Food & Drink

5 sweet new spots you need to hit right away

Published On 11/01/2013 Published On 11/01/2013
Honeycut, Los Angeles
Joey Maloney (Honeycut)

Nobody likes a know-it-all. Unless that know-it-all is providing valuable information about five new LA spots you most definitely want to check out. Everybody likes that guy... right? RIGHT?! Check out the newest deliciousness to open in LA so that YOU can be that likable know-it-all...

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643 North
Gastropubbing-up the normally traditional Downtown 'hood, this new hops-packed grubbery is letting you lay a base with fennel sausage pizza and ossobuco ravioli before you move onto craft beer flights... that ironically make it far more difficult for you to lift off the ground.


Beverly Hills
It's ba-ack!! After closing its Mid-City location more than a year ago, the longtime power-meal Chinese resto's back in Beverly Hills, serving up signature dishes like their Peking duck, pan-crispy salmon, and "nine seasons spicy prawns", which're delicious Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, and wait, what are the other five seasons? We didn't pay attention in Earth Sciences.

Joey Maloney

This collab between the 213 dudes (Las Perlas, 7 Grand, etc.) and the NY bros behind Death And Co. is a decidedly Manhattan-esque underground lair sporting pool tables, an extensive cocktail list, and a second room with bottled drinks and a light-up dance floor... so tread carefully if you're epileptic.

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Orsa & Winston
The Bar Ama and Baco Mercat guy's at it again, this time with a small, fixed-menu-only joint named after his dogs (but not his dawgs, 'cause then it'd be called, like, Ted and Brent's). The menu's got some Asian influences with dishes like rice w/ uni & Pecorino cream.

Yelp User Roland L

You know how anyone you meet from Portland's all like, "we have coffee that's way better than anything you've got in LA", and you're like, "there's no way that's true", and then they make you some Stumptown and you're bashed over the head with caffeinated amazingness? Yeah. Now they have a store here.

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1. 643 North 643 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Downtown)

Fennel sausage pizza and osso bucco ravioli are just the start of this off-the-charts eatery in Chinatown. Get a few brews -- it IS a gastropub, after all!

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2. Philippe 8620 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (Beverly Hills)

This open-then-closed-then-opened again place is doling out delicious Chinese grub and something called "nine seasons spicy prawns". You want that... trust us.

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3. Honeycut 819 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Downtown)

Honeycut isn't just your standard, trendy, underground cocktail bar -- it's also literally situated under the ground. Built below downtown's Flower Street, the night spot tends to straddle the line between rowdy, boisterous dance club and upscale, craft-cocktail dispensary. The bar's sub-sidewalk lair is divided into two rooms: a Manhattan-esque dark-wooded drinking space, offering vintage pool tables and an extensive list of potent house concoctions, followed by a cavelike dance hall with a smaller bar for bottled beers, and a floor built entirely of flashing rainbow lights. If you're not looking to dance, we suggest you limit your stay to the first room -- the usual crowds are not exactly known for remaining subdued on the dance floor.

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4. Orsa & Winston 122 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Downtown)

Orsa & Winston's is a fixed-menu-only joint, which Asian-American eats like rice w/ uni and Pecorino cream.

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5. Stumptown Coffee 806 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021 (Downtown)

LA... you've got your own Stumptown now, so you can stop being secretly jealous of all your PDX friends.