South L.A.

Soda Los Angeles

Golden Bird Soda (Drink of the Week)

Zelma Stennis, who found success with the Chicken Roost in her native Detroit, debuted Golden Bird in Los Angeles in 1953 and built her concept into a fried chicken powerhouse. The remaining three branches...
Barbecue Los Angeles

Hambone’s BBQ Sliced Pork (Dose of Vitamin P)

America’s barbecue capitals primarily consist of North Carolina, Texas, Kansas City and Memphis, but other areas still have contributions to the conversation. In Los Angeles, a city that primarily consists of transplants, Kenneth “Hambone”...
Statue USC

USC Restaurant Guide

Eating near the University of Southern California can seem bleak at times, considering the plethora of fast food surrounding the school. On-campus dining options have greatly improved in past years, with the introduction of...
Latin Food Los Angeles

Corazon y Miel Burrata y Tomate (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

Pretty much every Italian restaurant in L.A. has some sort of boring burrata preparation on their menu. Sure, places like Osteria Mozza or Bestia have been known to step things up, but it took...
Pork Los Angeles

Corazon y Miel Ensalada de Cueritos (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

Corazon Y Miel, a primarily Mexican but occasionally pan Latin restaurant with a art-lined brick walls from chef Eduardo Ruiz, chef Traffis Hoffacker and Robin Chopra that quickly became a culinary destination in Bell,...
Carnitas Los Angeles

Ricas Carnitas Estilo Estado de Mexico (Dose of Vitamin P)

“Nothing says family like deep fried pigskin.” So said OC Weekly food writer Dave Lieberman upon our arrival nearby South L.A.’s Metro Plywood, a destination on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am – 5...