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POSTED March 12, 2015


A taste of the Île-de-France is now available by the scoop in the 90210 at Paris import Amorino's first L.A. outpost. Try the gelato a dozen ways in flavors from passion fruit to Speculoos, in between macarons or brioche buns, or atop a waffle or crepe.

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POSTED March 5, 2015

Asa Meza

Don't call it fusion: This Hollywood newcomer offers an eclectic menu of Latin and Asian comfort food for lunch and dinner. To start, try beef empanadas ($7) or a savory Korean pancake ($9), then share plates of ceviche ($14), anticucho ($9 to $10), pork belly fried rice ($12) and five-spice chicken with ginger-scallion sauce ($16). Sit in the rustic farmhouse dining room or on the outdoor patio and toast with south-of-the-border-based spirits (i.e., pisco and mezcal).

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POSTED February 26, 2015

Steak & Whisky

We can't think of a better pairing than steak and whiskey, and that's just what you'll find at this eponymous new South Bay bar/restaurant. Chef Tin Vuong (Little Sister, Wildcraft) oversees a menu of updated French bistro classics (onion soup, steak tartare, duck confit salad) and, of course, steak. Opt for 30-day aged porterhouse ($72) served with classic accouterments like creamed spinach and bordelaise, plus newfangled dishes like Moroccan-spiced carrots. There are more than 80 whiskeys to sample and even 10 whiskey lockers at this imbiber's paradise. 

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POSTED February 19, 2015


Kansas City-style barbecue debuts in Silverlake with the opening of Charcoal. The menu features smoked meats such as sweet, tangy pork back ribs ($14 half, $27 full) and an open-faced pulled pork sandwich ($14) with organic greens, fried egg and crispy chicharron. Or venture beyond pig with the house specialty: braised lamb shank ($16) with a side of cast-iron corn bread ($3) or young heirloom potato salad ($5). The lofty, industrial space is outfitted with red leather bar stools and banquettes, and touts a hefty list of cocktails, craft beer and bourbon.

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POSTED February 12, 2015

The District by Hannah An

Hannah An continues her family's Crustacean legacy with The District by Hannah An. The Vietnamese resto offers traditional dishes like Bun Bo Hue ($13), a lemongrass-flavored beef rice noodle soup, and Cha Ca turmeric-crusted Chilean sea bass ($35) over vermicelli noodles. Plus, there are caramelized chicken wings ($12), wok lobster with homemade noodles ($32) and a full bar with cocktails.

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  • Amorino
  • Asa Meza
  • Steak & Whisky
  • Charcoal
  • The District by Hannah An


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