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Micah Wexler started the eponymous Wexler's Deli to serve gourmet Jewish food in the delicatessen style. This chef emphasizes correct production methods and age-old techniques are used for smoking the meat and seafood. The meat is cured in a unique mix of spices and smoked for a very long time on apple wood to achieve the correct flavors and textures. Guests can watch as the staff slice the salmon and pastrami and serve the meat for takeaway or dining. Popular menu items include bagels served with cream cheese and smoked sturgeon, and the L.A. Bird, a roast turkey sandwich with coleslaw and mustard filling. To accompany the dishes, try beverages like Chocolate Egg Cream and the specialty pickles that are fermented using salt brine. The white, brick-walled counter is frequented by professionals who want a quick, gourmet snack for the road.
Maccheroni Republic is a casual Italian restaurant that offers diners a taste of traditional Italian cuisine that is simple, yet delicious. The menu is composed of antipasti, salads and homemade pastas, served alongside daily specials and desserts. The Polpettine di Gamberi - crispy fried shrimp cakes, the handmade Gnocchi, Squid-ink Pasta with Saffron Salmon Ragù and Linguine Al Frutti di Mare, are just a few of the many delicacies on offer. Simple, hearty and unpretentious, the food at Maccheroni Republic is served, as it should be, with a healthy dose of Italian hospitality and warmth.
Simply Salad serves pre-prepared salads as well as offers an option where guests can create their own salads. Their signature dishes include the Greco-Roman, Cardini's Caesar, Thai It Up! and the Earthy, Nutty, Crunchy Salad. If you choose to make your own salad, choose from Romaine and Iceberg green vegetables, add seafood like salmon or meat such as BBQ chicken, along with blue cheese or crumbled feta and soak the combination in an unusual salad dressing like Horseradish or Sweet Waldorf. This restaurant also serves sides such as candied walnuts and a range of beverages including Pom Wonderful Tea.
Spitz - Little Tokyo is one of the multiple branches of Spitz, which has popularized the Döner Kebab in California. This Turkish dish consists of lamb, beef, veal or chicken roasted on a vertical spit. At Spitz, while cooking the minced lamb on a vertical broiler, its juices are allowed to gently flow down. These juices caramelize on the meat surface, after which the meat is cut into extremely thin slices and utilized in the dishes. Their menu includes Mediterranean Döner served with kalamata olives, hummus and feta, Döner Salad, Döquitos, a creative version of taquitos, Street Cart Döner and Zesty Feta Döner. Their Turkish and Mediterranean dishes, infused with a touch of Californian flavors offers an eclectic and delightful experience.
Horse Thief BBQ, as its name suggests, specializes in classic American barbecue dishes. Though its menu is not extensive, each item is carefully prepared and is infused with complex flavors and textures. Its main courses consist of Beef Brisket, Spare Ribs, Pulled Pork and Rib Tips. These dishes are complemented by sides such as Jicama Cabbage Slaw, Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad and Aged White Cheddar Mac 'n' Cheese. The mains and side dishes are served in plates and bowls which are then placed on trays in an attractive manner to create a whole meal. Do not miss the delicious Banana Pudding for dessert.
Owner and chef Josef Centeno brings his third venture to Los Angeles, after the successful runs of Bar Amá and Bäco Mercat. Nestled in LA's buzzing downtown area, this Asian fusion eatery is well-located on West 4th Street. It features daily-changing menus and an array of family-dining options in a wonderful atmosphere. Its elegantly decorated dining room accommodates 32 guests at a time. The Super-Omakase prix fixe menu comprises over 20 courses which can be savored through prior reservations. Wine pairings are available at nominal prices, which makes for a wonderful dining experience.