Spicy BBQ (click here for address and deets)
This teeny, tiny place takes rezzies and is BYOB, so get on that. Jet says to hit their special Northern menu, and that the Khao Soi -- aka Thai curry noodles with beef -- are "just like Grandma used to make." He also recommends the Naprik Ong, aka ground pork w/ tomato chili dip.
Bhan Kanom (click here for address and deets)
Notable mostly for desserts, which range from fried bananas to taro and corn fritters, Jet says not to miss their roasted coconut milk, either.
Jeff Miller is Thrillist LA's Senior City Editor and will always order Tom Kha soup when it's available. You can follow him at @thrillistla on Twitter or @jeffmillerla on Instagram.