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.
Remember dining as a kid? Pizza. Burgers. Ribs.
Basically TGI Fridays.
Well over the past month, restaurateurs across town took the Friday night kid’s menu and smacked it with a gold-plated gourmet stick.
Then added big kid drinks.
And so we’re pleased to present this month’s Table Stakes, a rundown of newly anointed eateries that’ll bring out the big kid in you.
A new pizza parlor from the guy Zagat rated the best pie-flipper in L.A.
A woodsy warehouse serving hickory-smoked short rib a la the Hatfields
And quite possibly the best burger in Los Angeles
Consider this your dinner bell.
Now put an egg in your shoe and beat it.