GUIDE: Los Angeles

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    Margo's

    1534 Montana Ave.

    Santa Monica

    Cuisine: Californian

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    Restaurateur Mark Verge hails from five generations of Santa Monicans, and he's paying tasty tribute to that legacy with Margo's—named for his mother—serving up hyper-seasonal, "California modern" fare. READ REVIEW

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    Marino Ristorante

    6001 Melrose Ave.

    Mid Wilshire

    Cuisine: Italian

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    Marino is a true family affair, with a mother/son duo running the front house show. But don’t let all the hugs and warm smiles fool you—when it comes to true, authentic Italian food, they are the real deal. READ REVIEW

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    Mexikosher

    8832 W. Pico Blvd.

    West Los Angeles

    Cuisine: Mexican

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    The Kosher Corridor that runs down Pico has seen its share of cafés, bakeries, and markets, but five-month-old Mexikosher stands out. Maybe it’s the whimsical piñatas adorning this quaint little place, which otherwise resembles similar fast-casual Mexican restaurants (there’s a window showcasing ingredients as you build your meal). READ REVIEW

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    Mohawk Bend

    2141 W. Sunset Blvd.

    Echo Park

    Cuisine: Pizza, Pub, Vegan, Vegetarian

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    Vegans and vegetarians—you’re covered. With food, and even 72 California craft beers on tap, including vegan brews. Great pizza and burgers too. READ REVIEW

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    Momed

    Multiple Locations:
    Atwater Village, Beverly Hills

    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan

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    When exploring Los Angeles, there is often more than meets the eye. True to form, Momed is somewhat hidden away on a quiet side street, but wildly ambient once you enter—and definitely worth the closer look. READ REVIEW

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    Moore's Delicatessen

    271 E. Orange Grove Ave.

    Burbank

    Cuisine: Deli

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    Jonathan Gold says it “occupies the useful ground between traditional deli and gastropub, which means you can still get bagels, ... but also a proper cheeseburger.”—LA Weekly READ REVIEW

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    Mozza2Go

    6610 Melrose Ave.

    Hancock Park

    Cuisine: Pizza

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    From their celebrated pizzas to luscious budinos to a wine shop showcasing the best in Italian wine, Mozza2Go has you covered. READ REVIEW

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    Napa Valley Grille

    1100 Glendon Ave. #100

    Westwood

    Cuisine: Californian, Dessert, New American, Wine Bar

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    Chef Taylor Boudreaux is serving up rustic, seasonal California market cuisine exclusively for BBE subscribers. READ REVIEW

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    necco

    1929 Westwood Blvd.

    Westwood

    Cuisine: Japanese

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    In Japanese, the word "necco" translates to “root,” a theme that is explored both in concept and aesthetic here by Tokyo-born chef and co-founder Kenji Koyama. READ REVIEW

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    Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

    330 S. Hope St.

    Downtown

    Cuisine: American, Steak

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    This DTLA steakhouse is passionate and persistent in its pursuit of excellence, as is 36-year-old executive chef Megan Logan, who moved up through the ranks of the Patina Group to helm one of the finest places in town. READ REVIEW


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