Food Lovers' Guide to® Los Angeles: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

Food Lovers' Guide to® Los Angeles: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

by Cathy Chaplin
Food Lovers' Guide to® Los Angeles: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

Food Lovers' Guide to® Los Angeles: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

by Cathy Chaplin

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The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: • Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries• Farmers markets and farm stands• Specialty food shops, markets and products• Food festivals and culinary events• Places to pick your own produce• Recipes from top local chefs • The best cafes, taverns, wineries, and brewpubs

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762781126
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Series: Food Lovers' Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,166,175
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cathy Chaplin was born in La Mesa, California, educated in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and cultured in Saigon, Vietnam. Now based in Los Angeles, Cathy documents all things delicious on her widely-read and respected website, Gastronomy ( Her writing and photography have appeared in numerous publications including Saveur magazine, National Geographic, and Condé Nast Traveler. When Cathy isn't planning her next meal or reflecting on a previous one, she's lacing up her kicks and going for a run.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

How to Use This Book 4

Keeping Up with Food News 6

Food Events & Festivals 8

Central Los Angeles 14

Arlington Heights, Beverly Grove, Carthay, Chinatown, Downtown, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Fairfax, Hancock Park, Harvard Heights, Hollywood, Koreatown, Larchmont, Little Tokyo, Los Feliz, Mid-City, Mid-Wilshire, Pico-Union, Silver Lake, Thaitown, West Hollywood, Westlake

Foodie Faves 14

L.A. Landmarks 71

Sublime Sweets 85

Specialty Stores, Markets & Producers 99

Eastside 107

Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, El Sereno

Foodie Faves 107

L.A. Landmarks 110

Sublime Sweets 112

Specialty Stores, Markets & Producers 113

The Harbor 115

Carson, Harbor City, Long Beach, San Pedro

Foodie Faves 115

L.A. Landmarks 118

Sublime Sweets 119

Specialty Stores, Markets & Producers 119

Northeast Los Angeles 121

Atwater Village, Eagle Rock, Highland Park

Foodie Faves 121

L.A. Landmarks 126

Sublime Sweets 127

San Fernando Valley 129

Burbank, Canoga Park, Encino, Northridge, Reseda, Shadow Hills, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Sun Valley, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys

Foodie Faves 129

L.A. Landmarks 136

Sublime Sweets 139

Specialty Stores, Markets & Producers 141

San Gabriel Valley 143

Azusa, Alhambra, Arcadia, Duarte, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Industry, Monterey Park, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, Temple City, West Covina

Foodie Faves 143

LA. Landmarks 177

Sublime Sweets 181

Specialty Stores, Markets & Producers 188

South Bay 190

Gardena, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Westchester

Foodie Faves 190

L.A. Landmarks 203

Sublime Sweets 206

Specialty Stores, Markets & Producers 209

South Los Angeles 212

Florence, Jefferson Park, University Park, Vermont Square, Willowbrook

Foodie Faves 212

L.A. Landmarks 215

Southeast Los Angeles 217

Artesia, Bell, Cerritos, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Huntington Park, La Mirada, Lynwood, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera

Foodie Faves 217

L.A. Landmarks 226

Sublime Sweets 227

Verdugos 231

Altadena, Glendale, Pasadena

Foodie Faves 231

L.A. Landmarks 237

Sublime Sweets 241

Specialty Stores, Markets & Producers 247

Westside 249

Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Cheviot Hills, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, Palms, Pico-Robertson, Rancho Park, Santa Monica, Sawtelle, Venice, Westwood

Foodie Faves 249

L.A. Landmarks 273

Sublime Sweets 280

Specialty Stores, Markets & Producers 290

Recipes 293

Guelaguetza's Mole Negro 295

Loteria! Grill's Salsa Verde Chilaquiles 297

Good Girl Dinette's Chicken Curry Potpie 300

Sotto's Grilled Pork Meatballs with Snap Peas, Pecorino, and Bitter Greens 302

Border Grill's Quinoa Fritters with Aji Amarilio Aioli 304

Park's BBQ's Bulgogi 306

Mo-Chica's Ceviche Mixto 307

Rivera's Tortillas Florales and Indian Butter 309

M.B. Post's Green Curry Steamed Mussels with Chinese Sausage 312

La Casita Mexicana's Chiles en Nogada 314

Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe's Salted Caramel Bars 316

Milo & Olive's Chocolate Hazelnut Scones 318

Kogi's Kimchi Quesadilla 320

Beth Kellerhalls' Sriracha Ganache 321


Appendix A L.A. Eateries by Cuisine 324

Appendix B L.A. Eateries by Neighborhood 335

Index 348

Customer Reviews