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Chinese Food Los Angeles

Tasty Noodle House Shanghai Grilled Pork Buns (Dose of Vitamin P)

Legit sheng jian bao on the Westside? How could this be? These pan-fried, Shanghai-style pork buns are a gift from Johnny Pan, a prolific restaurateur who grew up in Shanghai and Guangzhou and is...
Thai Beverage Los Angeles

Chiang Mai Urban Thai Kitchen Butterfly Pea Drink (Drink of the Week)

Regional Thai cooking continues to hold sway over Angelenos, and Valley Village houses one of the best options outside of Thai Town. Inthanon Thai recently gave way to Chiang Mai Urban Thai Kitchen, a...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Primera Taza Coffee House Lonche de Lomo (Dose of Vitamin P)

A weird wave may be washing over Boyle Heights, but not at Primera Taza Coffee House, a business that Juan Romero founded in 2009 and sold to Chuy Tovar and business partner Antonio Segoviano...
Waffle Los Angeles

Hayden Buckwheat Waffle with Nectarines + White Miso Butter

PLATFORM LA, a trendy complex of shops, restaurants, and offices by the Expo Line’s Culver City Station, reminds me of Abbot Kinney, minus the murals. Check that: The development now has one key mural...
Coffee Los Angeles

Menotti’s Coffee Shop #2 Pencil (Drink of the Week)

Just past the VENICE sign on the way to the oceanfront skate park, stop off at Menotti’s Coffee Stop, the domain of coffee legend Christopher “nicely” Abel Alameda, to self-medicate. A secret menu lurks...
Hawaiian Food Los Angeles

Rutt’s Hawaiian Café Fried Saimin (Dose of Vitamin P)

Outside of the South Bay (and the recent poke craze), L.A. isn’t particularly well known for Hawaiian food. That said, more people visit Hawaii from L.A. than any other place, so some island flavors...
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