Trencher is an all-day cafe in Echo Park, and one of the Eastside’s best sandwich shops that you’ve probably never heard of. The no-frills space is small, but fun, and actually filled with people who live in the neighborhood. You’re definitely going to want that chicken banh mi.
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Bar Calo is a Mexican cocktail bar/restaurant in Echo Park that reminds you why you love LA.
Sticky Rice Echo Park
Sticky Rice’s second location in Echo Park serves all the dishes we love from their original Grand Central Market stand, in a much bigger space.
Tsubaki is a new Japanese spot in Echo Park and one of the better izakaya experiences in the city.
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Providence is experimental, seafood-focused fine dining that’s absolutely worth the price of admission.
The Morrison is a solid neighborhood bar/restaurant and one of the most dog-friendly spots in LA.
Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Esters in Santa Monica might be known as that place you drink at before eating at Cassia, but this wine bar very much stands on its own.
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Bay Cities is a Santa Monica classic that’s been open since 1925. Most importantly, it’s home to The Godmother, Los Angeles’ greatest sandwich.
Canter's is a Los Angeles classic. Come late night for a pastrami reuben and some very entertaining people watching.
Larchmont Wine and Cheese
Welcome to the best sandwich in Los Angeles. Larchmont Wine and Cheese can’t be beat.
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