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Dining on a Dime

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Take a Deep Dive Into the Wild Toppings of Brazilian Pizza

Sampa’s Gourmet Pizza Co. in Lomita and Marina del Rey load everything from chicken with corn to ham with boiled eggs

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A Killer Orange County Breakfast Burrito Hides at Home Depot

LJ’s Lil Cafe in Cypress is turning out cheesy, crispy, spicy meals for workers and anyone in the know

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LA’s Best Tacos de Cabeza Return to Compton

Taquero Carlos Pardo cooks these mindblowing regional steamed tacos just twice a month on Sundays

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Ventura’s Caribbean Haven Is a Jerk Chicken Force to Be Reckoned With

Five years and one pandemic later, a former seed scientist prepares to grow his Guyanese-leaning restaurant Caribbean Haven to big new heights

LA’s New Hidden Burger Spot Grills Right on a Public Golf Course

In Anaheim, Beba’s Puts Bolivian Comfort Food on the Map

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Orange County Now Has its Own King of Ximbó, the Legendary Chicken Barbacoa of Hidalgo

Los Reyes del Ximbó steams ahead with a new generation of barbacoa in Santa Ana

Egyptian Street Snacks Rule at This Underground Reseda Pop-Up

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This Tiny Koreatown Restaurant Is a Gold Mine of Regional Oaxacan Dishes

Sierra Norte dishes like caldo de costilla with tamales de frijol and pozontle, plus readymade Oaxacan cuisine, all at very reasonable prices

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This 76-Year-Old Indigenous Cook Makes LA’s Best Oaxacan Food From Her Mid-City Home

Dishes from Valles Centrales like empanadas de amarillo, menudo, and estofado verde star at this once-a-week kitchen

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This Koreatown Brazilian Steakhouse Is One of LA’s Best Meat Deals

The quiet, small W Steakhouse is serving up great value — and even better Brazilian meat

A World of Fried Chicken Awaits in an Ontario Strip Mall

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Behold the Power of Jambalaya at Montebello’s New Creole Food Destination

Keiven Cross brings over ten years of operations and kitchen experience to his new Montebello food stand

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The Valley’s Colombian Street Food Star Does Fresh Arepas and Saucy Hot Dogs

Vivi’s Gourmet Cuisine makes difficult-to-find Colombian street fare in the 818

Lesser-Known Armenian Dishes Get the Spotlight at This Glendale Strip Mall Find

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Homey Guatemalan Comfort Food Hides in a Tiny East Hollywood Strip Mall Space

Monica Ramos is living her dream of cooking Guatemalan street food, barbecue, and stews

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Orange County’s Best Sandwiches Hide in a Strip Mall Butcher Shop

Mario Llamas cures his own meats and pulls from a lifetime of culinary travel at his namesake storefront in Newport Beach

The Wild Journey Behind Gorilla Pies, LA’s Only ‘Pittsburgh-Style’ Pizza Joint

Burrito Break Supplies Tasty Convenience With $2 Breakfast Burritos in Downtown LA

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Valeu Espetos Delivers Little Brazilian Skewers With Big Flavor in Montrose

Husband and wife team Tony Park and Joyce Kim bring a slice of Sao Paulo late-night eating to LA

At Inglewood’s Sunday Gravy, the Special Sauce Is All About Family

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This Former Compton Beauty Queen Is Now the Master of Funnel Cakes

At Fun Diggity, opened long before the recent surge of home pop-ups, Cheyenne Brown serves the cheery dessert to the neighborhood

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Soulful Beef Barbacoa Is the Only Thing On the Menu at this San Fernando Valley Taco Spot

Taquero Ian Leyva’s Barbacoa Estilo Chihuahua brings a taste of northern Mexico to Los Angeles

LA’s New Falafel Stand Is a One-Man Masterpiece That Hails From Iraq

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One of California’s Best New Restaurants Smokes Meat in a Simi Valley Garage

Pandemic-era underground pop-up Zef BBQ is doing some of the most delicious and inventive food right now, just 40 minutes from Hollywood

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How Indigenous Taqueros From Oaxaca Made LA the Capital for CDMX-Style Al Pastor

Mixe taqueros have been a huge reason why LA has such great al pastor tacos

This Mazatlán-Style Chorreada Is a Beacon for Late Night Carne Asada Fans

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How a Cult Classic Korean Filmmaker Opened Koreatown’s Quirkiest Fried Chicken Shop

Director Gol Tong’s one-man operation is a delight for fried chicken and Korean cinema fans

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San Gabriel Valley’s Secret Backyard Burger Spot Honors LA’s Fast-Food Scene

Yellow Paper Burger in Monterey Park, from two longtime restaurant vets, is a new play on the comforting classic

This New Seafood Burrito Truck Comes From Puerto Vallarta Food Royalty

Scotch Bonnet Peppers and Indian Spices Amp Up This Trinidadian Truck’s Street Fare

Rojo’s Hot Chicken Kicks Up Southern Comfort Dishes With Mexican Flavors in Anaheim