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By Lesley Balla, Amanda Friedman, Laura Eckstein Jones and Meg McGuire | Photo: Redbird photo by Dylan + Jeni
L.A.’s sizzling culinary scene is hallmarked by inspiring new restaurant openings, world-renowned chefs, innovative dishes and a spectrum of food and drink trends that take dining out into a whole new and exciting realm. Over the past year, we’ve scoured the city to discover the best of the best. Here, Angeleno presents its annual guide to the toast of the town.
1 Best Food Mecca
GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
With new stalls converging with the old, and high-profile chefs serving accessible yet nouvelle fare, this almost 100-year-old market has become the new culinary hub of downtown L.A. There’s Bombo, where Mark Peel, one of the founders of California cuisine, serves broth-based seafood dishes cooked fast in unique steam kettles. At The Oyster Gourmet Bar, Christophe Happillon, the city’s only master écailler, shucks briny bivalves from around the country. Belcampo Meat Co's sustainable meats fly out of the case, and Bruce Kalman, who has been garnering praise for his Union restaurant in Pasadena, debuts his pasta bar this summer. With tacos, noodles, fresh falafel, ceviche, gourmet cheeses, top-notch coffee, brick-oven pizza, artisanal ice cream and so much more, the revitalized market has become the best one-stop dining in town.
317 S. Broadway, L.A., 213.624.2378
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