Nestled next to a smoke shop in a strip mall on the Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach, Baran’s 2239 is a restaurant self-proclaimed as casual American dining. Given its location, that’s precisely what you’d expect. But the restaurant’s farmhouse-chic interior and intricate menu tell a different story. Ingredients are sourced locally, some from the nearby Weiser Family Farms (including the Brussels sprouts for the crunchy, stand-out salad version of the sprout), and sausages, breads, and pastas are made from scratch, like warm focaccia with umami butter and the earthy, al dente truffle linguine. Don’t skip out on dessert, either; Baran’s finishes your meal with a dessert and beer pairing, because a locally brewed vanilla-caramel cider is the perfect complement to your slice of buttermilk pie.