Local Favorites of the Week | LA Eats

Change up your dining routine this week with our pick of local favorites to try this November. This week’s round-up of local eateries includes new and known, with tasty spots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

LOS ANGELES | Local Favorites of the Week

Girl and the Goat

Location: 555-3 Mateo St. | Los Angeles

Making its way to the Art District from Chicago is ‘Girl and the Goat’ from Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard. Likewise, the trendy DTLA spot offers plenty of fantastic ingredients and flavors from an innovative global pantry. Enjoy fresh and locally sourced dishes like the Tomato and Stonefruit salad or Grilled Whole Branzino. 

Carlitos Gardel Restaurant

Location: 7963 Melrose Ave. | Los Angeles

When it comes to under-the-radar gems, Carlitos Gardel is the perfect spot. The Argentinian restaurant offers deliciously sizzling steaks and a fantastic selection of wine. Certainly, with that in mind, it’s easy to see why the establishment has been operating since 1996. So what are you waiting for?

Gogo’s Tacos

Location: 3660 Beverly Blvd. | Los Angeles

Here in LA, we have a plethora of taco spots and are ways welcoming new ones. As is the case at Gogo’s Tacos, from Guerrilla Tacos co-founder Brittney Valles. Enjoy tasty carne asada, mushroom, or shrimp tacos at this new and colorful LA spot. 

WESTSIDE | Local Favorites of the Week

etta Culver City

Location: 8801 Washington Blvd. | Culver City

More of the Midwest makes its way to LA with the opening of etta in Culver City. The popular Chicago restaurant is serving up its Italian-inspired dishes to Angeleno’s with flare. Likewise, with options like blistered pizzas, pasta, and rustic grilled proteins, etta has plenty of hearty options to enjoy this fall. 


Location: 9077 Santa Monica Blvd. | West Hollywood

Step inside Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s latest LA foray with Sa’Moto. The pan-Asian eatery offers delicious dumplings, sushi rolls, and noodle soups in a relaxed space to try this October.

Little Coyote

Location: 3500 N Los Coyotes Diagonal | Long Beach

When it comes to dining in Long Beach, Little Coyote has long been a popular choice. The full-service eatery offers patio dining and an expanded menu of delicious “fried things”. Consider it your cheat day in October and enjoy the best chicken parm sandwich you are likely to have ever had!

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY | Local Favorites of the Week

Casita Mexican Restaurant & Bar

Location: 14015 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

From the same owners that opened the upscale robata spot Taisho comes Casita Mexican restaurant and Bar. The Trendy Sherman Oaks eatery offers dishes like flaming panela cheese, sala roja, and charred citrus. Or you can indulge in dishes like the bomba rice with coconut milk and lobster or the A5 wagyu tacos.


Location: 16101 Ventura Blvd Suite 242 | Encino

When it comes to Phillip Frankland Lee, you can always expect nothing but the best. With Scratch|Bar and Pasta|Bar, Lee’s Sushi|Bat completes a trifecta of next-level culinary mastery. Of course locals in Encino, already know this sushi spot’s highly curated and specialized omakase experience is worth every penny and repeat visits. 

Mantee Cafe

Location: 10962 Ventura Blvd | Studio City

A family-owned Lebanese and Armenian restaurant in Studio City, Manatee Cafe has much to enjoy. Likewise, the Mediterranean-style home-cooked dishes and sweets will have you feeling like a part of the family after just one bite. 

CONEJO VALLEY | Local Favorites of the Week

Dong Ting Spring

Location: 520 N Ventu Park Rd Ste. 150 | Newbury Park

If you are looking for authentic Hunanese food, Dong Ting Spring is the place for you. The Newbury Park restaurant has a large menu of options. Most importantly, our favorite has to be the lamb in golden soup and mashed eggplant with century egg.

Decker Kitchen

Location: 4661 Lakeview Canyon Rd. | Westlake Village

A passion for bread, wine, and more are what you can expect to find at Decker Kitchen in Westlake Village. Most importantly, the New American restaurant has freshly baked sourdough bread topped with feta mousse and heirloom tomatoes that are truly out of this world. Likewise, you can also find a vast menu of dining options, with most ingredients sourced from local farms. 

Old Place

Location: 29983 Mulholland Hwy. | Agoura Hills

If you want a fun dose of nostalgia with quality food, look no further than Old Place. The Agoura Hills eatery is both saloon and steakhouse in what was formally a general store in the 1800s. Take a trip to the Wild West and bite into delicious steak sandwiches and the best cinnamon rolls in town.