Culture | October 9, 2014 9:00 am

Table Stakes

By The Editors

Because every Angeleno loves to eat, even if he has to valet, we bring you Table Stakes: a series that answers man’s eternally recurring question (“Uh, what’s new?”), and recurs once every lunar cycle or so. Bon appétit.

When your correspondent surveys the L.A. restaurant scene each month, he looks for trends. E.g., cocktail bars.

But the last month has been trend-averse. Refreshingly sui generis.

So in this month’s Table Stakes, you’ll see a little of everything.

From a fast casual spot in Westwood to an ice cream parlor you can smell up and down tree-lined Larchmont Boulevard.

Also included:

  • An Italian spot with a private patio

  • A pizza with bacon and brie

  • And some finger-licking ribs

They’re all here. So dine on. Drink well.

And enjoy the guide.