Thursday, September 25, 2014

Where to eat: Mid-Wilshire

“Where to eat” is an ongoing list series that will be updated frequently

Pricing key:
$: Price per person, before alcohol, under $20
$$: Price per person, before alcohol, under $40
$$$: Price per person, before alcohol, under $60



Cuisine: American
  • Cooks County ($$) With a menu that changes daily (ingredients are purchased every morning at the farmers market), you can rest assured that what you're eating is impeccably fresh and in-season.
  • Republique ($$-$$$) One of LA's hottest restaurants boats a spacious, bi-level, loft-like space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a very San Francisco/New York atmosphere.  Whatever you do, make sure not to not miss the seasonal agnolotti (pasta).
  • The Whisper Restaurant & Lounge ($-$$) If you're craving a cocktail during your shopping break at The Grove, take a breather at The Whisper.  
Cuisine: Bakeries, coffee, sweet shops
Cuisine: French
  • Little Next Door ($-$$) Sister to The Little Door, this casual option is the perfect place to break bread over brunch.  Kick off your meal with a Kir Royale and end it with one of the many house-made French treats (ahem, salted caramel macarons!).
    Cuisine: Grocery
    Cuisine: Italian
    • Jon & Vinny's ($$)
    • Pistola ($$-$$$)
    • Spartina ($$)
    • Terroni ($$) More "rock 'n roll" than its sister location, downtown.  Despite the difference in aesthetics, expect the same noteworthy pastas and pizzas.
    Cuisine: Korean
    Cuisine: Mexican
    • Chipotle ($) I know this sounds INSANE, but Chipotle makes a seriously delicious margarita for under $10.  Don't stick your nose up until you try it...then report back to me!
    • El Coyote Cafe ($)
    • Guelaguetza ($)
    • Mercado ($-$$) What a lovely space!  Perfect atmosphere for almost any occasion.  High quality ingredients make the cocktails and food at Mercado a solid choice in the neighborhood.  Don't miss the flan; trust me, it's worth the visit, alone!
    • Petty Cash Taqueria ($$)
    Cuisine: Multiple venues under one roof
    • Koreatown Galleria ($-$$)
    • The Original Farmers Market ($) For those of you who, like me, always pictured a mobile produce caravan under a canopy of tents when you heard the word "farmers market," this place will throw you for a loop.  Imagine a cross between Pike Place Market in Seattle and Grand Central Market in NYC; only much smaller.  There are various food and drink kiosks offering everything from Singaporean lime juice to pulled pork sandwiches.  
    Cuisine: Pizza
    Cuisine: Sushi
    • Sugarfish ($$) Without a doubt, my favorite mini-chain of sushi joints in LA.  
    Cuisine: Vegetarian
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