For those that happen to work in the West LA area, the stretch of Sawtelle Blvd. between Santa Monica and Olympic, known as "Little Osaka," is an amazing "lunch time cafeteria" devoid of corporate, strip-mall restaurants. Here are some places we enjoy in Little Osaka.
Located on Westwood Boulevard between Wilshire and Pico, the pocket of Persian restaurants near UCLA is in an area officially recognized by the City of Los Angeles as Persian Square, often referred to as Little Persia.
Mexico City native Jimmy Shaw has always loved to cook. He opened his first Loteria Grill at the Original Farmers Market in 2002 and has opened several more since then. In this dineLA interview, Shaw shares his thoughts on the journey.
The food crafters' movement has taken off since the recession hit, allowing passionate artisans a second lease on their careers. Here are 10 of our favorite purveyors in the L.A. area whose products will fit right in with your home entertaining.