L.A.’s greatest hits – culinary style
Sure, L.A. may not get as much attention as a culinary hub as cities such as New York City, Chicago or San Francisco — but that’s what makes it such a killer, under-the-radar spot for culinary junkies. So if you’re considering taking a trip based around food destinations — or you simply need some good eats in California — consider placing these spots on your must-try list. Put your foodie friends to shame with a visit to some of L.A.’s newest and hottest eateries.
Every month, lauded celebrity chef Curtis Stone and the team at Maude highlight a different seasonal ingredient around which their ever-changing menu is based. August, for example, featured corn, highlighting the ingredient in beef, crepe, cuttlefish and even ice cream dishes.
September’s feature ingredient is the humble tomato — featuring subtle sweetness, bright acidity and incredible texture. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill grocery-store tomatoes either — rather, Stone and his team have sourced tomatoes of all colors from local farms, and will feature the ingredient as a side, a condiment, a garnish, and likely even as a main course.
Hyde Sunset Kitchen and Cocktails
Top Chef Cris Crary and his team have put together a menu featuring seasonal California ingredients in their hip spot located in the heart of the Sunset Strip. Share smaller plates such as smoky charred broccolini, crispy Brussel sprouts, bone marrow or beet salad, or tuck into heartier mains such as grilled salmon, wood fire lamb rack or braised beef cheek.
With an emphasis on craft cocktails and a wine list featuring reds and whites from California and beyond, Hyde Sunset Kitchen and Cocktails also caters to the night owls, with a nightlife that is sure to rival any on the Sunset Strip.
A fairly new spot on Hollywood’s Vine Street, it’s fitting that Field Trip is located right near where the Sunday farmer’s market goes down. This airy space does breakfast, brunch, high tea and dinner, with regional ingredients ramping up the flavor big time.
Try a potato and cheddar turnover, eggs murette with Chinese sausage, breakfast pretzels, cold-brew coffee, soft eggs with quinoa and much more. It’s the perfect spot to get your late morning breakfast fix — big or small.
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