Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?
Michelle Phan called Los Angeles restaurant, Clusi Batusi, “the best authentic Southern Italian food I’ve every had.” The Tuscan-born chef serves up a wide range of Italian dishes, and spent two years perfecting the pizza dough, making the pizza one of the best finds in the city. “The best authentic Southern Italian food I’ve ever [...]
Don Antonio’s has been serving up some of the best Mexican food in Los Angeles since 1982. This family run restaurant keeps it casual and authentic, providing no-frills Mexican dishes at great prices. www.donantoniosla.com
This modern California concept restaurant from David Myers has become one of LA’s hottest restaurants since it’s opening last year. Taking cues from Myers’ personal travels (particularly through the Silk Road), Hinoki & The Bird serves up some of the most creative and inspired dishes in town. www.hinokiandthebird.com
Originally started in SoCal, this delicious burger chain has engendered a cult-like following for its mouthwatering burgers, fries, and special sauce that’s slathered over the patties, and also fries if you choose. Although the chain has expanded outside of SoCal, it still largely remains in America’s Southwest, where it services a huge crowd of fans [...]
John O’Groats in West Los Angeles has long been heralded as having one of the best breakfasts in the city. Open for breakfast and lunch (the newer location in Encino serves breakfast, lunch and dinner), this LA classic – and a favorite of Top Chef Master Susan Feniger – serves up some of the best [...]
This frozen yogurt spot has been around since long before Pinkberry and perpetually attracts crowds with its rotating list of flavors, including popular hits like vanilla custard and peanut butter and dairy free offerings. After twenty years in business, The Bigg Chill has become an L.A. staple. “The best ice cream!” Erica Domesek (Blogger, P.S. I [...]