GUIDE: Los Angeles


    AMMO to go

    6909 Melrose Ave.


    Cuisine: American, Bakery, Californian, Sandwich


    Best known for offering a cornucopia of reasons to wake up in the morning—from scones and muffins, to breakfasts fueled by the local bounty, to a multitude of caffeinated daydreams—the to-go oriented Melrose location of AMMO is expanding it’s reach with a novel step: a dinner menu. READ REVIEW



    1301 Manhattan Ave.

    Hermosa Beach

    Cuisine: Bar, Californian, New American, Pub, Tapas


    What do you get when you cross a Baptist church with punk rock royalty? A hip farm-to-table haunt in Hermosa Beach, of course. READ REVIEW



    9543 Culver Blvd.

    Culver City

    Cuisine: New American


    Akasha Richmond traveled the globe as Michael Jackson's tour chef for over a dozen years, shopping at local farmers' markets and crafting healthy, international cuisine fit for a king (of pop). Now she brings her passion for local, organic and fair-trade fare to the rest of us. READ REVIEW


    Alexander's Steakhouse

    111 N. Los Robles Ave.


    Cuisine: Fusion, Japanese, Steak


    Set in the foreground of Pasadena’s historic City Hall stands Alexander’s Steakhouse, a much-lauded recent arrival that traces its roots back to an original Michelin-starred location in the Bay Area. READ REVIEW


    All About the Bread

    7111 Melrose Ave.

    Mid-City West

    Cuisine: Sandwich


    Soft, crisp-crusted loaves at the eastern end of Melrose's trendy shopping corridor have ensured that a certain Santa Monica sub shop (that’s right, Bay City) doesn’t dominate the entire LA sandwich scene. Here, the Signature option comes stacked with juicy roasted turkey, provolone, and “the works” (a.k.a. lightly-dressed lettuce, tomatoes, and onions), plus condiments and hot, Chicago-style peppers. READ REVIEW


    American Tea Room

    909 S. Santa Fe Ave.


    Cuisine: Cafe / Coffee Shop / Tea Shop, Bakery


    Inside this trussed and skylighted space, you'll find house-made raw tea blends and delicious, sophisticated beverages, but one need not be a tea expert to navigate the world of choices at the American Tea Room. READ REVIEW


    Ammo at the Hammer

    Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.


    Cuisine: Cafe / Coffee Shop / Tea Shop, Californian


    In keeping with the recent LA fashion of world-class museums offering food to match the masterpieces they showcase, Ammo has arrived at The Hammer Museum—in the space of the former Wolfgang Puck Café—making for a new Westside destination dining spot. The beloved LaBrea eatery brought along favorite staples dishes such as Alexander’s brown rice, with veggies, red onion, jalapeño and chicken or organic tofu. READ REVIEW


    Angelini Osteria

    7313 Beverly Blvd.

    Mid-City West

    Cuisine: Italian


    For almost a decade, Angelini Osteria has been a huge draw, especially for Italian expats hungry for the hearty cooking they miss paired with some fine boutique wines from back home. READ REVIEW


    Ashland Hill

    2807 Main St.

    Santa Monica

    Cuisine: Bar, New American, Wine Bar


    Whether it's the signature shawarma wrap, made with chicken or falafel, or the "OG Burger," topped with bacon onion jam, watercress, and salmoriglio sauce, foodies keep coming back for more of this restaurant's take on New California cuisine. READ REVIEW


    Ayara Thai Cuisine

    6245 W. 87th St.


    Cuisine: Thai


    Staying true to the theme of family, Ayara promises home-cooked Thai at its best, starting with the owner Vanda Asapahu family’s go-to Thanksgiving dish, while the rest of the menu follows suit with plenty of regional Thai favorites. READ REVIEW