The best Mexican sandwiches around
L.A. Taco really got into the trenches for this list, digging up pambazos, tortas, lonches, and more. Guerrilla Tacos’ unique breakfast torta makes the list, as does B.S. Taqueria’s fried beet version. Plus, shout out to the torta cubana from Super Tortas D.F.
Excite your out-of-town friends by taking them to a Top Chef spot
Where can you eat in L.A. that’s got some Top Chef cred behind it? Joshua Lurie’s got you covered with this listicle over at Discover Los Angeles, which breaks down every tv-meets-real-life-restaurant option from Alex Eusebio’s Cascabel to Nyesha Arrington’s Leona.
Boba truck alert
Welcome in Milk+T, a newly-arriving boba truck focused on bringing high-quality milk teas to the masses. That means lactose-free milk, high quality loose leaf teas, and all sorts of other fancy options for the boba-loving set. The truck, by way of co-owners Stacey Kwong and Beyah Del Mundo, is just getting up and running now (they’re mostly on the Eastside at the moment), but has plans to expand into greater L.A., helping others to enjoy the delicious world of boba.
Ludo is a knight
Not, like, with a sword and stuff. He’s a newly minted French chevalier, to be more precise, thanks to a ceremony that went down last night. Here’s the man himself, showing off the well-deserved hardware.
Your final meal at Il Grano
Back in October word spread that Santa Monica fine dining stalwart Il Grano would be closing its doors after 18 years of service. Now on message board Food Talk Central comes word of the final meals being served for the restaurant’s last week: a $99 family-style feast that covers 18 of the eatery’s most iconic dishes from their run. That includes tuna crudo, spinach lasagna, grilled tenderloin filet, and more. Wine pairings jump the price another $75 or so. Make a reservation by calling 310-477-7886.
Taste of Melrose gets a bit bigger
Or at lot bigger, depending on how you look at it. The longtime West Hollywood restaurant has doubled their total space with the addition of new courtyard and atrium areas. That won’t necessarily double the number of seats in the place, but does give the restaurant some flexibility to work private parties and give longtime diners a new experience.
Get your Christmas tamale fix, vegans!
Thanks to Gracias Madre, meat-free folks don’t need to be left out of the holiday tamale party. The West Hollywood hotspot is selling butternut squash savory tamales for $36 a dozen this year available for takeaway (with pre-order) any time between now and Christmas Eve. You’ll have to call 323-978-2170 to get ‘em though.