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.
You’re here for: Day drinking in downtown and/or solace from a hangover
You’re dining on: Cannabis-infused cocktails that are guaranteed to put the kibosh on your katzenjammer, and a big juicy burger that’ll soak straight through its buttery brioche bun.
You’re here for: A nice wine-fueled dinner with friends
You’re dining on: The Neapolitan pizza is built on a crispy, wood-burned dough that was raised for 48 hours. The tomatoes came from Italy, where, predictably, they taste way better.
You’re here for: A big night out … oh look, there’s a Kardashian.
You’re dining on: We love food in whipped form, so we’re suckers for the fennel mouse, which is rich even though it’s vegetarian — no easy feat.
You’re here for: The patio and lounge, which come with comfy leather furniture. It sort of feels like a well-heeled surfer’s manse.
You’re dining on: Tough call, as this gastropub serves lots of Instagrammable foodstuffs. We like the simplicity of the double cheeseburger, as well as the runny egg on avocado toast.
You’re here for: A business lunch or casual dinner
You’re dining on: The savory mushroom flatbread and the fennel salad will please the senses without sending you for a Costanza-style respite beneath your desk.