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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?


Clusi Batusi

Recommended by: Michelle Phan (YouTube Personality)

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 [...]


Hinoki & The Bird

Recommended by: Brad Goreski (Stylist), Lizzie Tisch (Suite 1521), Nancy Novogrod (Editor-in-Chief, Travel + Leisure), Anne Burrell (Chef/Host, Worst Cooks in America), David Burtka (Actor), Danielle Panabaker (Actress)

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.


In-N-Out West Los Angeles

Recommended by: Teague Moriarty (Chef/Co-Owner, Sons & Daughters), Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer), Nate Appleman (Finalist, The Next Iron Chef), Nev Schulman (Host/Executive Producer, Catfish

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 [...]


The Bigg Chill

Recommended by: Erica Domesek (P.S. I Made This)

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 [...]