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Hamburger Los Angeles

Fundamental LA Cheese Burger (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

We’re living in a hamburger golden age, with plenty of L.A.’s leading culinary heavyweights rolling out deluxe hamburgers. Fundamental LA, the five-year-old Westwood restaurant from childhood buddies (and fellow Cal Bears) Woogene Lee and...
Risotto Los Angeles

Fundamental LA Carrot Risotto (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

Fundamental LA, the dual-purpose restaurant in Westwood from Woogene Lee and Jeff Faust, features sandwiches on house-baked bread at lunch and more ambitious fare at dinner. They duo recently brought in SoCal native Philip...
Restaurant Sign Los Angeles

Attari Grill: Stepping Up Persian Culinary Efforts in Westwood

Attari Grill is the snazzier spinoff of Attari Sandwich Shop from Ayla Sadaghiani, husband Mike Sadaghiani and mother in law Parvin Sadaghiani. The sandwich shop has a tree-lined patio and specializes in sandwiches and...
Sandwich Los Angeles

Fundamental LA: Moving Beyond Basics in Westwood [CLOSED]

For the past few years, we’ve bemoaned the lack of next-level sandwich shops in Los Angeles. Mendocino Farms has been the most ambitious (and consistent) of the bunch, along with stand-bys like Langer’s and...
Hotel Sign Los Angeles

NINETHIRTY: Setting Seasonal Standard in Westwood Village [CLOSED]

I always enjoyed my meals at South Pasadena’s Firefly Bistro, where Los Angeles native Monique King cooked with husband Paul Rosenbluh for years. He runs the entire Firefly kitchen since King decamped to NINETHIRTY....
Cocktail Los Angeles

BLVD 16 Introduces Seasonal Vegetable Cocktails

At the Palomar hotel in Westwood, BLVD 16 changes their cocktail menu 4-6 times per year, depending on seasonality. This month, bartenders introduced cocktails that incorporate fresh vegetables. You’ll find the three following cocktails:...