GUIDE: Los Angeles

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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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    barcito

    403 W. 12th St.

    Downtown

    Cuisine: Argentine/Uruguayan

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    When they first opened, barcito was a dinner-only and full-service operation, but recently they’ve expanded their vision, adding counter service for breakfast and lunch to further cement their standing as a community hub. READ REVIEW

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    Beaming

    Multiple Locations:
    Brentwood, Santa Monica

    Cuisine: Cafe / Coffee Shop / Tea Shop

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    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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    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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    Blacksmiths

    117 Winston St.

    Downtown

    Cuisine: Californian, Eclectic, New American

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    The essential thread that does ties chef Edgar Ramos' cooking together is the exceptional execution. At Blacksmiths, he applies an ingredient-driven approach to accessible offerings that still manage to weave cuisine from faraway cultures together onto the same plate. 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

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    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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    Cacao Mexicatessen

    1576 Colorado Blvd.

    Eagle Rock

    Cuisine: Mexican

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    The hearty platillos are what really shine, and each dish comes with a tiny pot of queso-dusted pinto beans and an Aztec pyramid of rice planted with a tiny Mexican flag. READ REVIEW


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