GUIDE: Los Angeles

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    Baby Blues BBQ

    Multiple Locations:
    West Hollywood, Venice

    Cuisine: Barbeque

    $$

    Meat up at this Weho take on a down-south smokehouse—Baby Blues fires up savory by the pound, serving quality ‘que to LA’s throngs of Dixie transplants. READ REVIEW

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    Bacaro LA

    2308 S. Union Ave.

    South Los Angeles

    Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

    $$

    Upscale small plates and big wines deserve top marks at this right-off-campus, USC-adjacent vino bar. The floor-to-ceiling chalkboard highlights by-the-glass options READ REVIEW

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    Baldoria Kitchen & Bar

    243 S. San Pedro St.

    Little Tokyo (Downtown)

    Cuisine: Bar, Italian, New American, Pizza

    $

    This new spot in Little Tokyo promises small plates in a setting where “anything is up for grabs”—think chorizo, shishitos, and crème fraîche on your pizza. To wash it down, there’s plenty of craft beer and even craftier, “limited edition” cocktails, bottled and poured to order. READ REVIEW

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    Beaming

    Multiple Locations:
    Brentwood, Santa Monica

    Cuisine: Cafe / Coffee Shop / Tea Shop

    $$

    Lisa Odenweller is on a mission to change how we view “the cleanse” by integrating whole foods into the juice-yourself-clean process. Not only does she feed you, but she also takes food-as-medicine to the next level at Beaming. READ REVIEW

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    Belcampo Meat Co.

    Multiple Locations:
    Santa Monica, Los Angeles, West Hollywood

    Cuisine: American, Butcher, Steak

    $$$

    Belcampo doesn’t stop at just knowing where their food is sourced; they pride themselves on shepherding the food chains beginning to end, from humanely raising cattle, to serving fanciful meals replete with farm-fresh drinks. READ REVIEW

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    Birch

    1634 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

    Hollywood

    Cuisine: Fusion

    $$

    Brendan Collins, who found success at Waterloo & City, has a new hit with this globally inspired restaurant that was named for the trees he grew up near in Nottingham, England. READ REVIEW

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    Bistro 45

    45 South Mentor Ave.

    Pasadena

    Cuisine: New American

    $$$

    Can homey and elegant be put together in the same room? Longtime owner Robert Simon has answered this question with a resounding “yes.” READ REVIEW

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    Bouchon

    235 North Canon Dr.

    Beverly Hills

    Cuisine: French

    $$$$

    Getting into Thomas Keller’s French Laundry in Napa can be nigh impossible, which is perhaps why the famous chef opened Bouchon, not too many miles away, to give everyone else a chance to sample his sublime cuisine. Now, lucky us, Keller’s new Bouchon 90210 is equally accessible and his food just as sublime—refined French fare that emulates the legendary little bistros of Lyon—les bouchons. READ REVIEW

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    Bourbon Steak

    The Americana at Brand, 237 S. Brand Blvd.

    Glendale

    Cuisine: Steak

    $$$$

    Illustrious restaurateur Michael Mina has executed a unique spin on the traditional steakhouse concept, featuring a tantalizing menu highlighting a fusion of global flavors, a distinctive bar program, and playful trolley carts filled with confections, canapés, and fine liquors. READ REVIEW

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    Cabbage Patch

    Multiple Locations:
    Beverly Hills, Playa Del Rey, Downtown

    Cuisine: New American, Sandwich

    $

    This Beverly Hills storefront dotes on locally grown Jidori chicken, sustainable fish, Niman Ranch beef and farm-fresh produce. Yeah, they got fries, too, but the signature slaw is what you want. READ REVIEW


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