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Toi on Sunset
7505 1/2 Sunset Blvd.
at N Gardner St.

$$$$$

3

2

Toi on Sunset is a very interesting place: rock and roll theme Thai restaurant! The interior is excessively decorated by rock posters, records and music equipments (there's a Laru.. >

Xiomara
6101 Melrose Ave.
at Seward St.

$$$$$

2

Finally tried Xiomara, the more upscale sister restaurant to one of our favorites: Atlantic Cafe. But unlike Atlantic which was strictly Cuban, Xiomara is a fusion of French, Spani.. >

Mashti Malone's Ice Cream
1525 N La Brea Avenue

$$$$$

5

2

Finally tried Mashi Malone's Ice Cream, a famous Iranian ice-cream shop in Hollywood. It's been around for a long time, it's next to a bar in a stripe mall so the parking could be .. >

Molly's Burger
1605 Vine St

$$$$$

4.5

2

Well it took me long enough to start this post. The joys of time management have turned into the curses of not enough time to do all that needs to be done. Now, let me preface this.. >

Hotel Café
1623 N Cahuenga Blvd

$$$$$

2

Greg Laswell, Photo by Autumn DeWilde Are you in the holiday mood yet? No? Well then it’s time to kick start that shit into gear with the ho-ho-tel Christmas 2007 at Hotel Cafe. St.. >

Figaro Cafe
1802 N Vermont Ave

$$$$$

3

2

Had brunch at Figaro Cafe which I did an entry before. The impression wasn't so good last time, so I keep to their breakfast menu. I got Egg benedict (poach egg on English muffin a.. >

Mexico City
2121 Hillhurst Ave

$$$$$

2

I brought home the quesadilla, and it was exactly what Maria wanted. Gooey cheese, a spicy sauce, tender chicken and a fresh tortilla. Yum... >

Casbah Cafe
3900 W Sunset Blvd

$$$$$

5

2

Baklava~ the Middle Eastern delight~ :d.. >

Saito's Sushi
4339 W Sunset Blvd

$$$$$

3

2

I had taken Greg to Saito's when he was in town last year and he was eager to take Sara there on this trip. We spent the afteroon checking out the last day of the Klimt exhibit and.. >

Casa Diaz
4666 Hollywood Blvd

$$$$$

2

A few days ago, I asked y'all to help me get outta my dining rut. Between your comments and a perusual of my fellow LA foodbloggers, I've got a list of low-end, east-ish, new-to-me.. >

Oki Dog
860 N Fairfax Ave

$$$$$

2

Oki's Dog isn't really a hot dog place. It's more of a burger stand with everything from tacos to teriyaki plates to burgers. But the hot dogs are damn good and a great value at $1.. >

Agra Cafe
4325 W Sunset Blvd.
at Fountain Ave.

$$$$$

1

Since I got a $40 certificate for Agra in Silver Lake at an auction for $20, I was eager to try the newish Indian place tucked deep in a corner of what is known among the locals as.. >

Alwazir Chicken
6051 Hollywood Blvd. #104
b/w N Gower St. & N Bronson Ave.

$$$$$

4

1

I cheated on my chicken last night. Zankou was my regular bird. You can always count on it, and you always know exactly how everything's going to taste. It's been a 20-year relatio.. >

Astro Burger
5601 Melrose Ave.
at N Gower St.

$$$$$

3

1

Actually went to a burger place because my friend promised their burger taste really good. Any of you seen that picture of Hilary Swank devouring a burger hungrily right after she .. >

Azami Sushi Cafe
7160 Melrose Ave.
b/w Detroit St. & Formosa Ave.

$$$$$

2.8

1

On trendy-as-hell Melrose Avenue, the last thing you'd expect to find is good food, let alone sushi. Melrose is a place for going shopping in heels, or maybe a tube top to show off.. >

Barefoot Cafe Bar
8722 W 3rd St.
b/w S Arnaz Dr. & S Hamel Rd.

$$$$$

1

Another lunch at Barefoot, nothing exciting, the ambiance is perhaps better than the food. It is a convenient place to eat when you have a doctor's appointment at Cedar's Sinai an.. >

Berri's Cafe
8412 W 3rd St.
b/w S Orlando Ave. & S La Cienega Blvd.

$$$$$

1

If you park on campus at USC for a home football game, you're in for a rude awakening..... >

Birds
5925 Franklin Ave.
b/w Tamarind Ave. & N Bronson Ave.

$$$$$

3.3

1

I'm a Beachwood Canyon dweller these days, and there's not a lot to walk to in zee hills. Occasionally, I make the trek down to "The Strip" - a section of Franklin Ave. sporting a .. >

Boa Steakhouse
8462 W Sunset Blvd.
b/w N La Cienega Blvd. & N Olive Dr.

$$$$$

1

Every once in a while I decide it's time for a food extravaganza, and Brian and I talk about what restaurant we'd like to empty our pockets at for the evening. This time, we decide.. >

Boulevard Cafe
6355 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w S Crescent Heights Blvd. & S La Jolla Ave.

$$$$$

1

I've come to really appreciate this little mom and pop cafe down the street from my office that I just absolutely had to share it with you. (Otherwise they would just be cooking an.. >

Bridge
755 N La Cienega Blvd.
b/w Sherwood Dr. & Waring Ave.

$$$$$

1

My Miami peeps want more LA action, cocktail style, so it seemed high-time I eyeball the oft-reveled at interior of The Bridge Restaurant. Owned by the group responsible for Koi, B.. >

Cafe des Artistes
1534 N McCadden Pl,
b/w W Sunset Blvd. & Selma Ave.

$$$$$

4

1

I hope you guys have a happy X'mas. I almost forgot about this entry. For the last two X'mas parties I've gone to they had catering in the office and the food was top notch! May be.. >

Cafe Med
8615 W Sunset Blvd.
at Sunset Plaza Dr.

$$$$$

4.5

1

Cafe Med is an Italian place over at the Sunset Plaza. Carpaccio di Carne con Rucola, Palmitos e Parmigiano thinly sliced beef with arrugola, hearts of palm and parmesan. $11.75. C.. >

California Vegan
7300 W Sunset Blvd.
at N Fuller Ave.

$$$$$

1

I had an actual paid assignment to rush out and sample some vegetarian restaurants *hand on forehead*, and having hit up California Vegan previously, I decided to give it a gander .. >

Carlitos Gardel
7963 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Hayworth Ave. & N Edinburgh Ave.

$$$$$

5

1

Since I've alluded to deceptively simple family aphorisms this week, I'll also mention my grandmother's "always leave the table half full.".. >

Carousel Cafe
5112 Hollywood Blvd.
b/w Winona Blvd. & Normandie Ave.

$$$$$

1

Went to lunch with a friend I haven't seen for awhile. I asked him to go to a cheaper place since I'm on tight budget (gotta start saving $$!) so he took me to this cheap cheap loo.. >

Chin Chin
8618 W Sunset Blvd.
at Sunset Plaza Dr.

$$$$$

1

1

No place says "L.A. in the 80's" like Chin Chin!.. >

Chocolat
8155 Melrose Ave.
at N Kilkea Dr.

$$$$$

1

When the Dine Out LA restaurants were listed, MLS and I scoured through the menus to find some good eats. And when we came across the name of the restaurant...Chocolat Restaurant a.. >

Chyn King
5770 West 3rd St.
at Melrose Ave.

$$$$$

1

My first foray into Miracle Mile Chinese Food was passable, but not great. I decided to skip the next five places on my Citysearch map and go straight to the one with the highest r.. >

Csardas
5820 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Rossmore Ave. & Lillian Way

$$$$$

3.3

1

This Hungarian restaurant is one of those I drove by everyday and everytime I wonder about it. I heard about their buffet and good freshly baked bread. The night we went didn't hav.. >

eat. on Sunset
1448 N Gower St.
b/w W Sunset Blvd. & De Longpre Ave.

$$$$$

1

On the final day of this year's DineLA restaurant week, we decided to give the event one more chance. Maria had a terrible experience earlier with Tiara Cafe...so we were, quite si.. >

Fat Fish Restaurant
616 N Robertson Blvd.
b/w Santa Monica Blvd. & Melrose Ave.

$$$$$

1

AL recommended this trendy Asian fusion/sushi restaurant for dinner a couple weeks ago. After his shifts at the hospital, he often frequents the reasonable Happy Hours here, and we.. >

Frankie's on Melrose
7228 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Alta Vista Blvd. & N Formosa Ave.

$$$$$

1

OK, I admit it. I have watched too much TV in my lifetime. I also have an overactive imagination, thanks probably to all the TV watching. But there are some times when stuff you se.. >

French Quarter Market Place
7985 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w N Laurel Ave. & N Edinburgh Ave.

$$$$$

1

With July being the month for birthdays, packed with nine to celebrate, of friends and family the 4th of July seems to get little more than my divided attention and I don't always .. >

Hot Wings Cafe
7011 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Sycamore Ave. & N La Brea Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

When a chicken wings place opens across the street from Hooter's either the owners have a lot of balls and think their wings are damn good or they are using their restaurant as a t.. >

Hugo's Restaurant
8401 Santa Monica Blvd.
at N Kings Rd.

$$$$$

1

Since I've been a bit slow in update, I'll fill up the page with bigger picture (and deservingly so)... >

Il Capriccio on Vermont
1757 N Vermont Ave.
b/w Kingswell Ave. & Melbourne Ave.

$$$$$

1

Reasonably priced, great food. The clientele seems friendly enough as we exchaned some small talk with the table on either side of us. Plus, BYOB is always a bonus... >

Irv's Burgers
8289 Santa Monica Blvd.
at Sweetzer Ave.

$$$$$

1

To wrap up my week we have our, beloved of many, hamburger stand called Irv's Burgers. Many know the story, and for those of you that don't you can click on their page and read abo.. >

Jinky's Cafe
8539 W Sunset Blvd.
b/w Londonderry Pl & Miller Dr.

$$$$$

4

1

Kinda hard to look past that bug -- we were hungry, or else we may have passed on eating altogether. Food was good, but L.A. boasts a lot of good brunch spots... >

Jones
7205 Santa Monica Blvd.
at N Formosa Ave.

$$$$$

2

1

(Still clearing old entries). My friend loves this place a lot but I find it just ok based on this visit. Very dark inside, I wasn't so hungry so I got an appetizer Prosciutto with.. >

Key Club
9039 W Sunset Blvd.
at N Doheny Dr.

$$$$$

2

1

I went here for a friend's birthday party for a night of dinner and dancing. I didn't quite have the normal club experience because I was there for a party, but I'll share anyway... >

Kings Road Cafe
8361 Beverly Blvd.
at N Kings Rd.

$$$$$

1

I come to King's Road Cafe for the location, the amazing simple food and the fabulous coffee. This is another one of those places that I have brought all my friends to for the expe.. >

Kung Pao China Bistro
7853 Santa Monica Blvd.
at N Orange Grove Ave.

$$$$$

3.9

1

I am attacking this little post with great ferocity. Kung Pao Bistro, though a small chain (a third one is supposed to be opening soon) is worth a post for a couple reasons... >

Kung Pao Kitty
6445 Hollywood Blvd.
b/w N Cahuenga Blvd. & Wilcox Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

Cool, urban eating experience. The restaurant's bright red decor and ambience give it an almost New York feel -- Maria compared it to Kelly and Ping in Soho. Service was top-notch,.. >

La Belle Epoque
2128 Hillhurst Ave.
b/w Avocado St. & Los Feliz Blvd.

$$$$$

3

1

Drove by this place in Los Feliz, La Belle Epogue, while hungry like a wolf. The brunch menu seems alright, like a generic French cafe with Southern Californian/Mexican flair. Joan.. >

La Paella
476 S San Vicente Blvd.
b/w Dr.exel Ave. & W 5th St.

$$$$$

2

1

Many restaurants seems to be fully booked these days (it's Thanksgiving holiday weekend in US). This makes things harder as we had a party of 9. I remembered this Spanish restauran.. >

Locanda Veneta
8638 W 3rd St.
at S Willaman Dr.

$$$$$

1

The Old Beverly Hills Standby Just Gets Better If only every neighborhood had a Locanda Veneta. On assignment in Los Angeles, I find myself a leisurely 4-minute walk from this.. >

Marino Restaurant
6001 Melrose Ave.
at Wilcox Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

This is one of those classic Italian restaurants, not a flash-in-the-pan, of-the-moment joint. You can almost imagine Tony Soprano seeking out this place while visiting Los Angeles.. >

Mauro's Cafe
8112 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Crescent Heights Blvd. & N Kilkea Dr.

$$$$$

1

Gave up on two overtly crowded cafes on Melrose after failing to find parking, we ended up at Fred Segal as last resort (at that point we were dying of thirst and hunger). Bolognes.. >

Michel Richard
310 S Robertson Blvd.
b/w Burton Way & 3rd St.

$$$$$

1

There's always a interesting mix of senior citizens and eccentric (in a filthy rich bad taste way) looking Hollywood ma'ams at Michel Richard on Robertson, making it the most un-hi.. >

Mishima Restaurant
8474 W 3rd St., Suite #108
b/w S Croft Ave. & N La Cienega Blvd.

$$$$$

3

1

"Pickled herring and gefilte fish are brain food. That's why you're so smart, bubbele. Now come here and rub your bubby's feet -- I have to ask twice?" When you were a growing boy,.. >

Miyagi's
8225 W Sunset Blvd.
b/w Marmont Ln & Roxbury Rd.

$$$$$

1

1

"Bring my own lunch?"... "usually just eat at Juan Pollo?" These were only some of the dissapointing suggestions found from the Elite known as "Chowhounders". I knew the Inland E.. >

Morton's
8764 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Robertson Blvd. & N San Vicente Blvd.

$$$$$

1.8

1

Remember how Soho House was taking over Morton's? Now it seems the private members' club will occupy the top floor of 9200 Sunset Blvd., across the street from the old Hamburger Ha.. >

Musso & Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd.
b/w N Cherokee Ave. & N Las Palmas Ave.

$$$$$

1

My work lunch group decided to try Musso & Frank Grill, "the oldest restaurant in Hollywood." It's been around for 80+ years and the interior decor truly shows. Once we sit down we.. >

Nadpob Thai
4321 W Sunset Blvd.
b/w Fountain & Lexington Ave.

$$$$$

1

Eating L.A. reported on Nadpob, also located in Silver Lake's finest crackhead minimall, when it first opened back in August. We're still exploring the menu there, and so far I'm p.. >

Newsroom Cafe
120 N Robertson Blvd.
b/w Alden Dr. & W Beverly Blvd.

$$$$$

3

1

It's in Beverly Hills, It's right across the street from The Ivy. From the outside it looks like a cheesy, gimmick-y bland chain, but the full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu tell.. >

North End Pizzeria
8600 W 3rd St.
at N Carson Rd.

$$$$$

1

Finishing off this pizza week on What's To Eat LA, we have North End Pizzeria (their website is down but the menu link is below). This spot is an interesting entry on to my list b.. >

Off Vine
6263 Leland Way
b/w Vine St. & N El Centro Ave.

$$$$$

1

During my previous experience at Off Vine, which transpired some months ago, I fell in love with the space. The restaurant is lovingly located in a gorgeous old craftsman house, im.. >

Old Spaghetti Factory
5939 Sunset Blvd.
at Tamarind Ave.

$$$$$

1

The Old Spaghetti Factory is set in the old train Fullerton train station. It serves good Italian-American dishes. I ordered the baked lasagna, $10.95. They gave me a huge piec.. >

Ortolan
8338 W 3rd St.
b/w S Orlando Ave. & S Sweetzer Ave.

$$$$$

1

I am a huge fan of Christophe Émé. For the past couple of years, Ortolan has been at the top of the list of restaurants I want to go to. Now that my two-year sabbatical to the fr.. >

Pane E Vino
8265 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Sweetzer Ave. & N Harper Ave.

$$$$$

1

A the end of the day, the location is nice, but there just isn't anything special about Pane e Vino's Italian food... >

Pink Pepper
1638 N La Brea Ave.
b/w Hollywood Blvd. & Hawthorn Ave.

$$$$$

1

I'm not going to sound over enthusiastic about another place or at least try not to in this post but I must say it...I haven't had a meal this good in a long time. I have never eve.. >

Pita Pit
8539 W Sunset Blvd.
b/w Londonderry & Miller Pl

$$$$$

2

1

Have you ever driven along a major street and seen a restaurant but never stopped in and have dinner? Well I drive along Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena many times. I've passed by Pit.. >

Prizzi's Piazza
5923 Franklin Ave.
b/w Tamarind Ave. & N Bronson Ave.

$$$$$

1

This third time around for Supper club, we decided to go somewhere for Italian food. Prizzi's Piazza was the choice of the night. The place itself was a small restaurant in a row.. >

Puran's
2064 Hillhurst Ave.
b/w Ambrose Ave. & Price St.

$$$$$

5

1

It was time for a girls lunch out. The last time DT, TW, and I got together was... my birthday back in October. Which meant we missed the Christmas holidays with each other, along .. >

Red Rock Bar & Eatery
8782 W Sunset Blvd.
at Holloway Dr.

$$$$$

1

Red Rock's got a personality disorder. It's OK, it happens to the best of us. Nighttime - especially on a weekend - finds this Sunset Blvd. staple chalked to the gills with sororit.. >

Renaissance
5930 Franklin Ave.
b/w Tamarind Ave. & N Bronson Ave.

$$$$$

1

Renaissance Bistro is a nice place to have a meal after shopping at the Brea Mall. I ordered a lunch combination of foccacia & grilled chicken and Chinese chicken salad for $7... >

Republic Restaurant & Lounge
650 N La Cienega
b/w Melrose Alley & Melrose Pl

$$$$$

3.1

1

Republic had only been open 21 days when we arrived, but they appear to have already ironed out any of the typical early kinks. The dining room was impressive, the food strong and .. >

Rocco's Pizza
6335 Wilshire Blvd.
b/w S Crescent Heights Blvd. & S La Jolla Ave.

$$$$$

1

Rocco's Pizza 812-814 N Vermont Ave LA 323-644-0003 What took me so long? That's a very good question, one I've asked myself a few times after goingt Rocco's Pizza. I first had R.. >

Royal Anarkali
7013 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Sycamore Ave. & N La Brea Ave.

$$$$$

1

Last night I returned to a favorite spot of mine called Anarkali for some Indian food. This traditonal restaurant has FANTASTIC Chicken Tikka Masala (thanks Jax for sharing) and mo.. >

Shintaro
1900 N Highland Ave.
at Franklin Ave.

$$$$$

2

1

Years ago, Sa and I apparently had enough money for lots of expensive sushi. Not true; we were living pretty much on pass-the-hat dollar bills from the Shakespeare show. I guess it.. >

Social Hollywood
6525 W Sunset Blvd.
at Schrader Blvd.

$$$$$

1

I'm not sure Social Hollywood even has a wing and a prayer. Jeffrey Chodorow, however, has a reputation, so if anyone can pull off such a lofty goal, one would think he has the moj.. >

Sushi Mon
8562 W 3rd St.
b/w S Sherbourne Dr. & S Holt Ave.

$$$$$

1

Dining options in downtown Santa Monica are limited. Not that restaurants aren't plentiful, but good restaurants? Good restaurants that are open for lunch? Well, that's another sto.. >

Tangier
2138 Hillhurst Ave.
b/w Avocado St. & Los Feliz Blvd.

$$$$$

1

I was so excited to get a sneak peek into the newly renovated Griffith Observatory. And since I didn't want to go solo, I called a few friends whom I knew would be just as thrilled.. >

The Courtyard
8543 Santa Monica Blvd.
at West Knoll Dr.

$$$$$

1

About five or so years ago, California experienced a tapas invasion. Everywhere one looked, there was a restaurant serving this Spanish specialty. Even existing restaurants added t.. >

The Dive
742 N Highland Ave.
b/w Melrose Ave. & Waring Ave.

$$$$$

1

Work is a bit slow these days so I can afford to drive to further away places for longer lunch break with my co-workers. Went to Highland Grounds, a cafe/bar hang out place for the.. >

The Little Door
8164 W 3rd St.
b/w S La Jolla Ave. & S Kilkea Dr.

$$$$$

3

1

Brian surprised me tonight with dinner reservations at The Little Door. Gentlemen, if you want to make your wife or girlfriend feel special, this is the place! We had been here onc.. >

The Tower Bar
8358 W Sunset Blvd.
b/w N Sweetzer Ave. & N Olive Dr.

$$$$$

1

Maybe it happened when the conceirge graciously informed us we were upgraded to a suite. Or maybe it was when we arrived in our 14th floor suite and gaped through our floor to ceil.. >

Trastevere
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
at N Highland Ave.

$$$$$

1

Panini with Proscuitto and Mozzarella, very good! Well it's something you can't really go wrong, but I really expected them to….. >

Urth Caffe
8565 Melrose Ave.
b/w Westmount Dr. & Westboume Dr.

$$$$$

1

Urth Caffe Urth Caffe is my friend and hostess' favorite place for coffee. A true California girl, she gets hers with soy milk, natch. Meanwhile, I ordered some carbs. Famous Sti.. >

Uzbekistan
7077 Sunset Blvd.
b/w La Brea and Orange

$$$$$

1

Imagine a fusion of Russia and the Middle East, and you get Uzbekistan!.. >

Vermont Restaurant & Bar
1714 N Vermont Ave.
b/w Kingswell Ave. & Prospect Ave.

$$$$$

2

1

Vermont has been lingering on a nondescript corner of Vermont Ave. for years now, a popular French-y spot for business lunches, cocktails, and slightly upscale eats. I first took a.. >

Vienna Cafe
7356 Melrose Ave.
at N Fuller Ave.

$$$$$

1

Lunch at Vienna Cafe on Melrose. The last time I ate here was 3-4 years ago (before I stop shopping at Melrose)! It's supposedly an italian place but since being in Hollywood and a.. >

Vivoli Cafe
7994 W Sunset Blvd.
at N Laurel Ave.

$$$$$

1

I had a dear, freaking close as can be friend to reconcile with. It'd been almost a year since our last face-to-face, and for mysterious reasons, we had drifted. I'm of the opinion.. >

Wa Sushi
1106 N La Cienega Blvd

$$$$$

1

This is well-trodden turf but I thought I may as well report my fine experience at Wa Sushi. $60 omakase included: Three shot glass size cups on one long dish. Herring roe in littl.. >

Super Tortas
1253 Vine St., Suite 8

$$$$$

1

If I gave myself a dollar for every time I correctly predicted an onslaught of FOCD (Food Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), I'd be a millionaire. It usually happens to me when I try .. >

Sultani Restaurant
1535 N La Brea Blvd

$$$$$

1

I was going to a study last night when I decided that we should go to a new place all together. We happened upon this little hidden treasure that is tucked away in a little strip m.. >

Paladar
1651 Wilcox Ave

$$$$$

1

Paladar on Wilcox is one of those newfangled Hollywood hotspots I tend to ignore or excoriate out of ignorance. To be fair, superficially noted advantages include the handsome conc.. >

Yonni's
1714 Wilcox Ave

$$$$$

5

1

Yonni's was a great find for a couple of reasons. One, for the fact that it's so close to Hollywood Blvd where we catch lots of shows, from standup and improv at the IO, to small t.. >

Cafe Figaro
1802 N Vermont Ave

$$$$$

1

When I first moved to Los Feliz, Cafe Figaro on Vermont looked like a possible replacement for one of my DC favs, Bistro Du Coin. How wrong I was. The decor is lovely, but I find t.. >

Ye Rustic Inn
1831 Hillhurst Ave

$$$$$

1

If you want the best buffalo wings in LA, just head on over to the Los Feliz area to Ye Rustic Inn and you'll find the best buffalo wings this side of the Anchor Bar in Buffalo. Th.. >

House of Pies
1869 N Vermont Ave

$$$$$

1

You live downtown and it's early Sunday morning. You're starving and craving an "American" breakfast with eggs, toast, potatoes & stuff. Your kitchen is devoid of anything you can .. >

Pizza Bella
1900 N Highland Ave

$$$$$

1

You know the strip mall on the northeast corner of Franklin & Highland? It's always been a kind of forlorn place. There's a Starbucks, a Subway, a Japanese restaurant, the requisit.. >

Los Feliz Café
2118 Hillhurst Ave

$$$$$

1

No one walks here--my oft-repeated lament about living in Los Angeles. However, while I'll never walk across the city exploring new nooks and crannies, happening upon hole-in-the-w.. >

Pazzaz Sushi
2524 Hyperion Ave

$$$$$

1

Pazzaz is a well-kept secret. As far as neighborhood sushi joints go, it delivers on most accounts. The restaurant is small and cozy; the food is served fast and the operators are .. >

Sapp Coffee Shop
5183 Hollywood Blvd

$$$$$

1

Again I'm back on Hollywood Blvd. whoring for the perfect bowl of Thai Boat Noodles in Thai Town. My last 2 experiences at Yai and Red Corner Asia were satisfactory, with Yai reign.. >

Thai Patio
5273 Hollywood Blvd

$$$$$

1

As you all probably know, Thai Elvis moved out of his old stomping grounds along with the Palms Thai restaurant several months ago. The space is now occupied by a restaurant named .. >

Silom Market
5321 Hollywood Blvd

$$$$$

3

1

Last weekend, D and I cruised Thai Town's Hollywood Blvd for another bowl of Thai boat noodles before cooking for his Saturday night dinner party. After our Thai Boat Noodles, we h.. >

Costa Verde
5509 Hollywood Blvd

$$$$$

5

1

Several cab drivers we speak with in our slowly improving Spanish tout the diversity and fame of Peruvian gastronomy. We’re already fairly familiar with it, in a tip of the iceberg.. >

Lucy's El Adobe Café
5536 Melrose Ave

$$$$$

2

1

Went to Lucy's El Adobe Cafe on Melrose near Larchmont in Los Angeles with MM last week. Although the Mexican food and margaritas were only so-so, the ambiance of this old Hollywoo.. >