LOS ANGELES | Mohawk Bend Echo Park is the brainchild of owner Tony Yanow (Golden Road Brewing, Tony’s Darts Away) and offers an interesting twist on the typical gastropub/sports bar that’s decidedly modern and very fitting for this part of LA. The space, which is housed in the old Ramona movie
LOS ANGELES | Iron Triangle Brewing, in Los Angeles’ Arts District, is named after the three men who came together to build the LA Aqueduct, William Mulholland, Fredrick Eaton, and Joseph Lippincott. It’s housed in an a 10,000-square-foot pre-prohibition era (1904) building that was used as a stables, before being used as a
LOS ANGELES | Golden Road Brewing Glendale offers a simple proposition to visitors, and that’s the opportunity to drink great beers and eat top notch pub food in a vibrant, friendly space. Co-founders Tony Yanow (Mohawk Bend, Tony’s Darts Away) and Meg Gill modeled the space after the large, spacious
LOS ANGELES | Guisados Echo Park is one of five outposts of the cult taco shop that originated in Boyle Heights and, despite its expansion, has managed to keep the quality of its product high. The tacos here are considered by many to be amongst the best in LA and for
LOS ANGELES | Redbird Downtown was one of Los Angeles’ most anticipated restaurant openings of 2015. Housed in Vibiana, the former cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the restaurant’s architecture is a beautiful example of old blending with new. Various parts of the deconstructed cathedral are given upgrades
LOS ANGELES | Jason Kim’s Forage in Silver Lake is, as the name suggests, a very much on trend restaurant that’s all about locally sourced, seasonal, sustainable ingredients, and a farm-to-plate ethos. Want to know what farm every single ingredient on the dish you’ve ordered is? Forage is the place for you.
LOS ANGELES | Sunset Beer Company is an Echo Park bottle shop and bar that offers an impressive array of craft beers in bottles and cans to either enjoy in store or take home. The range features something for everyone, be it a local brew that you’ve had before or a
LOS ANGELES | Xoia is the child of husband and wife duo Jose Sarinana and Thien Ho, both literally and figuratively. It’s their daughter’s name, who a dipping her shrimp chips in salsa. Xoia specialises in traditional Vietnamese food, along with as assortment of fusion dishes that incorporate Mexican flavours
LOS ANGELES | Kawaba Rice Ball is a little store on Melrose that specialises in, you guessed it, rice balls. Onigiri or musubi, as they’re known in Japan, are balls or triangles of rice filled a range of different ingredients, and sometimes covered with nori (seaweed). They’re a very popular
LOS ANGELES | Tatsu Ramen is a Melrose Ramen joint by Ryu Isobe, his second after the Tatsu on Sawtelle Boulevard. The interior is modern, bright and spacious, and feels very Japanese – clean lines, communal wooden tables, stools at the open kitchen, an a feature roof which resembles origami.