You were super busy this August and didn't have time to hit any of LA's best new restaurants (Photoshopping "Straight Outta..." memes takes time, we get it). The good news is LA's best new spots haven't gone anywhere. (Well, other than onto this list of the 11 hottest restaurant debuts of August.)

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Tropicana Cafe

Hollywood
This new poolside cafe at the Roosevelt is doing an all-day brunch, which means miracles do happen/eggs and short rib grilled cheeses for errbody.
 

Herringbone

Santa Monica
The second LA location of Top Chef dude Brian Malarkey's seafood-centric concept comes correct with pan-roasted ivory king salmon and a "salt and brine" raw bar flush with a slew of oyster options as well as uni, octopus, and bay scallops.

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar

El Segundo
Austin's incredible Hopdoddy Burger Bar has finally landed in LA, which means you can finally get its pork belly- and Korean rice crispy-topped KTown Belly burger, as well as classics like the habanero-topped El Diablo. Finally.

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Atticus Creamery and Pies

Mid-City
This mostly-dessert-ery expands to its second location with the stuff that made it successful in the first place (chilled pies like a salted caramel and chocolate ganache monster) and other new stuff that's gonna make it even successful-er (s'mores toast; Vietnamese lattes).
 

FOH

Downtown
This many-roomed Mexican eatery has a classic, bare-bones barn-type look and serves up a mean Peruvian ceviche and pork chop with cranberry chipotle sauce.

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The Window at Moruno

Mid-City
This new Farmers Market, uh, window from some Mozza vets is doing Spanish skewers (think lamb, chicken, and pork on sticks) with the option to get those same proteins on sandwiches as well.
 

Marlin and Ono

Sherman Oaks
This new global Valley eatery not only has what sounds like a fantastic '80s cop show name, but also what is a fantastic menu; it hops from seared pomegranate yellowtail to espresso-rubbed NY steak, plus does a massive selection of grilled seafood.

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Dudley Market

Venice
This all-in-one breakfast/lunch/dinner spot is run by the former chef from Barnyard, who's now blasting out chicken liver bánh mì and pork loin with blackened onion as well as an ultra-strong craft beer and wine list -- all in a historic near-the-beach location.

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Maple Block Meat Co.

Culver City
The guy who launched this new Culver City BBQ spot is rich on pedigree -- he grew up in the South, did time in the kitchen at the Bazaar, and worked as a butcher at Lindy & Grundy -- all of which means you'll be rich on his sliced beef brisket sandwich with red cabbage vinegar slaw and plates with pork shoulder and ribs.

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Petty Cash Arts District

Downtown
The second location of this acclaimed South-of-the-border spot traffics classics like pig ear nachos and adobo chili-spiced pork leg with pineapple and avocado.
 

Leona

Venice
This gorgeous, high-ceiling-y space is one of Venice's hottest openings in a while, with a dinner menu featuring interesting takes on classics like a smelt fish & chips with Thai chili sauce and a brunch that features a ridiculous Korean pancake-latke hybrid.

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Jeff Miller will dream of the Korean latke for many days. See a photo of it on his Instagram at @jeffmillerla and follow him on Twitter: @ThrillistLA.

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1. Tropicana Pool Cafe 7000 Hollywood Blvd , Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Hollywood)

At Tropicana Pool Cafe, you can get brunch by the pool at the Roosevelt, because obviously... Get the cinnamon French toast and short rib grilled cheese.

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2. Herringbone 1755 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica)

This is the second LA location of the La Jolla favorite, helmed by Top Chef contestant Brian Malarkey. Its seafood-centered menu includes pan-roasted Ivory King salmon and a "salt and brine" raw bar flush, as well as a a slew of oyster, uni, octopus and bay scallops dishes.

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3. Hopdoddy Burger Bar 850 S Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245

This Austin-based burger chain serves up hormone- and antibiotic-free beef ground in-house daily, hand-cut fries, and scratch-made buns. The varied burger options range from a classic lettuce, onion, tomato version to amped up ones, like the habanero-topped El Diablo. As for beverages, there are plenty of craft beers, unique cocktails, and solid milkshakes. The El Segundo location -- one of a few Hopdoddys in Southern California -- is airy and casual with sleek black booths, a center bar, and ample patio seating.

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4. Atticus Creamery and Pie 6015 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (West La)

This is the second outpost of this kick-ass dessert-ery, complete with it's classic chilled pies like a salted caramel and chocolate ganache monster, plus some new items like s'mores toast and Vietnamese lattes.

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5. FOH 615 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Downtown)

FOH (an industry term for "front of house") is serving up modern Mexican cuisine in DTLA, with items like Peruvian ceviche and pork chop with cranberry chipotle sauce.

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6. The Window at Moruno 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (West La)

The Original Farmers Market is serving up a unique blend of upscale-casual dining. A Spanish wine list complements the Spanish-inspired food, much of which is cooked over coals. The menu also includes African, Middle Eastern, and Moroccan cuisine. Reservations and gift cards are available.

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7. Marlin & Ono Grille 13730 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

This global Valley eatery has a fantastic menu that ranges from seared pomegranate yellowtail to espresso-rubbed NY steak, plus a massive selection of grilled seafood.

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8. Dudley Market 9 Dudley Ave, Venice, CA 90291 (Venice)

Brought to you by the lauded Barnyard guy, this killer farm-to-table Westside spot has a weekend menu that includes a crab-heavy French omelette and pancakes with lemon curd. Oh yeah.

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9. Maple Block Meat Co. 3973 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230 (Culver City)

This Culver City BBQ spot is lead by a Southern-born chef who seriously knows how to work a grill and smoker. The seasonal menu at Maple Block Meat Co. serves traditional American BBQ dedicated to brisket and pork ribs, craft beers, and house-made soda. For lunch, you can order a sandwich and BBQ combo plate while dinner gets a bit fancier with small plates and Scottish ocean trout.

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10. Petty Cash Arts District 712 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021 (Downtown)

This acclaimed taco shop serves up classics like pig ear nachos and adobe-chili pork leg with pineapple and avocado.

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11. Leona 123 Washington, Venice, CA 90291 (Venice)

This hip, California-style restaurant is hitting all the spots. Come by at dinner for lamb belly wontons and meatballs de Corazon, or on the weekends for Korean latkes with creme fraiche and brown-butter pancakes with whipped coconut & sea-salt vanilla butter.

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