KABOSU in Toluca Lake, CA
RUSTIC BURGER, Valencia
Rustic Burger is one of my favorite places to go if I want to indulge in a burger. They make craft burgers, and my favorite is The Farm. It's a burger with pork belly, bacon, an egg, and arugula...oh, and with a delicious garlic aioli spread. And on Tuesdays you can get any burger with a side and a drink for only $10!
DINETTE, Echo Park
Oh, Dinette. What can I say about this place? Simply delicious. This place is perfect for untraditional breakfast/brunch. First off, the quiches are amazing. I had the butternut squash and bacon quiche and the flavors were so lovely. And that waffle with a poached egg, and bacon are to die for. The waffle is so chewy and delicious and somehow compliments the egg and bacon perfectly. This is a place I will be going to again quite soon.
PIZZA DEL SARDO, Santa Clarita
So this is another Santa Clarita restaurant spot, but this place can't go without a mention. It is in a shopping center not near much. But they sure know how to make authentic Italian pizza. My fear from coming back from Italy was that we wouldn't find authentic Italian pizza, and it just happened to be 5 mins from my home. Real italian owner, with Italian customers that go for the pizzas. My favorite is the pizza toscana. And they even have spicy olive oil!
INK, Beverly Grove
Ink is more for your fine dining experience, and is quite good. The dish above is the beef tartare. I absolutely loved the chilean sea bass dish, and their apple dessert. I would go back for those for sure! And be sure to make a reservation for this one.
PINE & CRANE, Silverlake
Pine & Crane was a place we wanted to try a few weeks back but it was quite busy in Silverlake so we skipped, but this weekend we went for dinner and were sorry we didn't go sooner. They are a Taiwanese- Chinese restaurant with cool and hip environment. We ordered the pot stickers, the scallion pancake, Taiwanese sticky rice, and Taiwanese sausages. Everything was so good. And the hubs got a Taiwanese beer which was light and refreshing. I would go there again and maybe try their noodles since I didn't get to.
I hope this post didn't make you too hungry. I think it made me craving all these things again! Hope you try one of these places and let me know your thoughts. Happy Eating!