Obsessed-Over Los Angeles Restaurants
From the first brick-and-mortar venture by pop-up king Ludo Lefebvre to a meat speakeasy by superstar chef Nancy Silverton, these 10 restaurants have fanatical followings.—Zach Brooks
This phenomenally popular Venice pop-up has moved into the groovy Palihotel on Melrose Avenue with the same delicious Southern food. Chefs Brian Dunsmoor and Kris Tominaga (who trained, respectively, at Five & Ten in Athens, Georgia, and L’Espalier in Boston) serve crispy fried chicken skins with hot-pepper vinegar, an ingenious reinvention of the potato chip. Their lustrous smoked trout comes in a jar with egg, avocado and pickles. thehartandthehunter.com.