LA & Valley Eats: Local Restaurants

This week we are highlighting restaurants that have been open and serving delicious meals this past year. Each of these businesses are open for takeout to enjoy and devour!



15928 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436
This is the place to eat well in the San Fernando Valley. Owner Fortune Southern’s new Encino restaurant, formerly a food truck, turns out some of the Valley’s best comfort food. From Polish boy sandwiches loaded with fries to smoked meats and more, you can’t go wrong.

Medan Kitchen

8518 Valley Blvd STE 102, Rosemead, CA 91770
Medan Kitchen is a SGV gem, the kind of place that only LA could produce. 75-year-old Siu Chen works a menu of Indonesian home recipes, making this easily one of greater LA’s most delicious openings of the past year.


Bootleg Pizza 

5504 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Bootleg Pizza’s long journey has taken owner Kyle Lambert from the food truck circuit to a new storefront on Pico Boulevard in the Mid-City neighborhood. Order in advance or walk in (safely) for a slice of some of LA’s hottest pizza.


2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Pasta lovers have a new place to dine in Venice, CA. Ospi has some of the best housemade pasta anywhere in LA right now, along with unique pizzas and lots of wine for sale.

Adrift Burger Bar 

1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291
Chef David Myers takeaway casual spot plays to his long love of burgers. Sit back and relax as Adrift Burger Bar takes you on a classic diner-esque ride. Hot Tip: don’t forget to add one of Chef David’s insanely delicious shakes with your burger!