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Pie Los Angeles

Fundamental DTLA Caramel Apple Cheddar Pie

Woogene Lee and Jeffrey Faust built Fundamental LA into a neighborhood favorite by serving sandwiches by day and composed plates by night in Westwood. The duo recently expanded downtown with sleek new Fundamental DTLA...
Hamburger Los Angeles

Fundamental LA Cheese Burger [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 [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...
Dessert Los Angeles

dineLA Restaurant Week Hits and Misses: January 2013

The latest dineLA Restaurant Week culminated on February 1, 2013. Almost 300 L.A. area restaurants created prix fixe menus. I visited four restaurants from my 12 Top Picks for dineLA’s Restaurant Week: Winter 2013....
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...