapioca Express has an amazing array of flavors, including rose and watermelon. My rose icy was disappointing, but I think it would be great as a creamy drink, and the light plum w.. >