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Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential Restaurants

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This week Jonathan Gold foregoes his weekly restaurant review in place of a dining guide that lists his top 99 "essential" eatery picks in this city. To J.Gold an "essential" restaurant "is one that reflects Los Angeles in a startling and unusual way...moves people, inspires them to think about food in a different way...and it’s also a damned good place to eat." From fine dining, to mobile truck to pedal-powered tricycle, all have been considered, and some included, in this list. Notable newcomers include: Auntie Em’s, Drago Centro, Gjelina, Golden State, Good Girl Dinette, Huckleberry, Kogi, Little Dom’s, LudoBites, Loteria Grill, Mo-Chica, Moles La Tia, Mozza, Pho Minh, Riva, Street, Tavern, and Wurstkuche. [LAW]

Tavern Restaurant

11648 San Vicente Boulevard, , CA 90049 (310) 806-6464 Visit Website

Susan Feniger's STREET

742 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 323 203 0500 Visit Website

Huckleberry Cafe

1014 Wilshire Boulevard, , CA 90401 (310) 451-2311 Visit Website

Drago Centro

525 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 Visit Website


3655 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Kogi BBQ Food Truck

Moving Target!, Southern California, CA


800 East 3rd Street, , CA 90013 (213) 687-4444 Visit Website


1429 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, , CA 90291 (310) 450-1429 Visit Website

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